Christ First United Methodist Church

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Youth & Children



Sunday School CraftsAt Christ First UMC, we believe that great Christian Education for young people builds…

  • Beginning understandings and experiences of God
  • Loving peer and inter-generational relationships
  • Ownership of the church setting and church family
  • The confidence that comes from being supported and nurtured
  • A capacity for faithful living, service, and leadership

And so we offer:

Sunday School for All Ages (Sundays, 9:30 a.m.)

  • Nursery care
  • Pre-K to Kindergarten
  • First through Third Grades
  • Fourth through Sixth Grades
  • Junior High
  • Senior High
  • Two Adult Classes

Releasing BalloonsYouth Confirmation
Please see the “Study” page for details!

Youth Missions and Retreats

  • Sunday School Mission Projects (two per year: global and local)
  • Youth Mission Trips (annual trips within the country and biannual trips abroad)
  • Youth Retreats (Footsteps or Chrysalis, local youth retreats and annual Conference Youth Events)

Camping
The Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church offers a wonderfully diverse summer camping and retreat program at five camping centers: Findley Lake, Casowasco, Aldersgate, Skye Farm, and Sky Lake. Several sites offer adult and family camps through the year, and Casowasco even offers a special New Year’s camp!

Camp Scholarships are available through the United Methodist Women group at Christ First!

Sunday School CraftsVacation Bible School
Each summer we hold Vacation Bible School for the church and neighborhood. The program runs in the evenings for five days, and includes a light meal.

Community VBS
During the Jamestown School system’s spring break, members of the church assist at the Gateway Center to offer special programming and meals to the children of working families.

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