Designed for children through the 6th grade, Central United Methodist Church's Children's Ministry seeks to grow children passionate about their faith, striving daily to love and live as Jesus did through thought, word and deed.
Children’s Ministry Team
All of our children’s programs are staffed with well-trained, loving volunteers who are excited about leading children to experience the wonders of God through Bible study, arts & crafts, drama, music, games, seasonal celebrations, community outreach activities and more. To be part of this important team, please contact Jessica Tripp, Central’s Director of Christian Education.
Sunday Morning Programs
Sunday School classes are available for children ages 2 and up every Sunday morning from 9:45 – 10:45. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers in Room 104.
Children ages two – four explore the Bible through Hands-On-Bible curriculum that invites our youngest children to experience the Bible through lessons that excite the senses and welcome active participation.
Elementary age children participate in Rotation Sunday School where they experience a different themed workshop each Sunday that brings the Bible to life through art, music, cooking, games, drama, puppetry and movies.
Joyful Times and Young Discoverers invites children ages two - 2nd grade to a time of worship and fellowship each Sunday morning following the Children's Time in the 8:45 and 10:55 services.
Young Discoverers Four and Five– Year Old group will continue to follow the church year using Hands-On-Bible Curriculum Bible lessons and incorporating the Lord’s Prayer, an introduction to the Apostle’s Creed, a study on the Sacraments through Touch the Water, Taste the Bread, and follow the same monthly themes as the First and Second grade group.
Young Discoverers First and Second Grade group will also continue to follow the church year using the same scripture as the younger group for the Bible lessons and continue to incorporate the Lord’s Prayer and a study on the Sacraments. The group will also continue to include a processional hymn with children as acolyte and Bible and Cross bearers, have an opening prayer followed by the Lord’s Prayer, the Doxology and further study on the Apostle’s Creed. A new opportunity for this group is that they are now using Bibles in Young Discoverers, finding our weekly scripture and leading the readings.
Both groups will also continue to enjoy activities and movies associated with the lesson throughout the year.
Confirmation Class Sunday Evenings
The 6th grade Confirmation class meets from 4:00 – 7:00 on Sunday evenings in the fall for the Bible study adventure series Destination Unknown. Each week we travel to a mystery location and participate in a team building activity and Bible study. In the winter and spring this group meets from 5:00 – 7:00 on Sunday evenings to study the Christian faith and Methodist tradition.
Children’s choirs and activities are offered from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunshine Arts: 2 and 3 year olds enjoy an hour of music, crafts and fun
Cherub Choir: Ages 4 & 5
Children's Choir: Grades 1st – 5th
Cub Scouts: boys ages 6 – 10
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