Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wonderful Wednesday Zoom Meetings
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Ages Pre-K to fifth grade
Holly will have book readings with arts and crafts. Kurt will lead us with piano and in singing songs. Melinda and Janine will lead us in fun games and activities. Email Dawn at cmumcchildren@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting ID and password. Hope to see you Wednesdays on Zoom!

Children's Time Zoom Meetings
Sundays at 11 a.m.
Ages Pre-K to fifth grade
Children's time with Lisa Marie. Hope to see you on Zoom for fun activities, games and Bible lessons from Sermon4kids. Email Dawn at cmumcchildren@gmail.com for the Zoom meeting ID and password.

We miss you all! We pray for the time when we can all get back together, and we pray for the health and safety of all of your families.
"May the LORD Bless you, and keep you, may the LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the LORD turn his face toward you and give you Peace."
-- Numbers 6:24-26



WHY SUNDAY SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT

By Dawn Helm

Sunday School is important for children to learn the teachings of Jesus. Sunday School helps to impart values on children through Biblical lessons. Many young children struggle to understand the word of God when it is taught during regular services. We have teachers in place to help make the message understandable for the younger children. Our Sunday School classes are divided into specific age levels so the children learn according to their age and educational level, so they can get a better understanding of what is being taught.

Sunday School is also an important part of the socializing process as it can help members, especially those children new to the church, get to know one another. Life can be hectic, and if you find it challenging just to make it to church, you might not be even able to think about getting your children to Sunday School. However, it's great to have the support of the church as you teach your children the truths of scripture.

Below are a few reasons why Sunday School is so important.

1. Learn About God
When your children go to Sunday School, they will find the age-appropriate Bible teaching their young minds are so eager to absorb. Their teachers can shape the lessons to meet the comprehension level and interests of any age. Many Sunday School teachers will incorporate fun activities, like crafts and skits, into the lesson so your children will be able to remember them.

2. Find Mentors
Parenting is tough, but when you have Sunday School teachers working to mentor your children, they can provide another source of guidance. The church is a community where everyone helps their neighbors. When you take your children to Sunday School, you can rest assured you have qualified help with their spiritual education.

3. Make Friends
If you want your children to make more friends, Sunday School is a great place to find them. As they learn and play together on Sunday mornings, they will be able to form healthy friendships with children whose parents have the same priorities as you.

4. Form Good Habits
If you start consistently taking your kiddos to church when they're young, they will forever learn the good habits of church attendance. For the rest of their lives, they'll benefit from the knowledge they gained in Sunday School.

5. Have Fun
Don't forget the importance of play and fun. With talented teachers, great activities, and friends they enjoy, your little ones will love going to Sunday School every week. This is a great way to show your kids learning about God can be really cool.

We meet in the Sonshine room for snacks and worship music from 10:05-10:15 a.m. and Sunday School is from 10:15-11a.m. All are welcome. Hope to see you Sunday morning! Wishing you all a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

1 Chronicles 16:34 "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever."



BASICS

Nursery
Children younger than 3 years old can go to the Nursery. We have a Nursery for 1 day through 12 months and a Toddler nursery for 2 & 3 year olds. Our nursery is staffed by trained, caring child care professionals.

Children's Church
Children's Church is an opportunity for children to celebrate their love for the Lord. Much of our children's participation in our services is normally categorized for special events, holidays and annual services. But Children's Church is a worship experience focused totally on children and building their understanding of the Bible and promoting a meaningful relationship with God.

Children are invited to join Lisa Marie directly from the Sanctuary, about 15 minutes after the beginning of their regular worship service. Times are:

9:15-10 a.m.
and 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Children's Sunday School - Let Your Children Come

Who: 3 years old - 12th grade
When: Every Sunday morning. Assembly with snacks and music at 10:05 in the Sonshine Room. At 10:15, children go to their classrooms to learn fundamental Bible stories, enjoy crafts, and share God's love.

Why?
  • To learn about God's love as shown through Jesus Christ
  • To build friendships with other children who are a part of God's family
  • To raise their voices in songs of praise
  • To enjoy teachers who care
Safe Sanctuaries
Our church is a "Safe Sanctuaries" church which means all adults working with children and youth are screened with a background check and trained to insure your child's safety.



RECURRING EVENTS

  • Fall Festival - Held every October.

  • Journey to Bethlehem - A drive-thru nativity held in December. For more information, call the church office, 757-595-6531.

  • Trunk or Treat - An alternative to Trick or Treating. For more information, call the church office, 757-595-6531.

  • Vacation Bible School - Held each July. Children learn about God's love through storytelling, arts, crafts and music.

  • Wonderful Wednesdays - This program runs from September - May. Dinner is held from 5-7 p.m. and children enjoy crafts & music from 6-7:30 p.m. Children age 4 through 1st grade learn about helping others through crafts, games and music. Children 2nd - 5th grade participate in music, bells and games. Lots of fun