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Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

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We welcome God's children to know Him!

We exist to care for children, encourage the youth, and equip the next generation.

"Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world..."

At FUMC McAllen we seek to provide a safe place where all children feel welcomed and loved. By providing varied age-appropriate opportunities rooted in Loving God, Sharing Jesus, and Growing in Faith, we invite all children and their families to join us on this journey of Christian discipleship.

In all of our activities and endeavors we aim to model and encourage children in a life based on Jesus' teaching to "love The Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind.....and love your neighbor as yourself". (Matt. 22:37-39)

Here's a quick glimpse at some of what God has done through our children's ministry!

Check out our most recent event - VBS 2022!

Upcoming Events

Children's Christmas Musical

All kids from 1st to 5th grade are welcome to participate in this year's Christmas musical, "Good News Ahead: The Signs of Christmas." Practices will take place every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm in Room 209, and the presentation will be Sunday, December 18, during the 9:00 and 11:00am worship services.

Join us on this adventurous tour to Bethlehem! Your tour guide, Mr. T, is geared up and ready to guide his group of students through the various parts of a living nativity…following the signs of Christmas along the way! Filled with scripture and songs of truth, Good News Ahead…The Signs of Christmas!, created by Gina Boe and Barb Dorn, will be the most exciting living nativity tour you’ve ever experienced, bringing Old Testament prophecies and the Christmas story to life through scripture-based songs your kids will love!

Contact Lee Ann at with any questions.

Sunday Morning

Nursery Available

Trained and experienced child-care providers from our FUMC Day School will care for your littlest ones while you participate in worship, groups, classes, or just fellowship. Nursery care is available 8:45am- 12:00pm every Sunday morning. Contact Lee Ann (laclemons@mcfirst com) with any questions.

Godly Play

Every Sunday during the 9:00 (starting August 21) and the 11:00am worship services, there will be a time for children. Following that time, all 3 year olds through 5th graders are invited to head to Room 201 in the Education Building (accompanied by Lee Ann) for Godly Play.

J.A.M. (Jesus & Me)

J.A.M. is for any children age 3 years old through 5th grade. It is engaging, fun, multi-age Bible story, fellowship, and learning time that takes place every Sunday during the 10:00am Common Hour in the Koinonia Room (Gym/South Building). Contact Lee Ann (laclemons@mcfirst com) with any questions.

Bible Lessons & Science

4th and 5th graders are welcome to join us for engaging Bible stories and science fun! This class takes place every Sunday at 11:00am over Zoom. Contact our office ( ) with any questions.

WOW - Word on Wednesday

WOW is returning September 7! All 3 year olds through 5th graders, as of September 1, 2022, are invited to join us for playtime, snacks, fun bible lesson games and activities, and music every Wednesday afternoon, 3:30-5:30 p.m. during the school year

Opportunities to Serve

There are always opportunities to get involved with the children's ministry at our church! For more information, contact Lee Ann Clemons at .

All adults interested in helping with the children and/or youth ministries of FUMC McAllen are required by the Rio Texas Conference of the UMC to complete a Trusted con Confianza Safety Certification. Contact Lee Ann Clemons for more information.

UPCOMING CERTIFICATION FACILITATED SESSION: Sunday, October 16 (click for more details)