Children's Ministries

WELCOME TO ARAB FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!

We are happy that you and your child(ren) have chosen to worship and learn at Arab First UMC. We have children’s activities on Sundays, Wednesday afternoons, Wednesday nights and as part of special events throughout the year. We offer interactive, age-appropriate, Bible-based fun learning opportunities for children of all ages. We look forward to getting to know you and worshiping with you.

If I can help you find your way in our children’s ministries, please contact me, Heather Tallent, Children’s Director, at children@arabumc.org.

In His Service,
Ms. Heather


SUNDAY MORNINGS: SUNDAY SCHOOL, CHILDREN’S CHURCH, GREAT PLACES TO LEARN

On Sundays, we provide the opportunity for your child to attend Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. We use Cokesbury’s Deep Blue Curriculum for age two years through fifth grade. Children age three and younger meet in fellowship hall area. Children four years through fifth grade meet in the children's classrooms upstairs near the sanctuary.

During the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. service, kids 1st grade and under may go to Children’s Church upstairs in the children's area. During Children’s Church, youngsters do various activities including crafts, puzzles, games, listening to a Bible story, or watching a Bible-based video. At the 11:00 service, we host a Children’s Moment at the front of the sanctuary for children of all ages before they leave for Children’s Church.

For more information about Sunday School and Children’s Church, contact Heather Tallent, Children’s Director, at children@arabumc.org, or the church office at 256-586-5792.


JAAM (Jesus, Arts and Music)
KINDERGARTEN — FIFTH GRADE INVITED TO JAAM ON WEDNESDAYS

Our JAAM (Jesus Arts and Music) program is worship and creative arts for children K through 5th grade.  They meet on Wednesdays after school until 5:00 pm.  Their activities are choir, art, handbells, chimes, signing, and “God Rods”. The children share in regular worship and lead a Christmas Program and Spring program each year. 

More information about JAAM can be obtained by contacting Debby Heidt, Worship and Creative Arts Co-Director, at worshiparts@arabumc.org, Jami Russell, Worship and Creative Arts Co-Director, at worshiparts@arabumc.org, or contact the church office at 256-586-5792.by picking up a JAAM Registration form, which is available at the AFUMC office.

 

 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS — DINNER, ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

Wednesday nights during the school year, church members, and friends are invited to gather in the fellowship hall at 5 p.m. for a family-friendly dinner followed by adult and youth Bible studies, and age-appropriate activities for children fifth grade and younger. From 6 to 6:30 p.m. preschoolers learn songs for the Christmas and Spring programs. Care is provided for children three years old and younger in the nursery on the main floor, off the hallway across from the sanctuary.

For more information, contact Heather Tallent, Children’s Director, at children@arabumc.org, or the church office at 259-586-5792.


NURSERY AVAILABLE FOR BOTH MAIN SERVICES

Nursery care is provided for infants ages six weeks to three years during both main Sunday services – 9:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m., during 10:00 a.m. Sunday School, and during Wednesday night classes. We provide a cheerful, loving environment for your children, located next to the sanctuary for easy access.

To keep all our children safe, health and emergency contact information is required for each child kept in the nursery. For more information, contact Kim Taylor at 256-586-5794, graceplace@arabumc.org, or the church office at 256-586-5792.


GRACE PLACE: DAYCARE FOR SIX WEEKS — PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Grace Place is a loving, Christian daycare program for children six weeks old to four years old. The daycare is open 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and follows the Arab City School District calendar. The Grace Place staff also offers a part-time program during the summer.

The purpose of Grace Place, a non-profit ministry, is to assist Arab First United Methodist Church in accomplishing its vision of providing the Arab area with the highest quality Christian children’s ministry available. Our mission also includes providing basic care of children to enhance their spiritual and emotional needs.

For more information, contact Kim Taylor at 256-586-5794 or graceplace@arabumc.org, or the church office at 256-586-5792.


AFUMC CHILDREN’S MINISTRY MISSION

Our mission for the children of Arab First United Methodist Church is to provide a safe, fun learning environment for your child to grow and expand his or her faith in Christ. We reach out to children with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. All adults who interact with your child have undergone a thorough background check. Your child will be under supervision of a minimum of two adults during any event.


JOIN US FOR EASTER EGG HUNT, VBS, MORE

In addition to our weekly children’s ministry schedule, we have annual events including a lunch and Easter egg hunt, a spring worship and arts program near the end of April, Vacation Bible School one week in the summer, a fall carnival in October, and a Christmas worship and arts program the first week in December. Please consider joining us for one or all of these activities. We have something for everyone at Arab First United Methodist Church. We would love for you to be a part of it. Come grow with us!


CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES AT A GLANCE

Grace Place Monday-Friday 6:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
JAAM Wednesday 3 – 5 p.m.
Activities Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m.
Worship Nursery Sunday 9 – 12 a.m.
Sunday School Sunday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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