Children

 

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. 
-Matthew 19:14
 
 

It’s never too early to develop a relationship with God. FUMCAH welcomes children into worship and encourages participation in ministries and activities just for them! 

 

 

VBS 2018

vbs-calVBS will take place Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12, 3:00 - 5:15 pm. This year we will experience a Rolling River Rampage. Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Please contact Pastor Lynn Mikels with questions (l.mikels@fumcah.com).

 

 

VOLUNTEER WITH VBS

Are you interested in being a small group leader, craft helper, or decorator? Sign up below or email Pastor Lynn Mikels (l.mikels@fumcah.com).

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Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 12.35.11 PMFLAT ROMPER THE RIVER OTTER

Romper is our 2018 Vacation Bible School mascot and just arrived in the northwest suburbs. Won’t you help introduce him to the area? What are some places that Romper should know about? Who are some people that he should get to know? Download the picture of Romper, color it, and take him along for summer fun. Then send us a picture of Romper enjoying all his new adventures. We’ll post them on our church Facebook page. See you all . . . and Romper at VBS in July! P.S. you may color our mascot any color you choose but I think Romper’s favorite color is purple.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 2.30.22 PMWe offer excellent, age-appropriate education and faith formation for children, from birth through 6th grade. All Sunday School classes are held during the 9:30 AM church service, following the service “Children’s Moment.”

Summer Sunday School While Christian Education never takes a vacation, it does shift gears during the summer. Pre-school/Kindergarten classes are combined in room 100. Elementary school classes meet together on the lower level of the church in room 32. Nursery/Toddler Care continues through the summer.

 

Nursery and Toddler Care

Loving care is provided in the church nursery for the youngest members of our church family. 

Pre-School and Kindergarten

Each week features a different Bible story and a variety of activities that reinforce Bible learning. Children who are 2 years old by September 1 meet in Room 100 on the main level, while children age 3 through kindergarten meet in Room 200 on the second floor.

Grades 1-6

Using a rotation method of faith formation, children meet with grade-level peers under the guidance of an adult Adventure Guide, and rotate to a different workshop each week.  Each workshop teacher helps children explore the Bible story in a different way.  Workshop locations are posted in the stairwell directories and at Festival Central, located on the lower level near the coat racks.

 

VOLUNTEER TO TEACH SUNDAY SCHOOL

While our September-May teachers are on vacation, adults and youth are needed to sign up to teach and help on convenient Sundays. We realize that summer teaching schedules need to be flexible. All lesson materials and supplies are provided. Sign-up charts are located in the main floor hallway, outside room 100, and downstairs outside room 32. It’s really fun and a great way for everyone to learn something new!

Celebration Station (10:30-11:30 post-worship time)

Celebration Station allows parents and caregivers to participate in adult learning communities or fellowship, knowing that their children are enjoying their own activities.

Nursery and toddler care continue in Room 101.
Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4-5) and grades K-3 meet in Room 31. Activities rotate weekly and include Godly Play, storytelling, music, and special Video Sundays.

Fisher's Club, grades 4-6, meets in Room 42, with special activities just for them.

 

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00pm, October–March
Preschool – 8th grade

Our weekly program for children in grades K-8 promotes spiritual growth through music, Bible study, worship leadership, dinner fellowship, and recreation. 

Each evening is divided into three segments, and children may participate in one, two or all three. The whole family is invited to join us at 5:45pm for dinner!

 

 

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Night Out With Loving Sitters (Night OWLS) 

Night OWLS is an ongoing program for special needs children and their families, held the third Saturday of each month, September – November and January – May. Parents may bring special-needs children and their siblings, ages 2-12, to the church for dinner and planned activities, while the adults have an evening to themselves.