Children's Ministries

Jesus said, “Let the Little Children come to me and do not hinder them for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these” Mark 10:14-1

The goal of our children’s ministry is to provide love, support and programming so that our children know themselves to be God’s children. The Nursery Committee, Children’s Council, and Education Ministry Group all share this core value. By providing love, support, and programming for our children, we help them know that they are an important part of the life of the church. We encourage children to become active participants through their time, gifts, and service and offer many opportunities for study, fun, and fellowship.

Children's Ministries

Our Children’s Ministry ranges from ages 3-years-old to 6th Grade.  We offer many ways for your child to learn and grow in Jesus.  Click below to find see all the opportunities for children here at FUMC Murfreesboro.


We strive to help families by providing a safe, loving environment for the youngest members of our congregation. To this end, we have implemented policies to ensure the safety and happiness of your child.

The Nursery is provided for church functions only. Babies are admitted to the Nursery at the age the parent or guardian feels appropriate. During worship, nursery is provided for children ages birth until your child’s fourth birthday.

At the age of four children are invited to Children’s Church until the end of first grade. Nursery is provided for children ages birth to two years old during the Sunday School hours at 9:45 a.m. Children ages three and older attend Sunday School class during the 9:45 a.m. hour. It is the parents’ responsibility to pick up and drop off children to and from the Nursery and Sunday School. The only disciplinary action taken in the Nursery is Time Out. Children who have become extremely upset will be returned to parents for reassurance and guidance.

We want to make sure all our children are dropped off and picked up safely. On Sunday mornings we operate a secure child check-in for children 3 years and younger through a computer system. We will collect basic information about your child including allergies, family information, and special instructions. If you are visiting with us, please allow a couple extra minutes to properly sign your child into nursery care.

FUMC Dayschool

The philosophy of our preschool is that all children are a gift from God and are created in His image. Therefore, our response is to provide a Christian environment that encourages social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development of the whole child. The philosophy of the First United Methodist DaySchool, which includes our Preschool and our Weeschool, is that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, and discovery.

Children's Music Ministries

The Children’s Choirs of FUMC  

Children provide music in our worship services and put on a Christmas Program and Christmas Musical in the fall. Children ages 4  to 6th grade are encouraged to join. Rehearsals begin in the fall each year.

Choir rehearsals are Wednesday evenings.

6:10-7:00 P.M. Hallelujah Choir Grades 4,5,6
6:10-7:00 P.M. Peacemakers Choir Grades 2,3
6:00-6:30 P.M. Singing Angels Grades K,1
6:00-6:30 P.M. Cherub Choir Age 4 And Pre-K Must be 4 by Sept. 30
5:30-6:00 P.M. Hallelujah Ringers Grades 4,5,6


Children’s Handbell Choir: Hallelujah Ringers

Meets from 4:30-5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Balcony.  Available to grades 4, 5, and 6.  Please contact Elliott Peterson at the church or at E-mail if you are interested in handbells.