The Purpose of CUMC Kids is to lead children to have a heart for God and partnering with parents to reach not only the child but the family so all become part of the body of Christ.
CUMC KIDS is a HEART ministry…
10:00 AM – 12:15PM Sunday Mornings
Nursery is available during Sunday School and Worship for children birth to 2 years old. Trained volunteers provide a safe and loving environment for our youngest disciples.
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10:00 AM downstairs in the Sanctuary Building. This is for all children ages 3-11.
Our classes encourage spiritual and emotional growth through a variety of bible lessons, discussions, music, art, games and recreation while we teach children and walk along side of families.
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11:00 AM Worship is a special time for our families.
The first section of our service is designed with our children in mind. Structured so families are together, worshiping together. This time is designed to create discussion opportunities between children and parents. We have a special children’s sermon time for just our kids however adults often learn something new as well.
Children’s sermons are done by some of our wonderful adults in our congregation and include fun props, puppets, laughter, excitement and just plan fun as a sermon on their age level is shared.
Immediately following our children sermon time all children ages 3-3rd grade are invited to continue worshiping with families or can be escorted to our Kid’s worship downstairs.
Our Kid’s Worship experience is a dynamic time of activities, music, bible lessons, crafts and recreation all using child-friendly techniques in a space just for them.
We also have a time of musical instruction where our children learn music and then have the opportunity to sing in our worship service and participate in programs with our adult choir.
Sometimes it’s good to just have fun! Our church activities provide fun opportunities for families to bond and for kids to get to know each other. Our activities include:
*Family Movie and Fun Nights
*Easter Egg Hunt
*Blessing of the Animals
And many more!
According to kids, the top 5 reasons they are involved with a group are: Acceptance, Fun, Real teaching, Friends, Truth. They want to listen to someone who understands what they’re going through, including the process of figuring out who they are and where they belong. Like all human beings, they want their lives to have purpose, to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Jesus can use you to impact these kids, and while fun activities for kids are good, they can be the avenue to gain the trust of your group and point them toward the purpose for their lives.
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Christ United Methodist Church follows Safe Sanctuaries policies. Safe Sanctuaries is a system of guidelines, policies and procedures implemented to create an environment in which children, youth and the adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space. Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression of a congregation making a safe place where children and youth may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith.