Christ United Methodist Church

CU Wednesdays Schedule! Starting 9.4.2019!

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Sundays:

Nursery

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. 

 

A child’s faith development begins forming their most basic ideas about God from their parents or society around preschool through mixing with fantasy and reality.
— James W. Fowler

Sunday School:

 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! 

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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

  • 1st-2nd grade

    • Located in Room 134

    • Teachers: Emily Davis, Mike Davis, Heather Hindal, and youth volunteers

  • 3rd-5th grade

    • 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.

Child-friendly extras:

  • 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.

  • Chaos welcome!  

 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)

  • Nursery available

  • PreK-5th grade

    • 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!

Godly Play

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:

  1. A time to get ready

  2. The telling of a scripture story using objects and artifacts

  3. Exploring the story using open questions and discussion

  4. 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). 

 

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected
— William Ploner

CU Wednesday:

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:

Mission/Outreach

4 pm Volunteers pack backpacks for children at Folwell Elementary School to take home for weekend meals

 

Music Opportunities

 

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

 

Fellowship Together

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.