Children's Schedule //summer blast 2017
June 14 6:30-8:00p.m. Water Night
July 19 6:30p.m. Family Fun Night
August 4 9:00 a.m. Burger Lake
August 7-9 VBS (Minion-themed)
August 10 Movie Night (Minion Movie)
Children //summer camps 2017
June 3-5 3rd-4th grade
July 10-14 4th-6th grade
MEDIA RELEASE // 2016
Part of the fun of our children's ministry events is being able to share stories. Photos are a big part of that storytelling, but we want to make sure we have parental permission to share photos of minors. Please take a few moments to fill out and to submit the media release that can be found HERE, indicating whether or not the staff has your permission to take and share photos of your children for use in Aldersgate UMC printed and online materials. Grace and Peace!
CHILDREN'S CHURCH //sunday morning
During our worship services, your children are welcome to stay with you the whole time, or we also have children’s church during both our worship services. All children start out the worship service with their parents, and then are dismissed to children’s church after our time of Young Disciples (a children’s sermon with the pastor every week). Two Children's Church services are available during our worship services. Three year olds - Kindergarteners meet in the Preschool Room, where they watch a fun video, play games, do a craft, hear a Bible story and learn an age-appropriate main point for the day, such as, "I will be kind," or "I will obey." First through Fifth Graders meet in the Tree House Room, where we have a service with the same message the adults are hearing in the main service, just in a more child-friendly way. We sing songs, play games, take up an offering (to go to support our sponsored child) and hear the message. Both of these services are excellent opportunities for our kids to learn more about the love of Jesus in an age-appropriate way.
SUNDAY SCHOOL //sunday (10:15 - 11:05 am) (3 years-5th grade)
We are blessed at Aldersgate to have very experienced teachers in our Sunday School department. During the school year, we explore the Bible with Grow Curriculum by Cokesbury. Classes are divided up by ages (3-5 years old, K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th) so the children may learn more about the Bible in a smaller group.
KIDS FOR CHRIST //sunday (5:00-7:30 pm) (3 years-5th grade)
Sunday evenings during the school year are a time for kids to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to learn more about Jesus and to be given the opportunity to make friends with other children their age. During this time, children are divided by age (preschoolers, K-2nd graders, and 3rd-5th graders). We are using the "What’s in the Bible" curriculum, which is a video curriculum by the makers of Veggie Tales. Each video focuses on a book or section of the Bible. We watch a video one week and then play games with the information we have learned the next week. Children have an opportunity to earn “Crash Cash,” which they can trade in for prizes about once a month. The children also go to choir practice, where they learn the joy of singing God's songs, as well as work on performances for church. The children also eat supper together. Teams of parent volunteers cook, and you can purchase the meals for $10 per month for your child. Kids for Christ is also a way to provide childcare for parents who are in Sunday night Growth Groups, so we meet during the times when Growth Groups are in session, which is usually September-April.
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