Children’s Ministries

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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
Praise in the Park: Sundays 6-7:15 downtown
July 24 & 25- VBS Decorating 9 am to Noon
July 27- VBS Volunteer Training 6:30-8pm
July 31- August 3rd Vacation Bible School 9:15-12:00
Sept. 10- Sunday school classes start & Volunteer Training for Sunday school & JAMS 12-1:30
Sept. 13- Wed. (Children & Youth) Volunteer Training 6:30 pm
Sept. 20- Wednesday Night Activities Start

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 classes begin at 10 am.  Last Sunday will be May 21.  We will begin again in September!

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.

We encourage you to make Sunday school a priority for your family in 2017 and we welcome you to join us 10-10:50 upstairs in room 200. Ages preschool through 5th grade.


Our Wednesday Night programs have ended for the months of May-Aug.  See you in September!

Wednesday Nights look like this:

      • 5:30- Dinner.
      • 6:10 Worship.
      • 6:25-7:40 Christ’s Kids (preschool through 3rd grade)  & Faith Followers (4th & 5th) meet upstairs. Classes for all ages!

These programs focus on teaching Bible skills, scripture memorization and a basic understanding of the stories of the Bible.  The kids use a workbook for at home devotional time and earn points to spend at “Store.” Their time in class includes story time, a short video, and art time as well as some games.  We’d love to have you join us!!!


danceLiturgical Dance  Practice Wednesday evening 6:00-6:30pm

The dance group had a beautiful performance on Easter Sunday, our last for the year, and in honor of Pastor Ken, to the wonderful music of the praise team to, “The Easter Song “.
Thanks to all the dancers and their families for my generous gift and for being part of this amazing group that brings glory and praise to our Father God through music and dance.
Thanks especially to my co-leader this year, Melissa Chapman, for all your assistance!!   Thanks to all of you, I am blessed to be your leader! Look for more information in the August newsletter about starting dance in September.   Jennifer McDaniel

 

In addition to on-going children’s and youth classes,  please see our other education opportunities.