Children

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL

We are launching a brand new curriculum: The Deep Blue One Room Sunday School.

Inspired by the verse, “In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior,” (Luke 1:47 CEB) Deep Blue aims to help kids discover how they can be serious disciples of Jesus.

We like the comprehensive Biblical approach and the one-room school model.

And we love that it appeals to tech-savvy kids (and their tech-savvy parents!!). There’s animated videos, exciting Bible stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, and more!

AND there’s a parents’ dashboard, too, and handy apps for both Android and iTunes so parents can follow along and incorporate the learning as they find helpful in their own family setting during the week.

We welcome all children from ages 3-12 to join us on Sunday mornings following the Children’s Moment during the worship service for learning and fun with our lead Sunday School teachers — Gail Huggins, Sharon McDaniel, and Nita Randall.

We have some great helpers, as well — but we would love to have you join us as an extra hand on deck!  Are you willing to help lead a craft, game, story, or other activity occasionally?  If so, please connect with one of our Lead Teachers or Pastor Cody.  

Deep Blue is published by the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2014 the publisher, Cokesbury, won a “Christian Retailing’s Best” award for the Deep Blue Kids Bible. The award is judged on a Bible’s ability to evoke emotion, open people’s minds to new ways of thinking, and encourage Christ-like living. Now Cokesbury has followed up with this modern children’s curriculum.

You can learn more at this website: https://www.deepbluekids.com/

BASIC INFO

Our Children’s Sunday School begins at about 11:15 am, after the children come up for the Children’s Moment during the worship service.  Children ages three through twelve are welcome.

We use a the Deep Blue One-Room Sunday School curriculum, designed to allow the same lesson to be modified to meet the developmental level of every child in the classroom.

Our classroom is designed so the children feel welcome; the space and everything in it is theirs.

We use music, movement, art, crafts, and even some science experiments to learn the Bible lessons.

Sometimes we have a snack, sometimes we go outside, sometimes we talk about things beyond the day’s lesson. This is their hour.

In addition to this special time just for them, we frequently include our children/youth in all church activities. Now and then they sing a special song during worship. They help collect the offering, open the big front doors, or give folks with canes or walkers a little extra help navigating the parking lot, especially on snowy/icy days. They help with coffee hour.

Children are important members of our congregation.

Grown-ups, especially parents, are welcome any time.  All of our teachers and helpers receive training and have passed background checks.  We follow a Safe Sanctuaries policy, and a copy of the policy is posted in the Sunday School room.  Additional copies are available upon request.

 

CUMC Children's Sunday School

CUMC Children’s Sunday School Classroom