Children’s Ministries News

 

 

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 Family Fun Night! Enjoy dinner, live music, rock-climbing wall, inflatable slide, pumpkin painting, photo booth and more! Gather the family and have fun together! We have so much fun planned it requires two locations: the Harnish...

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Come Serve With Us

Our kids help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests. 4th and 5th Graders - Join us October 28. Register here. 1st and 2nd Graders - Join us November 11. Register here. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 301 for an important orientation. Serving will...

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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 with school...

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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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Pick Up Your T-Shirt Prior to VBS

Camper and Volunteer T-shirts are available for pick-up every Sunday in June in the Hyde Park Courtyard. For pick-up during the week, please visit the Ministry Offices. Hours: Monday: Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3...

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Donate to VBS Hospitality

Whether you are able to serve as a volunteer for this year's Vacation Bible School, you can support the event by donating supplies to our Volunteer Hospitality Room. Keep our Castaway leaders afloat by providing yummy snacks and beverages. Here's a list of suggested...

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Volunteers Needed for VBS 2018

Just a few hours a day for one week can be life-changing for you and for the kids you serve! Everyone changes when they learn about Jesus and share his love! Volunteers needed include adults and youth, rising seventh grade and above. Volunteer opportunities include:...

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Vacation Bible School 2018

June 25-29, 2018 9 a.m. - Noon* Join us for Shipwrecked! Rescued by Jesus. Spark Imagination With Faith-Building Fun at Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School! Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them...

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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 with other...

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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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Serving Children’s Ministries This Year

Use your gifts to make God's love real to the families of Hyde Park United Methodist! What you do with your time matters and you can make a difference in the life of a child! Opportunities to serve during this school year (2017-18) include: Preschool (3-4-K)/11 a.m....

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Donate Items and Support our Children

Support the life-changing impact of Vacation Bible School by donating food and beverages! These items will nourish and encourage our volunteers as they teach, play and have fun with our children. Items requested (can be individually wrapped, bags or boxes) are:...

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Summer Shepherds

Impact Children This Summer! If you enjoyed worship or a small group this school year while your child or grandchild enjoyed Sunday Morning Live, we ask that you serve one Sunday this summer. You'll impact children's lives while our school-year shepherds take a...

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Palm Sunday Processional

We are looking forward to a wonderful morning of worship this Palm Sunday! We will celebrate with our wonderful children's palm processional, representing Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary Services. Please read below for...

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Preschoolers Receive Picture Bibles

On Sunday, Feb. 26, our two and three year old families that participated in the Picture Bible Faith Steps groups were blessed and presented a Picture Bible. Faithsteps is a series of classes and groups that partner with parents to develop their child's faith from...

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Family Fun Night in Photos

On Friday, Feb. 28 our families enjoyed quality time, fun snacks and the movie "Inside Out" at our Family Fun Night. This event was hosted by our Children's Ministries as a way for parents to have a fun, stress-free way to have a fun night out as a family.  The...

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Giving the Extra Mile!

Help us support Cornerstone's Annual Wonder Walk. The offering collected at Sunday Morning Live from Feb. 12  - Mar. 26  will support Cornerstone's Annual Wonder Walk. The March 25 Wonder Walk takes place here on our campus and raises scholarship funds for the nearly...

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Families Learn about Sacraments

Sunday Feb. 12, parents and their children, grades 2-5, joined the Children’s Team and our pastors for a Sacraments Workshop in the Harnish Activities Center. Families explored the meaning of Baptism and Communion in the United Methodist Church and enjoyed some...

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Photos from the Family Christmas Service

The Family Christmas Service was held on Dec. 23, 2016 in the Sanctuary. This service is a family-friendly, joy-filled evening led by our children and youth. They retold the story of Christ’s birth, featuring performances by our Angel (preschool) and Celebration...

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Children’s Ministries 2016 Advent Devotional Week 1 and 2

Advent is here! The time when we prepare our hearts for Jesus’ birth. Start your advent journey by putting together your Advent mobile.

Each day this week, set aside a special family time to light a Christmas candle (or one of the blue or purple candles on your advent wreath). As you do, say these words together, “Jesus is the Light of the world.”

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