First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

Parent Survey

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 · Adults, Children, Home Page, Tweeners, Youth


First United Methodist parents: We want to know how to better partner with you to grow your kids spiritually. We know how busy you are, so we want to thank you in advance for taking time to fill out this survey. The information gathered will help us design our new “ParentLink” ministry that will launch this fall. To take the survey, just click the link below.

Passport to Adventure VBS

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 · Children, Home Page

Travel dates: Mon, Jun 22 – Fri, Jun 26
Daily departure time: 9am (loading begins at 8:30am)
Daily return time: noon
Ticket price: $20/passenger (families traveling in a large group will pay $50/maximum)
Ticket price includes: amazing traveling adventures, in-flight snacks & t-shirts
Passenger ages: Friends four years old by Jun 1 through those who have completed sixth grade
Important travel documents: Passport to Adventure Registration Form, How To Get Journey Music, Adult Volunteer Application, Youth Volunteer Application

To get your ticket: Complete a registration form and turn in to the Christian Education Office Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Join us for a Passport to Adventure as we pack up our “fruits of the spirit” and travel around the globe as we “Share the Spirit…Across the Street and Around the World.” Together, we will learn how God has called and equipped us to serve with joy, faithfulness, kindness, patience and love. All passengers will experience praise and worship time and snacks. Younger passengers (Pre-K through third graders) will also have recreation, crafts, and/or mission projects. Older passengers (fourth through sixth graders) will get to select their choice of electives. If you have any questions or wish to help, please contact Kim Mayes at

Ages: Children that are rising 1st through rising 6th grades
August 3 – August 7
Monday – Thursday Hours: 9am – 3pm
Friday Hours: 9am – 7pm due to our special performance of the musical
Cost: $110 per child

What is summer music camp? It’s a week full of drama, arts and crafts, singing, acting, dancing, set making, devotion, Bible study, percussion class, snacks and much more. Morris stumbles into Room 316, the Lost and Found, where he finds a life-size Bible, and a mysterious suit of armor who invites him to “Step Into the Word.” Morris finds that when you’re feeling scared and lost, Jesus is the “Son-Powered Compass” who points the way home.

The cost for this memorable, uplifting and educational experience is just $110 per child. A snack and lunch are provided daily, along with a pizza party on Friday before we perform our musical in the Sanctuary at 6pm. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. Register online here or download this Summer Music Camp Registration Form and return with your payment to the Administrative Office, Music Office, or Education Office. There is limited space available for each grade level, so please register today. No performance experience is necessary to participate in the event, and auditions for speaking parts will be held on June 26 after Vacation Bible School. For more information, email Karen at or Diana at

Interested in volunteering? Please find the Teen Music Camp Volunteer Form and Adult Music Camp Volunteer Form here!