Each child is an important part of the faith community at FUMC Cookeville. With family-friendly worship, excellent Sunday school, amazing children’s choir ministry and exceptional early childhood weekday ministry, FUMC pays  attention to the needs of children and families. Just as Jesus welcomed children to “Come to Me”, so children are warmly welcomed at FUMC.

New to the church?  The information below will help you to be in-the-know!

Click here for the December Children's Calendar

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Looking for a great place to let your children run and play? Come to the Freeman Building gym any Wednesday (except during school breaks and during special events) from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Parents and children are welcome to enjoy playing in the gym on the many toys, trikes, and jungle gyms provided.

Make your Life a Song to God! Click here to view the Early Childhood Music Brochure for more information! For ages birth - 4.5 years Contact: Kathy Evans, Music Director at 931-526-2177 ext. 204  The Early Childhood Music Ministry is a weekday ministry offering of First United Methodist Church for church members and residents of the Cookeville area where a child's natural music instincts are nurtured in a positive environment that features parental involvement, age appropriate acti ...Read More
Jacob’s Ladder Day Care is designed to provide a quality preschool enrichment experience in a positive, loving, Christian environment. If you have any questions or if you would like to place your child on the waiting list, please stop by or call Sally Draper, Center Director at 520-0181. The program provides childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The purpose of the program is to plan and present activities that will enhance each child’s physical, mental, spiritu ...Read More
Sunday school is from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Classroom Assignments: Preschool — Classes will be all in a row from the Jacob’s Ladder entrance to the corner: 2 & 3 year olds = Yellow 4 year olds = Purple Elementary — Christian Life Center (CLC) Kindergarten = 403 1st grade = 404 2nd & 3rd grade = 405 4th grade = 407 5th grade = 406 Confirmation = 401 Infants and Toddlers Nursery, Room C116, Sanctuary Building ...Read More

Each fall third graders receive a gift of a Bible from their church family. In addition, they are invited to attend a short-term experience “Learning to Use My Bible”. During this time they become confident in using their Bible and in interacting with the scriptures.

3rd through 6th graders have an opportunity to assist in worship as an Acolyte. Acolytes learn about symbols and the meaning of worship as well as provide leadership within worship.

6th graders are provided an opportunity to experience Confirmation during Sunday school (9:45-10:45 am) from August through July each year. During this year they explore scriptures, confirm a personal faith, grow as disciples of Jesus, learn who they are as United Methodists, ask questions and share in formative experiences.

Children’s Church is available during the 8:30 am service for children 4 to 8 years old.  Please see the “We Welcome Children” brochure found in the pews and brochure racks around the church for detailed information about dates and registration information.  Emily Rose Linde, Children’s Ministry Intern, leads this group.

Nursery:204 East Spring StreetCookeville, TN 38501 The nursery is located in room C116 on the first floor of the main SANCTUARY building (see below): Upon entering the main sanctuary building from Dixie Avenue, take the stairs to the first floor (mezzanine). Room 116 is through the doorway on the right. From the Jacob's Ladder Entrance, take the stairs or elevator to the second floor. Take the crosswalk to the main sanctuary building. Continue down the hallway. At room 210, turn r ...Read More