Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Discipleship Pathway for Children

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Summer Sunday class: How to Be a Superhero: Making Life Super for Others

Each week a life lesson will be taken from a well-known super hero and a Bible story. Kids will learn that small acts done for Jesus can lead to a super life as well as how to make life super for others. Class includes skits, memory verses, games, and Make It Stick! parent sheet.

Continues: July 9,16, 23, 30 August 13, 20, 27

Grades: Children entering Kindergarten – entering 4th grade

During the 10:45 worship service, children meet their teacher at the back of the sanctuary following the Time for Young Worshippers.

Questions? Contact Colleen Bajema at 616-834-8478

Vacation Bible School

July 30-Aug. 3 Hero Central

Grades: Children entering Kindergarten – entering 5th grade
Kids will be taken on awesome adventures alongside some of their favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God.

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Jesus Welcomes Children

“Gather the people; prepare a holy meet-ing; assemble the elders; gather the chil-dren, even nursing infants.” Joel 2:16

God created play. Play brings joy. Simple toys and the coloring or puzzles in children’s bulletins help young children participate in the service in a way that makes sense to them. (And helps them be quiet.) Our children’s bulletins have a Bible verse or theme to go with the sermon.

Ushers have children’s bulletins for older children.

Busy bags can be picked up on a rack by the center aisle.

Grace Space is on the front left side of the sanctuary.

Nursery is offered 8:15-12:00 every Sunday.

During the 10:45 service children Pre K – 3rd Grade are learning to worship God in several ways. They begin each week with their families and have a special message from the Pastor. On the first Sunday of the month, they stay for the whole service. The other Sundays there is a Worship Center for Pre K – K and one for 1st and 2nd graders. They sing, pray, and engage in a Bible story differently than in Sunday School. They participate in worship that helps them grow to love and respond to God at their developmental level. The 3rd graders are having lessons explaining the components of worship in the United Methodist Church. As part of their learning experience the 3rd graders observed the many people who serve in different roles during our services and acted as assistant ushers. I have been impressed how engaged children are as they come to Jesus through these opportunities. Please feel free to contact Children’s Ministry Coordinator: Colleen Bajema:

 Weekly Schedule

9:40 AM

Children  PK through 3rd grade will meet on the first floor for Deep Blue Kids Rotation style! Each week a different learning style will be used as we explore a bible story for 4 weeks.  There will be storytelling/drama, art, missions and spiritual practices. Join us!

4th and 5th graders will meet on the third floor for Submerge.

6th-8th graders will meet in the Sonrise on the third floor for their class with Tim Hook.

9th-12th graders will meet in the Eclipse on the third floor for their class with the Carr’s.

10:45 AM

Children who are PK and K have Worship Center in Room 101.

Children who are in 1st and 2nd grade have Worship Center in Room 103.

The 3rd Grade Bible Class meets in Room 303 during the first

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