Children's Ministry

In-person Children’s Sunday School is available at 9am and 10:05 am. We’re excited to see you!  We have self check-in stations for you to register your child downstairs at the Nursery desk and upstairs at the Kids Zone.  We will have staff available to help you!
We also offer Children’s Choir at 9am!  We’d love to make sure your entire family is connected on Sundays at First Methodist.  Email us if you have questions.
Below you’ll find info on our monthly events and resources every week for Sunday School at Home. Make sure that you are signed up for our newsletter and that you’re following our Facebook page for more information and pictures.
May 7th: Special Gathering for 1st & 2nd Graders @ 5 – 7pm in the Kids Zone.  Bring your Bible and $5 for dinner.  Sign up here.
May 7th: BIBLE BLASTERS (3rd Graders) @ 5 – 7pm in the Kids Zone.  Bring your Bible and $5 for dinner.  Sign up here.
May 7th: M&M KIDS (4th & 5th Graders) @ 5 – 7pm in the Kids Zone.  Bring $5 for dinner.  Sign up here.
May 21st: CAMP BIG CHURCH (incoming kindergartners). 11:15am in the Kids Zone. Learn about going to “Big Church” with your kindergartner while having a fun picnic! Questions? Email Ms. Cheridy. CLICK HERE TO RSVP
May21st: END OF YEAR CELEBRATION.  5 – 7pm @ Finch Park.  Children and youth come have fun! Hamburgers, hotdogs, games, and fellowship for the whole family!  Bring a blanket/chairs and water bottles.
May 28th: PROMOTION SUNDAY.  Incoming Kindergarteners through 6th graders will promote to Summer Sunday School classrooms upstairs in Kids Zone! Kindergarten/1st Grade-Room E275. 2nd Grade/ 3rd Grade- Room E265. 4th Grade/ 5th Grade- Room E280. 6th Grade- Room E260 (until 7/23 and then on 7/30 promote to The HUB)
Preschool Camp: Calling all preschoolers! Come to camp 6/20-6/22/23 from 9am-12pm. Cost of camp is $85. Registration deadline is June 4. Camp is available for children who are 3 years old by 9/1/23- children entering kindergarten in Fall of ’23. CLICK HERE to register.
Bridgeport Summer Camp: 3rd – 5th Graders will be going to C3, July 24-28.  Email Ms. Cheridy with questions or register at
Vacation Bible School:  June 5-8th, morning and evening sessions.  Registration is open!
MAD Camp: July 10 to 14  from 9am -12noon; Performance at 1 pm on Friday, July 14th. What: Music, Arts and Drama Camp to learn/produce/present a musical based on stories in the Old Testament! Who: Children entering 2nd to 6th Grades in the Fall of 2023.  Cost: $10.  CLICK HERE to register.
Each month, Children & Youth participate in a mission focus.  This is a wonderful way to put our faith into practice and to share the heart of Christ from the heart of McKinney!
APRIL MISSION FOCUS: Environmental justice.  Learn about composting and visit The Hub to use our compost bin.
MARCH MISSION FOCUS: Collecting and packing items for the UMCOR Depot to help with disaster recovery.  You can drop off items in the bins at church or order through this Amazon link.
UPDATED LIST (some items have been fulfilled):
-2 oz bottles of hand sanitizer
-Travel packs of Wet Ones
-Tampons (super and regular), unscented
-Sanitary napkins, unscented (long, super, ultra-thin)
-Flushable wipes, unscented
-Laundry detergent sheets (unscented)
FEBRUARY MISSION FOCUS: Feeding Friends and Families distributes food and other items to families.  We are a distribution point twice a month.  In February, our children learned about how our church helps feed our hungry neighbors. Click here to watch a special video about our Feeding Friends and Families ministry!
Click here to go to our Family Resources page.  This has articles and information about trauma and helping children and families with difficult topics.  We always have pastors available if needed.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.
Click here for Sunday School at Home
Can’t make it to Sunday School?  Want to keep working on the lesson throughout the week?  Click here for our Sunday School @ Home page.  You’ll find activities, stories, and more!
You can make a donation to support the events, missions, and kids at First Methodist McKinney.  CLICK HERE to give securely through our portal.  You can put a memo if there is something specific you’d like to support (like Night in Bethlehem, or VBS).  We appreciate your generosity!