At AUMC Kids, we learn bible stories. We serve together. We believe in the importance of community and intentional relationship with others. We provide opportunities for parents and children to grow their faith together. We sing, play music, laugh, and love one another.
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We view Sunday school as a time to learn the bible basics: the bible stories, how to use and navigate the bible, and that the bible is more than just an old book – it is the story of God’s love for us and a helpful tool to learn and grow in God and through our relationships with family and friends. We offer age-appropriate Sunday School classes for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade on Sunday mornings from 9:15 – 10:15. Our nursery is available every Sunday morning from 8:30 – 11:30 for children ages birth to 2 years old.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND US
Our children’s area is located around the corner from our contemporary worship space, in classrooms 1, 2, 3, and 4. A sign-in sheet will be provided so you can sign your child in and out of class.
Sunday Night Activities
Sunday evening activities during the school year are high energy. We gather for a snack, have time for playing musical instruments and singing, and learn creative ways to engage with bible stories – we cook, make art, perform science experiments, and more! Children of all ages are welcome to join us on Sunday nights from 5:00-6:30 for our evening activities, including a snack, music time, and a bible-lesson-based activity.
Bible Study with Ellyn
This fall we’re digging into a study called Christian to the Core, a bible study for children and their parents. We’re learning how to become dynamic disciples of Jesus Christ through practicing the core values of the Christian faith. Each week, the children gather for the Christian to the Core for Kids bible study with Ellyn Smith, and their parents are invited to participate in the Christian to the Core bible study for adults, led by Jake Smith. At the end of the evening, children are reunited with their parents and we discuss all we learned together. We are excited about this opportunity for families to study together and practice what it means to be a Christian with each other.
AUMC Kids love to worship with voice and instruments! Our Sunday evening music program incorporates various instruments and movement into a choral setting, allowing children to discover different ways to praise God. Children have multiple opportunities throughout the year to sing and play instruments in both traditional and contemporary services.
Children are absolutely welcome to join us on Sunday nights regardless of whether their parents are able to stay for the adult study. We will send the kids home each week with a handout of follow-up activities so families will have the opportunity to study the material together through the week.