Manners Matter

manners-matterManners Matter—Ps and Qs for a Modern World

Thursdays from January 12-February 2, 6:30-8:00 pm

Final Dinner and Dance: February 9, 6:00-8:00 pm


Registration is now closed. Our first class is this Thursday!


Contact Kim English at 766-4231 with any questions.


It is increasingly challenging to teach our children to live by the Golden Rule while they are growing up in a “talk to the hand” world. It may no longer be a priority to understand the fine points of garden parties and cotillions, but as technology transforms interactions, simple kindness needs to keep pace.

Ask yourself if your child will ever:

  • Send a text message?
  • Eat at a friend’s house?
  • Go on a date?
  • Have a job interview?

If so, then he or she will need the basic tools to do so politely and with confidence. Simple skills like making introductions, small talk and table manners must be learned and are some of the topics that will be covered during Manners Matter.

Manners Matter is a five night event for 5th and 6th graders led by the fun and lively Dee King and sponsored by the Children’s Council of First United Methodist Church. It will be held on Thursday evenings beginning January 12 from 6:30-8:00 in the Fellowship Hall. Our last evening will be February 9 from 6:00-8:00; that night we will have dinner and dancing for the kids. February 9 is the only time we will provide food.

Cost for the event is $65 per participant and must be paid by January 8, 2017, which is also the last day to register. This includes the cost of the dinner-dance on February 9.

Dress code: Gentlemen will wear dress pants, dress shoes (not sandals or sneakers), and a collared shirt. Jackets and ties are not required. Ladies should wear modest dresses or skirts, no more than 3 inches above the knee. They should have covered shoulders. Shoes should be appropriate for the event (no flip flops or sneakers).

Registration will be open to church members and those who actively attend FUMCWF only from November 1-30 and will open to the public on December 1. Registration will be available online but payment must be sent to FUMC Wichita Falls, c/o Kim English, P.O. Box 2125, Wichita Falls, TX 76307. Last day to register and pay is January 8, 2017. This event is strictly limited to 42 participants.