Providing your child a place to grow spiritually in a safe environment is very important to us. We want them to be as fulfilled with their church experience as you are, which is why we offer a wide variety of programs designed specifically for kids.
Classes are held year-round with a special summer session for 3-years-old to kids in the 5th grade at both our Alpine and Our Master's Centers.
Nursery is available every Sunday during church services for infants and toddlers. It's staffed with qualified workers who've been through a background check.
Sunday School is available during our 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services for preschool aged kids through 5th graders. They meet in the Lower Level classrooms. There are no Sunday School classes on holidays.
During our 9:30 a.m. service, all children go to the Sanctuary first and are dismissed for Sunday School after the Children's Message. That's different for the first Sunday of every month. On those Sundays, kids will begin downstairs in Sunday School and come back to Sanctuary together to take communion and then go back to class.
During our 11:00 a.m. service, all children begin in the Sanctuary and are dismissed after the Children's Message. Communion is served every Sunday at this worship service, so the kids will come back and take communion.
Our Master's Center:
The Nursery Room is staffed during the 9:30 a.m. worship hour for parents to bring their infants and toddlers.
Sunday School is for preschoolers through 5th grade. Children begin in the Sanctuary with their parents and are dismissed after the Children's Message to the downstairs classrooms. There are no Sunday School classes on holidays.
CLICK HERE for the Children's Ministries/Sunday School registration form.
In April 2016, Christ UMC's Children's and Family Ministries department began distributing a monthly "Parenting Christian Kids" newsletter. This monthly publication is jam-packed with powerful articles, useful parenting tips, educational apps and Christ UMC calendar items and photos!
Be sure to check it out each month!
CLICK HERE for the April 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the May 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the June 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the July 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the August 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the September 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the October 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the November PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the December 2016 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the JANUARY 2017 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the FEBRUARY 2017 PCK newsletter.
CLICK HERE for the MARCH 2017 PCK newsletter!
CLICK HERE for the APRIL PCK newsletter
CLICK HERE for the MAY PCK newsletter
Children's and Family Ministries if there is something you would like to submit to the monthly newsletter! Her email address is email@example.com.
The Ministry Meal is available to all church families every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Alpine Center's Great Hall. This meal also coincides with various Wednesday night children, youth and adult activities. The dinners are catered and brought in weekly by volunteers who help serve the food.
Our first fall Ministry Meal will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
For additional information and weekly menu questions, please contact Joy Hayag at firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.A.M. is our Wednesday night program for children 4-years-old through 5th grade. We meet from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at our Alpine Center's Great Hall.
We engage children through stories, discussions, service projects and group play time. We focus on how to interact with others in a loving and caring way. We aim to have fun and pray that your child has learned something valuable to apply in their own lives. J.A.M. meets from September-April.
Our first J.A.M. evening program for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016. J.A.M. and other Wednesday night children's programs will resume on September 21, 2016.
CLICK HERE for the JAM registration form.
Praise Kids Choir is for 4-years-old to 1st graders. We meet every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at our Alpine Center in the Great Hall from September-April.
Praise Kids Choir and Joyful Noise Choir will resume in September 2016.
Joyful Noise Choir is for 2nd graders up to 5th grade who feel inspired to sing at various worship services throughout the year. We meet every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at our Alpine Center in the Choir Room from September-April.
Joyful Noise Choir and Praise Kids Choir will resume in September 2016.
If interested in participating in our wonderful Joyful Noise Choir, please contact Jody Warren at email@example.com.
CLICK HERE for the Joyful Noise Choir registration form.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WILL BE JUNE 12-16, 2017!
This year's theme will be HERO CENTRAL! Be on the lookout for the registration link that will be posted in late Spring 2017!
In the meantime, checkout the our Christ United Methodist Church and Christ UMC Children's and Family Ministries Facebook pages for pictures and quick videos from last year's fantastic VBS week!
Vacation Bible School is a week long summer program that offers games, snacks, crafts and lessons centered around a biblical theme.
VBS is open to 4-year-olds up to 6th graders. We end each VBS week with a Closing Assembly and our Family Picnic Day!
Boy Scout Troop 425 meets every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at our Alpine Center in the Great Hall room. Our annual Scout Sunday is hosted in February.
For more information about Troop 425, please contact Troop Leader, Scott Sanders at (815)319-5433.
Nursery Care is available during all services at both CUMC centers. The CUMC Nursery exists to provide childcare during Sunday morning worship services, church meetings and events throughout the week.
*All nursery workers have been screened and are background checked.
CLICK HERE for the Nursery Information Form- Parents Form.
Friends of CUMC church members are always invited to attend. If any CUMC friends begin attending regularly, please introduce them to one of the adult leaders or church staff members. We can then register them and make record of their emergency contact information.
Our Children's Ministries are NOT just for kids. It's also a great place for high school youth and adults to serve by teaching Sunday School, helping with special events and becoming a nursery volunteer.
Want to help? If interested, please contact Joy Hayag, Director of Children's and Family Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (815) 399-5910 (ext.11).
CLICK HERE to download and print the Authorization for Background Check form.
Christ United Methodist Church is a safe for you and your children. We follow the Safe Sanctuaries policies and train every volunteer, nursery worker and staff member to provide the best care for all of our children.
We also background check all members who work and volunteer with our children at Christ United Methodist Church. CLICK HERE for the Authorization for Background Check form.
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