Children’s Ministries News

 

 

Last Day of School Ideas

Freedom. Staying up late and sleeping in. The smell of chlorine in my hair. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Sunshine. Oatmeal cream pies. Weeks spent at my Grandmother’s. Summer. Maybe your summer memories are different than mine, but I bet we can all agree that summertime is...

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Summer Sunday Morning Live

Summer Sunday Morning Live is almost here! Parent help needed! 9:30 and 11 a.m., Sundays, June 2 - Aug. 11 During this time, our school year shepherds take a much-deserved break and the only way programming can continue is if parents step in! This is a wonderful...

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5th Grade Events 2019

I know the plans I have for you,” announces the Lord. “I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIRV) Sunday, May 12 will be your child’s last Sunday as part of Children’s Ministries. We will...

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Embracing What’s To Come

by Sarah Anderson I remember being told from day one of parenting, that the years would go by fast. That I should be “numbering my days.” And like all mothers, I accepted the nostalgic platitude, and then went about worrying how I would make it through the next 24...

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Teaching Holy Week to Kids

Teaching kids the story of Holy Week is not easy, but it helps them more fully appreciate Easter. The story of Holy Week is not exactly family-friendly, but that doesn’t mean we can skip the part about Jesus’ journey to the cross when sharing our faith with our...

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Holy Week Experience

Jr Zone, Zone and Club45 children will participate in a special Holy Week experience where they will learn about Holy week through hands on, sensory immersive response stations. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.   All Children's Ministries families are welcome, even...

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Create A Family Drum

Represent your family tribe by creating and decorating a drum to be used at ROAR Vacation Bible School June 24-28, 2019. Drums can easily be made from plastic planters or dollar store bins. Just add fabric, duct tape, yarn or whatever you choose to as decoration and...

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Palm Sunday Processional

We are looking forward to a wonderful morning of worship on April 14, Palm Sunday  as we celebrate Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem with our wonderful children's palm processional at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary Services and the 5:30 p.m. Portico service....

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Lenten Family Study

Lent for Families: Reflections on PrayerLent begins Wednesday, March 6This Lenten season, we invite your family to focus intentionally on the spiritual discipline of prayer.Children’s Ministries is offering a 7-week family devotional with activity pages, devotionals...

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Vacation Bible School 2019

9 a.m. - Noon* June 24-28, 2019  Get ready to ROAR! Life is wild, God is good. Spark Imagination with Faith-Building Fun at ROAR Vacation Bible School!  Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. *Note:...

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Prayer and Meditation Family Workshop

Is being still difficult for you? Your child? We want to help you cultivate a meaningful prayer life with your family. Join The Rev. Justin LaRosa and the Children’s Ministries team for our Prayer and Meditation Family Workshop. 10:45 a.m. – noon, Sunday, Feb 24 in...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Parent Class

Are you a parent of a two- or three-year-old? Do you want them to grow in God's love? This faith-building class is for you! Your toddler is learning and soaking up so much right now and it's never too early to teach them about God. Sign up for our three week Faith...

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Family Fun Night — Feb. 1, 2019

Get Yeti….Family Fun Night is coming! 6-8 p.m., Feb. 1 in the Harnish Activities Center Join your friends and church family to watch "Small Foot” in the Harnish Activities Center. An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast,...

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Come Serve With Us

Our kids help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests. 3rd Graders - Join us Jan. 13. Register here. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 308 for an important orientation. Serving will take place in the Harnish Activities Center and should wrap up by 9:15...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

Help us spread Christmas Cheer to our amazing Children’s Ministries Volunteers! Our volunteers make it possible to welcome all of our children each week. Show them your thanks by bringing a dozen (or two) cookies on December 9th and 16th. Sign up here! Thank you for...

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Tree of Thanks

Materials Needed: 1 Dry Branch (at least 2 ft. high) 1 quart size mason jar smooth river stones decorative moss 12-inch ribbon metal rim marking tags pens Tree of Thanks Start the Tree of Thanks as a fun Thanksgiving tradition and keep it displayed year-round as a...

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Sing in Angel Choir!

Do you have a child in PK-4 or Kindergarten who likes music and singing? We'd love to have them sing in Angel Choir! Under the direction of Beth Roth and Heather Smithson, your children will explore the different things their voices can do in an age appropriate way....

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Family Christmas Service Casting

Calling all aspiring stars! Do you have a big personality? Like to be in the spotlight? We’ve got the perfect role for you! We are currently casting Family Christmas Service Characters. The Family Christmas Service cast is comprised of 20-25 non-speaking characters...

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Family Fun Night — Nov. 2, 2018

It's fall ya'll! Celebrate with a Fall Family Fun Night! Enjoy dinner, live music, rock-climbing wall, inflatable slide, pumpkin painting (bring your own pumpkin), photo booth, carnival games, caramel apple bar, face painting and more! Bring the whole family and...

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Wednesday Night Programming

6:30–8 p.m. (Drop off begins at 6:15 p.m. After 8:05 pm. children who haven’t been picked up will be taken to the nursery on the 1st floor.) Jr. Zone (Ages 3-4-K) and The Zone (Grades 1-3) Children have fun learning more about their faith and how to apply it to their...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Parent Class

Feb. 3, 10, 17 at 10:45 a.m. Spend three weeks with other parents learning practical steps for sharing your faith with your 2- or 3-year-old child. A blessing event and Bible presentation will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Classes are...

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Family Game Night

Craving more family connection time? Join us for Family Game Night!   6:30 - 8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 5, Harnish Activities Center RSVP here!   Conversation starters, board games, pizza and more - fun for the WHOLE family!   We know that families are busy...

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Because of You

Because of You Thank you for the early wake-ups. Because of you, I will never sleep away my life. Thank you for the bedtime troubles. Because of you, I will always know how it feels to be needed. Thank you for your sweaty hand in mine. Because of you, I will always...

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School Year Blessing

Sunday, August 12 (Move-Up Sunday) 9:30 and 11 a.m. services (Sanctuary and Magnolia) and The Portico On August 12, Move Up Sunday, we will have a “School Year Blessing” where we bless backpacks and backpack tags. We will also bless children and youth volunteers, and...

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Children’s Ministries Staff Update

We welcome Sydney West as our new Assistant Director of Children's Ministries - Elementary. Sydney has served on our nursery staff for three years and has been very involved in our MOPS ministry. We are grateful for her service to our littlest disciples and excited...

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Family Lenten Ideas

Lent is a period of time (40 days, not including Sundays) leading up to Easter Sunday. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, where he prayed and fasted, endured temptation and prepared to begin his ministry.  We use this period of time to...

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“Oh, Jonah!” Children’s Musical

Our children's choirs led worship on Sunday, Feb. 25 with their presentation of the musical "Oh, Jonah!" Based on the Biblical story of the prophet Jonah, it's a tale involving responsibility, repentance and listening for the word of God in our lives. It's also about...

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Family Fun Night – Movie Night

Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. All families are invited to watch "Finding Dory" in the Harnish Activities Center. The event will also feature dinner, theater style concession stand, red carpet photo area and other fun activities. Kids (and adults!) are invited to wear their PJ's,...

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Faith Steps Sacraments Workshop

10:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Parents and their children, grades 2-5, are invited to join the Children’s Team and our pastors for a Sacraments Workshop in the Harnish Activities Center. We will explore the meaning of Baptism and Communion in the United Methodist Church and...

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Family Traditions

The word “tradition” is defined as the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. I love this! Traditions are multi-generational, crossing all lines of age and even ethnicity. When we share with our kids and grandkids their lineage and heritage...

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A Gratitude Adjustment

Of all the qualities God tries to build into our character, gratitude seems to be one of the most obvious. It doesn’t take long to tell if someone is thankful or not. It’s the kind of quality that sets a pattern for the rest of an individual’s personality....

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Words of Wisdom

Posted by Autumn Ward | Blog, Imagine The End, Just A Phase There I sat, probably with slumped shoulders at this point. Mind totally saturated with gallons of new information, dates, deadlines, fees, dos and don’ts. I had already made a dozen mental to-do lists for...

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Family Christmas Service

Angels, Shepherds, Wisemen and more! Does your child want to be part of our Family Christmas Service? If your child does not already participate in one of our children's choirs, and would like to be part of this beloved Family Christmas service, sign up here. No...

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Kristin’s Message – Race to Nowhere

The Portico is hosting a screening of the powerful education documentary “Race to Nowhere.” Bring your small group, your spouse, your friends. Invite your child’s teachers and principals. You don’t want to miss. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across...

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Celebrating Family Fun Night 2017!

Family Fun Night Was...So Much Fun! Our latest installment of Family Fun Night certainly lived up to its middle name...Fun! More than 175 children and adults attended the event, held on Sept. 15. Activities included a Dunk Tank, four-person Rock Climbing Wall, an...

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Wednesday Programming for Kids

Jr. Zone, Zone and Club 45 begin September 20! Keep God in their week!  Sign up your kids for fun, relational and interactive programming on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. The programs include Bible story, interactive message, crafts and games each week. Certain...

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Family Fun Night Kick-Off Sept. 15

Enjoy games, food and fun with your family at our Family Fun Night Kick-Off 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Harnish Activities Center! This will be the first of a series of Family Fun Nights hosted by Children's Ministries at Hyde Park United Methodist. Fellowship...

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Move Up Sunday Aug. 13

Happy new Sunday Morning Live year! Move Up Sunday, Aug. 13, is the official start of the new year in Children's Ministries and when our children move up to their new Sunday Morning Live small group class to match their age and/or grade for the 2017-18 school year....

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