Children and Youth


Pana First United Methodist Church is a place where students can be real! God’s plan for your life is greater than you could ever imagine. Our goal is to help you experience God’s love and grace for your life. We’d love to help you find a place at PanaFirst so you can find out who God wants you to be.

Our children and youth ministry exists to REACH non-believers for Christ, to CONNECT with other Christians, to GROW in our faith, to SERVE those in need, and to HONOR God with our lives.

Sunday School for Kindergarten through High School
Sunday mornings @ 9:00 a.m.

Senior High Youth Meetings
Fellowship meeting include games, recreation, and mission activities; which help us to see God at work in all facets of life. Meets regularly on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Junior High Youth Meetings
Meetings/activities include games, outings, and mission projects which allow the youth to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ while also strengthening their relationships with each other. Meets regularly on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Youth Retreat
Weekend opportunity to experience the love of God and the church will help youth as they deal with tough faith issues and seek to understand what they believe. The youth retreat will help them in their relationships with others and with God.

Blue Angels Choir
Blue Angel Choir is open to any student in grades K-6th grade. The Blue Angels practice on Sunday mornings from 9:40 – 10:00 am. Performances are typically the 4th week of the month (September thru May) with a more extensive Christmas program in December.

Vacation Bible School

Usually the 3rd week of July, VBS is a week long adventure of learning about God’s love, singing songs, making crafts, discovery,snack time and game time. You won’t want to miss this amazing week!

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For more information about youth events you may contact us!
Links: Illinois Great Rivers Conference-
Camping & Retreat Ministries
Conference Youth Ministries