First Friends

Check out our kid's ministry calendar here and see what is coming up!

Summer Schedule!

Wonderful Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 9th - Start of Summer Beach Party

Great Dunes Park

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, July 14th - Salt Aer Studios

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesday, August 4th - End of Summer Pool Party

Location: TBA

10:30 AM - 1

Picnic in the Park

Sunday, June 27th

Connection Park

5 - 7 PM

Please contact Lydia to register your child, 912-265-4313 ext. 114

First Friends 



10:00am - 12:00pm 

At Brunswick FUMC we offer both a baby (newborn to 18 months) and toddler nursery (18 months – 3 years) during the 10am and 11am service. Two paid nursery workers Sophie Aubin (baby nursery) and Camryn Jones (toddler nursery), offer a kind, friendly and caring atmosphere for your children. Volunteers support Sophie and Camryn in their ministry. Parents sign their child in and are given a pager in case their child needs them. 

First Friends Children’s Church 

10:00am - 10:45am

Children’s church is designed to provide an engaging worship experience for Pre-School (Ages 3 -4) and Elementary (Kindergarten- 5th grade) aged children. Children gather with their families in the sanctuary (activity bags provided in the Narthex) at the10am and join in the beginning of the Order of Worship. 

Following the prayer and Lord’s prayer, children ages 3 and 4 are dismissed to participate in Sunday School with Melinda Hollington and volunteers. 

Children in Kindergarten - 5th grade are dismissed to participate in Children’s church under the direction of Lydia Thornton (director of Children’s ministry) and volunteers. 

The goals of Children’s church are to provide children with the opportunity to praise and worship through singing scripture-based music, the formation of spiritual friendships, and the learning of God’s word. Currently, we are using the Seedbed Curriculum entitled Trackers of Truth. 

First Friends Music 

10:45am - 11:15am

During First Friends Music children learn scripture through music, movement and sign language. A handbell choir provides our children with an additional worship experience through music at Brunswick FUMC. Children ages Pre-School (3 - 4) through 5th grade practice for performances which occur during the 10:00am service. 


First Friends After School 

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Wednesday programming provides a midweek opportunity for children and volunteers to come together for fellowship, fun, and Bible teaching. Children are picked up from school by volunteers and brought to Brunswick FUMC where they are provided time to work on homework, enjoy a snack, and activities related to the Bible lesson. 


Little Lambs Mother’s Morning Out 

9:00am - 12:00pm

Our Little Lambs Mother's Morning Out program is intended to give parents/ caregivers a morning out and to provide the children with a meaningful educational, playful experience.

 The program is open for walkers to age 4. The cost is $25 per week and there is a one time $20 registration fee. This covers care, water, snack, and craft supplies. 

We have three teachers (Lydia Thornton M.Ed., Jody McCollum M.Ed. and Camryn Jones). Our activities include morning circle, music, stories, free play, organized play, snack, and other special activities such as play dough, water coloring and crafts. Our curriculum is based on colors, animals, and Bible stories.

Summer Activities 

Wonderful Wednesdays 

Each summer we invite the children of Brunswick FUMC to join us for our Wonderful Wednesdays in June and July from 10am to 1pm. This time spent together enables the children to get to know each other, me (Lydia Thornton, director of children’s ministry) and the volunteers in a less structured and more intimate environment. All activities are planned for children that have completed Kindergarten up to those that have completed 5th grade. We meet at the church at 10am prior to each event. Please bring a towel and pack a sack lunch. 

*Every person who works with children at FUMC has had a background check (Safe Sanctuary compliant) and has a deep desire to share God’s love with children. 

Vacation Bible School 

Vacation Bible School is an exciting summer tradition at Brunswick FUMC that takes place the last full week in June, Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm. Group Publishing Curriculum provides high interest Bible teachings for children who have completed Kindergarten through children who have completed 5th grade. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to grow spiritually, worship and make new friends at VBS! 

*Every person who works with children at FUMC has had a background check (Safe Sanctuary compliant) and has a deep desire to share God’s love with children.