When you take the LIGHT of the church, and combine it with the LOVE of a family, you increase the potential to impact a kid's life!

"I believe whole heartedly in the Orange Strategy, and hope to turn it into the norm, not just a strategy at FUMC Peoria. I believe God has called me into ministry to not only help children grow in their faith, but to also help families grow in faith together. My goal is to equip families with the tools to allow God to be a part of their everyday lives. I can't wait to PARTNER with you on what is sure to be an exciting adventure."

Kara Bushong, Director of Children & Family Ministries

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Worship Online Made Just For You!

Hey Kids... here's an interactive worship experience just for you! And there's a fresh new experience for every week. You'll find video Bible lessons, prayer, activities to go with the lessons, children's messages, and more.  Click on the link and then fire up your walk with Jesus!


Sundays, 8:30 AM

Children may join us in the Traditional Worship Service.  Worship bags are provided to assist with engaging in the worship experience.  There will also be a children’s message during this service.

Sundays, 9:45 AM

Sunday School – Pre-K through grade 5

Sundays, 11 AM

Children’s Choir or Small group – K through grade 5

Sundays, 11:15 AM

Children’s small group for those attending the Renuevo Service – K through grade 5

Wednesdays, 7-8 PM

Grades 2-5 welcome for an evening of learning how to apply the Bible to our every day lives.


Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join us for fun and fellowship through a variety of events.  The goal is to help children recognize their need for relationships and learn to build them well with other children, adults, and ultimately, with Jesus.  The more the merrier! And, kids are encouraged to invite friends.  Be on the lookout in your email, announcement slides at church, Facebook, The Herald, and more, for upcoming events.  

Contact Kara

You have a direct line to our children's department. All messages here go directly to Children & Family Ministries Director, Kara Bushong.