Afterschool Program

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, First Church will partner with the Dream Center in an after school program for children attending Lincoln School.  The Dream Center will work with middle school children and First Church with children in Kindergarten through second grade.

Our goal is to provide a safe, secure, stable, and supervised environment for children in Kindergarten through second grade who will be dropped off by the Dream Center at First Church after school Monday through Friday.

  • Work toward improving academic achievement.
  • Learn about and gain an appreciation of the fine arts through application.
  • Feel the love of Jesus from the care of adults who will work daily with the children.


Click Here to read a detailed overview of how our program runs.


The First United Methodist Church Foundation has generously provided the start-up grant to fund the first year of the program.  

Contact Dr. Cindy Schairer-Kessler, Director of Children and Family Ministries, at cschairerkessler@fumcpeoria.org with questions.