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!


Children’s/Stringfellow Sunday

This is an annual national day of advocacy for children that FUMC Coppell highlights in the spring. 2019 date is April 28.


We offer a variety of camps during the summer.

Registration links are under each camp.

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2019 – This year we are going to Mars and Beyond where we will discover that there are no limits when we allow God to work within us.  Ephesians 3:20  – Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us.

Who:     Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Preschool and nursery care is provided if a parent is volunteering during VBS.
When:   June 17-20,  9 a.m. – Noon
Cost:    $30, $40 after May 19.

Registration is closed.

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
When:   Week Four: July 15-18
Times:  9 a.m. – Noon
Cost:     $120

Click here to register your child.

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:  After VBS Sports Camp: June 17-20, Noon – 4 p.m.
Cost:    $90

When:  Sports Camp: July 22-25, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost:    $75

Register online at

dodgeball camp

Triumph Sports is a Christ-centered camp that uses sports as a means to help spread the Gospel. This camp that features lots of dodgeball in many different forms. Kids learn throwing, catching, and dodging, as well as basic dodgeball strategy. We end the week with a big dodgeball tournament on the last day. We only use 6” and 7” Rhino-skin dodgeballs.

Who:     Children, ages 5 – 12
When:  July 22-25, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost:    $75

Register online at

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: June 24-27, 9 – 11 a.m.

Who:    Session 2, children completing 4th and 5th grade
When: June 24-27, 12 – 2 p.m.

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 the musical,  Who, What When, Where, Why: Discovering a Relationship with Jesus.

We require weekday adult volunteer participation from every family. (If you work full time, other volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact Deanna Goodman at to learn of opportunities to fulfill our volunteer requirement.)

Who:    Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade
When:  August 5-8, 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost:    $30, $40 after July 22

Click here to register your child.

Click here to sign up as an adult volunteer.

Click here to sign up as a youth volunteer.

Click here to request nursery care (for adult volunteers only.)




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.

Seminar will be November 9-10, 2018. Questions? Contact Kathy Braem at


Family Advent Adventure 

This inter-generational hands-on experience allows participants to come immerse themselves in preparing for Christ’s birth. December 2, 2018 at 9:40 a.m. – noon.