An inclusive, Christ-centered community making a difference.


Your child’s faith journey is important to us and we want to be here to guide him/her along the way. We offer a wide variety of activities for you and your child (ages 0 to fifth grade) to grow together in faith each week and throughout the year. To stay up-to-date on our Children's Ministry activities and involvement opportunities, you can click the button below to sign up for email updates!

Sign Up for Children's Ministry Email Updates Here! 


Join Us This Summer for VBS!

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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”  Join us as we bring wisdom from Dr. Seuss’ literature into today’s changing climate and culture. Vacation Bible school is open to all children ages 4 through 5th grade. We have fun activities planned like games, drama & theater, art, and much more! Camp is Monday-Thursday August 6-9 at 9am-12:30pm. Cost is $15 per child and no more than $40 a family.


To register, just complete the registration form here. Have questions? Contact Paula Dugan, Director of Children’s Ministry, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (585) 271-1050 x111 for more information. Please register by July 18 so we can ensure we have a t-shirt for your child(ren).


Sunday School

(9:45-10:45 am, ages four to fifth grade; beginning the first Sunday after Labor Day with a fun-filled open house)

Our classrooms are alive with activities that help children learn how God loves them! All volunteers leading classes model the accepting love of Christ as children learn and play together. Children are divided into classes according to age. Each group has an age-appropriate curriculum that shares Bible stories that teach them about God’s love.

Worship (for a list of worship times, click here)

Children are welcome to stay with their parents during the entire service. During the 11 am service we also offer the following opportunities for children aged four years old through fifth grade following the children’s sermon:


Children ages four through second grade may leave to attend lessons focused on Scripture and the sermon topic of the day. Second floor, education wing.

Bible Beat

Children in third through fifth grades may leave to participate in lessons that explore Scripture and the sermon topic of the day. These lessons may include discussions, games, and multimedia presentations. Second floor, education wing.

Children may be picked up after the service in the second floor, education wing.

Childcare (located on the first floor in the education wing, click here for a campus map)

We offer professional childcare for ages 0-3 during every worship service.  Our childcare is divided into two rooms: The "Creche" for newborns through to 18 months and the "Rainbow Room" for 18 months through 3 years of age.

Wednesday Evenings

Children's Musical Groups

Our children's musical groups rehearse on Wednesday evenings. The typical schedule during the school year is as follows, but please check the events calendar for the most updated time:

Hallelujah Kids (music fundamentals class, grades preK-1, practice 5-5:30 pm)

Wesley Singers and Ringers (vocal choir and bell choir grades 2-5, practice 6-7 pm)

All are welcome, regardless of musical ability. For more information contact Holly Temming at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Dinner

We offer a family dinner at 5:30 pm with a donation of three dollars per person for all those attending Wednesday evening programs.

Other Programs

Throughout the year, we offer non-musical activities on Wednesday evenings for those who are interested.

Fun, Faithful, Family Events - 2016-2017

Each year, Asbury First hosts events for families. For the most updated listing of times, please check the events calendar. If you are looking for wholesome, educational, faith-based fun, then check out the following events:

 Month  Activity Date/Time What's it all About!
January "Board Saturday Night" Jan. 14, 5 pm Family game night with pizza.
February Yoga Night Feb. 11, 6 pm  
February Mini Vacation Bible School Feb. 21-23, 9 am-12 pm This VBS is a great way to have fun during February break. In Camp H2O, we will explore the miracles in the Bible that pertain to water!
March Pretzel Sunday Mar. 6, 9:45 am-12 pm Children explore and learn a Lenten lesson on this Sunday morning while making delicious pretzels. A thirty year tradition
April Family Prayer Night Apr. 14, 5-7:30 pm Families share communion on this very holy day as well as learn new and different ways to pray for each other before the evening Good Friday Service.
May Children’s Musical May 7, 8:30 and 11 am Sunday services Come and watch our talented children, or have your kids be a part of this faith building experience. Auditions are in January.
June Family Church Carnival! Jun. 4, 12 pm A Sunday morning filled with laughter and fun for all.
August Vacation Bible School Aug. 7-10, 9 am-12:30 pm Come and share your morning with friends from church. The morning is filled with fun and exciting faith-focused activities for all!


For more information about children's ministries at Asbury First or to sign up for an event, please contact our children's ministry director, Paula Dugan.

In addition to these programs, we also offer theatre for children.