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Children’s Ministry

Christmas Family Fun Friday Nights

December 6th--Christmas Cookie Decorating. Drop in the Fellowship Hall anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 pm to decorate Christmas cookies!

December 13th--"The Miracle of Jesus" in the Fellowship Hall. Come journey through Bethlehem with your family. There will be a 20 minute interactive presentation followed by engaging stations to dive deeper into the Story of Christmas.

December 20th--"A Christmas Music Festival" on the patio at the Earl Scruggs Center. All CUMC Music Ensembles will be performing (bring your own chair!). In case of bad weather, the performance will move to Central's Sanctuary across the street.

New Gathering Place!

Parents, we have a hospitality room just for you and your kids! It has resources for you and a reading nook for your children and on Sunday mornings it'll have coffee, drinks and doughnuts to enjoy before Sunday School. So come join us in room 301 of the Education Building from 8:30-9:00 am every Sunday!

 Parent Information

Hello, Parents! In order to ensure the safety of each of the kids that you have entrusted into our care, we've developed 3 forms that we will keep on file during each calendar year. Please turn in your completed forms to Savanna as soon as possible. Below are the links to each form that you can download, complete, and return to the office. You may contact Savanna at [email protected] with any concerns or questions.

CUMC Photo Release Form

Parent and Child Information Form

CUMC Kid's Medical and Liability Release Form

 

Newborn Visitor Committee
The purpose of the Newborn Visitor Committee is to make a visit in the home of babies born to church members. We present a small gift to the child on behalf of the church. In addition, we typically take a gift of food. We offer support to the family and let them know the church is thinking of them during this time.

Nursery
Every Sunday morning The Lambs (infants and young toddlers), The Guppies (toddlers and twos), and The Stars (threes and fours) make up the nurturing environment of our children’s nurseries. At each level, children experience God’s love through play, stories and manipulatives.

 

Kid’s Place is a weekday preschool program for children six months to five years of age. We are open 9am to 1pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kids Place lovingly serves the community’s preschool children and encourages them to make the most of their mental, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development within a Christian environment. For more info click HERE or contact Director Shelley Rempson at 704-487-6357 or [email protected]

 

Sunday School

NURSERY — Birth thru 2 Years, E1, Room 107 Babies and toddlers are loved and begin hearing of how love comes directly from God.

PRESCHOOL — Age 3 thru Pre-K, E1, Room 105 These children will be learning about our God as they discover the very beginnings of creation.

EARLY ELEMENTARY — K-2nd Grades, E3, Room 312 Through the beauty of Godly Play storytelling children will experience the stories of beginnings found Genesis — creation, sin, leadership, and community.

3RD GRADE BIBLE CLASS — E3, Room 309 Third graders gather each week for THE Bible Class, receiving new Bibles and learning how to use them to grow in their understanding of God and who God has created them to be.

OLDER ELEMENTARY—4th-5th Grades, E3, Room 304 Our older children will come to know kings in the Bible and how God can use all of us, often despite us!

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL — S3 Youth long for leaders to guide and encourage them.  As they study the early kings of the  Hebrew faith, they will understand what God looks for in leadership… and how they can be faithful and faith-filled leaders.

Summer VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL takes place for five nights during the summer. VBS includes interactive Bible stories, crafts, video clips, discussions, supper and lots and lots of singing. NO pew sitting allowed!
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Confirmation Class is for rising 6th and 7th graders. These classes are designed to help the learn more about what it means to be a Christian and also to be a member of the United Methodist Church. Each student embarks on this journey with a mentor who journeys along beside them. 

 

Camp Tekoa Foothills -- is the former Camp Loy White which was founded on May 6, 1962 by the White family and others as a memorial to their teenage son, Loy, who was tragically killed in an auto accident. Camp Tekoa Foothills became an extension of Camp Tekoa in 2016 and is located just down the road in Caser, NC. Visit their website at http://tekoafoothills.org/

 

Girl Scouts— Girl Scouts meet at various frequencies and days of the week depending on the age group. Brownie troop leader is Wren Westbrook, Junior/Caddette is Heather White, Caddette/Senior is Liz Popwell and Caddette only is Andrea Wright. Contact Liz Popwell at [email protected] for more information.

Boy Scouts--Scout Master is Gary Romich, Assistant Scout Master is Randy Tuttle and other leaders are David Champion, Joel Hoard and Dana Lundquist. New Cub Master is David Crow. Both groups meet in the Porter Activity Center. Cub scouts meet on Monday evenings, Boy Scouts meet on Tuesday evenings. Our scout council website has more info at https://www.piedmontcouncilbsa.org/

 

Central has two Children’s Choirs; Butterfly Choir for 4 year olds to Kindergartners and Sonshine Choir for 1st-5th graders. Both Choirs meet on Wednesdays from 5-5:45pm during the school year. Crossfire is for 6th-12th graders and meets on Sundays 4:30-5:30pm during the school year.

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