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Vacation Bible School Update

Vacation Bible School Update

After much prayerful consideration and discussion, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School at Hyde Park United Methodist this summer. The safety and health of our kids, families, staff and volunteers continues to be our...

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Church at Home

During these unique times, we want to encourage you to keep attending church as a family...at home! For adults, that can be as easy as tuning in to the live stream Facebook Live or Church Online. But what does it look like to have Children's Ministries virtually?...

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Children’s Ministries Online Resources

The children's team has compiled some tools and information that might be helpful for you as your family navigates the days and weeks ahead.   Sunday videos and lesson plans for your family to continue using our curriculum with church at home will be sent out...

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Vacation Bible School 2020

Vacation Bible School 2020

The VBS that’s just the ticket! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. 9 a.m. – Noon* /// June 22-26, 2020    *Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have...

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VBS 2020 Volunteer First Priority Registration

VBS 2020 Volunteer First Priority Registration

Thank you for serving with us at VBS ROCKY RAILWAY! To show our appreciation for your willingness to serve, please use these links to register your camper(s) before registration officially opens to the church community. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR...

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Come Serve With Us

Come Serve With Us

Help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests with Children's Ministries. 4th Graders - Join us Feb. 9. Register here. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 309 for an important orientation with doughnuts and OJ. Serving will take place in the Harnish...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Are you a parent of a two, three or four year-old? Do you want them to grow in God's love? This faith-building event 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 to present your child a...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

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 Christmas cookies or breakfast treats on December 15th. Sign up here! Thank you...

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Children’s Ministries Advent Resource

Children’s Ministries Advent Resource

Celebrating Advent as a family has never been easier or more fun! Family Advent traditions often start with good intentions but many times the busyness of the season gets in the way of following through. With this short Advent Devotional you can enjoy 24 days of a...

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Missions Sunday Celebration

In celebration of Missions Sunday, Children’s Ministries got engaged in the practice of serving. Throughout October, they collected money and supplies to make hygiene kits for UMCOR. The kits contain soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, band-aids and other...

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Family Communion Workshop

Family Communion Workshop

Children's Ministries Family Communion Workshop - Nov. 13   Join Pastor Debbie for a  family experience for elementary kids (grades 1 - 5) and their parents. This is an opportunity for parents and children to learn what the sacrament of Communion is all about and have...

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October Missions in Children’s Ministries

October Missions in Children’s Ministries

In support of the Missions Celebration on Oct. 27, Children’s Ministries is raising money and collecting items to make Hygiene Kits to send to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for Hurricane relief and other disaster responses. UMCOR Hygiene Kit helps...

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Family Camping Trip

Family Camping Trip

We're going to Disney World and having a wonderful time with our families camping! This event is for Children's Ministries and Merge families who love to camp and already have all the gear to do so. It's $25 per person for the trip. Families will take turns providing...

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Wednesday Night Programming

Children's Ministries Wednesday night programming resumes at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. RSVP here!  Nursery care - for children ages 2 and under (and 3's who are not yet confidently potty trained). Drop off & pick up in Wesley Center room 102-3. Jr Zone - for children...

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Hyde Park Game Night

Hyde Park Game Night

 Craving more family connection time?Join us for Hyde Park Game Night!Conversation starters, board games, and more - fun for the WHOLE family!We know families are busy with school and work and outside activities, but still long to have fun together and talk about more...

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Children and Youth on the Move!

Sunday, Aug. 18 is the beginning of our new school year for students in our Children's Ministries and Merge Youth Ministries. Children's Ministries will hold "Move Up Sunday," the official start of the new programming year. It's also when kids move up to their new...

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

Join us Sunday, Aug. 11, for a special Blessing of the Backpacks in all worship services. Elementary, Middle, High School, and school teachers and staff are invited to bring their backpack or briefcase and participate. We will pray that joy will surround each person...

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Last Day of School Ideas

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

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

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

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 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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Create A Family Drum

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

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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Vacation Bible School 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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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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

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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