Discover, Engage, and Share God

  • Discover
  • Engage
  • Share

At First United Methodist Church of Macclenny  (FUMC) we strive to provide a positive nurturing environment for our youth and children to grow in their relationship with Christ. We have experienced staff and volunteers that are dedicated to walking along side our youth and children as they learn about living a faith based life. FUMC is also committed to providing a safe environment for our children and youth and that is why all staff and volunteers undergo an application process and extensive background checks. The youth and children also attend several Christian camps and events throughout the year, as well as participate in mission work in the local community. Below is detailed information about our ministry programs, please join us anytime.

The children’s ministry is grades K-5th. Our Children program is designed to nurture, empower, and equip children to  live out their faith.

On Sundays children first gather in worship services and enjoy opening music followed by a children’s moment with the Pastor, then head off to small group together.  During Children’s small group, they will discover, engage and share God through a variety of ways.  There are timely messages, crafts and ways of serving the larger church community.

Wednesday Connection for Children:  (September – May ONLY) Our Wednesday evening activities begin with a Connection meal at 5:30 pm.  Then from  6:15 pm-7:15 pm children attend a small group class.  In these classes, children will continue to grow as disciples of Jesus as they learn about God in creative and empowering ways.

**There is a nursery provided for infants to 3-4 years old. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary as the parent choose.**

Our youth ministry is for grades 6th – 12th and is designed to orchestrate growth, empower and equip young people with tools for their faith walk, and facilitate connecting with God and others. Our youth are led by Mrs. Toni Bunch who has over 20 years of teaching and ministry experience. She is full of great ideas, love and her ability to connect with kids of any age is legendary.

Every Sunday the youth have “Brunch Bunch” which is a youth led worship service that starts at 11:00 AM in the Gathering. This service also includes a delicious homemade (or semi-homemade) breakfast. Come and see what love is brewing!

Wednesday Connection for Youth:  6:15 pm-7:15 pm youth small group class meets in the admin building. These classes are designed to give the youth tools and skills to walk with,  and count on God, as they face the day to day pressures of tween and teen life.

Thursday Small Group: Alpha Study at 7:00 PM at the home of the Bunch’s. This study is designed for a more serious look at the books in the bible and is deigned to be focused for those seeking a “deeper dive” for 8th grade and up.

If you have any questions about our youth program please contact Toni Bunch @ 904-259-3551 or …… also follow the youth on facebook.

Join Us for Worship:
Services at 9:31 & 11:00 am. The 11 AM is a blended service of contemporary music and hymns. The 9:31 service is also known as “the Gathering” is a casual worship experience that emphasizes our connection with God……. and coffee!

How Can We Be In Prayer for You?
We have Prayer Partners and prayer chain that are ready to pray for at any time.  We will hold special prayer events such as Prayer Walks and Prayer Vigils on an occasional basis. For more information, contact the office at 259-3551 or email @

Engaging God as we grow in love and devotion of God, ourselves, and others as we Discover God, Engage God, and Share God through discipleship.

  • Men
    • Our men’s group is an active and vibrant group who meet on each 2nd Sunday morning of the month at 7:30am for breakfast, devotion and meeting.  Our men are instrumental in a maintaining a booth at the fair and performing many ministries with the church and community which reach those in need.
  • Young Adult
    • Young Adults for Christ Small Group  meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for Ages 18+, at 953 Red Fox Way, 32063
  • Wednesday Connection
    • Connection meal at 5:30pm (No Dinner June-August)
    • Small Groups start at:  6:15 pm-7:15 pm
      • Children: ages K-5th grade
      • Youth:  Middle and High School Classes
      • Adult:  Various discipleship classes
  • Share groups (small groups)
     We have a variety of small groups to choose from please {Click Here} to learn about them.
  • First Impressions and Hospitality Team
    • This team provides the invaluable service of a genuine welcome at our worship services. They provide an intentional welcome to worshipers through greeting, and assisting visitors to the services. This team also helps facilitate visitors ability to navigate around our facilities and to make our grounds visitor and member friendly.   If you are interested in extending the welcome of Christ to worshipers, contact Nat Torres by emailing


Sharing God with ourselves and others as we Discover God, Engage God, and Share God in/through Service and Outreach

  • Homeless:  This ministry is instrumental in meeting the needs of our communities homeless, transient homeless and families that struggle to meet their basic needs.  If your are interested in donating to or serving in this ministry contact our ministry lead Mary Pregler at
  • Samaritan House:  This ministry is a locally run ministry in which many of our members serve weekly.  This ministry provides food and other services to community families in need.  If you are interested in serving in this ministry contact our church office at
  • Pumpkin Patch:  Our youth and other ministries within our church operate the pumpkin patch during the month of October.  Team lead is Toni Bunch.