Sunday School

First United Methodist Church offers Sunday School classes for children from ages 3 through fifth grade.  The classes are designed to inform, challenge, teach, and inspire young people to grow, serve, and live as Christ’s disciples.  Sunday School classes are arranged by age groups and are taught by volunteers who have completed the UMC Safe Sanctuary training.  Each classroom has a teacher and an assistant who prepare lessons to engage the children.

3 and 4 year-old class meets in the preschool wing of the church.  They begin class with music and then move into the lesson portion of their time together.

Kindergarten and 1st grade class, 2nd and 3rd grade class, and 4th and 5th grade class meet in combined groups. The older students in each class help nurture the younger students as they work together in grow in their faith. All three classes meet on the 1st floor of the church building.

For more information, contact Mary ( or call the church office 828-322-6058.


Children have a variety of options available to them on Wednesday evenings (before church dinner and after dinner).

Worship Arts for Kids (WA4K) WA4K (K-5th) will meet every week 4:45-5:30 in conjunction with students from Southwest Primary School. Kids will explore many areas of the fine arts. More information about WA4K can be found here. To get involved in WA4K, contact Rhonda (

First Kids (K-2nd) will meet from 6:00-7:00 with Amber LeGoullon to explore the Bible through art, music, drama, and games.

AGAPE Kids (3rd-5th) will meet from 6:00-7:00 with Mary Howard to participate in a variety of programs meant to foster fellowship through fun and service to others. Agape kids have a heart for mission so a variety of mission opportunities will be available to them during the course of the year.

For more information about children’s activities on Wednesday nights, contact Mary ( or call the church office 828-322-6058.


Additional opportunities to engage our children include: Music programs, Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, Blessing of the backpacks, Breakfast with Santa, Parents’ Night Out, Early Christian Meal, a Good Friday experience, and the Winter Picnic.

Click here for a Calendar of Events. Visit our Children’s Music and Arts page for more information, too.