Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


-Matthew 19:14

Children's Ministries at First UMC of Gulfport

Available Summer Programs:

Mom's Morning Out

July 8 from 9 am - 12 pm

For children birth through 7 years

In the Children's Wing at First United Methodist Church. You must reserve your child's spot by emailing Jill at jill@fumc-gulfport.org or

calling 228-493-2468.


Bowling at Park Lanes in Diamondhead

for Children and their Families

Sunday, July 16 | 2 - 4 pm

$7 per person (shoes included)

For more information or to reserve your spot, 

contact Kacie at kaciereeves1@gmail.com or 662-574-2411 or

Jill at jill@fumc-gulfport.org or 228-493-2468.


Black Creek Canoe Trip

Saturday, July 22 | $20 per person

For more information or reserve your spot, contact Toby at jtobyschwartz@gmail.com or 228-323-5854 or

Jill at jill@fumc-gulfport.org or 228-493-2468.



Children’s Sunday School classes are for ages 4-12. All classes meet every Sunday at 10:00 am in the Education Building. There is also a nursery available to care for your children (birth to 3-years old) during Sunday school classes and both worship services. 


We offer children's activities and childcare on Wednesday evenings during our Small Group programs.  If you are interested in having your child join us on Wednesday, please contact the church office in advance.


Our goal at First United Methodist Church is to maintain a safe and secure place where our children’s needs are met in responsible ways. With this goal in mind, we’ve set up policies to guide children and youth activities. In this way, we allow them to grow in a loving environment and protect them from potential abuse.


All adults working with children must be Safe Sanctuaries trained and at least 18-years-old. Additionally, all staff and volunteers working with children must complete a background check every 2-5 years.