FUMC Hot Springs Kidz

We have many wonderful ministries for children at FUMC.  We believe in helping our little ones grow in God's love and grace.  To grow as a community of faith connecting them to God, to each other, and to the world. We strive to offer ample opportunities for our children to learn the importance of God's word through small groups, enrichment programs, mission projects and more.  We are committed to providing a strong foundation for them to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

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 19:14

For more information about any of our children's programs, "LIKE" our Facebook page FUMC Hot Springs Kidz.

Contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Michelle Wilkins with any questions by phone at (501) 623-6668 ext. 130 or by email.

SundAY Morning LARGE Group / Small Groups


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nursery is available for ages birth - 36 months (lower level in the Christian Life Center -room #'s 107 & 109)

FUMC KIDS Large Group / Small Group

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Pre-K & Kindergarten Small Group

ages 3 - 5 years old, lower level in the Christian Life Center, room #119

Elementary Small Group

1st - 3rd grade, upstairs in the Christian Life Center in the children's wing

1st grade & 2nd grade - room #208

3rd grade - room # 217

CLUB 45 Small Group

4th and 5th grade in the Christian Life Center, room #215


6th graders meet in the Christian Life Center, room #205

If you have any questions, or need more information on any of our Sunday morning children's classes please contact Michelle Wilkins, Director of Children's Ministries, michellewilkins1@yahoo.com      

OPEN HEARTS Special Needs Ministry

If you haven’t already heard about us, let us introduce ourselves. We are the Open Hearts at First United Methodist Church Hot Springs (FUMC).  We are the mothers, fathers, siblings, care-givers, friends, and supporters of children with special needs within our church community.  Just like any family, we all have our differences, and like any family we work together to make sure that all of us grow in the light of God's Love.

Our children teach us that wheelchairs are not obstacles to playing in God's house, that communication disorders do not prevent us from talking to God, and that learning differences do not keep us from being students of the Lord.

Our Mission

We work diligently to eliminate the obstacles that prevent families from participating in the programs offered at First United Methodist Church. It is our goal to provide a church environment that is safe, nurturing and enjoyable for ALL children.

Be an Open Hearts Angel

This ministry is dependent upon the support of amazing volunteers who dedicate their skills, services, and time to the Open Hearts’ children and families. If you want to share God's love with a special child, please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry. We offer opportunities to serve at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. Contact Michelle Wilkins, Director of Children's Ministry by phone at (501) 623-6668 ext 130 or by email for more information.

"For the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7b

Volunteer in the Children's Ministry

We are always looking for new people to volunteer with our children's ministry programs.  Review the opportunities below to find your fit:

  • Volunteer to teach during our Wednesday after school programs, WAK & CLUB 45
  • Join children's message rotation for any of our three Sunday services
  • Teach Sunday school for any age from 9:30 - 10:30 am (curriculum is provided)
  • Volunteer during Vacation Bible School and Music Camp weeks (every July)

If you have any questions or if you are interested, please contact Children's Ministry Director Michelle Wilkins at (501) 623-6668 ext. 130 or by email.  Please prayerfully listen for God’s whisperings.  Is He calling you?