First United Methodist Church Oak Ridge has been giving each Third Grade student a new Bibles for many years .
By doing so, we are recognizing their ability to read on their own as they seek to understand the Word of God for themselves. We give these Bibles to our Third Graders in the hopes they will continue to build their relationship with God through the reading of His word. We also hope this Bible will keep them company on their journey for many years to come.
Children's Sabbath is celebrated on the same day. All three worship services will be facilitated by the children of FUMC. This celebration is done in conjunction with The Children's Defense Fund and their "Leave No Child Behind " initiative. The Children's Defense Fund's mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.