Children's Ministry

Mission Statement:

To provide the children of First United Methodist Church of Longview with the tools they need for a lifetime of faith in Jesus Christ, a desire to be obedient to Him, and a love for Him.

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52

If you are interested in the Children's Ministry or have questions, contact the church office.  Email

CHILDREN'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE

Wednesday Night Live activities for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade begin every Wednesday evening at 6:00 and end at 7:30 from August 31 to November 16. We share dinner, fellowship, recreation, large group experiences, and small group discussions. Dinner is provided for all children, and a kid-friendly menu has been created. This menu will include favorite entrees, vegetables, and fruits. A donation of $5 per meal is requested to help with food and preparation costs. We look forward to seeing you there!

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School is a great time to come together with your peers and learn, fellowship, and grow together in our faith journey. Children will meet in their classrooms in the Children’s Wing on the second floor each Sunday from 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM.

ACOLYTES

Jesus said, "I am the light of the world" (John 8:12). The presence of the light reminds us of Jesus coming into our world and our lives. The light is carried into the worship service as a symbol of Jesus coming into our presence. Acolytes serve each Sunday and bring this light into the sanctuary and back out into the world. All second through fifth graders are invited to serve as acolytes during the 10:45 Beacon worship service.

FALL FEST

A fun evening of fellowship as we welcome fall with our church family and the community - complete with bounce houses for all ages, food, carnival games, a petting zoo, pony rides, and lots of candy and prizes!

KID'S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

The Children's Christmas Eve Service is a beautiful worship opportunity for children of all ages and their families. We invite you to come and learn about our Savior's birth, sing familiar Christmas Hymns, and finish the evening with glow sticks and "Silent Night." Children engage in worship by reading scriptures, leading worship, and lighting the Advent Candles.

HOLY WEEK IN AN EGGSHELL

An interactive family worship experience geared towards teaching children about Holy Week in a meaningful and hands-on way! A great time for all family members.

LAKEVIEW SUMMER CAMP

Lakeview is offering four sessions of summer camp for the Summer of 2022. Children entering 3rd grade through high school graduates may attend. You may choose to attend any week that works best for you! Please register online at lakeviewmcc.org/summer-camp. Scholarships are available!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Each year, our children gather to enjoy an engaging Vacation Bible School experience! The theme this year is "Created in Christ - Designed for God's Purpose". You can sign up at VBS.lvfumc.org

Events Check-in

It is among our top priorities at First United Methodist Church to keep your children safe and accounted for. To best ensure this, we will continue utilizing a digital check-in method. It will be mandatory for children ages birth through 5th grade to be checked in by a parent or guardian at all church events where children are being dropped off.

There are two check-in stations on Sunday mornings. You will find one in the nursery, and there will be another one on the second floor in the Children’s Wing. On Wednesday evenings, there will be a check-in station in the North Foyer. Two labels will print out at check-in—one label for your child to wear and one label for the parent/guardian. The parent label MUST be presented to the teachers upon pickup.