CHILDREN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Weekly Sunday Morning IGNITE Gatherings
In addition to the monthly Ignite youth activities, our 6th through 12th graders gather from 10 to 11 AM on Sundays in the Youth Room during the school year (September through May). Youth come and “chillax” in between services with their favorite snacks and drinks and often bring friends. With the guidance of adult volunteers, we dig deeper into scripture meanings, discuss how we feel about current events, and enjoy group building activities. Our Ignite youth are encouraged to be a part of our congregation during the Sunday worship service of their choice, and participate in the service as ushers, lay readers, musicians and AV techs.
Crib and Toddler Rooms
Our littlest of friends can take a break or spend the entire Sunday service in the Crib and Toddler rooms. We provide a safe, clean environment for infants and toddlers up to age 4. Childcare is provided during the 9, 10 and 11 AM Sunday worship times. The crib and toddler rooms allow parents/guardians to either drop their child off and attend worship, or to join their child in the room and help them feel comfortable. We broadcast the worship service in both rooms so adults don’t miss the service if they need to stay. The children get to play, have interaction with others, hear a Bible story, and do an art activity each week. Our childcare providers are background checked and CPR/First Aide trained.
Sunday Junior Church/Play-Time & Communion Sundays
We offer identical Junior Church programs during the 9 and 11 AM Sunday worship services for our 4 year olds through 5th
grade aged children. No matter which service one chooses, children will be learning the same thing making it easy for families to attend whichever service works best for their Sunday schedule. Junior Church begins after the Children’s Chat part of the worship service during the 9 and 11 AM hours. Children are dismissed from the worship service and attend age appropriate gatherings in the East wing of the church. Parents/Guardians pick-up their children in the East wing after they are done with worship.
During the 10 AM hour the children in this age group are welcome to join us in the same rooms for supervised play-time/crafts/ music while parents/guardians attend Adult Book/Bible study gatherings.
Once a month and on special holidays children return to the end of the worship service, from Junior Church, to participate in Holy Communion with their families. On these days our lesson revolves around the meaning of communion. Parents/guardians make the decision when their child is old enough to participate in communion.
Vacation Bible School
Every summer Fields UMC hosts a week long gathering for preschool and elementary aged children. This program is open to the public and is run by a great group of volunteers who love to share the word of God with children. Each year the VBS theme takes all the participants on an exciting adventure at our church for several hours each day. The Sunday following VBS week, the children get to share what they learned during our worship service! VBS Sunday is run by the VBS kids and volunteers, and is a special time for the kids to share what they learned about God and Jesus! As always this Sunday worship service is open to all our VBS families and friends!