WE LOVE KIDS! And we love helping parents and care providers build and nurture a foundation of faith in children’s lives! If there’s one message we want kids to know, it’s that God loves them and always will.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
July 25-28 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM
COMPASSION CAMP: Changing the World with Lovingkindness
Compassion Camp is a program where kids and families explore what it means to have compassion for others, ourselves, and the world. As we look around the world, our deep need for compassion becomes more evident with each passing day, perhaps now more than ever. Compassion Camp’s goal is to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world. We will examine different places in our lives where we can cultivate compassion. Using each of the Compassion Camp components, we’ll explore themes of compassion as they relate to each session’s scripture.
Please register by July 1.
Infants though Age 3
Nursery care at Community United Methodist Church is designed to provide a safe, enjoyable and loving environment in which infants, children (through age three) and adults can interact. Once a child turns four, they are invited to further their faith formation by participating in Sunday School. Because we know the value of consistency and routine in a little one’s life, the nursery is professionally staffed between 9:45-11:15 AM on Sundays. This same care is provided on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:45 PM during the academic year. A professional will staff the nursery at other times as needed.
We utilize a pager system to keep in close touch with our families and give each household a Welcome to the Nursery Letter outlining our policies and procedures. Families new to the nursery are asked to complete a Nursery Registration Form that is then kept on file for future use.
Sunday School is offered during worship* for children ages preschool through sixth grade during the academic year. At CUMC, each lesson is designed to be an interactive experience that transforms the minds, hearts and hands of children. This is because it is important for kids to know God with their minds and essential that they love and engage with God in their hearts as well. More than that, transformational faith involves a hands-on experience. For this reason, our Sunday school lessons not only strive to help the youngest among us grow in their knowledge (mind) and love (heart) of God, they’re designed to help kids think through how their faith applies to everyday situations (the hands).
*Family Worship - Sunday School is not offered on the first Sunday of the month as families are encouraged to worship together and celebrate communion.
Who Leads Sunday School?
The Director of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries teaches alongside adult volunteer teachers and youth assistants. Any and all persons 18+ who work with children have completed and passed a background check.
Can My Child Stay in Worship?
Children are always welcome to remain in the Worship Center and experience a full worship service alongside their families.
Grades 1-6 participate in Wednesday evening programming September through May. Our current curriculum is Mini Revolutions, an intergenerational curriculum. Classes will practice the rhythms and experience the seasons of the church year through the revolutions of the liturgical calendar. Each week's activity, micro practice, and prayer help each person embrace their own mini revolutions to have a meaningful experience.
Child/Youth Participation/Permission Form and Medical Release
We ask that parents/guardians complete a new Child/Youth Participation/Permission Form and Medical Release at the start of every school year. All provided information will be kept confidential and used to ensure the safe participation of the children.