Children’s Ministries

At FUMC Coppell, we believe in upholding children as sacred gifts from God. We teach children that Christ calls all of us, no matter how old we are, to serve others in God’s love. Below are a few of the Children’s Ministries annual events.  We look forward to seeing you at these events, either as a participant, or a volunteer, or both!


The Created by God Seminar for 5th and 6th grade students is led by Kathy Braem, the Children’s minister at FUMC Coppell, who is a trained and certified facilitator of Created by God in the North Texas UMC Conference.

This important seminar will focus on God’s gift of human sexuality from a Christian perspective. God created humankind and declared it was good. Come learn why our bodies changing can be such a wonderful experience. Created by God thoroughly addresses the basics of growth and sexual development. The children will obtain accurate information and a better understanding of what it means to be wonderfully created by God-including his call to live faithfully and responsibly as sexual beings.

2020 dates TBD. Questions? Contact Kathy Braem at


Children’s/Stringfellow Sunday

This is an annual national day of advocacy for children that FUMC Coppell highlights in the spring. 2020 date is April 19.


We offer a variety of camps during the summer.

Vacation Bible School

Who:     Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Preschool and nursery care is provided if a parent is volunteering during VBS.

When:   June 15-19, 2020
Time:   9 am – Noon

Little Lights Shine Camp

A camp designed for our precious little ones so that they can come enjoy all the things the big kids do at their camps.  God’s love is shared through play, crafts, music and Bible lessons. Each age level will be taught by qualified teachers, with most from our very own Stringfellow School.  Contact Kathy Braem at with questions.

Each week will have a different theme and registration is required. Participants may attend as many weeks as desired. Supply fees are included in registration.

Who:     Children, age 2 to 5 years


Session 1 – June 8-11
Session 2 – June 15-18
Session 3 – July 6-9
Session 4 – July 13-16

Times:  9 am – Noon
Cost:     $120

sports camp

Triumph Sports is a Christ-centered camp that uses sports as a means to help spread the Gospel. This program includes basketball, soccer, flag football, and may include other fun games like capture the flag, Ultimate Frisbee, kickball, and dodgeball.

Who:    Children, ages 5 – 12
When:  June 15-18,  Noon – 4 pm
Cost:    $90

cooking camp

Come explore the Bible, great food, and much more! Held in the FUMC kitchen. Separate sessions for age groups. Each session is limited to 9 participants.

Who:    Session 1, children completing 2nd and 3rd grade
When: 2020 dates TBD

Who:    Session 2, children completing 4th and 5th grade
When: 2020 dates TBD

Cost:   $50

Big MAC (Music and Arts Camp)

A wonderful week of music and fun held in August. The camps includes singing, doing art projects, playing games, recreation, and refreshments. Participants (3rd-6th grades) will learn a musical.

Who:    Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade
When:  2020 dates TBD, 9 am – Noon
Cost:    $30