GUM kids is a dedicated ministry of GUMchurch that focuses on providing a safe, loving place for kids to explore their faith as well as nurture their relationship with both God and God's people. From birth through 6th grade, GUM kids and their family find support from the GUM community as they journey toward a better understanding of God, Jesus, and our calling in God's world.
Sunday Morning Programs
Where do my kids age 3 through 6th grade go during the worship service?
Kids will start the hour in worship. During the worship service, kids will be invited to be a part of Children's Time (kids get to come forward as a group and hang out with Pastor Jennie for a few minutes of chatting and a brief lesson.)
Kids Sunday School classes end about 15 minutes after the regular worship services end. Parents can collect their kids from their assigned classrooms at 10:15 from the first service and 11:45 following the second service. *An usher or greeter can help you find these classrooms.
All about the Nursery & Children's Ministries
Where do my babies and kids up to 36 months go during worship?
Kids from birth through age 2 will play and be loved on in the Nursery (just down the hall from the Sanctuary).
Nursery & Childcare Ministries
The purpose of the Nursery Ministry is to provide safe childcare for families and support parents in raising children who know Jesus so that both parents and children can actively live the example of Jesus.
Jesus tells us, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." So we strive to help all of the children in nursery care encounter God in ways that are fun and age-appropriate.
The kids in nursery experience loving care from trained childcare providers while interacting with other kids, learning songs, hearing stories and building relationships within the GUM community.
Nursery and childcare services are available during all worship services as well as church classes, meetings, and other events.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Disciples Ministry
The mission of GUMchurch's Young Disciples Ministry is to create an exciting Christian community where children feel welcome and accepted, are inspired to build a personal relationship with God, and put their faith in action.
3 year olds experience a class designed specifically with the developmental levels of kids at this age in mind. These preschoolers will enjoy guided play along with a Bible story and activities that reinforce the lessons of the story. Kids get the opportunity to play with friends and experience the loved of Jesus each week. (note: Preschoolers must be potty trained to attend this class. Nursery is available for kids who aren't quite there yet)
3 year olds - 4th grade will experience the Bible in new and exciting ways by making connections to each other and drawing parallels between the stories they read in the Bible to their day-to-day lives, using a curriculum called Deep Blue.
5th and 6th graders will work their way through the Bible together with a curriculum called Submerge. They will make their connections come alive with a sketch and jot journal!
Will an offering be received during Children's Sunday School?
Yes! More info on where this year's offering will go is coming soon!
56 - Sunday Evenings for 5th & 6th Graders
This fun group for 5th and 6th graders meets for an hour on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 6:30pm. This is a great place for kids to connect with others their age! Kids can expect games, small group discussions, food, and of course, a few surprises along the way!
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