Contact Us

  • Phone: (956) 686-3784
  • Email: 
  • 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 sunday morning, join us for Godly play and J.A.M.

Immediately following the Time for Children during the 9:30 am worship service all 3 year olds through 5th graders are invited to join Lee Ann Clemons in Room 201 for Godly Play lessons.

What is Godly Play?
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. Come join us!


Immediately following the Time for Children during the 11:00 am worship service all 3 year olds through fifth graders are invited to join Lee Ann Clemons for growing closer to Jesus with boisterous worship, music, and fun!

J.A.M. lessons extend the worship service scripture reading and message for children through games and hands-on activities. All kids are welcome!


Sunday School is Zooming on! Come join us!


Summer Opportunities for Kids

All 3rd – 9th graders by September 1, 2021 are invited to come together for a time of reaching out to help others and learning a musical to present during worship services on Sunday, July 11. Lunch and lots of FUN included!
Registration deadline – June 14th
$25.00 includes lunch and t-shirt
Monday, July 5 through Thursday, July 8: 9:30am – 3:00pm
Friday, July 9: 9:30am-12:00pm
Sunday, July 11: Musical Presentation at 9:30am and 11:00am

Register Here



 At Treasured VBS, kids discover God's greatest treasure isn't diamonds, gems, or gold, it’s them! Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out fun Science activities. All children 4 years old through 5th grader are invited to this in person VBS. Registration is a MUST by July 19th.  REGISTER HERE


Upcoming Faith and sexuality Program for 5th and 6th graders (2020-21 school year)

The pre-teen years are filled with changes, changes to bodies, minds and emotions. These changes can be difficult to discuss with parents or anyone else as preteens try to navigate their way through this awkward time. The Wonderfully Made class provides kids in the 5th and 6th grades the opportunity to ask questions about growing up and get faith-based answers. The curriculum covers physical development and spiritual connection while helping pre-teens establish a foundation for their life in Christ. There is involvement by their parents or significant adult, having a positive effect on their ability to communicate in the future about difficult issues and situations.   The class is full at this time. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Lee Ann Clemons, , 956-686-3784.


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. 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  .