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.


  • Advent Family Craft Night,  Wednesday

    December 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

    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,





  • caroling day

    Saturday, Dec. 8, 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 or call the office 815-399-5910.




    Families and children will enjoy.

    The Christmas Story presented by children

    dressed in biblical characters.

    We are looking for angels, shepherds & lambs at this 4:00 pm service.

    General pratice is on Dec. 19 (Wednesday) at 5: 00 pm in the sanctuary. 

    Sign up now! Questions?

    Pls. call Joy Hayag at 815-399-5910.


  • School year 2018 available forms

    Joyful Noise Choir 

    Praise Kids choir

    Sunday School

    Jesus and Me (JAM) 


    Volunteer Form CLICK HERE

    For more information pls. contact Joy Hayag

    at 815-399-5910




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

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  • praise kids choir

    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.

    If interested in participating in the Praise Kids Choir, please contact Joy Hayag at  

    CLICK HERE for the Praise Kids Choir registration form. 

  • Joyful noise choir

    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. 

    If interested in participating in our wonderful Joyful Noise Choir, please contact Jody Warren at

  • 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



  • 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.  

    Our first J.A.M. evening program for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  

  • 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. 

    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.

  • 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.  

  • 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. 


    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. 

  • Vacation Bible School

    June 17-21, 2019

    9:00 am—12:00 pm


    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 a Family Picnic Day! Come and  experience the ride of a lifetime with God! This is a Free registration! 

    Contact Joy Hayag at or call 815-399-5910

    Date: June 17 - 21, 2019

  • 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. 


  • friends and volunteers

    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). 

    CLICK HERE to download and print the Authorization for Background Check form. 

    CLICK HERE to download and print the Volunteer Application Form.


                                                           August 18 at Alpine Center and OMC
    We welcome students and teachers o f ALL AGES to bring their backpacks or Book bags to church with them.

  • fall bash

    Fall Bash 2019
    Sunday, October 6, 4:00-5:30 pm
    At Our Master’s Center

    Fun for families of all ages. There will be a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, snacks, games, and a bubble tent.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship as we celebrate fall together.


    Family Fall Craft Night
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019
    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. 

Christ United Methodist Church

Rockford, IL

(815) 399-5910