Contact Us

  • Phone: (956) 686-3784
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  • Church Address:
    4200 N. McColl Rd. McAllen, TX. 78504


Service Times

  • Sunday: 8:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Children's Ministry

"Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world..."

At FUMC McAllen we seek to provide a safe place where all children feel welcomed and loved. By providing varied age-appropriate opportunities rooted in Loving God, Sharing Jesus, and Growing in Faith, we invite all children and their families to join us on this journey of Christian discipleship.

In all of our activities and endeavors we aim to model and encourage children in a life based on Jesus' teaching to "love The Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind.....and love your neighbor as yourself". (Matt. 22:37-39)

Here's a quick glimpse at some of what God has done through our children's ministry!

Scoll down to read about all of the wonderful opportunities for children at FUMC McAllen and COME grow closer to God with us! 


Every Wednesday during the school year children (3 years old through 5th graders) are invited to an afternoon of fun at FUMC! Through games, fun snacks, music, art and service projects, the children learn about God’s promises lived out in the stories of the Bible and promised to us for TODAY. We meet from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. All children are welcome!

children's choir

 All 3 year old through 5th graders are invited to join the Children’s Choir every Wednesday, 4:30-5:00 pm in Room 207 led by Alissa and Bo Shirah. The Children’s Choir sings several times throughout the year during worship services and presents an annual Christmas musical each December.  

All families of loved ones with special needs are invited to gather every month for support...

The Special Needs Support Group meets every second Thursday of the month. All families of children with special needs are invited to gather to share experiences, encouragement, and helpful ideas and coping strategies as they deal with the challenges and joys of raising children with special needs. Childcare is available in Room 101.

children's worship and nursery

God put the wiggle in children, so do not feel the need to suppress them in God’s house. Children’s Worship Bags are available at the entrance to the Sanctuary and Fellowship Center.  Should you feel more comfortable for your children to be in another area as you worship, we do have other options: the Cry Room for parents with infants, and the Nursery for children in first grade and younger.

Childcare provided by loving, experienced nursery workers is available for children, infants through 1st graders, during all of our worship services. Two nursery rooms are located in the north building for families attending the worship services. During all of our other events, programs and studies, childcare is provided upon request for children, infants through 5th grade.

sunday school classes 

Every Sunday morning at 9:45 am people of all ages (children, teens, and adults) gather for time to learn about God, share Jesus, and get to know each other. There are three classes available for children taught by caring adults with age-appropriate lessons of the Christian faith.

Sunday School Nursery for infants through 3 year olds in the Sanctuary Nursery

Godly Play Sunday School for 4 year olds through 3rd graders in Room 201.

Older Elementary Sunday School for 4th and 5th graders in Room 208

All 3rd through 5th graders are invited to be a part of the Acolyte Team. Each Sunday two children act as acolytes during the 11:00 am worship service in the sanctuary, bringing the light of Jesus into the service and taking it out into the world. A training is scheduled twice a year, but can be held on any Sunday upon request. Contact Lee Ann Clemons if your child is interested.

It is a pleasure every year to honor third graders with new Bibles during our worship services. To help these third graders get started “digging into” their new Bibles we invite them to join Patty Summers for an eight week “Learning About Your Bible” Class, Sundays from 9:45 – 10:45 am.


 We love to celebrate babies with young families! All families with children born between October 8, 2017 and October 12, 2019 are invited to join us for lunch at 12:00 noon on Sunday, October 13. Please call the church office, 956-686-3784, to make reservations.

All adults interested in helping with the children and/or youth ministries of FUMC McAllen are required by the Rio Texas Conference of the UMC to complete a Trusted con Confianza Safety Certification. We have set October 15 as the deadline for completing this process for those of you helping with children or youth during the 2019-2020 school year.
Feel free to contact Lee Ann Clemons or Veronica Dillon for more information.

For more information regarding Children's Ministry at First United Methodist Church McAllen, contact Lee Ann Clemons at  .