About Us

Children and Family Ministries

FUMCOG exists to love God and to love all people. We believe in embracing the mystery and doubt of faith through wrestling with the questions that inevitably arise, in a safe environment. Our community strives to live our lives with our hearts pointed outward to love and serve others.

FLEXIBLE and ON THE GO

FUMCOG Church School operates September through May. In order to offer engaging and diverse spiritual experiences, our program operates on a flexible schedule.

It is easy to connect - click on the link below to discover the what, when, and where of everything FUMCOG children, youth, and families are doing!

On summer break until September!

Love God and All People

in intimate learning communities

NURSERY

Infant - AGE 3

A professional staff provides care for our youngest children. Our nursery room doors open at 9:30 AM for infants through age 3. During our worship service, children through grade 4 are welcome to visit the nursery.

FUMCOG KIDS

Preschool TO Grade 6

FUMCOG Kids are one community that gathers for song, games, and message. Small groups are developed for age-appropriate discussions and activities.

YOUTH GROUP

Grades 7 - 12

WHEN: 10 AM Sundays

WHERE: Catalyst Cafe

WHAT: Breakfast,

Ping Pong, Fellowship

WHY: Wrestle with why you believe what you believe

Embrace the Mystery

wrestling with question and doubt

A Learning Community

Teachers, mentors, children, and youth ask and explore faith questions together. Though Jesus is our primary clue as we explore spirituality, FUMCOG uses sacred texts and contemporary writings to seek truths and the divine love that ultimately converges into the universal love that is God. Programs are enriched by the gifts of our community: its history, art, music, social activism, drama, and more! In this light of a peaceful, loving community, we strive to live out the teachings of Jesus in our everyday lives.

Themes of Exploration

As we turn to wonder, our programs will explore three themes each year. This allows us to explore with more depth and draw from the diverse experiences and expertise of our church family and the surrounding community. We intentionally plan for a unique mash up of:

  • traditional church school classes

  • service projects

  • guest speakers

  • creative arts

  • field trips

Hearts Pointed Outward

to love and serve others

Hands and Feet

Servant-hearted and justice oriented, the FUMCOG community commits to serving our community, our city, our nation, and our world.  Throughout the year, we provide various opportunities for families to participate in outreach and mission projects.

In Service

In Mission

Justice and peace work includes the entire FUMCOG church family. Service projects and mission trips are planned for all ages.

  • Planting Trees

  • Hosting families from Interfaith Hospitality Network

  • Creating cards for shut-ins

  • Mission Trip to Fondwa, Haiti

Safe Sanctuary

It is a joy and a privilege to create and maintain a safe, nurturing space for our children, youth, and volunteers. 

First United Methodist Church of Germantown
(FUMCOG)
6001 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
office@fumcog.org
215-438-3677