With the restrictions on group gatherings, our Children’s Ministry has come up with a creative way of teaching and remaining connected to our children and youth. Starting in June, all children/youth (ages 2-18) will be mailed a Bible lesson. Kids and youth will be mailed the first lesson. Each lesson includes a pre-stamped way to mail it back to the church. If the kids mail them back in to us, they will be sent the next lesson. They will have an opportunity to complete 10 lessons by mid-August. There are prizes as they work to complete their lessons.
Do you have any kids in your life whom you would like to have these lessons mailed? Let Susan in the office know. We would be glad to include them.
Child Care– not available for the time being
Nursery and child care for children up to six years old are available beginning at 8:15 am through 12:15 pm every Sunday. We have a special room for infants and toddlers, separate from the older children. Our experienced child care staff will text you or come get you, should your child be overly upset or show signs of becoming ill.
Sunday Morning Programming- Children’s Sunday School and Children’s Church
Our church vans pick up as many as 25 children each week who participate in our Children’s Church program. Together with the children whose families attend our church, all the kids gather in the Fellowship Hall for breakfast at 10:00 a.m., then start Sunday School at 10:20 am. At 11:00 a.m. they are brought into the sanctuary for the beginning of the second worship service. The children are always pleased to greet people, shaking hands with lots of people before being seated for the prelude, call to worship, the first hymn, and the opening prayer. We teach the children how to follow along with the hymns and encourage them to participate in the unison prayer. They then spend a few moments with our pastor, who introduces them to the Bible story and theme of the service. The children then go up to the children’s wing to enjoy a time of singing, dancing and stories.
We are especially pleased to sponsor our multi-age Girl Scout troop #584, which is almost 5 years old. We have girls from a variety of schools and backgrounds. If you’d like to help or your daughter would like to participate, contact Jamie Gross.
Whiz Kids Tutoring
Our Whiz Kids tutoring program to assist students from Putnam Heights Elementary with their reading! We meet each week on Thursday afternoons, from 4:00-6:00 pm. We always need more tutors. You could make a real difference in the life of your Whiz Kid! Join us! If you would like to know more, call us or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 524-8428.
Arts Academy is an after-school program exposing elementary kids to the arts. We offer individual lessons in a variety of arts and music, taught mostly by talented high school students. Each Wednesday afternoon, Crown Heights United Methodist Church houses about 10 budding artists. The children spend a full school year learning to sing, sculpt, draw, and play guitar, piano or violin. Our children are passionate about their work. They fill the building with love and energy. They made us laugh and fill each week with adventure.
Our church hosts Vacation Bible School in June each summer. We have about 50 children and youth attending. Our leaders are so good at providing yummy meals, making thoughtful crafts, doing cool science projects, playing fun games and learning exciting Bible stories.
Children’s Church Christmas Play
A glimpse at our children’s program, Coming Home. Our kids did great- they all hit their lines and sang all three verses of Away in the Manger. Thank you, Madison Rubino, for making it happen! We loved it!
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