First United Methodist Church


It is with humble gratitude that we thank you for helping us make a difference in over 175 local NH foster and at risk kids’ lives at Christmas since 2020. Your generosity has made an incredible difference and a Christmas for them to remember with great JOY…Thank You!



Hi.  I’m Airial, I am beyond excited to be partnering with the FUMC Kids First program in making a difference in local kids lives this Christmas…thank you all for being a part of it.


Airial Sillanpaa is the President on the NH Foster and Adoptive Parent Assoc. ( Sillanpaa has been a licensed foster parent since 2009, and has spent the last eleven years advocating for the health and safety of children throughout New Hampshire. Sillanpaa also teaches foster parent licensing classes through the Child Welfare Education Partnership at Granite State College.  In addition to two biological daughters, Sillanpaa has adopted four other community children. She balances advocacy and civic volunteerism with parenting six children ages ten and under. Sillanpaa prides herself in resourcing children and families in need through a trusted network of corporate partners, non-profit organizations, faith based initiatives, and other community members.  To learn more about FAPA visit