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.


  • BACK TO SCHOOL/ backpacks SUNDAY

    August 29, 2021

    The pastors will distribute the bag tags that they have blessed for us.

    Bring your bags on August 15 for the backpacks blessing day!

    Students and adult teachers and administrators please come and join us!


  • SKATELAND FAMILY NIGHT

    September 15 at 5pm

    Fall Kick-Off night! Join us on September 15 for our SKATELAND Family Night!

    We will be there at 5pm. Bring your family and sign up early by reaching out to Joy Hayag at jhayag@christumc.cc. Location will be at Skateland area at 4843 Stenstrom Rd, Rockford. 

  • JAM Night is back on

    sept. 22 at 6pm

    Re-Imagining Jesus and Me in-person class starts on September 22 at 6pm

    This will be an hour  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.

  • 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.  

  • praise kids choir via zoom

    is back on sept. 22 at 5pm

    Praise Kids Choir comes from Younger Elementary and younger kids. 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 in-person

    is back on sept. 22 at 5pm

    Joyful Noise Choir

    is for Middle Elem.  to  Older Elem. kids 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

  • fall quarter
    celebrate wonders


    Fall Quarter 2021

    Lessons

    BIBLE STORIES



  • 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.





  • Sunday school free downloads


  • Free digital copies

    children's bulletin


    September 12

    CLICK for age 3 plus.

    CLICK for age 7 plus.



    September 5

    CLICK for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK for ages 7 plus.



    August 29

    CLICK for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK for ages 7 plus.




    August 22

    CLICK for ages 3 plus.

    CLICK for ages 7 plus.



  • 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

  • STAY AT HOME replays

    sunday school, jam, jr. worship

    youtube/fb live/zoom

    Here are the links for our

    REPLAYS.


    Stay at home Sunday School YouTube links

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZm1MlBy2U0i12xPvm4Or3A/videos

  • fall bash

    October 3, 2021

    3:00 pm at OMC

    Bring your family and friends at OMC!

    We will have fun with games, pumpkin decorating contest, face paint area and donut eating contest and many more.

  • Free downloads of cool coloring pages

  • 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!

     

  • 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.

  • 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.



  • 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.  


  • 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

     

     

  • Easter Egg Hunt

    April 9, Saturday, 2022

    10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

    Bring your Easter Baskets! Easter Egg Hunt Outside

    -Mask Required! Social Distance Practiced!

    Location will be at OMC (5973 Darlene Dr. Rockford)

    Please call 815-399-5910 or email Joy at jhayag@christumc to register.

  • bikes,  trikes  & blessings

    save the date!


    Wednesday,  May 11, 2022

    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




  • CHRISTMAS EVE 2021

    DECEMBER 24 (friday) @ 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

     

     

     

     

  • advent family craft night 2021

    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

     

     


     

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