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! 

SCHEDULE UPDATE: WOW (Word On Wednesday) for Children

Know that we are surely praying for you all and your children as we are dealing with these days of unease, major change to routines, and fear. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you navigate through this time.

In the days ahead we will get the word out as to whether WOW will meet. BUT we do have some Lenten Lesson videos to share with you to help keep your kids focused on Jesus!

 Jesus Washes Feet video

Jesus Breaks the Bread Video

Jesus Prays Video

Palm Sunday Video

Easter Video

We encourage you, also, to find ways to help your kids think about and reach out to others. This helps them get their minds off of the fear of the uncertainty of these days AND it reminds them that nothing is ever bigger than God's love for them and all of His children.

This week, how about helping them send a card to an older person who is not able to get out and about right now...a grandparent, someone in a nursing home or hospital?! A drawing from a child can brighten one's day beyond belief! Listed below are addresses to a few of the assisted living facilities in this area.

The Bridges at Edinburg, 5208 Sugar Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539

Waterford Gardens, 1522 E Griffin Pkwy, Mission, TX 78572

The Gardens at Brook Ridge, 1201 W Ridge Rd, Pharr, TX 78577



Summer vacation bible school








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 4 year olds in the Sanctuary Nursery

Godly Play Sunday School for 5 through 3rd graders in Room 201.

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

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  .