Children's Ministry

     The Children's Ministry of First United Methodist is located in the Wesley Hall wing on the north side of our main building. In Wesley Hall are the classrooms, the nursery and the office of the Director of Children's Ministries, Karyn Custer-Jankowski. 

     Parents can access the classrooms and nursery through the main church building, or through door "B" on Chicago Avenue.

Read the Children's Ministry Newsletter - April 2017

The children's ministry includes the following ages:

  • Nursery - age 6 weeks - age 3
  • "2's and 3's" - Nursery children ages 2 and 3
  • "Kidz 4 Jesus" - Children pre-K through 2nd grade
  • "3-4-5 Club" - Children in grades 3 through 5


Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Nursery - Age 6 months to 3 years

     Located in Wesley Hall room 102-104, our nursery is available during ALL three worship services (8:00, 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.) for ages 6 weeks through 3 years old. It is staffed with women who have been devoted childcare workers for many years. Children, aged 2 & 3 are given age-appropriate Sunday School lessons.


9:15 Sunday School - Grades Pre-K through 5th grade

     Children start the 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service seated with their families for the first 5 - 10 minutes, at which time they will be called up to the front of the sanctuary for the "Children's Moment". Afterwards, the children head up to Sunday School with their teachers, where a vibrant lesson is experienced.

     This Sunday School is separated into the Pre-K - 2nd grade group, called Kidz 4 Jesus. The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade group is called 3-4-5 Club. During the summer months, both groups participate in a combined Sunday School.


11:00 a.m. Sunday School - Grades Pre-K through 5th grade

     During the 11:00 a.m. service, the children begin worship with their families and are then dismissed after the first two praise songs. This is a combined class for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade, where the Bible stories are brought to life in an interactive way. 


Contact Information

     For more information about our Children's Ministry, feel free to contact Karyn Custer-Jankowski, Director of Children's Ministries at 219-465-1661 during regular church office hours, or email her at