Children

Children’s Ministry

Luke 2:52
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.

The purpose of our children’s ministry is to teach our children about God and His love for us.  All children’s activities are developed and organized by the director in coordination with the children’s committee.  We invite volunteers to participate in the following ways:  nursery greeter, children’s church leader, UMCF leader, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible school leader, and others throughout the year.  All leaders will be screened by an independent agency to ensure the safety of our children.  We want to open the doors of children’s ministry and teach our children about Jesus.  Please contact the church office or a committee member if you have any questions about this area of ministry.

Weekly Activities

Sunday SchoolFUMC Children’s Ministries offers Sunday school classes for children ages 2 years – 6th grade. Sunday school begins at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. The classes meet in the Education building of our church which is most easily accessed from the Mt. Salus Drive entrance.

Children’s ChurchWe offer Preschool-age Children’s Church at our 10:00 a.m. worship services. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy a short children’s sermon during the worship service and then be dismissed to Children’s Church. Preschoolers enjoy storytime, color sheets, and crafts in a curriculum that emphasizes God’s love for children.

United Methodist Children’s Fellowship (UMCF) AUGUST THROUGH APRIL – Our weekly program begins at 6 p.m. every Wednesday night during the school year. This follows our Wednesday Night Family Supper. Children ages 4-6th grade have a place to learn about Jesus! The curriculum is broken down into age groups by grade. Children will memorize scripture, learn how to use their Bible, play games, and most of all learn how to live for Christ!

Children’s Choirs

Cherub Choir – (4 & 5 year olds) Rehearses each Sunday afternoon at 5:00p.m. Introduction to music that includes simple rhythms, melody making, watching director, and the association of simple songs with the Christian faith.

Carol Choir – (1st – 3rd grades) Rehearses every Sunday afternoon at 5:00p.m. Continuation of Cherub work with further emphasis on rhythm and singing of simple anthems and seasonal musicals. Begin to learn names and placement of notes.

Chorister Choir – (4th – 6th grades) Rehearses every Sunday afternoon at 5:00p.m. Continues notation study. Begin two-part singing. Singing of anthems and seasonal musicals.

Annual Activities

Easter Eggstravaganza (Easter Egg Hunt)
Vacation Bible School
Sunday School promotion
Third-grader Bible presentation
Trunk-O-Treat
Children’s Sabbath
Happy Birthday Jesus
Confirmation
Angel Tree Ornaments