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FUMCG has vibrant children and youth ministries

that seek to create a healthy balance in five key ministry areas:

   FELLOWSHIP- times to get to know, interact with, and care for one another

      WORSHIP- times to praise God

         STUDY- times to reflect together on the content and meaning of the Gospel and other chosen topics

            SERVICE- times to live out our faith in the congregation and community

               OUTREACH- times to reach out to others in order to be a growing community of believers

Vacation Bible School

A fun-filled week during the summer where children will learn about Jesus and His great love. Each day the children will worship with high-energy praise songs, hear a Bible story, play games, and enjoy a yummy snack. We conclude the week with a family celebration that includes a hot dog supper and inflatables on our front lawn.


Worship Arts Ministry for Kids

SONSHINE SINGERS - Preschool students meet at the beginning of Sunday School to sing praise songs. The choir will occasionally sing during our worship services and for special programs. Contact Susan Rayle.


FUMCG PRAISE KIDS - Elementary students meet on Sunday afternoons (12-week fall and winter/spring semesters) from 3-5pm for various worship arts.  Contact: Brian Yoder.


Refuge Youth Group

Join us weekly as middle school and high school students gather on Sunday evenings at 5pm for worship, fellowship, games, mission, and service!  Refuge News Sign Up


Summer Day Camp

This is usually held in June at Camp Chestnut Ridge in Efland, NC from 9am- 5pm for children who have completed kindergarten through the 5th grade. Children are transported from the church. Once at camp, the children worship together and then break into their respective age-level groups to enjoy the many camp activities.


Wesley Wares

Children up through 5th grade, aided by older youth from the  youth group, secretly shop for Christmas gifts for their moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, teachers, etc. All items in the "store" are priced $1.00 - $5.00. All proceeds from the event go to benefit a missions project.