Children's Program Registration 2019-2020

This registration is for children ages 0 to 6th grade. Registrations are crucial for staff so that they can most effectively lead and keep your child safe.

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Program Descriptions


Nursery: Supervised activities and free play are available from 9:00 – 11:30 in the nursery in Rooms 28 and 29 for children ages 0-3.

Children's Chapel: Children ages three (by September 1) through 4th grade are invited to Children's Chapel during worship, immediately following the Time with Children portion of the worship service. Children's Chapel provides an opportunity for children to experience worship in age-appropriate groups. Children participate in songs, prayer, and worship rituals and traditions. Children age three through Kindergarten meet in Room 37 and 1st-4th grades meet in room 33 on the third floor.

Sunday School: Children ages three (by September 1) through 6th grade are invited to Sunday School from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. each week. Parent volunteers guide children in exploring the Bible and our relationship with God through interactive stories, music, videos, prayer, art, games, play and community building.

       Pre K - K          Room 26 (2nd floor)
       Grades 1-3       Room 32 (3rd floor)
       Grades 4-6       Room 34 (3rd floor)

Connect56: A new program for students in grades 5 & 6. This program is designed to help students start to connect to the church community as older elementary students and Middle School Students who are getting ready to find their own place at First Church. Connect56 will meet during our worship hour after the Children’s Time and features a unique way of connecting each week including; serving in leadership with younger children, attending a class that focuses on our ancestors in faith, observing things in worship and more.


Children’s Choir: Wednesdays 5:15-6:00 p.m. (K-6th) rehearsals in the Choir Room (3rd Floor). The Children’s Choir develops foundational music skills and prepares children to lead worship.  Choristers learn to use the hymnal, read music notation, and sing in harmony. The choir sings in worship once each month from October-May.


Club 123: A fellowship and service group for 1st-3rd graders. This group meets one Sunday a month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. October through April. Dinner is included. 

J.U.M.P. These letters stand for Junior United Methodist People. Students in 4th-6th grades are invited to be a part of this fellowship and service group which meets once a month on a Friday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. October through May. 


Bible Sunday: Third graders receive a name embossed bible during worship on Sunday, October 14.

Advent Festival: Gather in Great Hall following worship on Sunday, December 2 for brunch, advent wreath making and lots of fellowship fun.

Annual Christmas Pageant: The pageant will be presented on Sunday, December 15, 2019 during the worship hour. Preparation for the pageant will take place during Children's Chapel beginning in November and will include a dress rehearsal on the Saturday before pageant. Children age three through 6th grade are invited to participate.

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How Can I Support Children's Ministry?

Family Covenant

I/We understand our Children's Ministry Program operates on a cooperative model with each family volunteering service to our program. Parents may choose to teach or assist in Sunday School, Children's Chapel or Nursery. Don't worry, it's a lot easier than you think!

Thank you to those who have already made commitments to serve as a volunteer in our program!




Media Release

First United Methodist Church of Evanston, IL will use photographs and/or videos of and quotations from our children in our print publications, website and social media pages. These photos, videos and quotations are never associated with the full name of the child. Photos, videos, and quotes are used solely to promote and support our ministry.

Electronic Signature

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