first kids - children's ministry

FUMCT is committed to helping families connect their children with God. If you have questions about any FUMCT ministry for children, contact Amy Thigpen at

  • nursery

    Save the Date! New Baby Sunday | May 6th

    We will recognition babies born January 2017 - December 2017 in the 11 a.m. Traditions service. Photos will be made in the reception at 10 a.m. in the Parker Fireside Room. We are blessed to honor our newest church members. Moms, dads and siblings are invited to this event. Family is invited! Email Melissa with any questions and to R.S.V.P. by April 29th.

    Children Ages: Birth-2 years | Rooms 102, 103, 104


    Sunday mornings: 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

    Wednesday evenings: 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Extended care is available for parents who participate in a small group or choir)

    SUNDAY SCHOOL | 2 years | 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Room 103

    Jesus loves the little children! It is never too early to share the love to Jesus with little ones. Our job is to create the foundation upon which your child's spiritual beliefs will flourish. Your child's time with us is filled with hugs, encouragement, Bible stories, music, and supervised play. 

    CRY ROOM  | Room 101

    Our nursery ministry is excited to announce our new Cry Room. This room is located on the preschool hall in room 101 and is for parents who would like to watch  the service but are not quite ready to drop their baby off in the nursery. It is also a great place for moms who need a place to nurse.  We are able to stream Traditions and The Bridge services at 9:00 and 11:00. Please come by and see this great new room. If you have any questions please contact


    We are a Safe Sanctuary church.

  • preschool

    Children Ages: 3 - 4 years | Rooms 105 and 107


    Children ages 3 and 4 are welcome in childcare during Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening services. They are also welcome to participate in worship with their parents. 

    Sunday mornings: 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

    Wednesday evenings: 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Extended care is available for parents who participate in a small group or choir)

    SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Classes are available for ages 3 and 4. In these classes, children experience the love of God through singing, Bible stories, crafts and playing with church friends. 

    Click here for Wednesday night programs for preschool children.

  • k - 3rd grade

    SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:00-10:45 a.m.

    Children K-3rd grade gather on Sunday mornings for fun, hands-on, Bible-centered learning, worship and mission activities.


    Sunday mornings: 11:15 a.m. 

    "Wonder is the beginning of worship." Our Kindergarten through 5th graders participate in a Sunday worship service in their own sanctuary to help deepen their Christian faith through prayer, praise and age-appropriate lessons called WOW moments. Children first go with their parents to either Traditions or The Bridge and then led to W.O.W. by a volunteer. 

    Click here for Wednesday night programs for K-3RD grade.

  • 4th & 5th gRADE | Souled Out

    Sunday mornings: 10:00 a.m. 

    Students in 4th & 5th grade use a special Sunday School curriculum named Submerge, that is designed to address the faith needs of this age group. The children gather in small groups for discussions which develops into the questions of faith and life that are pertinent to preteens. Souled Out also holds quarterly social activities.

    Click here for Wednesday night programs for 4th & 5th grade.

  • Kiddie Kollege

    The purpose of Kiddie Kollege is to provide a Christian environment for your child that facilitates the total development of each child. We believe that a child needs social, physical, spiritual and creative experiences to aid in the child’s development. Each child is a unique treasure, a gift from God. We use age-appropriate activities to enhance each child’s individual development. As preschool teachers we understand that we shape the lives and futures of the children we serve and strive to use God’s word, our actions, and our attitudes to ensure a safe and loving environment for children. 

    •All staff are background checked, Safe Sanctuary certified & CPR trained. 

    •Facility utilizes Kid Check secure check-in system. 

    •All classes utilize the Creative Curriculum. 

    •Teachers are curriculum trained and maintain continuing education hours. 

    •Each class includes daily Bible time & playground or gym time. 

    •Each class participates in weekly chapel and music time. 

    •Music provided by elementary music education professional. 

    Kiddie Kollege operates on a 10-month calendar, August through May. 

    Days: Monday – Friday Hours: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

    Carpool runs 8:00-8:30 a.m. & 12:30-1:00 p.m. 

    Admission: Kiddie Kollege is open to all children regardless of race, creed, or religion. Classrooms are filled on a first-come basis. Priorities are as follows: Children of siblings currently enrolled, church members, and then general public according to date of application. Children are placed on the waiting list by date of application.

    If you know someone that may be interested in a half-day preschool program and would like more information, please have them email us at or call 205-345-7074. 

    Fill out the registration here.

    Submit payment here.

    Tuition (per month):

    1-year-old class: 

     $ 225/month 3 days a week (Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.) 

     $ 280/month 5 days a week

    2-year-old class: 

     $ 225/month 3 days a week (Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.) 

     $ 280/month 5 days a week

    3-year-old class: 


    Pre-K class:


    Supply fee (per child/per semester) All classes: $50 fall semester/ $35 spring semester

  • stork support ministry

    Stork Support is a ministry that reaches out to growing families after the birth of a child. We provide encouragement, prayer and support during this exciting time.


    •Information on the FUMCT's Nursery and Preschool Ministries.

    •Support and encouragement.

    •The assurance that someone is praying for you and your baby.

    •A Cradle Cross after the baby is born.

    •An invitation to participate in FUMCT's New Baby Sunday service.



    Kiddie Kollege Registration

    Safe Sanctuary Policy

    If you are a first time visitor please click the Kidcheck link to registrar your children for our secure children check in system. This will help you to quickly get your child signed in when you visit.

    Kidcheck Link

Vacation bible school 2018

Monday - Thursday, June 25th - 28th | 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.

For children who will be 4 years old by September 1 of 2018. Please contact Amy if you would like to volunteer to lead a group and/or decorate.

VBS Kick-off Celebration | Sunday, June 24th in the Bridge