The brand-new Impact Collision room for the tween age group at FUMC.
Church volunteers work on the straw roof for the He’Brews Coffee House at FUMC.

Photos by Jacque Havelka

The upstairs classrooms at First United Methodist Church in Humble have never looked better, thanks to the artistic renderings of Lisa Schlichter, a member of the church, who is using her artistic talents to revamp adult classrooms into a colorful meeting space for the youth ministries.

“Our church is growing, and we have lots of great plans for the future,” said Schlichter. “We are starting with these rooms to give the kids a fun place where they will want to come to Sunday school.”

Each room or hallway area features a separate biblical theme, such as Adam’s Rib Shack, David and Goliath Sporting Goods, He’Brews Coffee, Zacchaeus’ Tree Service, Tower of Babel clock tower and Noah’s Pet Shop. The artwork is fun, but also purposeful in having a theme by which to lead Bible studies and discussions. The theme for the tweens group is the Impact Collision room.

“We chose an older theme for our older kids. We are starting to discuss deeper, more complicated issues with them. We want them to understand that God impacts kids, and kids impact their community,” said Schlichter.

Church members have donated their time, as well as materials and services such as paint and woodcutting.

“We even have one member who is our runner to the hardware store for whatever we need at the moment,” Schlichter said.

The renovation is ongoing, but the group recently hosted their Valentine’s Day party in one of the completed rooms.