Join us for Sunday Services at 9:00 and 10:30 am

101 Ritchie Road | Waco TX 76712

Phone: 254.772.9696

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We love kids! And we want the time that children spend at First Woodway to be the best hours of their week, while building a firm foundation on the truth and love of Jesus Christ.

What’s Happening Now!

Kids’ Promotion Sunday
Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 and 10:30 am
Come meet your new leaders in Sunday School, Pre-K Praise, Hallelujah House, and the WORD and enjoy some yummy donuts and donut holes!! Look for a letter in the mail with your new class information the week of August 14!

ROOTED- Wednesday nights at Woodway will NEVER be the same.
Beginning September 6, Wednesday evening KidMin will be called ROOTED, based on Ephesians 3:17-19: “that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

The Kingdom Kids Leadership team has a deep desire for kids to have a deep-rooted faith. Wednesday evenings will be key to growing that faith through discipleship, music/worship, and missions.

The fun all starts on Wednesday, September 6 from 6:00-7:00 pm. You can register your child online here starting August 1.

Mark Your Calendars!

Baby Dedications are faith milestones that we celebrate on select Sunday mornings throughout the year. To participate in a Baby Dedication, you must first attend an orientation session. This informational class will focus on what a dedication is, as well as provide you with some excellent tools and resources for leading your child. Orientation classes are held during the 10:30 hour on select Sunday mornings. Please RSVP online.
Orientation Class Offerings for 2017:

  • August 6
  • October 1

Baby Dedication Services for 2017:

  • August 13
  • October 8

This three-session class is designed to help children better understand the decision they have made to make Jesus the Lord of their life. Each child will receive a workbook and devotion book. Please RSVP online.
New Believers Class for Kids dates for 2017:

  • September 3, 10, 17
  • November 5, 12, 19

Sunday Mornings

Your child will love and anticipate Sunday Mornings at First Woodway. Your child is invited to get connected at 9:00 am in a Bible Study class, then stay for 10:15 am kids’ worship, created to be especially relevant to their lives: Preschoolers in “Pre-K Praise,” Kindergarten and First Graders in “Hallelujah House!” and Second-Fourth Graders in “The WORD.”

9:00-10:30 am

Bible Study: Infants – Sixth Grade
Sundays will never be the same! We invite your kids to a new and exciting way to experience God. Each week your kids will draw closer to Jesus through hands-on active Bible study with our caring and gifted leaders. This will be a time packed full of fun for your child with praise and worship, great stories from the Bible, creative skits, games and activities, and fun with friends.

10:30-11:30 am

Pre-K Praise: Preschool
Pre-K Praise meets in Room 116 of the Education Building, on the blue hallway. Kids gather together to experience large group music and worship, Bible teaching through stories and small group activity stations. If your child attends 9:00 am Bible Study, they will be taken directly to Pre-K Praise for the 10:30 hour.

Hallelujah House: Kindergarten – First Grade
Hallelujah House meets in Room A-120 of the MAC (gym). Imagine a room JUST for kids… with a barn, farmhouse, silo, country store, post office, and theatre stage… a room full of fun things for kids to do, see, touch & experience! And then imagine phenomenal, fun leaders who bring it all to life through their wacky alter-egos: Rowdy & Red, and SuperChick & SuperDude! Add to it a host of volunteers with a passion for helping children gain wisdom and understanding in foundational Biblical truths… and well, you’ve got Hallelujah House!  With large-group worship and praise that is full of energy and fun songs, skits, videos and puppets that come to life, Hallelujah House is always a favorite time for the kids and is certain to hold great truths!! And with every child as part of a small group, kids are sure to make friends and get a ton of care and love from their small group leader.

The WORD: Second Grade – Fourth Grade
The WORD meets in Room 1204 on the second floor of the Children’s Building. Every Sunday the kids are challenged to worship God with all of their life! Our desire in the Word is that the kids will learn to love one another like Jesus taught, that they will apply His truths to their lives, and commit to a life of serving Him! During Gravitate Time kids get to hang out in “The Alley” – a cool space where they can catch up with leaders and friends, play games, air hockey, foosball, and even do crafts!  ElevateTime: This is when the kids experience a powerful time of worship, learn about God’s WORD through drama, videos, music, teaching, and other crazy attention-getting methods! Navigate Time: Kids meet in small groups with their leaders, with the focus being to build relationships through discussions, activities and prayer. The Word is a great, safe, fun and inviting ministry for kids of all backgrounds! Whether or not they have been in church since birth or just beginning …this is the place for KIDS!

Fifth & Sixth Grade
Fifth and sixth graders attend worship together with their families during the 10:30 hour.

Wednesday Evenings

For ages three through sixth grade, the place for music and discipleship is at First Woodway every Wednesday night! Sign up for music and discipleship here.

We also offer an evening meal, including a kids’ menu, from 5:00-5:45 pm each Wednesday. Cost is $5 per adult, $3 for kids 12 and under, and ages 4 and under eat free. Email to RSVP.

Kids’ Music
6:00-6:45 pm
JAM (Jesus & Me): Three Year Old Choir
JoyFULL Noise: Pre-K Choir
Kingdom Praise: Kinder Choir
KREW: 1st-6th Grade Choir

The Kids’ Music ministry is an exciting praise and worship experience that will have your kids wanting to come and bring their friends. If your kid loves music and loves to move and sing, they will love being part of this group! The preschool choirs includes ages three through kindergarten, and the kids’ choir includes first-sixth grades. Several times during the year they lead in Sunday morning worship services, and they also present a fun musical each year.

Kids’ Discipleship + Bible Drill + Missions
6:45-7:15 pm
3 year olds through 6th grade

In these discipleship classes, kids will Dig Deeper into the lesson and learn how to apply it to their lives. They will have a great time learning through the lesson, games, crafts, and snacks. There will even be a missions emphasis each month where the kids will learn to live out what is being taught. Throughout the year, we will create deeper Bible experiences for kids by digging deeper into the Word, learning Bible skills and participating in missions. For our students in 4th-6th grade, we will offer a Bible Drill component of discipleship so they will have the opportunity to participate in Bible Drill through the discipleship program on Wednesday evenings.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19

First Woodway knows being a mother is one of the toughest yet most important jobs a woman can ever do, and First Woodway has a MOPS group especially designed to help Mothers of Preschoolers! These often sleep-deprived women, with stroller and car carrier appendages, meet regularly every other Wednesday morning (9:00 – 11:30 am) from September to May.

MOPS International Registration Fee is $32 (paid at time of registration)
MOPPET fees are paid in September and January – $35/one MOPPET or $45/two or more

2017-18 MOPS Coordinators
Chelsea Pershall
Ginny Turnbow
Danielle Wilson
Contact the MOPS Team. We’d love to help you!

MDO (Mothers’ Day Out)

The mission of First Woodway Mother’s Day out program is to provide opportunities for children to hear, learn, and live out God’s Word in a Christian-based preschool setting. Our desire is to teach and encourage children to love God, love others, and serve both.

The goal of First Woodway’s Mother’s Day Out program is to create a Christ centered environment for young children that is inviting and full of exciting and educational activities. Our Bible-based curriculum provides a teaching topic for each week, which includes a Bible verse, story, and activity. Our rooms are arranged for free play time as well as for learning centers where children can make choices for individual or small group activities. We strive to meet the spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and social needs of your child in a warm and loving environment.

MDO Fall & Spring Semesters 2016-2107

Ages: 4 months – Entering Kindergarden
Days: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays
Times: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Start Date: August 30, 2016
End Date: May 25, 2017

One Day Program (Tuesday or Thursday)
Fall Supply Fee: $30 due at registration
Spring Supply Fee: $30 due in January
Tuition: $22 per day, charged monthly
*NOTE: Non-refundable Registration Fee: $25 (only pay if not doing Summershine)*

Two Day Program (Tuesday and Thursday)
Fall Supply Fee: $60 due at registration
Spring Supply Fee: $60 due in January
Tuition: $22 per day, charged monthly
*NOTE: Non-refundable Registration Fee: $25 (only pay if not doing Summershine)*

Early drop off begins at 8:30 am for an additional charge of $3 per day/per child. Space is limited.


Paid in Full at Registration
Includes tuition, supply fee, and non-refundable registration fee of $25

Two-day program: $370
One-day program: $200

Tuition will be refunded, less the $25 registration fee, if registration is withdrawn on or before June 1, 2016.


Download, complete, and return this registration form to the Mother’s Day Out staff to begin the process of registering your child. Openings into the program are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Form
Policy Form

Scope & Sequence Younger 1
Scope & Sequence Older 1
Scope & Sequence 2-4
Scope & Sequence Pre-K
TEKS Guidelines



MDO Office
254.772.9696, ext 223

Lindsay Helm, MDO Director

Melissa Grace, MDO Assistant Director


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