Kids’ Ministries

Kids are as much a part of our church family as our parents and older adults.  Cookeville First UMC is passionate about introducing our youngest to God’s grace and the love of Jesus.  Take a brief look below to learn more about what we do for kids and how we can help yours grow in their faith!


UMC Kids

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.” Cookeville First UMC makes sure that every child is an important part of our church family. With fun and meaningful opportunities for all ages, we pay special attention to the needs of kids and families.

Sunday School – Faith and Fun!

With the help of our wonderful Children’s Ministry volunteers, Cookeville First UMC recently updated our Sunday School to a rotational model where, each week every child gets to learn and experience the basic stories and foundational beliefs of our faith through play, art, music, and much more. Come join us!


Join us for our Advent Season events! 



Learn More About Jacob's Ladder Preschool!

Cookeville First UMC works hard to provide a high-quality, full- and part-time daycare program.  To learn more about Jacob’s Ladder, click here!


For information on how we empower our kids and youth to make a decision to live a life of faith in Christ, click here!

Preparing for Adolescence

Your child is invited and encouraged to participate in a very important class that informs and celebrates tweens growing into maturity both spiritually and sexually.  It is taught by Dr. Jim Batson, a local pediatrician, and a member of our church.  The class size is limited to 20 participants so click here to sign us as soon as possible!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.
Nursery service available soon!

Special Events

Throughout the year, we share in fun trips, parties, gatherings, retreats and more.

To learn more…

Steps of Faith at Cookeville First UMC

The story of grace is a journey that begins at an early age. We take special care to make sure that our kids experience important and exciting milestones as they begin their journey. Here are a few of the steps we celebrate:


We recognize infant and child baptism as an opportunity to recognize God’s presence in the earliest parts of our lives and to celebrate our deep connection to God’s church.

Preschool Bibles

We believe it’s important for families to share in the truths of the Gospel together, and this is a way of introducing the Bible in an accessible and fun way!

Worship Readiness

Why do we do all that stuff in church??? We explore that question and others in this opportunity for kids in K-3rd grades.

Third-Grade Bibles

Now that our kids have reached an age where reading and comprehension levels are a bit more advanced, we celebrate their growth by introducing them to a Bible of their very own. We hold special gatherings meant to encourage and instruct our kids on how to read the Bible and why it’s so important to their lives.

Contact Kelsey

We pray that your child will love what we have to offer! Please let me know if I can help in any way!

Thank You!
Kelsey Miller
Coordinator of Children’s Ministries

Send Kelsey a message

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