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Children at FUMC

We at First United Methodist Church believe that children bless our congregation, city and world. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to helping your children develop and strengthen their relationship with God, and to develop the building blocks of a life-long faith. 

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New Beginnings!

As with much of life, things are changing in our Children’s Ministry too!  We don’t know fully what to expect, but we are working hard behind the scenes to launch exciting, special, educational and safe Sunday morning experiences and special events for kids and families.Everything will launch on August 29, 2021!

In the mean time, we have TONS of activities planned for the summer! Check out our new's page for upcoming events, a note from the pastor and so much more.


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CURRENT WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Wednesday Kids' Zoom - a time to see each other, play games, share a short lesson and pray for one another.
Contact Marjorie for the ZOOM ID!

Sunday Little Wild Hearts - a special table at the 10am Heartstrings Service for kids.  Come and sit with other kids, do crafts, learn about the different parts of worship, and have lots of fun!


 

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FUMC Children's Ministry Mission Statement

We at First United Methodist Church believe that children bless our congregation, city and world. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to helping your children develop and strengthen their relationship with God, and to develop the building blocks of a life-long faith.  

We believe in SURROUNDING KIDS with an inclusive, interactive environment that is Sacred & Holy, Physically Safe, and Spiritually and Emotionally Respectful. 

We believe in CREATING SPACES where kids are free to explore scripture and tradition through prayer, worship, reflection, mission, art, movement, music and more.  

We believe in EMPOWERING CHILDREN to use their own reason, spirituality and discernment to integrate scripture, tradition, and experience into their daily lives.

We believe in EQUIPPING FAMILIES to develop their own faith and faith practices at home, and empowering parents and guardians to lead by example.  

We believe in the OPEN AND GIVING HEARTS OF CHILDREN, and creating opportunities to be a blessing to others; in our congregation, city or world.

We believe ALL CHILDREN ARE PRECIOUS, and seek to create a physical space that is accessible for all ages and needs.  

All our Children’s Ministry volunteers go through background checks and trainings, and our paid Children’s staff are First Aid, CPR and AED certified.


 

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Baptisms at FUMC

"Through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ's holy church, are incorporated into God's mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit. All this is God's gift, offered to us without price." (United Methodist Hymnal)

In the United Methodist Church, Baptism of infants includes the reaffirmation of the vows of the Baptismal Covenant by parents, sponsors, and the congregation; but chiefly it celebrates what God is doing and will do in the life of the infant. Through Baptism, God claims those being baptized, whatever their age or ability to profess their faith, with divine grace. We acknowledge baptisms from all other faith traditions and believe that while infants are welcome to be baptized, we respect a parent's right to determine the age at which their child will be baptized.

If you are interested in having your child baptized, or have further questions, please contact:
Marjorie Gross, Director of Children's Ministries, 719.471.8522 x246 or marjorieg@fumc-cs.org.

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