CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
Children are such an important part of the life of our church! We have a variety of opportunities for children and families to come together in worship, education and faith formation, mission, and fellowship. Our goal is to help our very youngest members grow in faith and discipleship for the glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Family Zoo Day at Riverbanks!
Sunday, September 23rd
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a scavenger hunt for all ages and fellowship with our church family.
Tickets can be purchased at a reduced rate by contacting Becky Pearson:
Adults (13 and older) - $ 10.00
Children (2 - 12) - $5.00
Children (younger than 2) - Free
Pumpkin Truck Unloading
Saturday, September 29th
beginning at 10:00 am
We will unload the pumpkins onto the front lawn to create our Pumpkin Patch.
Please come help unload and create our Annual Pumpkin Patch which supports our children and youth ministries.
Children are encouraged to participate in the unloading and the nursery will be open for those who are too young to move pumpkins. Lunch will be provided!
OUR WEEKLY DISCIPLESHIP ACTIVITIES
Sundays 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Summer Sundays 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (June 3, 2018 - September 2, 2018)
Infants - Room 19
Toddlers - Room 23
Twos - Room 12
Threes - Room 15
Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (through May 16, 2018; begin again in September)
All Ages - Room 12
We carefully and prayerfully hire staff to provide a warm and caring environment where your children will experience the love of Christ through human hands. A series of references and background checks are performed on every person we hire.
Your child will have an opportunity to play with other children their own age, learn about God through an age-appropriate craft or activity, munch on a yummy snack of cheerios and water, and if the weather is nice, play outside on our playground!
Sundays during 11:00 a.m. Worship (except the 2nd Sunday of each month)
Worship is the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for God. This can be a very natural concept for children, but often children need help preparing to participate in the prayers, creeds, and hymns of corporate worship. Following the Children’s Time in “Big Church," 4 and 5 year old children are invited to join Adult Volunteers in LM 306 where they will engage with scripture and stories (to serve as a sermon), a musical response (to serve as a final hymn), creeds and prayers, and a final prayer (to serve as a benediction).
Rehearsal: Wednesdays (September-April) 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Jubliation Choir (3rd-5th grade)
Good News Choir (1st-2nd grade)
Cherub Choir (4k-5k)
Our choirs are open to everyone who likes to sing! We have choirs for all ages.
Summer Sundays (June 3rd - September 2nd) 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. in LM 306
Sundays (September 9th - May 2018) 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. beginning in LM 306
In the Children’s Sunday School, we use a curriculum that aligns with the Revised Common Lectionary text in an effort to remain consistent with the season of the Church as well as our worship schedule. This provides children with reinforcement of scripture through the lessons, readings, and sermons on any given day.
During the summer months (June-August), we divide the classes differently from week to week. Our teachers and assistants also vary from week to week.
During the school year (September 9, 2018 - May 19, 2019), we have classes for each grade level to attend with consistent teachers from week to week. These teachers and assistants volunteer to lead the classes for the entire school year and are able to walk their students through scriptures following the church calendar.
Wednesdays September 5th - November 28th (excluding Oct. 31 and Nov. 21st) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Discipleship Junior is an opportunity for children (4K - 5th grade) to dig deeper into bible study. Through crafts, stories, and games, children study scriptures and learn how to become better disciples of Christ. We begin and end in the Gym each week.
This Fall we will study a few of God's MVP's as we learn the ways various Prophets served God. Our study will include Jonah, Isaiah, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Deborah, Malachi. Come join the adventure!
Ministries are supported by tithes, offerings, and service of the Trenholm Road United Methodist Church congregation and supplemented by the TRUMC Foundation. To learn more about the TRUMC Foundation and how it supports the various ministries of the Trenholm Road United Methodist faith community, click here. To read our blog with the latest missions and activities of the TRUMC Foundation, click here.