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Children’s Ministry


Join an amazing Children’s Ministry team. Use your gifts. Have fun!

Teach, play, lend a hand, pray, read a story, help with tech or organize materials.
Enjoy time with infants, pre-schoolers, or elementary age children.
During the 9:40am Learning Hour, 10:45am Children’s Worship or as needed for evening events and classes.

Contact Colleen Bajema at (616)834-8478 or


Children are a welcome and joyful part of our worship, learning times and community


The “Grace Space” and Lounge are available for families who want to keep their kids with them during worship. See a bulletin for details. We believe the sound of children (any sound) brings joy to worship.

If you prefer, nursery is also available every Sunday from 8:15-12:15 for infants through pre-kindergarten.

Sunday Classes

                     9:50 Learning Hour classes are available for children Pre-K through 5th

                    10:45 worship service:

Kids 1st—5th Grade meet in the Education Wing, 1st Floor, room 102 beginning Sept. 9. Two classes will be offered each Sunday, one at 9:40am and one during the 10:45am service. Kids can be picked up for the Children’s time at the beginning of the 10:45 service or can stay through the service. Kids will need to be checked in and signed out by a parent or guardian.

Theme for September: Dirty Jobs, somebody’s got to do them. Life App: Initiative—Seeing what needs to be done and doing it.

Key verse: “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23, NLT

Sept. 2 Nehemiah Hears about the Wall • Nehemiah 1:1–2:9 Bottom Line: Be on the lookout for what needs to be done.

Sept. 9 Nehemiah Plans to Rebuild the
Wall • Nehemiah 2:11-18 Bottom Line: Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done.

Sept. 16 Nehemiah Helps the Poor • Nehemiah 5:1-12 Bottom Line: Don’t wait for someone else to help people in need.

Sept. 23 Nehemiah and Sanballat • Nehemiah 2:19-20; 4; 6 Bottom Line: Stay focused on what needs to be done.

Sept. 30 The Wall is Rebuilt • Nehemiah 3–4, 6:15-16, 8:1-17 Bottom Line: Look for ways to celebrate what God has done.

Questions? Contact Director Colleen Bajema: cell 616-834-8478 or email

Questions? Contact Director Colleen Bajema: cell 616-834-8478 or

Discipleship Opportunities for Children

Colleen Bajema, Children’s Ministry Coordinator


Available all morning from 8:30 to noon.

Sunday School 9:40-10:40am

PK through 3rd graders: meet on the first floor of FUMC for a fun hour of crafts, bible stories, and more!

4th and 5th graders: meet in Room 303 on the third floor of FUMC. Join us as we delve deeper into some of our favorite classic bible stories.

Middle Schoolers (grades 6-7): Meet on the third floor in the Sonrise room. Contact Tim Hook for more information.

8th graders: Confirmation class is offered twice a month for 8th graders. This class meets in the basement level of FUMC in “The Well.” Contact LuAnne Hook for more information.

High school:  Students are invited to meet on the 3rd floor of FUMC in the “Eclipse” room. Come hang out with your friends, discuss the scripture, and grow deeper into your faith!

Worship Centers 10:45-12:00

During the second service, children are welcome to join our church family in the Sanctuary for worship and Children’s Time with Pastor Lynn. After Children’s time, children are invited to leave the sanctuary to enjoy classes geared towards their learning and understanding of what service is all about!

PreK-K: meet in Room 101 on the first floor of FUMC

1st-2nd graders: meet in room 103 on the first floor of FUMC.

3rd graders: meet on the third floor of FUMC to engage in a Bible Class that strengthens their understanding of the scripture and enhances their ability to utilize the bible.

For questions regarding Children’s ministries, please contact the Director of Children’s Ministries Colleen Bajema

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