Connecting the Light of the Church to the Heart of the Family to Ignite the Faith of the Next Generation


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Welcome to First Lights Children’s Ministry

at First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg, PA

First Lights Children’s Ministry connects children every week to a consistent adult who guides them to trust Jesus in a way that transforms how they love God, themselves, and the world around them.

What to Expect in our Environments for Kids

0yrs-5th grade


First Lights teaches your weeones these basic truths while kids make lasting friendships and build relationships with invested leaders:

God made Me.
God loves Me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Our toddler/preschool environment for weeones 4 years and younger is located on the first floor across the hall from the Sanctuary.


First Lights teaches these basic truths while kids make lasting friendships and build relationships with invested leaders:

I can trust God no matter what.
I need to make the wise choice.
I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Our elementary environment for children in kindergarten through 5th grade (Kid City) is located on the second floor.


Each week your child will experience a time of worship, teaching, and small group. Our leaders will encourage kids with rich and active small group experiences. They will learn from the Bible, make friends, pray for one another and participate in practical activities that reinforce the lesson for the week.

Safe Sanctuary

First United Methodist Church is dedicated to creating safe environments for children. Safe Sanctuaries means that all volunteers working with children have the required background checks according to PA State Law, have been active in our church for six months and have been trained appropriately so that we can provide physical and emotional safety as well as spiritual growth to the children entrusted to our care.

We use the First Look Curriculum and the 252Kids Curriculum from Orange.

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