Parenting Resources

Parenting resources to help with faith formation


We offer various tools and classes to you help you, the parent, to deepen your family’s faith at home. Devotional calendars and pages during the seasons of Advent and Lent, parenting courses and book studies, and articles and advice on ways to practice spiritual disciplines are some of the ways we help equip you to become your children’s faith leader.

Lara Greene, Director of Children’s Ministries


Finding the correct answer to questions you may have about First Church can be time consuming. Here are answers to some common questions. If your question is not answered here, you can email your question or call the church office at (512) 478-5684 for more information.

Question: When and Where is Children's Sunday School?

Answer: Our Childcare and Sunday School rooms are located on the first floor of our Education building, below the Murchison Chapel. Sunday School is 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Question: What are the child drop off and pick up procedures?

Answer: All children, infants through 5th grade, are checked in by a guardian at one of our three check in stations on the first floor before being escorted to their classroom. There are two self-check in stations for registered kids; one is at the west entrance of the childcare hallway and other one is at the west entrance of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade hallway (to the right of Wesley Hall). The visitor check in station is between these two hallways (under the Sanctuary), and a church staff member or volunteer will help visitors check in and find their child’s classroom. Children must be picked up from their classroom by the adult who has the badge with the code matching the child’s.

Question: I am interested in volunteering, how do I get involved?

Answer: Please contact Lara Greene, Director or Children and Family Ministries at Also, please visit our Get Involved page for more information.

Question: My child has food allergies, do you serve any food during Sunday School?

Answer: Yes, we serve goldfish and animal crackers during a reflective “feast time.” We also have gluten-free trail mix as an option. Please inform your teacher or childcare worker of any food allergies when signing in your child for Sunday School or childcare. If needed, you are welcome to bring your own snacks from home. Please note, FUMC Kids is a “nut-free” environment so we ask that all outside food brought into Sunday School or childcare contain no nut products.

Question: How do I schedule my child's baptism?

Answer: Please review our baptism page for more information. To register for a baptism class, email Lara Greene at or call her at 478-5684, ext. 211.

Question: What do I need to bring with my infant/toddler to the Nursery?

Answer: Please be prepared to bring a diaper bag with two or more diapers, wipes, ointment and a change of clothes.  In addition, please bring formula, breast milk or any snacks (nut-free) for your child during their time in the Nursery. All items from home should be labeled with the child’s or family’s name. For more information, please read the article Separating at the Door.