Ministry to Families with Children
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.  Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart.  Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise."

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 

Welcome to Fayetteville First UMC’s Ministry to Families with Children!  Our prayer is that we will embody Christ’s love, reaching out to the families of our community, embracing them in a caring fellowship and empowering them to share God’s grace in the world.  We strive to provide all family members with solid theological formation, fun and engaging fellowship, holy worship, and a variety of opportunities to serve God as we serve one another.  Through our various ministry programs, we hope that all persons will encounter the love of God in truly transformative ways.

If you are interested in anything you see here or would like further information, please contact Carson Thaxton, Director of Children and Family MInistry(, 770-461-4313, ex. 17).

Children and Family Ministry

From family picnics to the Fall Festival to the Easter Egg Hunt - A.K.A Easterpalooza, we offer various events throughout the year to bring families together for nurture, outreach and worship. Here are some of the events coming up:

Wednesday Night Dinner and Programs - September through May
On Wednesday evenings, gather with your FFUMC family for dinner at 5:15 in the Family Life Center (Gym), followed by our 5:55 Worship in the Fellowship Hall, and then connect with a Wednesday small group offering for children, youth or adults.

Here's the general Wednesday schedule:
Wednesday Night Supper at 5:15 p.m.
5:55 Worship in Fellowship Hall at 5:55 p.m.
Kids study and small groups from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday Wonders of Worship  - August Through May - during the 11 a.m. worship service
Wonders of Worship is a time, immediately following the children's moment, for children ages 4 through 2nd grade to gather in Room B--225 with caring adults to share in a time of fellowship and study as they explore what worship is all about. Children under age 4 are welcome to attend the children's moment. A nursery is provided for children under age 4 if parents prefer.  

Small groups for kids at 9:45 a.m.

Other: “Dadurday” special events, Fall Festival, and MORE


"And Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Matthew 10:14 




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