First United Methodist Church Slidell, Louisiana
Monday, September 01, 2014

Children's Ministries

Sunday Mornings at FUMC 
 
Location Key:
All 500 Rooms are located in the Family Life Center 
 
Infant & Toddler Nursery - Room #502  
Open from 8:00 a.m. until noon each Sunday.  Our loving staff is ready to care for your child.
 
"The Lighthouse" is First UMC’s Sunday School Program is for children 2 years old through the 5th grade 
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Classes are grouped by age as of September 30, or by the grade the student is currently enrolled. 
  
Children ages 2 through 5 years remain in one classroom for the Sunday School hour and learn of God's love through fun games, singing, and creative Bible teaching.  Children will learn through hands-on Bible lessons. 
2 Year Olds - Room #501
3 Year Olds - Room #504 
4 Year Olds - Room #505
5 Year Olds (Kindergarten) - Room #506 
 
Children in elementary grades 1st through 5th will find Bible stories come to life as they participate in Rotation Sunday School.  This model concentrates on one Biblical story every five weeks through Art, Cooking, Games, Drama & Video.  Rotation Sunday School incorporates various learning styles, increasing Bible literacy.  Rotation Sunday School builds creativity...and it's great fun!  
Elementary Grades 1st through 5th  - Family Life Center Gymnasium
 
6th Graders and older students who desire to be Confirmed 
** Confirmation refers to that event in which persons profess and confirm their faith in Jesus Christ within the worship setting.  In the United Methodist Church, participants are instructed on the doctrines of the Christian church as well as the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church.  Participants are also engaged in service projects as well as visiting worshiping communities of other faith backgrounds.  Here at First United Methodist, Confirmation classes  begin meeting weekly on Sunday mornings in September (after Labor Day) of each year, with the culminating event scheduled for May - "Confirmation Sunday".  The Confirmation class is open to those in 6th grade and older.  Meets in the gym.  Please contact Bruce Weber,Youth Director, for more information.
 
The Acolyte Program Children 3rd grade through 5th grade are invited to participate in worship by bringing in the Light of Christ. Contact Brandy Blackwell at lynnebla@yahoo.com or through the church office at 643-6437 for more information or to join.
 
Children’s Music  'Little Angels Choir'  (Preschool) & Children's Choir (K-5 grade) meet during the Sunday School hour in their respective classrooms.
  
You Are Invited to Use Your Gifts in Ministry for Our Children
There are many ways to give of your gifts: in the classroom, behind the scenes, singing songs! The most important qualifications are to have a heart that loves God and a desire to work with children. We will train and equip you with all of the resources and materials that you’ll need. Take a leap of faith now and join our amazing team. We are growing!
 
Safe Sanctuary Training is offered on a regular basis and is a requirement when working with youth and children at FUMC.  Contact Children's Ministry Director Heidi Weber for a volunteer application form.