We welcome children in worship and have dedicated spaces in our worship areas specifically for children and families. Any children who would have more fun in our staffed nursery are welcome to join Julie from 7:45am to noon in rooms 135 and 137.
We offer Sunday School during the 9 am service.
Children begin their morning with worship in the Sanctuary and are excused to their Sunday School classroom following the Children's Lesson.
During the school year, CUMC uses Sparkhouse’s Whirl curriculum to teach children using video, scripture reading, discussions, and activities to explain the Bible lessons. The lessons taught to the children are the same lessons being explored during worship, making for good cross-generational faith development.
Sunday School is a time where children are taught using video, scripture reading, discussions, and activities to explain the Bible lessons. The lessons taught to the children are the same lessons being explored during worship, making for good cross-generational faith development. We use Sparkhouse's Whirl curriculum.
Sunday School classrooms are as follows:
- Pre-k, ages 3-6 is located in room 137 with Jody Peterson and parent volunteers
- 1st-2nd grade is located in room 134 with Gwen Scilley, Betsy Whitfield, and Bobbie and Doug Nichols
- 3rd-5th grade is located in room 133 with Karla Sukov, Chuck Handlon, and Piroska Lueck
It is our hope that families take full advantage of the opportunity to continue faith development outside the church. To facilitate this, children are provided with learner leaflets that include many ways families can live out their faith throughout the week.
During the summer, we switch things up a bit! Instead of meeting in our classrooms, we meet in the Children’s Library (room 135) where we read the day’s bible reading (faith development), create a craft (use creativity and use our hands), explore puzzles (develop our minds), and adventure through books (cognitive development).
Summer Play Dates:
Play and have fun together!
June-August, Weekly, Tuesdays, 9-11am
Come and have time and play games with other families, friends, and kids in the community! While rotating through CUMC’s building and facilities, families will play and grow together. This is our intentional time for families with children to have fellowship with one another. We will provide activities, all you have to do is show up!
Inter-generational food, faith & fun!
September-August, Weekly, Wednesdays, 5:30pm-7pm
Come and gather, share a meal and encounter God’s word through art, song, and activity. Spend time with other families in the church, share stories, and enjoy a midweek celebration of life together!
Opportunities during CU Wednesday’s:
4 pm Volunteers pack backpacks for children at Folwell Elementary School to take home for weekend meals
4:30-5 pm Little Angels (Preschool) practice with Brenda Fyles in Room 134
5-5:30 pm Little Angels (Preschool) practice with Brenda Fyles in Room 134
5-5:30 pm Jubilee Bells (Elementary) practice with Anna Lytle in the Bell Room
6-6:45 pm Pathway Singers (Elementary) practice with Edna Mezacapa in the Sanctuary
5:30-6pm CU Wednesday meal together and a seasonal craft for the kids in the Commons area
Youth and adults are also engaged on CU Wednesdays through TED Talks, Confirmation, Youth Choir, and Bible Studies. We value a multi-generational community for our families at CUMC. All are welcome to participate in any or all of the parts for CU Wednesday.
Please contact Children and Family Ministries Director firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.