Children's ministries

Children are important to God and to FUMC. We want your child to grow in his or her relationship to Christ and to find FUMC a loving, caring place. For more information on FUMC Children's Ministry, contact director, Mindy Turner, children@fumcmanhattan.com. Click here for a current calendar of events.

  • Young United Methodists (YUM!)

    Young United Methodists (YUM) is for all children in grades 4-6.

    It meets from 4-5:30 pm on most Wednesdays during the school year.

    Pick up from Manhattan schools is available with advanced notice.

    Contact 785-776-8821 or yum@fumcmanhattan.com for more information.

    If your child(ren) will be participating in YUM, please fill out a registration form by clicking on the picture to the left, downloading the form, and returning it to the church. Thank you.

  • sunday school

    Sunday school is offered for children two years old through 6th grade at 9:45 am in the Education Center.

    Classes for two-three year olds meet on the first floor, and four year olds (as of September 1) through 6th grade meet on the third floor.

    We use TRU Curriculum. To learn more, visit truministry.com.

  • Vacation Bible School

    VBS took place June 5-9, 2017. This year’s theme was Maker Fun Factory: Created by GOD, Built for a Purpose! You can watch a video of the Sunday morning performance by clicking on the picture to the left. A photo gallery of pictures from the week is coming soon.

    In 2016, the theme was Deep Sea Discovery. Click here to view a photo gallery.

    You can even download pictures from the slide show.

  • music

    Children's Choirs are available for all Pre-K-6th grade children during Sunday school. Children perform during worship throughout the year.

    FUMC also puts on a Children's Christmas pageant each year. Children Pre-K - 6th grade are invited to participate.

    Chapel Chimes practice during the school year as part of YUM or directly following YUM (5:30 - 6:15 pm) in the Sanctuary. They perform at least once during the year
    on Children's Sabbath. Contact Kathy Leonard, kleonard@fumcmanhattan.com,
    785-317-0598 for more information.

  • Bible story time

    Join us on the first Saturday of each month during the school year at 10:00 am in the Connecting Link for a fun, interactive Bible story lesson. The story will be geared for infant - third grade but all children and families are welcome to join in on the fun! There will be coffee and donuts following the story and time for you and your family to visit and play around on the great FUMC playground!

children's ministry survey

If you have children involved with the Children's Ministry Program, please take a few minutes to fill our this survey so we can bring you the best programs and ministries for you and your family. Click on the picture below to access the survey.

Youth Ministries

Youth from 7th-12th grade are invited to participate in the many youth activities FUMC offers every week.

For more information on FUMC youth, contact Cathlene Higgins, Youth Director, youth@fumcmanhattan.com.

  • Sunday Schedule

    Sunday School: 9:45-10:45 am, Harris Activity Center basement.

    Youth Group: 6:00-8:00 pm, Harris Activity Center basement. A meal is provided.

  • Freezer meal fundraiser

    The youth hold a freezer meal fundraiser each November to earn money for their youth accounts to pay for trips and activities. Your support of these meals is greatly appreciated.

  • Youth orchestra

    FUMC has a youth orchestra for those in 6th-12th grade.

    Click here to learn more.

    Click on the picture to the left to fill out the information form.

adult ministries

FUMC offers a variety of ministries for adults of all ages and stages. We hope you find a place to connect.

For more information on any of the adult ministry opportunities, contact Pastor Melanie mmartin@fumcmanhattan.com.

  • Sunday school

    At FUMC we have several Sunday school classes for all ages and stages of life.

    Sunday school classes meet at 9:45 in a variety of locations on the FUMC campus.

    For a list of adult Sunday school classes, please click on the graphic to the left.

  • Fellowship Groups

    New Fellowship Groups are forming for 2018. If you would like to be a part of a small group of FUMC members and friends to gather on a regular basis for a meal, conversation, or other activities, now is the time to register by clicking on the picture to the left.

    New groups will begin in late February, 2018. This is a great way to get to know church members and friends you might not otherwise meet in a Sunday school class, Bible study, choir, UMM, UMW, or other group. Each group will have about 8-10 members.

    Couple and singles are encouraged to join, as well as members, and non-members.

    Once the groups are formed, one person will serve as “organizer” of the group and contact the other members of the group. When, where, how often, etc. will be determined by each individual group. Groups in the past have enjoyed potluck dinners in homes, a meal out at a restaurant, game nights, or music and theatre presentations in the area. The choices are up to each group.

  • fumc community groups

    At FUMC we offer adults the chance to connect on a deeper, more personal, and intimate level beyond Sunday morning.

    United Methodist Women

    "United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church."

    Contact Cheryl Arthur, UMW President, at arthurcheryl@sbcglobal.net,
    or 785-587-1833, for more information.

    United Methodist Men

  • ministry teams

    At FUMC we have a ministry team to fit every spiritual gift, schedule, and age.

    Contact the church for more information.

Family ministries

At FUMC, the family is very important to us. Whether you are a family of 1, or 21 (or somewhere in between); have no kids, or several kids, you are a family. We're glad your family has chosen to be a part of the First Church Family.