In all things, we try to draw near to our Methodist roots and its founder John Wesley who believe that there is no holiness but social holiness. Wesley thought that it was impossible for Christians go grow spiritually without one another. We need each other to be Christian truly. At FUMC, we believe this social holiness starts in the home where we are socialized to the church and the world; so it is the church’s duty to help families grow in their faith. Our Family Ministries Director, Angela Sellers-Swanson, is committed to helping your family in any way that she can. Contact her at. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
We believe that the cultivation of Christian discipleship begins the moment we are born. Therefore, ministering and proclaiming God’s Good News to children stands as one of our top priorities. We encourage children to be a part of our church and ministry through a variety of ministries.
Children in Worship
We are strongly committed to welcoming and including children in worship. Fifty years of religious sociological worship demonstrates that children must be in worship if they are to continue their discipleship after leaving home. Therefore, First United Methodist Church looks to the future of the church universal by letting the little children come to Christ, even in our worship services. The sounds of children in the sanctuary are the sounds of a healthy church and spreading faith.
In our Children’s Center just outside the sanctuary, we provide kiddie bags full of coloring books, toys, reading books, crayons etc. that allow the children to learn the faith in the way they do best: through play. Feel free to take a bag into the sanctuary!
Nursery care is available for children 6 weeks to 6 years old during the 10:00 service and is staffed by paid, trained staff. This is located on the east end of the Education Building. Please ask an usher, greeter, or even pastor for assistance.
Nursery care is also available during meetings/classes and rehearsals during the week. Speak with your group leader or Angela Sellers-Swanson to make arrangements.
Sprouts is our Sunday children’s ministry that meets from 12:00pm to 1:30pm and welcomes children K-6. Participants learn to practice daily:
- Acts of Devotion
- Acts of Kindness
- Acts of Justice
- Acts of Worship
Fun activities include lock-ins, movie nights, field trips, visits and activities with seniors at our retirement homes, and much more.
Moms Galore Bible Study
This is a group for mothers that seeks to support moms and cultivate a strong love for Jesus Christ in the family. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays 9:30-11:30 in the Wesley Room of the church basement. Moms Galore provides snacks, craft opportunities, fellowship, support, encouragement, and conversation. To register visit: fumccheyenne.churchcenter.com/registrations. Any questions, email: email@example.com or call (307)632-1410 ext 7.
Kids Night Out
Kids Night Out provides a fun, safe night for your kids and a night out for you as parents. All kids infant through 6th grade are welcome. KNO is typically the first Friday of the month from 5:30-10:00pm. Kids are provided fun activities, a snack, and a movie. Please provide dinner for your children prior to KNO or pack one for them. Childcare providers are CPR/First Aid certified, background checked, and trained.
To register visit fumccheyenne.churchcenter.com/registrations. Registration open two weeks before the event and closes the Wednesday prior or when filled. Contact Angela Sellers-Swanson at (307)632-1410 ext 7 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Space is limited.
Learning Ark Preschool
This is our Christian preschool serving ages 3-5. We offer a robust Christian curriculum that introduces students to the Bible and Christian discipleship while concurrently teaching our children all they will need to know for kindergarten.
- Bible Focus
- Creative Arts
- Dramatic Play
- Alphabet, numbers, and colors in a multi-language platform (Spanish, English, French, and American Sign Language)
The monthly tuition rate is $175/month per child from September through May. We follow the Laramie County School District No. 1 calendar for all class dates. Children related to FUMC members will receive a $10/month discount. For families with two or more children enrolled, the first child is $175/month and each additional child is $150/month. Financial assistance may be available for families that qualify.
- 3 year old (as of September 1), Mondays and Wednesdays 8:45-12:00pm.
- 4/5 (as of September 1) Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45-12pm.
- Holidays follow the Laramie County School District #1 calendar
Registration is open for the 2021-2022, but space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Angela Sellers-Swanson at (307)632-1410 ext 7 or email@example.com or fill out this form and email it to Angela. Preschool enrollment form.
For more on enrollment policies, please see this document. Enrollment_Policies
Our youth group and education ministry is a vital part of our church. Under the guidance of our Youth Minister, our youth involve themselves in spiritual development and education, mission, and fellowship. At First United Methodist Church, we strongly believe that the youth are the future of the church and endeavor to act with that in the front of our minds.
This group meets at regularly and attends to the spiritual development, fellowship, and mission-focus of our youth. Activities range from Bible study to Earth Day clean-ups, from bowling together to visiting folks at our retirement facilities. For information, contact the office at (307)632-1410.
Our confirmation is for those 13 and over who would like to affirm their commitment to Jesus Christ and His church. It takes place every other year and runs from Easter Sunday to Easter Sunday for a full year of burgeoning discipleship.