First United Methodist Church Westfield

Children

 

Coming Up: Junior Youth Fellowship will be on February 1st from 5:30-7:oo PM! 

 

Our vision at FUMC is to foster an environment where children can develop relationships with God, the congregation, and each other in a community that promotes learning and spiritual growth in a safe place of belonging. For more information about any of our Children’s Programs or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Marcee Rogers at mmrogers93@gmail.com.

 

Christian Education

Sunday School

Sunday School takes place most Sunday mornings at 9 AM for children from age 3 through 12th grade from September through May. A life-centered curriculum focuses on contemporary issues and biblical principles. Contact Nancy Anderson at nancya981@comcast.net for more information.

Music and Mission Sundays

On select Sundays through the school year, instead of our traditional Sunday School classes for children and youth at 9 AM, we will have a group program with a focus on music and mission activities, each with a different theme.

The next Music and Mission Sunday will be on February 18th!

Vacation Bible School

Save the date for this summer’s VBS, July 9-13!

It is planning time for our Summer Vacation Bible School ministry! Join the team and come to the planning retreat on Saturday, January 27th at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Room. Can’t make the retreat and still want to help? Contact Marcee Rogers via email or text (mmrogers93@gmail.com/908-591-6680)

 

Worship

Childcare

Childcare is provided from 8:45-11:15 AM on Sunday mornings for infants and toddlers. For more information please contact Amy Brodersen (gdbroder373@aol.com) or Pat Guglielmi (gmrsg@verizon.net).

Young Disciples

Young Disciples is a program focused upon children under 10 who made need an alternate worship experience that involves a bit more movement. Children who wish to participate are invited to go upstairs to Room 218 after the Time With Children. The program features songs and lighting of candles, a call to worship and prayers, reading and reflection upon the scripture. At certain times of the year, there is a focus upon a mission project. The goal is always to return to the main service to participate in communion and the sending forth.

5th Sundays Youth Led Services

These youth led and adult mentored services are a great way for our children and youth to learn about the components of worship and provide them with opportunities to deepen their connection with God through worship leadership. Youth take on leadership roles for all aspects of these services: greeting and ushering, leading prayers and music, reading scripture and sharing a reflection or a chancel drama. 

Youth Choir

All children are invited to join this choir that performs in worship a few times a year. Contact Jonathan Evers at music@fumcwestfield.org for more information. 

 

 

Fellowship

First Friday Family Fellowship

First Friday Family Fellowship is a program designed to give families with young children a chance to get together for food, fun, fellowship and faith development. On selected Fridays, families with young children are invited to gather in the Fellowship room at 5:30 PM for a potluck dinner and an activity centered around a particular mission and faith practice or season of the church year.

The next First Friday Family Fellowship will be on March 2nd, 2018 at 5:30 PM!

Junior Youth Fellowship

Known as JYF, this group is open to children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. The kids gather monthly for dinner and focus on faith, fellowship, and fun through conversation, games, and mission activities.

The next JYF meeting will be February 1st from 5:30-7:oo PM!