Kids Ministries

Our Services for Babies, Children and Youth

Nursery

Our nursery welcomes infants and toddlers from 0 to 3 years old for supervised care while parents and siblings attend Sunday school and our Early or Late Worship Services. 

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Sunday School

A curriculum-based Bible study is offered on Sunday mornings for children and youth Age 4 through 12th grade.  All classes are held in the classrooms of the Family Life Center (the rear portion of the church with a gymnasium) from 9:30-10:25 a.m. 

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Children's Church

Children aged 4-7 years may attend either Worship Service for the first 15 minutes or so, where they are welcomed by the Pastor and treated to a special mini-sermon at the front of the congregation. After that, the children may return to their seats if they like, or they may go with the Children's Church Leader for a fun time studying God's Word in the clasroom or nursery area. Parents can pick-up their children after the service.

Pathways

Children's Bible study classes for children of all ages occur every Wednesday evening in the Family Life Center, where the gymnasium is.

Children from Pre-K through 5th grade meet from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. 

U M Y F

United Methodist Youth Fellowship is a dynamic way for 6th to 12th Graders to grow in their Christian discipleship. From Wednesday Youth Groups to Sunday School, to Mission Outreach and Fun Days, UMYF is the center of activity for our tweens and teens.

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Scouts

First United Methodist Church of Lockhart has held the charter for Boy Scout Troop 109 for over one hundred years!

We proudly sponsor Troop 109 and Pack 109, AND our church welcomes female scouts into the den! 

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Calendar of Events

Procession of the Palms

Palm Sunday

The liturgical year begins with Palm Sunday, celebrating Christ's Triumphal entry into Jerusalem where people shouted praises and lined the street palm branches to honor him. On this day, our children carry palm branches into the worship service and decorate the altar.
 

Flowering of the Cross

Resurrection Sunday

Each year at the close of Easter worship service, our children decorate the altar cross with flowers representing Christ's triumph over death. Following this is an Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the United Methodist Youth Fellowship

Promotion Sunday

Their First Bible

When one of our children graduates Fourth Grade, they are presented a special Bible of their very own. This takes place during Worship Service in a brief ceremony recognizing the child's advance into serious Scriptural study.

Youth Lock-In

End of School Celebration

Our tweens and teens enjoy an overnight party to celebrate the end of the school year, UMYF style. Games, karaoke, pizza, and fellowship are the order of the night.

Camp Eagle

Adventure and Service

Every other year our teens and tweens have an opportunity to attend Camp Eagle, where they participate in adventure sports and experience meaninful mission service.

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Vacation Bible School

Praise and Play

Each summer we host a week-long free event for Elementary aged students to encounter Christ through storytelling, dance, games and crafts. Dinner included! Themes vary each year.

Trunk or Treat

Halloween

Each year members of our church set up a "wagon train" of festively decorated cars in the parking lot and hand out candy to all who venture out to see who's car is the most decorated? Who has the best candy?

Veterans' Day Brunch

Honoring Our Service Members

On Veterans' Day, UMYF hosts an honorary brunch between worship services to honor our service men and women. Photos of past and present veterans who are held dear by our congregation are on display during this special recognition.

Christmas Pageant

Celebrating the Birth of Jesus

After the special Christmas Cantata musical worship service, featuring the adult choir, the church congregates for a Taco Feast served by the UMYF and are entertained by the Children's Christmas Pagent, telling the story of Christ's conception and birth.