FCUMC “Kid’s Rooted in Faith”
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
Children are an important part of the life and ministry of
Fern Creek United Methodist Church. Just as Jesus received, accepted
and blessed children, so we seek to do the same. Our ministry with
children seeks to establish each child’s faith in a Christian community that
is loving, caring, forgiving, and reconciling. We strive to help children
dream, hope, and believe that with God’s help all things are possible and
they can make a difference in this world. Because we feel that a child’s
spiritual growth is a family responsibility as well as the church’s, we rely
heavily on parent volunteers in all area of Children’s Ministries.
Ways to get Involved
Children’s Worship is offered during both the 9AM Contemporary service and the 11:15AM Traditional service. We invite our pre-school & elementary aged children to attend the praise and worship portion of either service with their parents. After which, they will have an opportunity to participate in a service focused towards their age group. The children’s worship leaders will meet the children at the back of the Sanctuary and guide them to the designated room where they have the opportunity to share in Bible-based stories and activities with an emphasis on faith. Parents of children who attend are asked to pick them up from the designated room immediately following the close of the worship service. We also would like to encourage you to be a volunteer helper with Children’s Worship.
All children are encouraged to participate in classes where our faith is
shared through biblically-based stories and activities. Classes are available
for all ages through fifth grade.
All children are encouraged to serve as acolytes. The acolytes serve to remind us of the time when the early Christians were forced to worship in caves and hidden places, and the only light they had were the candles they lit. The lighting of the candles reminds us of their faith and dedication to our Lord. The acolytes carry the light of Christ into the sanctuary for the 11:15AM traditional service and carry out the light into the world at the end of the service. Training starts with children in the third grade; contact the Church office if you have a child who would like to become an Acolyte.
Children’s Choir is offered at different times during the year, usually during the Spring & Fall.
Check back in the fall for the next available start date.
Child-care for infants and toddlers (through age 2) is available throughout the
morning during Sunday school and worship hours.
On most Sundays during the morning worship service, the children are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary
for a message prepared specially for them.
Beyond Sunday Mornings…
Other children’s activities include the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk or Treat,
Vacation Bible School and Cub Scouts. We also sponsor the Parent’s Day Out (PDO)
program on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information on any of our children’s programs, please call the Church office.