August 9, 2021
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Welcome to the kid's ministry! Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, we’re glad you’re here. Our goal is to help our children become true disciples of Jesus Christ by: building relationships with them, being examples for them and teaching them God’s Word.
To stay in the loop about what we’re teaching as well as upcoming events, follow along on Facebook and sign up for our weekly parent emails by calling the church office or emailing Susan Bishara, Director of Children's Ministries.
All families will check in on the kiosks located in our Main Floor Check in Area. Just follow the dots and a friendly face will be there to greet you and get you all checked in and help you locate just the right classroom for your children. During summer kids will use the grade they just completed - we'll promote to the next grade level on August 15.
(6 weeks old through walking)
8:00 am-12:00 pm | Nursery Hall - Room 101
2-5 years old. Ages are as of September 1
9:00 am | Room 101 & 104
9:45 am | Rooms 101 & 104 & 106
11:00 am | Room 104
Music time each Sunday at 9:30 am for all ages in Joyful Noise (Room 103)
Age: Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
9:45-10:45 am | Second Floor
This summer we will be re-mixing after a year of virtual kid’s church. After you check in, your elementary age kids will be escorted to the 2nd floor to our Gathering Space (Room 212) where they will connect with their small group leaders & friends. The hour will include fun, content-rich movement, storytelling, and activities that teach your child to: Love God. Love themselves. And love others. Kids will be picked up in the Gathering Space when finished.
Summer small groups will be Kinder-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade. All kids will learn the same Bible story, memory verse and core value each month.
Our sixth graders have joined the Youth for a summer of fun! If you have a child that just finished sixth grade, they will be a part of our Youth Ministry that meets on the lower level in The Underground.
Age: Sixth Grade (during the school year)
9:45 am | Second Floor (Rooms 220 & 222)
The Confirmation experience at FUMC is a year-long class on Sunday mornings. Children begin with hang out time in the Confirmation Cafe’ and then move to their classroom around 9:50 am. Throughout the year, students explore a variety of topics, including: church history, United Methodist beliefs, and exploring what they believe. Our 6th graders also enjoy fellowship opportunities, mission projects and retreats. The Confirmation year concludes with a ceremony and banquet in May where students are invited to confirm their faith, join the church and celebrate! Please contact Betsy Spencer for more information about Confirmation.
Kids Choir helps train a child’s voice and builds confidence in a small group setting which helps them become stronger on their spiritual journey.
Kids Choir will resume in September.
11 am–12 pm | Ages 3–12 | Room 108
A safe and fun class for special needs children to attend on Sunday mornings to learn about and experience the Love of God. Other family members can attend worship during this time. Parents must notify us each week that their child will be attending so that we can match up volunteers to the child’s needs. Please contact Rev. Kay Lancaster no later than the Thursday before the Sunday you wish for your child to attend.
Learn more about our Special Needs ministries here.
We have a summer full of fun and learning about God's love here at First UMC Arlington! Learn more and register at the link below for the variety of summer camps we're offering, designed to keep your child learning and engaged over the summer. We hope you'll join us!
Over a decade ago, FUMC of Arlington decided it was of utmost importance to protect children, youth and special needs individuals from potential harm and provide a loving environment for them.
Additionally, to help us fulfill this obligation, a resolution was passed at General Conference in 1996 requiring all conferences to adopt policies to safeguard children and youth. The General Board of Discipleship was given the charge to develop written resources for these policies, which became known as Safe Sanctuaries.
Our MinistrySafe policy, background checks and MinistrySafe training attempts to do just that for our ministries that deal with children, youth and vulnerable adults.
To volunteer with children's, youth and special needs ministries you must
Required forms to volunteer with the previously stated ministries
Every two years a MinistrySafe training link will be emailed to volunteers wishing to continue volunteering.
Please contact Betsy Spencer or our office at 817.274.2571 for more information or with any questions