Children’s Ministries

Kids Connection:  Connecting Kids to Christ and Each Other

We offer a variety of programs and classes for the children of RUMC.

Christian Ed

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Jan 7 – All Activities Resume

JAMS (Jesus and Me Sundays)

is offered to children 4 years to 4th grades after the Children’s Moment at both Sunday worship services; 8:45 & 11:00AM.

Sunday School 10:00-10:50am

Our Sunday school is based on the Workshop Rotation. In Workshop Rotation Sunday School, we teach the same Bible story for 4 to 5 weeks in a row to all our elementary students. Each week classes rotate into a new and unique workshop (art, video, game, drama, cooking, computer, etc.).  However, teachers stay-put in the workshop of their strength, repeating their lesson each week to a new group, while adapting and improving their lesson during the “rotation.”

Why Rotate?  

      • Bible literacy improves when the same story is taught through different workshops over 4 to 5 weeks.
      • Each workshop focuses on a different creative learning style or “intelligence,” which broadens memory.
      • Teacher preparation time is reduced from every week to every 4 or 5 weeks. This also allows the teacher to improve their lesson and consider more creative approaches because they aren’t having to come up with something new each week.
      • Teachers are recruited for the workshop of their strength and choice in four to five week commitments.
      • Traditional boring classrooms become transformed into fun, inventive workshops.

Wednesday Night Activities Schedule

      • 5:30-6:10 Dinner
      • 5:45-6:10 Liturgical Dance practice Room 200
      • 6:10 Check in with teacher in the Sanctuary
      • 6:10-6:45 Our senior high youth help lead us in opening worship, prayer and story time.
      • 6:45-7:35 In small groups we rotate around 3 activity stations in the TWC (Teen Worship Center)focused on the night’s lesson.
      • 7:35 Check out in the TWC (Teen Worship Center)

Liturgical Dance  

The Liturgical Dance will start rehearsals again on January 10th. All children will meet in the Sanctuary at 6:10 pm. Please contact Jennifer McDaniel with any questions.
In addition to on-going children’s and youth classes,  please see our other education opportunities.