Family Ministry is…

– Bringing ALL generations together for worship, activities and education

– Sensitive to the diverse needs of today’s families

– Empowering families and parents to be spiritual leaders in their homes and community

– Assisting with biblical support and spiritual counseling in times of crisis

– Planning scheduled events and activities that support our Village of Faith

– Present for ALL celebrations and milestones in life for our church family

– Providing groups for Bible study, fellowship, and community projects

– Providing spiritual and community resources for our families to use

– Going beyond the church walls to exhibit Jesus, the Living Word

Children’s time: During the 9am and 11am Sunday church services there will be a brief children’s message that will help bring the message to our kids in an understandable and relatable way. We will also provide some extra activities and discussions here on our website to help our families to continue to engage and learn about the message at home throughout the week.
Find Good Samaritan resources by clicking on each of the following links.
Good Samaritan Craft                                 Good Samaritan Jigsaw Puzzle

 

Children’s Sunday school: Sunday school is for kids in preschool through fifth grade. We meet every Sunday throughout the year at 4pm via Zoom. We are exploring loving God and loving neighbor, and learning how to be Jesus’ disciples. We are encouraging our kids to “dive deeper” into the Bible and explore their faith with the Deep Blue family. Contact Family Ministries for more information and Zoom link to join us on Sunday afternoons.

Moms-N-More: Is open to Everyone… moms, dads, foster parents, grandparents and anyone, looking for meaningful time together filled with devotional time, activities, conversations, and much more. It truly takes a village and we are growing a loving and supportive community. We will be starting a hybrid book study on September 4th at 10 am. Via Zoom and in person once a month (depending on current COVID regulations) and meeting every 1st and 3rd Friday. We will be reading Stepping on Cheerios by Betsy Singleton Snyder. For more information, Zoom link, and book information contact familyministry@fumcgj.org.

Village of Faith Nights (VOF):  A way for our church to come together; including kids, adults, families and friends, to enjoy faith, food, family and fun. Typically held on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 4-6pm, some special events may change dates and times of VOF. Each month you can expect a different activity from church/Bible scavenger hunt, game night, camp night, and so much more. Come join the Village!

Sunday Evening Prayer Time:  Prayer is such a powerful way to connect with God and with each other. Join us on Facebook Live on our Family First UMC page for a Sunday evening prayer time at 8pm. We will take a few minutes to pray together and fill each other with prayer and hope for a blessed week to come. Click the link to join our Family First UMC page: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyFirstUMC/

We follow Safe Sanctuaries guidelines to protect our children and annually train our staff and volunteers.