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Children's Ministries

First Church's ministry to families is rooted in its ministry to children.


Safe Sanctuaries



Our Annual Conference has mandated that our churches participate in "Safe Sanctuaries," a program designed to protect our children and youth.  In past years we have developed statements of support.  This year we will ask everyone who participates in activities (teaching, helping, serving) for our children and youth to participate in a training event and apply for Act 33/34 clearances.


Scouting (FUMC has a Boy Scout Troop that meets here.)

LOGOS ~ Young Disciples Club

Young Disciple’s Club is a ministry that engages our young people in the life of the church by giving them opportunities to:

  • Build & develop loving, nurturing relationships with other children and adults. As a result, children are loved and accepted for just being themselves.

  • Experience Christian fellowship through creative recreational activities, group study of contemporary & Biblical values, and sharing a meal.

  • Learn & practice what it means to be a “Child of God” and a disciple of Christ.

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“BONES”: The Structural Elements of our Ministry
– Refreshed & Refined!!


          Christ-Centered                 Everything we say and do in this program is guided by the example of                                                                  Jesus Christ.      

          Authentic Relationships   Everyone strives to intentionally model Christ-like relationships in the

                                                        way they think, care, and decide about others.

          Called to Serve                   The process of call is used to staff this Ministry.


          Worship                               Everyone participates in weekly worship.

          Four Parts                           Students participate in all parts of this ministry, every week.

          Clergy Support                   There is ongoing clergy leadership and participation.

          Youth Intentionally           Ministry with youth is where the accumulated effects of this system of                                                               Christian Nurture reach their fullest potential.

          Weekly Bridge                    It is our hope that this ministry will bridge the relational gap between                                                                 weekly worship and gives Christian focus to everyday life.

          Family Investment             This ministry is supported by fees paid by participating families. Parents                                                            make a commitment to an annual meeting and to the weekly ministry.

In local churches, LOGOS ministry teams build inter-generational relationships between our young people and caring Christian adults through a four-part weekly agenda.

*** Please click the PDF File link to view the LOGOS Brochure ***

LOGOS Brochure

There are two options to register for LOGOS

You can register online, or you can print off a registration form and submit it to the 

First United Methodist Church, Warren

LOGOS Registration



Children's music is an integral part of our education and worship experience. 

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Each summer, the church provides access and support for elementary and youth members to attend events planned at Camps Allegheny, Jumonville, and Wesley Woods, as well as specialized trip camps. The Church pays a portion of the fees. For more information on our conference camps, click on the links below.



Check out the Wesley Woods website at

Wesley Woods's Mission Statement is: "to meet the spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults in a Christian camp or retreat setting."


Tremendous and beautiful things happen at camp, and you'll want to join in on the fun to see what God has in store for you!!


For more information or if you need help with financing (don't let the cost keep you from going to camp), please contact Heidi Ketzko through the church office at 814-723-4930.




Can you sponsor a child from this congregation to go to camp this summer at Wesley Woods? Wouldn't it be wonderful to see more of our children and youth find a closer relationship with Jesus through a camp experience?! Stop by the church office or see Heidi or John Lewis to see how you can make a difference in some child's life this summer. Any amount helps, just mark your contribution Wesley Woods Camp Scholarship.



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