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, Courtney Fellers, children@fumcmanhattan.com.

  • Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School is for children Kindergarten-6th grade (based on Fall 2019 grade) June 3-7, 2019, 8:45 am-noon.

    Register here.

    Sign up to make a VBS supply donation here.

  • Summer Fun Days!

    Summer Fun Days are for preschool aged children. We will use the ROAR Vacation Bible School curriculum for preschoolers to create 5 fun days of activities in July. We will meet July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 in the Education Center. The cost is $10.00 per day. Register your child(ren) for as many days as you'd like. Each Tuesday has it's own registration.

    July 2

    July 9

    July 16

    July 23

    July 30

  • 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.

  • Young United Methodists (YUM!)

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

    It meets from 4-5:15 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.

  • 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.

    YUM Bells practice during the school year as part of YUM or directly following YUM (5:15 - 6:00 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.

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.

  • 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.

    Click on the picture for the monthly calendar.

  • Youth orchestra

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

    Click here to learn more.

    Click on the picture 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 mnord@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.

  • 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, arthurcheryl@sbcglobal.net, 785-587-1833, for more information. For more information on the Global UMW Organization, visit, www.unitedmethodistwomen.org.

    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.