children

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.     





 


   



  • pre-recorded  children's sermon




    For all our Kids sermon  please check all of them at Pastor TK's YouTube channel click link below.


    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWWRswZrkJhFRunjy3EhzAg/videos











  • We are back jam-zoom night!

    Re-Imagining Jesus and Me via online meeting. Yes!

    We will meet via zoom live class. This will be a 45 minute meeting with children in partnership with our parents.

    We will meet every Wednesday from 6:00 pm. The session will include singing, bible story cartoons and Bible study Question and Answer time with our teachers and a craft paper activity time for all.

    Come and join us now! Please click to register.

  • fall season
    celebrate wonders


    Fall Quarter 2020

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FJhcz8ea7i3dF5e_fQkubkhtqFNU2Y70/view?usp=sharing

    Activity Sheets

     

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/15_OC6gwCzJq5y0u8PZE1-vQpLArJoElW/view?usp=sharing

    Class Pack visuals

     

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/11m-oNB13di_ySrDQlyA2bbtYhptDfMp0/view?usp=sharing

    Leader Manual Ages 6-8

    Leader Manual Ages 9 plus click


    Spring Quarter

    UNIT 1: Observing Lent in Community

    March 22 (S4)       Jesus Breaks the Bread /Mark 14:12-26

    March 29 (S5)      Jesus Prays /Matthew 26:36-46


    UNIT 2: Celebrating Resurrection in Community

    April 5 (S6)           Palm Sunday/Mark 11:1-11

    April 12 (S7)         Easter /Luke 24:1-12

    April 19 (S8)         Emmaus /Luke 24:13-35

    April 26 (S9)         Thomas Believes /John 20:24-31


    UNIT 3: First Christian Communities

    May 3 (S10)       Peter and John /Acts 4:1-22

    May 10 (S11)     Peter in Prison /Acts 12:1-17

    May 17 (S12)     Paul Is Changed /Acts 9:1-19

    May 24                NO Sunday School, Memorial Sun.

    May 31                Pentecost Sunday/Jr. Worship/No SS


    DEEP BLUE STORIES

    https://my.amplifymedia.com/amplify/series/unitedmethodistpublishinghouse/33162-deep-blue-connects-adventure-spring-2020

    SONGS

    file:///C:/Users/JHayag/Downloads/DeepBlueYearFiveLyrics.pdf








  • STAY AT HOME replays

    sunday school, jam, jr. worship

    youtube/fb live/zoom

    Here are the links for our

    REPLAYS.


    Drive-thru "Pick a bag" VBS 2020


    Day 1 https://youtu.be/JjcVRbxAwfI

    Day 2 https://youtu.be/3k6t6GhqTdo

    Day 3 https://youtu.be/3qyapHU22R8

    Day 4 https://youtu.be/AlV1zyfk7Gk

    Day 5 https://youtu.be/6MnPAV_Tqg0



    Stay at home Sunday School YouTube links


    September 20  https://youtu.be/GgZuf1S8JkQ

    September 13 https://youtu.be/3PL7q_IupT8

    September 6 https://youtu.be/g8UCjzEzS9E


    August 30

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21nBNCGy0Yo

    August 23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBSwrAbK1Fc

    August 16  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWc9lWJ5g54&t=369s

    August 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHgQFgdWvHw

    August 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsPna0yol9I


    July 26

    https://youtu.be/EGAqAfBl5Jo


    July 19

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1VEcYYYnqY


    July  12

    https://youtu.be/9M0q5fsY0x0


    July 4

    https://youtu.be/IQWT7Ei3nxo


    June 28

    https://youtu.be/03JPpZpp5ec


    June 21

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck_lIip1FS4


    June 14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2mMgTEJavA&t=728s


    June 7

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnwOrLceDik&t=406s


    May 31 Junior Worship

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyCkiNZ3FU


    May 24

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQWwweNBKHE&t=281s


    May 17 - Paul is changed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9lquCp3jXw&t=134s


    May 10- Peter in Prison/Teacher Vicki

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE9002Bo4fA


    May 3 - Peter and John/Teacher Mildred

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03kY77Fd9ZY&t=75s



    April 26- Thomas Believes/Teacher Karen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZqSeFX_lX8


    April 19 -  Walk to Emmaus/Teachers Joy/Vicki

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaybytxaRMk


    April 12 - Easter Sunday School

    https://studio.youtube.com/video/bQB3ZAbswX4/edit



    April 5 - Palm Sunday, Teacher Curt.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-leIyw7iNE


    March 29 - Jr. Worship/ Youtube/Teacher Paul.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPvIi8nXCws


    March 22 -  Youtube/Teacher Missie.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-qP3zoOjdg&t=4s



    JAM stay at home night/Zoom meetings


    April 15 -Zoom

    April 8 - Zoom/FB Live, Holy Wednesday meeting   https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjoyhayag19%2Fvideos%2F10158739693916495%2F&show_text=0&width=560

    April 1 -JAM night/Wednesday zoom/FB live

    https://www.facebook.com/watchparty/

    2831679213590866/?entry_source=PAGE_TIMELINE


  • Free digital copies

    children's bulletin

    CLICK to download October 25 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download October 25 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download October 18 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download October 18 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download October 11 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download October 11 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download October 4 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download October 4 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 27 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 27 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 20 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 20 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 13 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 13 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 6 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download Sept. 6 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download August 30 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download August 30 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download August 23 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download August 23 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download August 16 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download August 16 for ages 7 plus.
    CLICK to download August 2 for ages 3 plus.
    CLICK to download August 2 for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download July 26 for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download July 26 for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download July 19 for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download July 19 for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download July 12 for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download July 12 for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download June 28 for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download June 28 for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download June 21 for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download June 21 for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download June 14 for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download June 14 for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download May 24, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download May 24, for ages 3  plus.

    CLICK to download May 17, for ages 7 plus

    CLICK to download May 17, for ages 3 plus

    CLICK to download May 10, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download May 10, for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download May 3, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download May  3, for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download April 26, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download April 26, for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download April 19, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download April 19, for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download April 12, for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download April 12, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download April 5, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download April 5, for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download March 29, for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK to download March 29, for ages 7 plus.

    CLICK to download March 22, for ages 3 plus

    CLICK  to download March 22, for ages 7 plus.


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  • drive-thru fall bash 2020

    Fall Craft October 4, 2020

    2:30-3:00 pm


    Come and pick your bags of free craft materials to decorate for this fall and join us for a zoom check-in  at 6:00 pm for a zoom craft making night.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL- drive-thru

    August 30, 2:30 pm- 3:00 pm

    Come and join our back to school drive- thru this coming

    August 30 at  Alpine Center between 2:30-3:00 pm. WE will be distributing backpack tags that were blessed by  our Pastors. 

  • CARE Card ministry

    Join us now! 

    Get-well, Thinking of you, Your church loves you.


    Anyone can participate, the whole family or you can ask all your children to make their own style. You can do a 3D card, hand-painted one, freehand drawing with colorful designs.


    Please let me know if you cards are ready for pick up from you houses.  You can email me at jhayag@christumc.cc or leave a message via messenger.

     

    You can make as many as you want. Have fun!

     

  • Hearts up!

    HEARTS – UP

     

    "Hearts in the window" movement spreads warmth, reassurance in the time of COVID-19.


    Here are some of our Christ UMC families who have joined to spread the love through their windows, doorways and heart cards messages. 


    Encourage everyone to do the same.



    CLICK FOR PICTURES

  • PaRENTING christian kids MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

    AND MONTHLY CALENDAR

    This monthly publication is jam-packed with powerful articles, useful parenting tips, educational apps along with Christ UMC calendar items and photos! 


    Be sure to check it out each month! 


    CLICK for November 2020

    CLICK for October 2020

    CLICK for September 2020

    CLICK for August 2020

    CLICK for July 2020

    CLICK for June 2020

    CLICK for the May 2020

    CLICK for the April 2020

    CLICK for the  March 2020

    CLICK for the February 2020

    CLICK for the January 2020


    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 2017 PCK newslette.r

    CLICK HERE for the MAY 2017 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the JUNE 2017PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the JULY 2017 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the AUGUST PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the SEPTEMBER 2017 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the OCTOBER 2017 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the NOVEMBER 2017 PCK newsletter.

    CLIKC HERE for the DECEMBER 2017 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the JANUARY 2018 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the FEBRUARY 2018 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK HERE for the MARCH 2018 PCK newsletter.

    CLICK for the APRIL 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the MAY 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the JUNE 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the JULY 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the AUGUST 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the SEPTEMBER 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the OCTOBER 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the NOVEMBER 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the DECEMBER 2018 newsletter.

    CLICK for the JANUARY 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the FEBRUARY 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the MARCH 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the APRIL 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the MAY 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the JUNE 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the July 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the August 2019 newsletter.

    CLICK for the September newsletter.

    CLICK for the October newsletter.

    CLICK for the November newsletter.

                            CLICK for the December newsletter.

    If there is something you would like to submit to the monthly newsletter, please email  jhayag@christumc.cc.

  • all kids FUN-TIME (June-August)

    Join us every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm- 6:30 pm.

    Everything happens here, you can share your funny jokes, your talents, your cool stories or awesome craft projects that you make. Anything. We will hear your jokes and we will laugh and have fun. We will end this with a prayer. everyone are free to share their prayers requests. See you all. If you have any questions, please email at jhayag@christumc.cc.

  • drive-thru pick a bag

    Come and join our drive-thru "Pick a bag" VBS from 8:30-9:00 am. at
    Christ UMC (4509 Highcrest Rd, Rockford)
    Be sure your trunks are open. With face masks on/no bathroom use.

    You will get free craft supplies to assemble and cool snacks to decorate, and join us for zoom class every 6pm.

    A zoom link will be emailed to you and will  use for the whole week. For more details or questions please email us at jhayag@christumc.cc or call us at 815-399-5910.

     

    Please click the link below for registration.
    https://forms.gle/52qMQazt99WGJNpNA

  • We have cancelled our VBS in-person program for this year due to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We plan on doing it next year.




     


    It is with deep sadness that we announce the cancellation of Vacation Bible School, previously scheduled for June 15-19, 2020.  This decision resulted from prayerful discernment that at this time we cannot continue the planning process, given the uncertainty of our time. We hope to see you next year! Please email us at jhayag@christumc.cc for any questions. Thank you for your prayers and support.


     

                                    

                                                                  


  • Spring Lessons

    SPRING QUARTER

    Week 25      March 18          

    No Meeting /Spring Break

    Week 26      March 25         

    Telling the Truth

    (2 Chr. 18:3-34/John 8: 31-33

    Week 27      April 1               

    God talk, Good talk

    (Gen 21: 1-14, Eph. 4:29)

    Week 28      April 8               Lenten lessons

    We will update you with Lenten activities soon.

    Week 29      April 15            

    Jesus Lives

    (John 20: 1-18/Eph. 1:19-20)                  

    Week 30      April 22            

     Sharing what we have

    (1 Kings 17:1-16/Phils. 4:19)     

    Week 31      April 29            LAST MEETING

     

  • digital jam (jesus AND ME)

    Please keep updated with our weekly online JAM sessions every Wednesdays from 6-7 pm. Here are the following schedules: March 18 (No meetings due to spring break)

    March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and April 29 (last meeting).


    We will be live via Facebook party, the account's name is

    "Christ UMC Children's and Family Ministries" and also we

    Let us know if you have any questions. You can email Joy Hayag at jhayag@christumc.cc.


    All replays will be posted on our facebook so you can watch them again.



  • Sunday school

    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. 


    Register now! CLICK


    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.  


    Alpine Center:

    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.





  • junior worship

    Junior Worship is our once a month Kids Own Worship program for children 4- years old through 5th grade.  We meet from 9:30 a.m. services and 11:00 a.m. services at our Alpine Center’s Great Hall.  The parents will bring their children as they come to worship during the Junior Worship Sunday.  For more details you can call Joy Hayag at 815-399-5910 or email her at jhayag@christumc.cc

    Please check our registration forms below.





     

  •      Easter Egg hunt

    Cancelled already

    Saturday,  April 4, 2020

    10:30 - 11:30 am

    Christ UMC at Our Master's Center

    5973 Darlene Drive

    (Near the intersection of Harrison and Mulford)


    * Bring your Easter baskets

    * If weather permits, we will hunt outdoors

    others wise, we will hunt indoors

    * There will be treats and Easter crafts for all participants




  • bikes,  trikes  & blessings

    cancelled!

    Wednesday,  May 13, 2020

    6:00-7:30 pm

    Alpine Center

    Preschool Courtyard


    All  families will meet in the preschool courtyard for a bike or trike blessing.  

    Children age 5 and under will go to the preschool drop off parking lot for their bicycle fun!

    Children age 6 and older will head over to the south parking lot of the church where there

    will be bicycle races and games to be played.


    Dinner will be served to participating families in the courtyard.


    Questions?  Please call us at 815-399-5910




  • BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS 2020

                         Drive-Thru Blessing of the Backpacks on August 30  at Alpine Center between 2:30-3:00 pm. Sign up now! Email  Joy Hayag at jhayag@christumc.cc
    We welcome students and teachers o f ALL AGES to bring their backpacks or Book bags to church with them. on that day. Our specially made  backpack tags are also  blesses by our pastors .

  • J.a.m.- jesus and me

    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.  Register now! Click




    Our first J.A.M. evening program for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year will be Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  




  • Ministry meal -cancelled

    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.  


    For additional information or if you would like to volunteer with food pick-up, please contact Joy Hayag at jhayag@christumc.cc

    The menu will be posted on the Christ UMC Children's and Family Ministries Facebook page every Monday prior to Wednesday evening  Ministry Meal.  






  • VOLUNTEER works

    (sunday school, jesus and me, event)

    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 jhayag@christumc.cc or by calling (815) 399-5910 (ext.11). 


    Please fill up these forms now


    SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER TEACHERS

    I have questions that wasn't answered. Please CLICK HERE.

    What volunteer position are available?

    How long are the volunteer teachers?

    I would like to be a substitute teacher.

    Is there a lot of paper work that must do before teaching each Sunday?

    I want to volunteer; but I know nothing about teaching.

    I would like to teach, but what do I do with my infant/toddler.



  • praise kids choir -zoom

    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. 

    Register now! Click






  • Joyful noise choir - zoom

    Joyful Noise Choir is for 2nd graders up to 6th 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.  Register now! Click




    If interested in participating in our wonderful Joyful Noise Choir, please contact Jody Warren at jwarren@christumc.cc







  • MARIA MONTESSORI SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM

    Maria Montessori School is considered one of the specialty schools within the Rockford Public School System. The Montessori school is located at the former Marsh Elementary School site. 

    Christ UMC currently has a group of dedicated volunteers who have the opportunity to work with students from ages 4-9 approximately one hour per week.  New volunteers are always welcome! This is a great way to become involved in our neighborhood while bonding with children learners. 


  • Nursery

    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. 

  • facebook for children's ministries

    Need additional information? Want to see all of our super fun photos?! Please visit our Christ UMC Children's and Family Ministries Facebook page. 

  • Children and Youth Safety

    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. 


      

  • School year 2020- 2021 available forms


    Joyful Noise Choir 

    Praise Kids choir

    Sunday School

    Jesus and Me (JAM) 

    Click for registration



    Volunteer Application Form CLICK HERE

    Volunteer Covenant Form CLICK HERE

    Background Check Form CLICK HERE

    Incident/Accident Report CLICK HERE


    For more information pls. contact Joy Hayag


    at 815-399-5910

     

     

  • CHRISTMAS EVE 2019

    DECEMBER 24 (Thursday) @ 4:00 P.M.

     

    CHRISTMAS EVE DECEMBER 24 @ 4:00 P.M.

    A Family Friendly Service

    Both adults and children will enjoy.

    The Christmas Story presented by the children & youth

    dressed as biblical characters.

    We Need: angels, shepherds & lambs for this 4:00 pm service.

    General practice is on Wed. Dec. 16 at 5: 00 pm in the Alpine Campus sanctuary. 

    Sign up your child today!

    Call Joy Hayag at 815-399-5910

    or email her at jhayag@christumc.cc

     

     

     

     

  • cancelled

    in-person caroling day 2020

    Saturday, Dec. 5, 1:00 pm

     

    Join us for our annual Christmas caroling through our neighboring nursing homes here in Rockford.  Let us share the joy and spirit of Christmas to all.  We will carpool and head down to Wesley Willows first in the list.  A light dinner treat  will be served at the  Alpine Coffee House.

    For more details please email Joy Hayag at at jhayag@christumc.cc or call the office 815-399-5910.

     

  • JAM FAMILY FALL CRAFT NIGHT

    Canceled for this 2020

    JAM Family Fall Craft Night
    Wednesday, October 21,2020, 6:00-7:30 pm
    Alpine Center, downstairs in Great Hall

    Come and join us! Bring your friends and family and enjoy a fun fall event. All supplies will be provided.  
    For more details, please call Joy Hayag at 815-399-5910. 
  • drive- thru advent family craft night 2019

    DEcember 4


    Families are encouraged to bring their children and enjoy this event together. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm with Advent crafts immediately following. Please RSVP to Joy Hayag,

    Director of Children’s and Family Ministries,

    at jhayag@christumc.cc