Changes to Children’s Church (K-5th Grade): Children are a special part of church community. We love to have children here and want Kindergarten ages and up to remain in our worship services. This helps teach them about worship. To assist the K-5th grade ages in worship there are tote bags available at the back of the sanctuary for their use. These totes have quiet activities for them and a stuffed animal that lives at church for them to care for during the service. Each tote has Bible based lessons (there is a parents’ insert for details).
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE: Children hear a special message from the pastor during the morning worship services most Sundays.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEWS
Faith Explorers, our Wednesday evening ministry for children ages K-5th grade, is on summer break. We will resume in September.
Blessing of the Backpacks: On Sunday, August 26th we will have a Blessing of the Backpacks. Have your school age students bring their backpacks for this blessing for teachers, students and anyone who works with and for the schools in our community.
This group of kindergarten through 5th grade students meets on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-7:30 p.m. During Faith Explorers, our kids read from the Bible, make crafts and complete outreach activities for the community. All children ages Kindergarten through 5th Grade are welcome to come and bring a friend. Led by a dedicated group of volunteers, Faith Explorers meets in the Fellowship Hall. Come join us as we learn and grow in faith!
Registration is open for the 2018-19 school year. Children must be 2, 3 or 4 by August 31, 2018. Class hours are 8:30 – 11:30 AM. Attendance days are Tu & Th for 2 Yr. ($110 Tuition); Tu-Th for 3 Yr. ($120 Tuition); M-Th for 4 Yr. ($130 Tuition). There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee and a $25 supply fee. Please share this information with family and friends. For more information please call or text Sandra Honbarger, Preschool Director, at 704-223-0568.
Click here for more information about the CUMC Preschool.
Christ UMC offers Sunday School classes for all ages from 10:45-11:45 a.m. every Sunday. The nursery offers a place to read and play for our babies and toddlers. Kindergarten and first graders receive an introduction to Bible Stories, and upper elementary age students participate in a more focused Bible study. Middle and High School students participate in Youth United Sunday School.
Sunday school classes follow a quarterly curriculum by Cokesbury. Each curriculum is a Bible study for Sunday school that enables children to experience God through Jesus Christ. Children and the teachers will experience together, in a Christian community, the stories and messages of the Bible appropriate to the children's increasing maturity through lessons that provide opportunities for discussion and ideas for activities.
Christ UMC hosts a VBS week each summer for our entire community. Click here for more info on VBS.