CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

Christian Education Director – Nancy Florio nflorio822@gmail.com

 
The great American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”  We at Fields invite people of all ages and backgrounds, to our Christian gatherings listed below. You are welcome to get involved, explore, and learn or be reminded that Jesus is the source of nourishment for   “what lies within us,” our spirits.
 

ADULT MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

 
Sunday Morning Adult Book/Bible Study
Each season new Sunday morning adult gatherings form and meet for several weeks to study the Bible and other Christian books. Popular groups include Advent and Lenten studies. All persons high school graduate aged and up are welcome to join any gathering. Leaders often use a book that he/she will announce ahead of time and have available at the time of the class. As gatherings are planned they will be publicized in the church newsletter, weekly email blasts, on our social media sites, in our Sunday bulletins and on our announcement screens throughout the church.
 
 
Tuesday Brownbag Lunch Study
Bring your lunch every Tuesday at noon for lively Scripture-based conversations on a variety of contemporary issues and how God intersects our lives on a daily basis.  All are welcome.                          No experience necessary.
 
 
Thursday AM
Every Thursday morning at 10, Thursday AM considers articles from the Upper Room.  Come join us as we discover God in many new and exciting ways.
 
 
Thursday Pastor’s Bible Study
Pastor Tom leads Bible study every Thursday evening at 7 PM.  The group studies the books of the Bible and through conversation we discern God’s revelation through the Holy Bible.  You do not need to know the Bible, just a passion to want to know God more completely in your everyday life.  All are welcome, whether you have never been to a study or have studied the Bible for decades. 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Weekly Sunday Morning Youth Sunday School

In addition to bi-weekly Ignite youth activities, (see our Events page for details) our 6th through 12th graders gather from 10 to 11 AM on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall during the school year (September through May). Youth come and relax 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

At this time Fields is not providing childcare during the service due to COVID-19

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.

 

 

Online Children’s Programming

Please tune in on Sunday to 11:00 am online worship every week to see Ms. Jen and learn about what Pastor Tom’s sermon means to us!

Check out our Fields UMC Facebook Page or Fields’ YouTube Channel on Friday for Ms. Nancy’s Mystery Bag Lessons. Every week she has something new. If you aren’t available to watch on Friday, our children’s programming and 11:00 am Sunday worship can be accessed anytime!

 

Please join us on Sunday on our webpage:  www.fieldsumc.org (click livestream), 

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/fieldsunitedmethodistchurch, or

Youtube:  www.youtube.com/user/fieldsumc/videos.

 

 

IGNITE Jr. for our Younger Disciples

NEW THIS MONTH!!!!!!!!!

Bi Monthly starting October 25, 2020 our Kindergarten through 5th grade disciples will meet in the Fellowship Hall for fellowship, fun and games, bible lessons and crafts. Meetings will coincide with 6-12th grade IGNITE. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm and parents can stay and join in the fun or take a break and let our adult volunteers entertain them while they grow in their faith. Pick up is at 3:00pm.

 

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!