May 18, 2016

Children’s Ministry


Children’s Ministry at FUMC Trussville

At Trussville First, our children’s ministry seeks to provide a loving and safe environment for everyone. We help prepare our children to go out into the world and share the Good News of Jesus Christ through biblical teachings that they can apply to everyday life.

Children play a huge role in the ministries of the church and are actively involved in worship. From serving as Acolytes in our traditional and blended worship services, playing Cherub bells and singing in the choir, to Sunday school, Wednesday Night LIVE and various special gatherings, we offer a variety of opportunities for Christian fellowship, growth and development.

Trussville First plays an active role around our community with several outreach ministries such as KidsFirst, Growing Kids Consignment Sale in the fall and spring, Vacation Bible School, Summer Camp, InsideOUT, and more!

Kids First, our weekday program open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., offers a caring and safe environment for children ages 6 weeks through 4k. After school and summer care is provided for elementary age children through 5th grade with weekday drop off and pick up at Paine Elementary.

InsideOUT gets the church outside of its four walls and out into the community to reach elementary age children with fun events and activities while sharing the message of Jesus Christ.
Be sure to go to our Blog that offers the most up-to-date activities and events scheduled.

Nursery/Birth-Two years old, 8 a.m. through 11 a.m. worship services

A loving nursery staff provides a safe, Christian environment for birth through age 2. Parental volunteers take turns each Sunday helping out. If you desire to volunteer of your time with these precious children, please contact Beth Burden in the church office, 655-3259.

Three and Four year olds, 9:45 a.m.

Our three and four-year-olds meet in the Children Building (first floor) where they take part in Cokesbury’s “Grow, Proclaim, Serve” curriculum. Children learn favorite stories of the bible through storytelling, singing, crafts and play.

Kindergarten through 5th Grade, 9:45 a.m.

Elementary age children participate in Sunday school on the second floor of the Children/Youth Building.

Children’s Church

At First Trussville, we believe children learn by attending worship with their parents. Children observe the congregation affirm their faith with The Apostles Creed and see their church family giving back to God through their tithes and offering. Before the sermon, a Children’s Moment lesson is taught. Children, age 3 through 2nd grade, are then invited to attend Children’s Church, located on the first floor of the Children’s Building. Children’s Church is every Sunday during the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 worship services.

During the school year, children ages 3 through 5th grade gather for mid-week fun and fellowship through music and bible study. We are so excited to have so many new families and children. We invite visitors and new members to join us on Wednesday nights. We have activities for all ages, including several Bible studies for parents.

Nursery-Time: 6:00 p.m. until last Bible study is over. Available for children birth through two years old whose parents are in a Bible study or assisting in other Wednesday night activities.

Children’s Handchimes-Time: 4:15-5:00 p.m. in the Handbell Room. Led by Kelley Clegg Neal, Children’s handchimes is open to children in grades 1-5. Children are welcome to join the handchimes at any time. For more information, please contact Kelley Clegg Neal at

Cherubs 3k to 5k-Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Join us for some singing, ringing and games. Meets on the 2nd floor of the children’s building.

Explore-Time: 6:00-7:15 p.m. Children in 1st-5th grades meet in the “Movie Room” on the 2nd floor of the children’s building.

For parents attending Bible studies: Game time for children after Cherubs & Explore in the same room until your study is finished. Sometimes you’ll find us on the playground.

5th Grade Small Group -Meets once a month on Wednesdays in the 5th grade Sunday School room on the 2nd floor of the Children’s Building. For more information contact Beth at


Trussville Kids Facebook page

Trussville Methodist Consignment Sale
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