Children's Ministries


Here at the First United Methodist Church of Turlock we strive to teach children about God’s great love in an environment rich with friendship, fun, and caring. Through music, stories, crafts, games and activities our children discover the building blocks of respect, compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and faith.

Children & families are warmly invited to participate in numerous programs & activities.  Each Sunday we offer:

*Nursery care for infants & toddlers during both worship services (ages 0-3)
*Sunday School (begins at 10:50 am) for children & youth (ages 3-18)
*Jr. High Fellowship Group (grades 6-8) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
*Sr. High Fellowship Group (grades 9-12) from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Throughout the year we offer seasonal family activities, including: Rally Sunday games and BBQ, Halloween Crafts, Children’s Christmas Worship Service, Scout Sunday, Easter Egg Hunt, a Talent Show, and our Vacation Bible School (a full week of family fun and learning). We also have Girl and Boy Scout troops that meet in our facilitiy weekly.

Vacation Bible School 2018 was a blast! We took a "Ride of a lifetime with God" down the Rolling River Rampage! We learned, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you" Isaiah 43:2.

Parents' Night Out

We have a special program designed for parents of young children. Several times a year we offer a Parent's Night Out or PNO. Our Nursery staff open the church for a fun free evening of childcare, giving parents a much deserved night off. Children 0-11 years old are welcome.  Dinner is provided as well as fun activities for the kids to enjoy from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM on a specified Friday night. All you have to do is contact the Nursery staff or the Church office to RSVP when you see a date posted in the Good News or on the calendar.