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 We're Learning This Month

Rise and Shine


On a farm, life has a daily rhythm (for plants, animals, and people, too). “Life” is what this series is all about, because we’re talking about Easter and Jesus’ triumph over death! In this five-week series, kids will explore the stories leading up to and following Easter Sunday. Together, they’ll discover we can stick with Jesus even when our days are dark, and that because Jesus is alive, we can spend our days meeting with him, trusting he’s there for us, and sharing his love — not just today, but every day!

" He is not here; he has risen!” — Luke 24:6 (NIV)

Parent's Day Out

In desperate need of a date night? Or time alone to Netflix and chill? Let us help! Drop your kiddos off with us for a few hours. While you are enjoying your break, your kids will play games, do crafts and eat dinner in a fun and safe environment.

This is a free event open to our community, that we offer once a quarter.  While this event is free registration is required.   Check the link below for information on our next Parent's Day Out.  

VBS Summer 2023

Send your kids on an out-of-this-world adventure!
At Stellar VBS, kids shine Jesus’ light! Stellar is filled with awesome Bible-learning
experiences kids see, hear, and touch!

July 24-28 from 9 am to 12 pm

Registration will open in May.

Kids Club Teachings

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

Eggs Galore!!
March 30th, 2023
We have over 1000 eggs sorted and ready to go for this Sunday!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who brought in eggs and egg fillers. Thank you RanDee for helping me sort them this morning.  What our church can accomplish together always amazes me.  I know we will have some pretty excited kids this Sunday. I hope you all are as excited for our Potluck Lunch and Egg Hunt.  We are plannin...
Rise and Shine Preview
March 23rd, 2023
Hey Families! Here’s a look at what your kids are going to be learning in Kids Club in April, so you can continue growing at home during the week. RISE & SHINE: A 5-Week Series from the New Testament on EasterSeries Overview: On a farm, life has a daily rhythm (for plants, animals, and people, too). “Life” is what this series is all about, because we’re talking about Easter and Jesus’ triumph ove...
Cereal Sunday
March 14th, 2023
Daylight savings began this past Sunday, which can be hard on kids and parents alike.  To make their morning a bit easier we invited the kids to come to church in the pajamas and we provided a cereal breakfast.  It is safe to say they all enjoyed our mini-celebration. ......
Measure Up Preview
December 13th, 2022
Hey, families! Here’s a look at what we’re covering with your kids this month so you can help your kids continue growing at home. Remember when you just couldn’t wait to be tall enough and old enough to ride a roller coaster? It seems like a small thing, but it's actually a significant childhood milestone and every kid is looking to measure up in some way. But . . . we never really outgrow that im...
October in the Bag
November 10th, 2022
October was a busy month, but we have so many things to celebrate. Many know this, but I wasn't in favor of doing the pumpkin patch this year. Why? Because I was worried it would over-tax our congregation's time. Why am I telling you this? Because I was wrong and I'm glad to be wrong.I'm a firm believer in sharing my opinion and then stepping back. The church council rallied together to bring the ...