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1st Kids

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."   Luke 18:16


Through the teaching of Biblical principles, we help children of all ages develop a closer relationship with Christ.  We partner with parents and caregivers to help children learn and apply Christian values in their daily lives.  Whether it's Sunday School each week, Kid's Own Worship  or Vacation Bible School there are plenty of opportunities for children to grow in Christ.


Ways your child can get involved:

  • Sunday School each week at 9:15 am
  • Kid's Own Worship (during 10:30 worship services)
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Children's Choirs
  • Special events just for kids



To learn more about 1st Kids Ministries contact:

Denise Johns at djohns@1stchurch.org

or call 982-1273 ext. 113


You can also receive text messages about 1stKids activities.

Just text @1stumkids to 81010 to sign up.

(Visit remind.com to learn more about our group texting provider)



*On Sunday mornings and during certain events, 

several doors to the children's area will be locked. 

Parents will need to bring children to Sunday School and other activities in the children's area

by the Welcome Center for check-in. 

This area can be found just down the hall from the elevator downstairs or at the bottom of the stairwell coming in from the covered drop off area on the upper level. 








1st kids events

Throughout the year there are many special events for children.  Here is a look at some of them.

  • Fall Festival at 1st

    Sunday, October 29th

    2:00 to 5:00 pm

    Mark your calendars for one of the best FREE events in Maryville.  This annual celebration of the fall season happens right here at 1st UMC and features fun for all ages.  In fact people had so much fun last year, we're extending the event by another hour.


    • Inflatables
    • Hot Dogs
    • Cotton Candy
    • Trunk-or-Treating
    • Games
    • Train Rides
    Volunteers are needed for this event, so if you can help out please click here and let us know.

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL

Held in the Children’s area on the lower level, each class is divided by age levels and is staffed with two adults who have been through Safe Sanctuaries training.


Infants/Toddlers—Nursery

3 &4 Year Olds—Room C3

Kindergarten— Room C5

1st & 2nd Grade— Room C7

3rd & 4th Grade—Room C11


5th & 6th Grade - Room C12

Click here for the 5th & 6th Grade class blog


*Kid’s Own Worship is also offered during the 10:30 worship services. It is designed for children ages

3-years-old through 2nd grade. Meets in Room C10.