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.

Dear Parents,

It’s that time of year where we all get back into routine and we are excited to kick off our activities here at church too! As you begin putting your schedule together I pray that you commit your family to weekly & daily moments with God. We want to partner with you as you teach your children to follow God.  We’ve designed our Sunday school & Wednesday night programs so that the whole family has a place to connect with others & study the Word together.  It’s easy to be swept away by the things the world considers important.  The years that we have to impress the things of God upon our children’s hearts are short.  So I encourage you to take some time to talk to God about your schedule.  Ask Him to show you how to manage it all and choose carefully what you will invest in this year.

For His Kingdom, Laura Inman -Director of Christian Education

Christian Ed

IMPORTANT DATES

  • March 1st: Ash Wednesday Service- combined with the Congregational Church we take time to prepare for Lent.
  • April 9th: Easter Egg Hunt- a community outreach event 3:30- bring your friends!
  • April 26th: Last Wednesday Night Activities
  • May 21st: Sunday school wraps up
  • July 31-August 3: Vacation Bible School!!

Save the Date!!!  Make plans now to send your children to summer camp.

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.

Studying: Beatitudes

The Kids Will…
•Locate and remember the Beatitudes are the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5.
•Gain a working memory of the eight Beatitudes that improves over the course of the Rotation weeks.
•Be able to express the meaning of these important Christian concepts found in the Beatitudes: “blessed,” “meek,” “mercy,” “righteousness,” “persecution,” “Kingdom of Heaven.”
•Be able to contrast the behavior which the world values versus the behavior Jesus values.

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.

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!

We continue our study on Who God is.  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!!!

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If you haven’t already gotten a parent information packet for the new school year, please be sure to grab one off the ledge under the bulletin boards in the South Narthex. We’ve included a calendar for the year, a list of up-coming activities and information on our programs for all ages!

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danceLiturgical Dance  Practice Wednesday evening 6:00-6:25pm

The liturgical dancers are rehearsing for a performance on Sunday, March 5, during the 11 am service.  After this performance, we will continue to rehearse on Wednesdays in Room 200 from 6 – 6:30 pm.  We plan to perform near Easter, the exact date to be determined.  Reminder:  Any school-aged boy or girl are welcome to join our group.  Contact Jennifer McDaniel at 616-204-9493 or miravensnest@sbcglobal.net.

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