Our youth ministry at First UMC seeks to provide a safe space for youth of all ages to navigate their faith, serve our communities, and feel accepted for who they are as a child of God. We do this through our Nursery, Sunday School, and Youth Group programs. 


We provide weekly childcare in our Nursery each Sunday from 10:00am-12:00pm. Nursery is available for children age 0-3. Parents are asked to sign their children in and out at drop-off and pick-up with our Nursery Attendant or available volunteer.


Our Sunday School class meets weekly on Sundays following the Children's Moments during worship until conclusion of service. We explore stories of the bible through our Deep Blue Curriculum and seek out ways to provide service for our church community and beyond. Sunday School is available for children in Pre-K-5th grade.


First United Methodist Youth (FUMY) meets weekly on Wednesday nights at FUMC from 5:30-7:00pm. We eat dinner together, play games, and explore relevant topics to today's young people. We also engage in various service projects each month. FUMY is open to all Middle School and High School students (6th-12th grade)


Our nursery is staffed by one Nursery Attendant and various volunteers. All of our staff and volunteers are Safe Gatherings certified, meaning they are trained to ensure the highest safety for your children in our ministry. Childcare in our nursery is provided every Sunday from 10am through the end of worship for children ages 0-3. Please be sure to sign your children in at the time of drop-off and sign them out at pick up. Please inform our nursery staff of any dietary, allergy, medical, and other pertinent information about your child. We also ask that you provide diapers or anything else your child may need during their time in nursery. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at




Sunday School is available for children in Pre-K through 5th grade. We offer Sunday School weekly on Sunday's following the Children's Moments during worship. Using the Deep Blue curriculum from Cokesbury, we explore various themes and stories from the Bible as we form and understand our faith together. We also spend time learning children songs and finding ways to act in service to our First UMC and Missoula communities. Sunday School is lead by our Youth Director and volunteer staff. 


Schedule Coming in the fall

Bringing day camp to your computer screen.

United Methodist Virtual Day Camp

Bible Games




FUMY meets weekly during the school year on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:00pm. We gather for dinner, games, and conversation. FUMY is open to all Middle School and High School age youth (6th-12th grade). Each month is centered around a particular theme that we explore together through small group discussion and occasionally a service project inspired by the topic. FUMY is led by our Youth Director
and volunteers.


Meet The Team

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Youth Director
Shaina Ore

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Nursery Attendant

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Genevieve Padget-Slote
Travis & Leanna Ross

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Sarah Slater

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Angie Doucette

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“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” is not just an advertising slogan, but a statement of how First United Methodist Church of Missoula wants to be seen in our community. First Church is a community of open hearts seeking to be a force for God’s grace in the “heart” of Missoula’s downtown. We are an open minded congregation, respectful of each other yet unafraid of the issues of our time. And we are a church of open doors, welcoming a wide diversity of people to be a part of our congregation. For those who can’t manage our stairs, you will find the elevator just inside the back alley door. You will always find a place at First United Methodist Church! 


Missoula First United Methodist Church

(406) 549-6118


300 East Main St. Missoula, MT 59802



P.O. Box 7646
Missoula, MT  59807-7646