Birth-6th Grade

Our Mission at Fleming Island UMC Kids Club is to create an environment in which all children feel welcome, safe, and loved while learning about God's love and growing in their faith.  We believe that even the youngest child can experience God's love.

Katie Strickland

Children's Minister

Hello! I am so excited you are interested in learning more about our Children's Ministry at Fleming Island UMC. You could quite possibly be meeting me for the first time and will ever only know me as Katie Strickland. However, many in our church know me as Katie Perry (my maiden name). That is because I grew up at Fleming Island UMC. I can genuinely say that this church and the people here hold a special place in my heart, and it all started when I was a kid! I want nothing more for this church and this children's ministry to be the special place for you and your child as it has been for me.

I started serving as the Children's Minster in August 2022. My husband Dusten and I were married in April 2015 at Camp Chowenwaw (Green Cove Springs). We have two young children: Henry and Addie, along with a dog, two chickens, a bunny, and a fish. It is safe to say that I pretty much live in a zoo!

What are we learning in Kids Club?

We understand that we sometimes have kids that can't make it to church on Sundays. We provide our children's lessons so they can continue to grow no matter what. Here you will find past and current lessons that include videos and handouts to help your child expand their understanding. These resources are also great for grown-ups who want to know more about their child's learning.

What's Coming Up!

Recent Kid's Happenings

Blast Off Recap
September 1st, 2022
We have finished our first series of our new curriculum Blast-Off!  In this series we focused on four spiritual habits that help us grow spiritually.  Each week we focused one, our BIG IDEA from the week. Week 1:We read about the time Jesus visited Mary and Martha’s home and learned that WE CAN SPEND TIME WITH GOD.Week 2:We learned about the time a group of people helped their paralyzed friend get...
God-sized Dreams for Kids Club
August 25th, 2022
It has been three Sundays since I have officially been the new children's minister and I am so excited for the future of the children's ministry and the church.  Early in the summer, I was considering finding a new church home. I had a dream of the type of children's ministry I wanted to my kids to grow-up in.  My mom convinced me to come and meet Pastor Faith on her first Sunday here.  While I wa...
Exciting Things for the Children & Youth
August 11th, 2022
A lot's been done in a small amount of time! I want to give Katie a big thank you for all her hard work to get ready for the Back to School bash we had this past week. It was a different kind of Sunday from what we had in the past, but we consider it a success. The kids had fun, and we got to talk with some families we hadn't seen in a while. Kids' rooms were cleaned and refreshed for the start of...
VBS Day 5 Recap
July 29th, 2022
“Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people!” –Psalm 66:5 Well, this year's VBS is officially in the record books. Today, our 36 kids, 21 adults, and 10 youth celebrated everything they learned with a small presentation to their parents. Each crew sang a song they had been working on from worship time.The kids returned to Joseph's story, learning what happened...
VBS Day 4 Recap
July 28th, 2022
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.–Romans 8:38 Today was an exciting day, especially at the end! We moved from the Old Testament into the New as we looked at connections between Joseph and Jesus. Today's big takeaway was that God is stronger than anything. Our 23 adults, 9 youth, and 38 kids all saw the extraordinary strength of God in many different ways today.T...