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FUMC is raising funds to update our playground. The playground is used daily by children who attend our programs and children in our neighborhood. The existing equipment and ground surfaces are in great need of upgrades.

We want to continue to provide an accredited outdoor teaching environment for our children. The Playground Project is divided into 2 phases. Phase 1 will replace the climbing structure and ground cover. Phase 2 includes the addition of individual play spaces. Safe, quality, play spaces are expensive but well worth the effort to create. We need your help to provide this ministry space.

The first phase of the project includes the large climbing structure and artificial ground cover. The total cost has been broken into cost per section or individual piece. Donors can specify their gift to purchase a specific piece or contribute toward the total cost of Phase 1.

Donations of $100 or more will be represented by a leaf added to our Giving Tree in the hospitality area of our preschool department. Leaves are inscribed in honor or memory of families and loved ones.

More information about the project is available by clicking on THIS LINK.

Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Conway are dedicated to providing children with opportunities for study, worship, fellowship, and missions.

For more information about children’s ministries in general, please contact our Director of Children’s Ministries, Pam Lentz via email at  There are also many opportunities for children to participate in worship through the music ministry.  For more information, please contact our Director of Music and Worship Ministries, Janet Gingerich via email at, or our Associate Director of Music (children and youth), Linda Ball via email at

If you would like to volunteer with the Children’s Ministries of First United Methodist Church, you must be Safe Sanctuary certified. To view our online Safe Sanctuary certification video, please click the Safe Sanctuaries logo below. For more information, please call the church at 501.329.3801.

Safe SanctuarysWeekday Childcare

First United Methodist Church offers two childcare programs: the Early Childhood Center, a weekday program for children ages 17 months to 5 years, and a Summer Adventure Camp, for children entering kindergarten through entering seventh grade.

In both programs, our goal is to provide a consistent, caring and respectful environment for children. We encourage creativity, individuality and self-expression for every child. We actively promote the values and skills needed for social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development.

The First United Methodist Church Early Childhood Center is proud to announce that it has achieved the highest level (Level 3 status) with the Arkansas Better Beginnings Program. ECC has been a state accredited facility since 2003, and the teachers and staff are excited to be a part of the state’s new Quality Improvement Rating System. The children of Conway deserve nothing less than the very best, and ECC strives to offer that!  For more information on the Better Beginnings Program, please click on the logo below:

Better Beginnings