Note, we are launching a six week study series on Sunday evenings at 5 PM for children in K-5th beginning April 11th. During this time we will be redeveloping our Children’s ministries for a new launch this summer.
Vacation Bible School – June 14 – 18
Join Sparky, the Armorer, and the Royal Players as we go on a quest in search of the King’s Armorer. Registration is now open for kids and volunteers. Click here to sign up! http://2020.cokesburyvbs.com/fumcgainesville
Music and Arts Camp – June 28 – July 2
Music and Arts Camp presents “Happily forever after, this is not a fairy tale.” This year’s camp is from 10 am – 4 pm, with our Showcase performance on Friday, July 2 at 6:00 pm. You guys that are 6th graders this year that missed out on your “last camp” last year – come join us! With VBS being the Knights of North Castle, we will have a full summer of princesses, knights, castles, and dragons! Click here to register and join in the fun! https://forms.gle/NM3xUoct64P9KjfL6
Our Children’s Sunday School class has recently started a comprehensive three-year study that will take them through God’s Word from Genesis to Revelations. Each week the children will hear a story from the Bible, as passionate leaders add their special love for teaching the children all about the Greatest Story Ever Told! All children in Kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome!
Children in Worship
Children of all ages are always welcome in our Sunday Worship. We know that children have wiggles and giggles, and that is okay! The sounds of children are the sounds of our future!
Our Children’s music time, Joyful Noise, share a song or two with us the first Sunday of each month in our Sunday Worship, and we love to have our children lead us in scripture reading and other parts of the service occasionally. A Time for Children – One of the most exciting times in our Sunday Worship is A Time for Children, because you never know what stories might be told! Every Sunday we have a special time as part of our worship service for the children of all ages to come forward and have a story just for them. And they are usually ready to respond!
J.U.G. (Jesus Urges Generosity) – During the offering time of our service, the kids are invited to come forward to place their gifts in our J.U.G. The money collected goes to a different mission area each month, either around our church, around our community, or around the world!
Joyful Noise is a gathering of children each Sunday morning at 8:45 AM in the Music Room that helps children prepare to sing occasionally in Sunday Worship. For more information about Joyful Noise, visit our Music Ministries page.
Each Sunday, children or youth bring the light into our worship space at the beginning of the service, then to take it out as we close worship. Being an acolyte is open to children in 2nd Grade and older. We hold Acolyte Training Sessions a few times a year so that the Acolytes understand the full meaning of the part that they are playing in our worship. For more information about becoming an Acolyte, please contact Susan Beall, Director of Music & Children’s Ministries.
Our Nursery workers create a fun and safe atmosphere for our children through age 4. Toddlers and those up to age 4 go to the Music Room for Joyful Noise at 8:45 on Sundays, then to our brightly colored room for play, outdoor time, (weather permitting) and Bible stories. These children also receive the pre-reader hand-out to follow our Bible Story Basics series.