Welcome to the kid's ministry! Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we’re glad you’re here. Our goal is to help our children become true disciples of Jesus Christ by: building relationships with them, being examples for them and teaching them God’s Word.

To stay in the loop about what we’re teaching as well as upcoming events, follow along on Facebook and sign up for our weekly parent emails by calling the church office or emailing Susan Bishara, Director of Children's Ministries.

At Home

Even though we can't meet in person, we're still staying busy at home with lots of fun activities. See below for a list of weekly events. You can also stay up to date on our children's Facebook page and Bishop's Instagram, @goodestboybishop. If you're not getting Mrs. Susan's weekly emails, contact her to be added to the email list.

Family experience

Each month we provide fun activities for you to do as a family. In each kit you’ll find conversation starters, service projects, an activity, and more!

kid's academy

Join us online in exciting virtual classrooms where kids can experience Kid's Academy online in a fun and interactive way. Keep up with Sunday school, memory verses, ukulele lessons, and more, with new content each week. See below for the Preschool and Elementary classrooms.


Take a tour of the preschool room here.


Take a tour of the elementary room ">here.

Summer Camps

We have a summer full of fun and learning about God's love here at First UMC Arlington! Learn more and register at the link below for the variety of summer camps we're offering, designed to keep your child learning and engaged over the summer. We hope you'll join us!

summer camp info & registration


Annual Book Carnival
June 5, 2021

The Book Carnival will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. This year we'll...

June 7, 2021

Register Online Join us as we journey through science, technology, engineering arts, and math...

Mission Arts Camp
July 5, 2021

Register Online A fun week of learning about empathy, having a servant's heart, and how God...


Susan Bishara
Director of Kid's Ministries

office: 817-274-2571 x240


Over a decade ago, FUMC of Arlington decided it was of utmost importance to protect children, youth and special needs individuals from potential harm and provide a loving environment for them.

Additionally, to help us fulfill this obligation, a resolution was passed at General Conference in 1996 requiring all conferences to adopt policies to safeguard children and youth. The General Board of Discipleship was given the charge to develop written resources for these policies, which became known as Safe Sanctuaries. 

Our MinistrySafe policy, background checks and MinistrySafe training attempts to do just that for our ministries that deal with children, youth and vulnerable adults.

To volunteer with children's, youth and special needs ministries you must

  • Have been an active participant at FUMC of Arlington for a minimum of six months
  • Fill out a volunteer application
  • Pass a background check
  • Read and sign our MinistrySafe policy
  • Complete provided MinistrySafe training

Required forms to volunteer with the previously stated ministries

Every two years a MinistrySafe training link will be emailed to volunteers wishing to continue volunteering.

Please contact Betsy Spencer or our office at 817.274.2571 for more information or with any questions

Volunteer Application



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Number of months or years

List any previous volunteer experience

What ministries/activities/programs are you interested in as a volunteer?

What qualities do you have that would help you work with the activity/program for which you are volunteering?

Why would you like to volunteer in our ministry to children, youth, or vulnerable adults?

Have you ever been charged, convicted of, or pled guilty to a crime, either a misdemeanor or a felony (including, but not limited to drug-related charges, child abuse, other crimes of violence, theft, or motor vehicle violations)?

If Yes, explain fully.

Have you ever been exposed to an incident of child abuse or neglect?

If Yes, how did you feel about the incident?

Please list three individuals as references who 1. are not related to you by blood or marriage, 2. are not FUMC of Arlington staff, 3. you have known for at least three years. Email addresses are required (No AISD emails please)

Full Name