CU Wednesdays Schedule! Starting 9.4.2019!
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 and 11 am service. Parents may drop their kids off at the Sunday School classrooms before the service, and pick them up afterwards!
Sunday School September 2019-May 2020:
During 9 a.m. traditional worship:
Nursery available from 8:30 am – 12 pm
Pre-K and Kindergarten (ages 3-6)
Located in Room 137
Teachers: Jody Peterson and Heidi Burns
Located in Room 134
Teachers: Emily Davis, Mike Davis, Heather Hindal, and youth volunteers
Located in room 133
Josh Lindenfeld, Dan Lindenfeld, Betsy Whitfield, Shaun Wysocki, and Jaden Wysocki
Bring your children with you to the 9 am service! After the Children’s Sermon, which takes place near the beginning of the service, children are escorted to their classrooms by Sunday School teachers who carry large colorful flags, designating which grades they teach. Parents must sign their children out of the Sunday School rooms following the 9 am service. We are currently working through Spark: Activate Faith curriculum.
Colorful children’s Bibles are found in each pew.
Activity bags for children are located in the back of the sanctuary.
Near the rear of the sanctuary exists a wide, carpeted play space with books and puzzles.
We look forward to meeting your family!
Family First Sundays
Christ UMC offers Sunday School on the 2-5th Sunday of each month. There is no Sunday School on the first Sunday of each month. This affords families the opportunity to worship together and Sunday School teachers the opportunity to worship and receive communion.
During 11 am contemporary worship
(Located in the ECC Worship Center, opposite the commons from the sanctuary)
Located in Room 133
Teachers: Jody Peterson, Samantha Evans, Aiden Gross
Introducing a brand-new Sunday School opportunity! This year children are participating in a “one room school house” teaching opportunity. Older kids take turns reading from the Spark Children’s Bible, after which time, children join together in creative play—coloring, painting, writing a poem, or acting out the Bible story they read together.
Coming This January!
We are thrilled to offer the Godly Play teaching experience to children ages 5-11 years old.
Location: Room 134
Teacher: Dotti Loufti
What is Godly Play?
Godly Play is a story telling technique based on Montessori principles.
A typical session includes:
A time to get ready
The telling of a scripture story using objects and artifacts
Exploring the story using open questions and discussion
Children’s response utilizing a variety of materials
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).
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
5-5:30 pm Little Angels (Preschool) practice with Brenda Fyles in Room 134
5-5:30 pm Jubilee Bells (Elementary) practice with Kari Hanson in the Bell Room
6-6:30 pm Pathway Singers (Elementary) practice with Karla Sukov
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.