First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo
Children & Families Ministries (CFM) 

Contact:  Rev. Dan Duncan, Pastor of Children & Families Ministries; dduncan@umc-kzo.org, (269) 381-6340 x231

Sunday School. Give your child the gift of a solid foundation for spiritual growth in the Christian tradition. Our curriculum for the three youngest children’s classes is from our United Methodist publishing house (Cokesbury), and is called “Deep Blue.” Using a water motif, Deep Blue reminds us at several levels of the Christian journey, beginning with the waters of baptism, the redemption of the Israelites through the waters of the Red Sea during the Exodus, and the ancient depiction of the church as a sailboat traveling across the sea—a place of refuge.  Our children are going to love the multiple learning styles that it uses, and we have a wonderful teaching team—as usual! 

Christian Day Camp (VBS).  Save the dates for “Christian Day Camp” (that is what we’re calling our week of learning and exploring God’s word and way this summer). The dates will be Monday through Friday, June 26-30, 2017 and will be hosted by our neighbor, the First Congregational United Church of Christ from 9 a.m. to noon each day. We will join forces with First Congregational, St. Luke’s Episcopal, and First Presbyterian churches to share a week learning about “God’s Garden/God’s City.” Please use the links below to register your child and to volunteer. We will need a variety of helpers, including team leaders, station helpers, nursery helpers, set-up, and clean-up. Child care is available on the days you volunteer for infants through three years of age. Register for child care on the "Volunteer" link below. 

Registration: CLICK HERE

Volunteer: CLICK HERE

Baptisms. Our next scheduled date for baptisms is July 16, 2017. If you are interested in baptism for yourself or a child, please contact Pastor Dan Duncan at dduncan@umc-kzo.org. 

Deep Blue is the new awe-inspiring resource for children which includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games-all combined into a living–faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!

"In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior."