FUMC New Albany | 207 East Bankhead | New Albany, MS 38652 | (662) 534-2206

Children’s Ministry

icon-childrenAt First United Methodist Church, we believe that our children are our most precious resource. Our staff and volunteers are committed to the spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual development of all our children. We want children to know that they are special. We want them to learn that they are God’s children and that He loves them.


We have a wide variety of activities for our children, including Sunday School, Wednesday Night Bible Time and Choir, as well as fun outings and trips.

Sunday School

Sunday School meets from 9:45-10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning.

From 9:45 to 10:00 a.m., children from kindergarten through 6th grade have a time of fellowship, while they enjoy donuts and music. At 10:00 a.m. all children go to their individual Sunday School classes.

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Our Wednesday night program for our children, begins at 6:30 pm. Prior to that program, four year olds-2nd graders can gather on the children’s playground or in their classrooms while the 3rd-6th graders can gather in the Children’s Game Room (1st Floor) or on our gated, front lawn. Our program includes a Bible lesson, crafts, singing, journaling, periodic games and more. Four years olds-2nd graders are to be picked up from the children’s playground (or from their classrooms in bad weather) and the 3rd-6th graders are to be picked up from the Christian Life Center at 7:30 pm. 


A nursery is provided for Sunday Morning Worship Services, Sunday School, Sunday Evening Worship Services, and on Wednesday nights. Children from newborns to four-year-olds are welcome.

Extra Activities

Each year we hold special events for our children, including a Fall Festival, a Birthday Party for Jesus, and an Easter Egg Hunt. The children also participate in choir musicals at Christmas and at the end of the school year. Throughout the year, children will have other mission projects and fun activities in which to participate, such as mini lock-ins, open gym play time, and field trips to Memphis and Tupelo.