Kids

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 Betsy Spencer, Director of Family Ministries.

Sunday Morning

All families will check in on the kiosks located in our Main Floor Check in Area. Just follow the dots and a friendly face will be there to greet you and get you all checked in and help you locate just the right classroom for your children. 

INFANTS & TODDLERS

(6 weeks old through walking)

8:00 am-12:00 pm | Nursery Hall - Room 101

PRE-K

2-5 years old. Ages are as of September 1

9:00 am | Room 101 & 104
9:45 am | Rooms 101 & 104 & 106
11:00 am | Room 104

Music time each Sunday at 9:30 am for all ages in Joyful Noise (Room 103)

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ACADEMY SUNDAY SCHOOL

Age: Kindergarten-Sixth Grade
9:45-10:45 am | Second Floor

After you check in, your elementary age kids will be escorted to the 2nd floor to our Gathering Space (Room 212) where they will connect with their small group leaders & friends. Every month we will explore a new story through cooking, science, art, games, makerspace activities, and music. The hour will include fun, content-rich movement, storytelling, and activities. Kids will be picked up in the Gathering Space when finished.

CONFIRMATION CLASS

Age: Sixth Grade 
5:00-7:00pm Sunday evenings | Second Floor (Rooms 220 & 222)

The Confirmation experience at FUMC is a year-long class on Sunday evenings. We begin with hang out time and dinner in the Confirmation Cafe’ and then move to our classroom. Throughout the year, students explore a variety of topics, including: church history, United Methodist beliefs, and exploring what they believe. Our 6th graders also enjoy fellowship opportunities, mission projects and retreats. The Confirmation year concludes with a worship service and banquet in May where students are invited to confirm their faith, join the church and celebrate! Please contact Betsy for more information about Confirmation.

Age: K-6th

Our children’s choir program will resume soon.

We incorporate all styles of sacred music from contemporary to traditional with singing and playing instruments. It is our goal that children begin to learn the joy of worship through music.

Our children’s choirs sings 2-3 times each semester during worship services as well as during Christmas Eve services. Registration is free and may be done online or in the church office.

SHINING STARS SPECIAL NEEDS CLASS

11 am–12 pm | Ages 3–12 | Room 108

A safe and fun class for special needs children to attend on Sunday mornings to learn about and experience the Love of God. Other family members can attend worship during this time. Parents must notify us each week that their child will be attending so that we can match up volunteers to the child’s needs. Please contact Rev. Kay Lancaster no later than the Thursday before the Sunday you wish for your child to attend.

Learn more about our Special Needs ministries here.

Staff

Ministrysafe

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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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)

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