Children's Ministry of Valpo FUMCChildren's Ministry

      The Children's Ministry of First United Methodist is located in the Wesley Hall wing on the north side of our main building. In Wesley Hall are the classrooms, the nursery and the office of the Director of Children's Ministries, Karyn Custer-Jankowski. 

     Parents can access the classrooms and nursery through the main church building.

Read the Children's Ministry Newsletter - December 2020


     Read and print our Check-in procedures for the safety of our children here.

The children's ministry includes the following ages:

  • Nursery - age 3 months through age 3
  • Children's Sunday School - Children age 4 through 5th grade

     Our tradition is to have parents of the Sunday School children TEACH a few Sundays per year. You do not have to have children in our Sunday School program to teach! Send an email to Ms. Karyn at


Sunday Schedule

 We will not be meeting in person until further notice but there will be short, weekly Sunday school lessons for the children beginning August 9, 2020, which you can find each Sunday on our home page or visit and search for the "Online Sunday School" videos.  Please contact Ms. Karyn for more information at


8:45 a.m. - 12:15 noon - Nursery - Age 3 months through 3 years

     Located in Wesley Hall room 102-104, our nursery is available during both worship services (9:00 & 11:11 a.m.) and during "Connect" time (10:00-11:11 a.m. when age-appropriate Sunday School lesson is presented) for ages 3 months through 3 years old. The nursery staff are professionals who have been trained and background checked.

Sunday School
     Children age 4 - 5th grade are welcome to Sunday School during "Connect Time", in between the 9:00 and 11:11 a.m. services.

Contact Information
     For more information about our Children's Ministry, feel free to contact Karyn Custer-Jankowski, Director of Children's Ministries at 219-465-1661 during regular church office hours, or email her at