Children's Ministry (for children entering K-5th grades)
Welcome to Central Church’s Children and Family Ministry! We are excited to work with you as a family this year and explore new ways of doing ministry together. We will have a couple of different offerings this year, and will enjoy some hands on time together, using Illustrated Ministry curriculums. We will offer all options in hybrid form and we are always ready for new friends to join us!
For more information on any of the opportunities listed below, email Erica Kozlowski, Children's Ministry Director.
CHILDREN'S EDUCATION/SPIRITUAL GROWTH
SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT!
Central's Dinner Tea Party
Tuesday, May 31 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a special dinner tea party with special guest, Children's Book Author Glenys Nellist! She has written both of the books we have hosted Story Walks for, and many more. Bring your favorite book by Glenys, or grab one from Brilliant Books before you arrive, and we will have a book signing after the party. Also, bring your favorite stuffed animal to be blessed as well! We will have options for all dietary restrictions, and we hope so many people can join us!
Pre-registration is Requested. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW
You can also pre-order books from Brilliant Books by clicking on this link: https://www.brilliant-books.net/community-event-glenys-neyllist-author-visit
Rooted in Grace: A Family Worship Space
Sunday Mornings during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services in the Sanctuary
All are welcome to join us in this new area (at the back of the Sanctuary, near the mosaic art wall) where we will offer a family space, complete with tables, chairs, cushions, and more. We will learn alongside the church in an environment that is free of photography and video, and where kids can be kids. There will be coloring, sensory toys, kids bibles, storybooks and more to engage families in the experience. We welcome everyone into this space, and hope to have new friends join us. We look forward to seeing you there! If you are not yet comfortable coming into the building, please email Erica, and we will mail you a packet, so you can participate from home with our online congregation.
Wonderful Wednesdays (for children in grades K-5 and their families)
Heroes in Action (grades K-5)
Weekly on Wednesdays 5:30 -7:00 p.m. in Room 105
Children from Kindergarten through 3rd grade will learn the stories of the Bible and how the characters were heroes, and how we can also be heroes through journaling, dancing, reading, and more. Heroes will meet at 5:30pm for dinner, with class starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. We will wear masks in the classroom, with the exception of when the eat dinner. The third Wednesday of each month we will offer a family experience for service with dessert and devotions in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a Serve Wednesday opportunity. We will also offer a hybrid option for families who want to attend, but are not yet comfortable.
OTHER WAYS TO GET CONNECTED:
You also can get connected via our Children’s Ministry Facebook page. This is where you can get most of the info for our Ministry! www.facebook.com/groups/childrensministries.
CUMC Kids E-News: We have our own kids e-news! If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email Erica Kozlowski.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - SUMMER 2022
Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1
Compassion Camp: Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You.
9 am - 12 noon at Silver Lake Rec Park
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Nursery Ministry (for infants and preschool-age children)
Welcome to the Nursery Ministry at Central United Methodist Church! Our mission and purpose echoes that of our church's: Being together in Christ, while reaching beyond our doors. We are excited to grow in Christ through our relationships with each other and with Him. We are also continually learning to be good neighbors and stewards to those beyond our doors, and are thrilled to be making new friends. This year we are energized by teaming up with the Children's Ministry in our series: Celebrate Wonder! Each week we will be exploring the Bible and it’s place in our lives through a lens of Wonder. The sense of wonder our children have about the world around them has a special application in their faith life, and is a natural way for them to begin asking the big questions and explore their identity as God’s children.
INFANT CARE/SPIRITUAL GROWTH