Kids’ Ministry

Kids’ Sunday School | 9:45-10:45am

Our kindergarteners through fifth graders are divided into Sunday School classes, based on grade level, where they delve into God’s Word through story, discussion and fun activities. Classrooms are located on the second floor of the A-building.

Kids’ Church | During 11:00am Worship 

Kids’ Church is available for kindergarteners through fifth graders during the 11:00am worship hour (every Sunday except Communion Sundays). Please check-in to Room A201 (upper level of the Sanctuary building) by 10:50am. Kids will then be taken as a group to participate in the beginning of the worship service (odd-numbered months in The Journey and even-numbered months in traditional worship) before returning to A201 for Kids’ Church activities. This time together is spent creating fun and meaningful relationships and experiences, learning to love God and shine brightly!

Kids’ Wednesday Night Program | 6:30-8:00pm 

Kids’ activities are available on Wednesday nights during the school year for kindergarteners through fifth graders on the second floor of the A-building.

***Kids Registration Form***

 

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

Serve in Kids’ Ministry: Kids First is looking for small group leaders. We are looking for people who have a heart for children and love Jesus. Spend one Sunday a month at 11:00am with our elementary-aged kids as we offer a fun, interactive worship experience. Contact: Jessica Suh at JessicaS@douglasvilleFUMC.org

Kids’ Church:For the month of December, we will be learning about WHY we call it Christmas. Our 4-week series will be the first 4 weeks of December (December 2, 9, 16, and 23). This series is based on the VeggieTales creation, and our kids will be on a journey into Christmas that will cover the big questions of Christmas.

Kids’ programming on Wednesday evenings: We meet from 6:45-8:00pm in the Kids Wing (A201) on Wednesday evenings. See information below regarding “The P.R.A.Y. Program” beginning on January 9, 2019!

Kids Sunday School: Meets at 9:45am every Sunday except for the first Sunday of the month. Instead, we encourage families to worship together in “big church.”

 

Additional Announcements and Upcoming Events:

FX: A Family Christmas Eve Experience: December 24 is a day of waiting, and kids can get antsy! So, bring your family to FX: A Family Christmas Eve Experience at 1:00pm. This free event will offer games, activities, hot chocolate, and cookie decorating. Register your family at http://www.douglasvillefumc.org/fx 

The P.R.A.Y. Program: This 5-week program helps kids (Grades 1-5) and their parents to develop a deeper relationship with God and to understand how God is active in their lives and in the world around them. 

Grades 1-3 will complete the God & Me program.

Grades 4-5 will complete the God & Family program.

Both programs will be offered simultaneously from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday evenings (January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 13). All are eligible to participate in the program, even if they are not in a Girl Scout or Boy Scout unit.

Upon completion of the P.R.A.Y. program, students will register to then receive their P.R.A.Y. award, which has been approved for wear on the official uniforms of the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and American Heritage Girls. Award ceremony will be on Sunday,March 3 as part of the 11 am traditional worship service at the church.

 This program is designed for both parent and kid participation. 

$25 per parent/child “team” (cost includes both child and parent workbooks and the award)

 More information:

Location: Douglasville First United MethodistChurch (6167 Prestley Mill Rd. Douglasville, GA 30134 – across from WellStar Douglas Hospital) in Kids Wing, 2ndfloor (A201)

Contact: Jessica Suh (JessicaS@douglasvilleFUMC.org)

Registration Deadline: January 4, 2019 by emailing JessicaS@douglasvilleFUMC.org(Please provide the following: parent’s and child’s names, grade, phone number) (Payment: cash or check (made out to: Douglasville FUMC) at the first class meeting) ​

If you have any questions, please email Jessica Suh at JessicaS@douglasvilleFUMC.org

 

Keeping Your Child Safe

When you entrust your child to the DFUMC Kids’ Ministry, we want you to know that safety is at the forefront of our minds. With this in mind, we utilize a secure electronic check-in system, which gives the parent/guardian a matching sticker that must be used when picking up his/her child. We also ask all parents to fill out a registration form, which includes emergency contact information and any known allergies.

All staff and volunteers have passed a criminal background screening and have completed Safe Sanctuaries training. Finally, we have both a volunteer security team and off-duty Douglasville police officers onsite Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. We strive to keep your child’s learning environment and our greater congregation a safe place to experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within a faith community.

Joining us for an event? You’ll need these DFUMC Children Release Forms.