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

Sept. 10– Blessing of Teachers at both services, Sunday school elementary classes start & Volunteer Training for Sunday school & JAMS 12:15
Sept. 13– Training for Wed. Night Volunteers (Children & Youth)  Training 6:30 pm
Sept. 20– Wednesday Night Activities Start at 6:00pm
Sept. 24– Bible Presentations 1st and 6th graders

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 September 10th, at 10 am.

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.

Did your kids love VBS? Did you know that every week from 10 to 10:50 on Sunday mornings we have just as much fun together?!

The kids get to do crafts, COOK (their favorite), play games, and act out the Bible stories.

We focus on scripture memorization, navigating the Bible, and most importantly, learning what it means to follow Jesus (discipleship).

Parents, please come to the first class with your child so we can share some information with you!

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.

Our Wednesday Night programs will begin Wednesday, Sept 20!

Wednesday Nights look like this:

      • 5:30-6:10 Dinner
      • 6:00-6:15 Kid’s Game Time
      • 6:15-7:35 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

I am looking forward to starting another season of Liturgical Dance. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5:45 to 6:10 pm in Room 200. Liturgical Dance is open to boys and girls of school age and performances are done 3-4 times a year.  If you would like to join or need more information, contact Jennifer McDaniel at 616-204-9493 or

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