Kids-infant to 4th grade

Children of all ages are welcome in worship. We hope that your children will have an opportunity to experience worship many times. For those who prefer that their infants not be in worship we offer two other options.

  • Quiet Room – this room is located just outside the glass doors to the sanctuary and is available at all services. It has a speaker system so that you can hear what is going on in the service, and a large window so that you can watch the worship service. There are rocking chairs and toys in this room to help keep children of all ages entertained and soothed. We do not offer supervision in this room, so ask that a parent or other guardian be with any child in the quiet room.
  • Nursery – This room is for children from birth to 36 months. It is supervised by paid and volunteer staff during all Sunday morning worship services, and some adult classes. There are toys, books and activities for young children.

Classes are provided for kids 3 years-8th grade during the 9:30 service during the school year. Kids are invited to come forward during the children’s message (if they are comfortable) at the beginning of the service. They are dismissed to their classes following the children’s message and their Sunday school teachers will meet them at the back of the sanctuary and take them to class.

The church nursery is staffed with paid and volunteer workers and is available during all worship services.

Kid’s Events & Opportunities

Children’s Christmas Eve Parade – Our 5PM service on Christmas Eve includes a “no practice” Christmas pageant.

Sundae Sunday – The Sunday school children construct a 30 foot ice cream sundae, then eat it. All for fun! This occurs in February of each year.

Easter Egg Hunt – Dozens of 3 through 11-year-old children gather to hunt eggs, create Easter crafts and enjoy each other’s company.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) – This fun week of summer play and education takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. VBS is for is for ages 4 yrs. old – 6th Grade. This year’s dates are Monday, July 17th – Friday, July 21st, 2017.  All children are welcome to attend, you do not need to be members of Brighton First to enjoy the fun at VBS! There is no charge for VBS.

Summer Musical Theater Project for Kids-runs in 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ,  on Monday, August 7—Saturday, August 12 with performances on Sunday, August 13 during worship.  This is  time for kids to explore dancing, singing, acting, memorizing, playing, costuming, rehearsing… rehearsing… rehearsing…and finally PERFORMING! Join us for a great theater experience!  This program is for kids entering 2nd-8th grades who love to sing, dance, & act!

Sign-up online, click here or  sign-up sheets in Community Room.

This Summer our Music Theater (Camp) will kick-off  with a read-through on Friday, July 21 at 1 p.m. (the last day of  Vacation Bible School). Musical Theater students will receive all materials for “camp” at this time.

If your child cannot attend the read-through on Friday, July 21st but would like to participate, or you would like  more information, please contact Susan Snow, Music Director, at 517-376-2215 (text) or

The charge for each child is $50.00 (for any additional children in family $40.00 each) to cover materials. Scholarships are available. Please mail or drop your check off at the church office-make checks payable to “FUMC”: First United Methodist Church of Brighton’ 400 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116,  ATTN: Terry

All kids are welcome–You do not have to be a member of Brighton First. The Annual Musical Theater Project is led by Susan Snow, Music Director at Brighton First. Susan has over 24 years experience as a Vocal Director and Accompanist, is currently the Music Director of Brighton First, and Vocal Director and Accompanist for Act 2 Theater Company of Pinckney High Schools. For more information contact Susan Snow, Music Director at

Preschool Camps – We offer 2 summer camps for preschoolers (June and August). They run Monday through Thursday and each offers a different fun-filled theme.

First Steps Preschool
First Steps Preschool is a non-profit, creatively oriented preschool that helps to fulfill the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of the 3 and 4-year old child. First Steps includes conversations and activities that will encourage children to grow in their understanding of God and his world. Click on this link to visit the website for First Steps Preschool.

First Steps Preschool is a rich learning environment where kids play, socialize and flourish in their understanding of God and his world. To enroll your child, or if you have any questions, call the preschool office at 810-227-0262 or email preschool director, Lisa Guise:

Trunk or Treat – Candy for “Trick or Treaters” from 5 pm – 6 pm in our parking lot in October. All children welcome to dress up for Halloween and join us, do not need to be members to join in the fun!

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