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Childrens Ministry


CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY

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Childrens Ministry


CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY

Pray and Play with Us

“FUMC Gainesville is a welcoming church home where children and families experience God’s love while becoming a part of a larger faith family. We offer a variety of ministries for newborns through 5th grade including Sunday School, music and drama, opportunities to serve, and much more. For more information, please contact Director of Children, Youth and Families, Jesse Letourneau at jesse@fumcgnv.org.


SUNDAY School and nursery

Each Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m., children Kindergarten - 5th grade join together for a time of singing and lessons. FUMC uses Cokesbury's "Deep Blue" one-room Sunday School curriculum to teach our children the great stories of our faith, always focusing on the amazing grace offered through Jesus. 

For our littlest ones, the nursery is open beginning at 9:30 a.m. through the conclusion of 11:00 a.m. worship. The nursery implements Deep Blue for babies-preschoolers, as well. 

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children in WORSHIP

Children are more than welcomed to be in worship, they are encouraged to be there! We offer a worship backpack each week filled with activities that connect with the scripture lesson being taught in worship. Every first Sunday our children remain with their families for the entire worship experience so all generations are able to learn, grow and receive communion together. 

Other Sundays, children worship with their families until they are invited up front to join one of our volunteers who shares a "kid-sized" version of the sermon. After this special time, kids may go with her and other adult volunteers for more faith building fun together!

Our goal is that families will always leave church having something meaningful to discuss from worship around the lunch table and throughout the week! Giving families a shared-language of faith is priority for us here at FUMC! 


children SERVING IN worship

At FUMC we value children as an integral part of our worshiping community. We encourage children to serve along side the grown-ups. Children can serve as acolytes, ushers, greeters, as well as sing, and play chimes.

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Scouting at FUMC

Boy Scout Troop 84 has been active at our church since 1928! We have a fantastic Scout Cabin on our campus as well as a vibrant Cub Scout pack. Our Girl Scout Troops meet at FUMC too!  Select the option below to learn more about the Boy and Girl Scouts. 

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SUMMER FUN AT FUMC

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SUMMER OF SERVICE

This Summer our Sunday Morning curriculum for grades K-5 will include a focus on local service.
We will be learning about the work of Food 4 Kids, Helping Hands, and our partnership with Metcalfe Elementary.

We will also take time for hands on service through our "Serve on Saturday" Events

  • June 22 Food 4 Kids (Serving Field Trip at their headquarters)

  • July 13 Helping Hands/COM (Here at the Church)

 
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Family Films with First

Join us at the AMC at Celebration Pointe for an afternoon of fun and film.

The first five families to RSVP will receive a free popcorn!

  • June 21: Toy Story 4

  • July 19: Lion King (2019)

  • August 2: Dora the Explorer

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PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Calling all parents, grandparents, and or guardians!

Date: Third Saturday of the Month
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per child
Ages: Nursery through grade 5 welcome.

Directions: Drop off is located at the back door of FUMC’s Epworth Hall (parking lot side).
Please ring the bell for entrance.

RSVP for each date to Jesse@fumcgnv.org