Elementary (K-4th Grade)

First UMC is a great place to be a kid!
At First UMC, kids have fun learning all about God’s love, His sacred stories, His son Jesus and the parables. We strive to provide a comfortable environment where each child can not only hear and learn God’s teachings, but experience it through their teachers love and example. We are firm believers in Proverbs 22:6, “Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.”

Sunday School
Our Kindergarten through 4th grade students have Sunday School each Sunday on the 2nd floor of the Dawson Building from 9:45AM to 10:45AM.

**events/dates/times are subject to change. Please check The Columns, First Kids Facebook group, and emails for specifics. Events, such as camps, requiring pre-registration will have an online registration link on the EVENTS page of our website.

Pig Roast/Egg Hunt – April 2
Palms Procession – April 9
Flowering of the Cross – April 16

Online registration opens May 1, so be sure to register early! Grades listed are grades completed in 2016-2017 school year. Some camps will have limited availability.
ART CAMP (ages 3-K) – June 5-7
VEGGIE CAMP (ages 3-K) – June 19-22
CAMP JAMS (grades 1-4) – June 19-22
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (ages 3-3rd grade) – July 17-21
MISSION WEEK (grades 4-5) – July 17-21
AFTER VBS MADNESS (grades 4-6 that participated in Mission Week or VBS) – July 17-21
IN THE KITCHEN WITH BILLIE (ages 3-K) – July 31-August 2

FALL 2017
Promotion Sunday/1st Kids Parent Meeting – August 13
3rd grade Bible Presentation August 20, during 11:00am traditional service in Sanctuary. Reception following in Hunter 101.
Acolyte Training (grades 3-6) – August 27, following 11:00 worship services
Drop and Shop Parents Day Out – December 16

Check out our full church events calendar to see all of the great things happening at First Shreveport!


Children ages 3rd grade through 6th grade have an opportunity to serve the church by being Acolytes for the traditional 8:30 and 11:00 service. We emphasize mission work heavily to this age group by encouraging them to participate in praying for our missionaries, writing letters of encouragement to those who may need it, and providing clothing, toys or food to those in need.

1st Kids Staff

If you have any questions regarding FirstKids, you can contact the church office at 318-424-7771 or feel free to contact a member of the FirstKids staff.
Pre-K: Billie Tate – btate@fumcshreveport.org
Elementary & StepUp (5th & 6th): Staci Zeagler – szeagler@fumcshreveport.org