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.

  • Vacation bible school

    Pre-K to Grade 6 children.

    Save the date! Free! REGISTER NOW!

    Hero Central -   "Called Together to Serve God"

    JUNE 19- JUNE 23, 2023

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Please check the links below.


    Register your kids: Click

    Be a volunteer: Click


    Please call the office at 815-399-5910 for any questions or email Joy Hayag at

  • Free downloads of cool coloring pages

  • bikes,  trikes  & blessings

    save the date!

    Wednesday,  May 10, 2023

    6:00-7:30 pm

    Alpine Center

    East side parking Lot

    Bring your friends and families!

    Questions?  Please call us at 815-399-5910

  • 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 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 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

  • Free digital copies

    children's bulletin

  • JAM Night spring SEASON

    AT 5:30 PM in-person

    This will be an hour meeting with children in partnership with our parents.

    We will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 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.

  • praise kids choir via zoom

    at 5pm - 5:30 pm

    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

    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

  • 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.

  • Sunday school free downloads

  • pre-recorded  children's sermon

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

  • STAY AT HOME replays

    sunday school, jam, jr. worship

    youtube/fb live/zoom

    Here are the links for our


    Stay at home Sunday School YouTube links

  • 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 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

    Please check our registration forms below.

  • VOLUNTEER opportunities

    (sunday school, jesus and me, events)

    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 or by calling (815) 399-5910 (ext.11). 

    Please fill out these forms


    I have a question 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

    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

    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 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. 


  • 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




    DECEMBER 24 (friday) @ 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





  • 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,