The Children’s Ministry at Rome First UMC is a reflection of the mission of our church. We strive to raise our young children into disciples of Jesus Christ.

The programs we offer encourage spiritual and emotional growth through a mixture of Bible lessons, discussions, music, art, drama, and recreation. We also have child-friendly mission project opportunities.

We also realize the importance of supporting parents. You are the most important role model and guide in your child’s development. It is our goal to nurture a positive parent/child relationship through Christian principles and educational programs.

We invite parents to participate in all areas of Children’s Ministry. The continued strength and growth of this ministry depends on our parent volunteers. Their presence, prayers, and ideas are essential to our ministry.

Of course, the safety of our children is always our first priority and we are a Safe Sanctuaries congregation.


Sunday Mornings at Rome First
Children Sunday School classes meet each Sunday at 10a on the Kidz Connect Hall (Admin. Building, 1st floor). 

Nursery on Sunday mornings always provided: Located in the Education Building

August 5th is the first Kids' Sunday School class in our new space in the Education Building. Parents are very welcome to come after the Sunday School hour, take the tour, ask questions, and see what we look like. 

Rome First Children’s Ministry will encourage children to be dedicated followers of Jesus Christ through partnerships with God, family, and community. This will be done as they Love God, Love People, and Serve the World.

Acolyte Appreciation Sunday

August 12th is Acolyte Appreciation Sunday. If you are a current, former or future acolyte, the parent of one, or a coordinating volunteer,  please join us in the Sanctuary during worship so we can celebrate you and give thanks for the blessing of your work. If you can attend, please contact

Blessing of the Backpacks

August 19th is the Blessing of the Backpacks All students, all ages, preschool to graduate school and beyond, please bring your backpacks to the 9 or 11 service. Let us pray a blessing over your new school year.

Kid's Sing

Kid's Sing begins October 21 - We are busy making plans for the first rehearsal with our children. We will have our first rehearsal in the choir room on October 21 at 4 pm with plans for them to sing in the 11 am worship service on December 2. What a wonderful opportunity to guide the children of Rome First in music as they have the chance to be actively involved and lead worship! We look forward to all the beautiful music we are going to make! Parents, contact Paul Neal at for more information.

Sunday Funday

August 5th is Sunday Funday! All kids, K-5th, 4:30-6pm in Wilder Center. Pizza! Fun! Togetherness! $2 per child! Parents and siblings always welcome. Any questions? contact Cathy.