“We have many fellowship opportunities for our congregation and as an outreach to the community. Wonderful Wednesdays happen during the school year and offer a free meal at 5:00 followed by activities, discussions, and Bible studies for all ages, children through adults.”
“Youth activities include weekly meetings, mission trips, camp, and other special activities. Our focus is to have a safe, positive place for teens to come and connect with each other and with God.”
Parents Night Out
“Parents Night Out is the first Saturday of every month 5:00- 8:30. This free activity includes stories, games, crafts, videos, and dinner. Parents can enjoy a night out knowing their children are having fun in a safe and loving place.”
Youth Mission Trips
“Youth mission trips and events are a big part of our youth ministry. It gives the teens an opportunity to grow and serve- and have fun, too!”
Children and Family Ministry
La Porte First United Methodist Church
A ministry where children and families feel safe and loved.
Matthew 19:14 (NIV)
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 18:3 (NIV)
And he said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Christian Education Opportunities for Children and Their Families
“Sunday School is available at all three services. Children will learn Bible stories and how they apply to their life today.
The nursery is available every Sunday 7:45- 11:45.”
“Parents Night Out is the first Saturday of every month 5:00- 8:30. This free activity includes stories, games, crafts, videos, and dinner. Parents can enjoy a night out knowing their children are having fun in a safe and loving place.Children in 5th grade and under are welcome to attend. All adult volunteers and staff are background checked and trained. The staff are also CPR certified.
You can register ahead of time by calling the office at 219-362-2443 or online on the church facebook page event. (include link). Pre-registration is not required, but helps to ensure enough volunteers, food and supplies are available. The events are free but a freewill donation is accepted.”
“Saturday Bible School is the second Saturday of the month 10:00- 2:00. The activities are based on a yearly theme and are set up similar to Vacation Bible School- music, crafts, stories, and games. Lunch is also included. This is for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Call the church office to pre-register 219-362-2443. Pre-
registration is not required, but helps to ensure enough volunteers, food and supplies are available.”
“Wonderful Wednesdays runs throughout the school year. Dinner at 5:00 is followed by activities for children, youth, and adults from 6:00- 7:00. The children learn Bible stories through interactive stories, crafts, games, and songs. They will also learn memory verses. Anyone is invited to attend both the dinner and activities, or just the dinner or activities. If school is not in session, there is no Wonderful Wednesday.”
Tweens is an outreach mission for 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders. This program is a joint venture between Children and Youth Ministries to bridge children from elementary to middle school adventures. Field trips, snacks, discussions, games, service projects, guest speakers, and team building activities are all part of Tweens. This gives tweens a place to explore, reach out, and feel safe during this challenging period of change. These outreach opportunities are all free.
Summer- 12:30 p.m.– 4 p.m. every Tuesday
School year– 11:45 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. the 2nd Sunday of every month
You can find out when these activities are by checking out our calendar here. (Calendar of Events)
1225 Michigan Ave
La Porte, IN
Children and Youth Minister
Jennifer Casper (219) 575-0135