Family Ministries

Coming Events:

Drive-In Movie & Sing-A-Long

Friday, May 27, 5pm-8:30pm

 Step in time with us for a super fun evening to wind down our education year!  We’re gonna create our own vehicles and drive ’em in for pizza, popcorn and a presentation for our featured movie:  Mary Poppins.

Everything is provided—just bring a friend and head on downstairs to Fellowship Hall.  All ages and everyone welcome!   A free will offering will be taken.


Adventure Day! 

Saturday, June 25th 9:30am – 4pm


Invite a friend and join us for this opportunity for family bonding and church growth.  We will head on down to Promised Land Park for an entire day of fun and fellowship.

We can bring ANY food and drinks into the park or purchase them there for a very reasonable price.  The fee depends on the activities you would like to participate in.

Please register with Michele Tegen no later than June 13th.

*Due to the nature of this event it is for everyone ages 12 and up.


Youth Mission Trip

 Our youth mission trip this year will be a collaboration with Elm Grove and Gethsemane United Methodist Churches.  We will head to Greeneville, TN and work with the Cedar Creek Mission Center from June 25th – July 2nd.  Greeneville was selected because of the extreme need in the community. The poverty in Greeneville rivals that of anywhere else in the US.

All high school aged youth are welcome to attend this life changing trip.  Please see Michele Tegen for more information and to register, there are limited spots available.

Recent Events:

SOUPer Bowl of Caring

The older youth in our Sunday School classes help the younger students to paint ceramic bowls for the Souper Bowl of Caring. Bowls are placed in  Bowl painting Souper-Bowls a  silent auction! In 2016, $500.00 was raised for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee and many people were excited to receive a beautiful, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind keepsake bowl.

Harvest Fest

Each autumn the Family Ministry Committee celebrates Harvest Fest!  After a delicious lunch, we participate in many autumn festivities together .available in Fellowship Hall. In 2015 there was a cake walk and we had an organ grinder (sans monkey) provide music. An artist used her unique and artistic gift of painting faces that brought smiles to children and adults alike. Check out the complete album of photos on our Facebook page.

Easter Egg Search

egg-huntAfter worship on each Palm Sunday, bring your whole family and “Hippity Hop” on downstairs to Fellowship Hall for lunch, a short program and the chance to discover where your special Easter eggs are hidden. All youth ages 2-12 are invited to participate in the egg search.Every year brings lots of new activities and games. In 2016 a new “Pass the Egg” game with music provided by Bill Winston’s Monkey Organ! This is  an opportunity to share joy and fun with your friends and family.

Easter Sunrise Service

It has been a long and much loved tradition at First Church for our older youth to lead a Sunrise Service on Easter morning.The members of the youth Sunday School class plan the service. Students who are not  members of the Sunday School class but who would like to be a part of Sunrise  Service should contact Family Ministries Director Michele Tegen. There is a place for everyone to participate! The Sunrise Service will take place at 6:30 am Easter morning. The youth will gather that morning at 6:00 am.  We look forward to celebrating the miracle of Easter and the Risen Christ together. There will be a breakfast to follow at 7:00 am.

Moms In Motion

Last October we invited all moms to join us for a very special day! The retreat was planned to give Moms some time for themselves to be pampered and partake in:

  • Massage
  • Prayer & Devotion
  • Yoga
  • Reiki
  • Essential Oil Education
  • Breathwork
  • Emotional/Mental Health with Nurse Pat
  • Free Relaxation CD
  • Creating
  • Dance

Lunch was provided. Nursery and childcare were also provided. The cost: was $25.00.  The event was planned and led by our family ministries director, Michele Tegen.

 Pet Blessing

Pet-BlessingIn honor of the joy and blessings our companion animals bring to us First Church celebrates an Annual Animal Blessing ceremony. All are welcome to participate. No reservations are required. Come with your animal companion to the front steps of the church at 11:00 in the morning on the first Saturday of October. In the case of inclement weather we will meet in Fellowship Hall.  Please be sure to have your dog leashed and your other small animal companions (cat, guinea pig, hamster, bird etc.) in a kennel cab or carrier for their safety and comfort.

*If your animal friend is unable to join you, or would be more comfortable staying at home bring a photograph.