Family

Pray With and Pray For Your Children/Grandchildren

Discover and use these ten different ways to pray with kids to teach them easy strategies for settling their minds and building their relationship with God.

10 Ways to Pray With Kids

Prayer for children is essential in good times and bad. A wise mom knows how powerful prayer is. Here are 10 ways to pray for children.

10 Ways to Pray For Your Child

Practices to Comfort Children During Times of National Trauma

We all know the year 2020 contained unique challenges that affected everyone - children, youth, young adults, families, etc. We continue to face these challenges in 2021. Here we bring you some tools for helping you and your family address times of trauma and anxiety. 

  • "Once Upon a Time Not So Long Ago" - The story of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes it brought into our homes, schedules, and social lives, with journal pages to record your own memories. "This book provides hope and meaning for children without glossing over the difficult facts of what happened." - Traci Smith
  • Two Activities to Address Traumatic Current Events
    "Snuggled Under God's Wings" and the "Butterfly Prayer"
  • Check out this BOOK that teaches a vocabulary of mindfulness with heart-based values for raising kind, confident and caring kids.  
  • Here is a BOOK that addresses how we regulate our emotions with the amygdala in our brain in a fun, child-friendly and appropriate way.  It also incorporates a list of Bible verses to help us find peace.
  • Free Covid-19 RESOURCES from Child Evangelism Fellowship website
  • View this VIDEO from the Elk River School District ISD 728 Social Workers and Counselors about How to Help Your Child Deal With Stress and Anxiety    
  • Story & Stretch - Experience your body as a sacred place to dialogue with God

    Story & Stretch Library

  • Prayer Coloring Sheets For When You Are Anxious

    Prayer Coloring Sheets

Sermon Notes/Pages for Kids

Are you looking for something to keep your kiddos hands busy and ears listening during virtual worship? Try these pages!

Sermon Notes/Pages For Kids 

Intentional Discipleship

Are you looking for ideas for your family to grow in discipleship?  Click below to find many ideas on how to pray together, talk about God together, and how to find God in your midst of your lives.

Intentional Discipleship

Events for your whole family

Who doesn’t love some good family fun--especially when the mess is kept away from your house?!  Whether we’re decorating gingerbread houses or enjoying s’mores around the new outdoor fireplace, we always have a great time!  In fact, some of our favorite memories come from time spent in community with other families.  We strive to have regularly-scheduled events for children and families to enjoy. Check out the events below for a sampling of family fun offered by Community UMC. Everyone is welcome. 

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Offered mornings the first full week of August.

Summer Olympics

A fun, outdoor event with relay races, water balloons, medals and a giant slingshot.

Fiesta!

A free community-wide event in Pioneer Park complete with taco bar, pinata, photo booth and games.

Trunk or Treat

A safe trick-or-treating experience from car to car in the church parking lot, along with games and pumpkin decorating.

Christmas Festival

A massive gingerbread decorating party complete with pre-assembled gingerbread houses, photo opps with Santa and a hot cocoa bar.

Art & Apps

A painting and appetizers night led by artist and local elementary school teacher, Sarah Vagle.

There is always room for one more child, one more family and one more volunteer in Children and Family Ministries!  If you would like more information and/or you want to become involved, contact our Director of Children’s, Youth and Family Ministries, or the church office. 

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