First Church's ministry to families is rooted in its ministry to children.
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.)
Children ages 4 - 6th grade are invited to participate in the after-school LOGOS program each Wednesday. Two semesters of 15 sessions incorporate a four-part program of Bible study, dinner, choir and activities. A fee is charged to cover the cost of 30 meals, books and materials used in the craft activities, but scholarships are available upon request.
Children's music is an integral part of our education and worship experience. Please Click Here for more information.
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 their website at . Wesley Woods Mission Statement is: "to meet the spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults in a Christian camp or retreat setting." Great and wonderful 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.
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.