Adult Sunday School

Using scripture, study book, and sometimes DVD, we explore various topics from Biblical stories of the Old and New Testaments, current issues within the church and world, church history, United Methodist teachings, and more. Discussions are informal, challenging, and informational;  always seeking to enable us to live our faith more authentically. All are invited. No sign up is necessary.
 
Meetings: Sunday 9:30-10:30,
Room 111
Contact: Lisa Nash,
lisamnash@comcast.net
 

Children’s Sunday School

Sunday school for 4-years-old through 5th grade  children begins with worship at the 9:30 celebration in the fellowship hall.  After participating in worship and enjoying a short children’s message our teachers will escort the children to the Sunday School area where they will enjoy fun Bible lessons.
 
Senior High Students meet from 8:45-9:15 in room 116
Middle High Students meet from 10:45-11:30 in room 116
 
 
 
 
Deuteronomy 6:5-9—love God, love His Word, and teach your children to do the same.

Nursery

Under the leadership of Shiloh Scott, we have a full-service nursery for infant through age 3 during every worship celebration.  2 and 3-year-old children will enjoy short Bible lessons, crafts and play time while in the nursery.
 
We invite you to come to the nursery up to 15 minutes prior to worship so you may take a few minutes to get acquainted with our staff and allow your child to become comfortable in our space before you leave for worship.
You may also contact Shiloh to ask any questions prior to visiting with us. ShilohScott84@gmail.com
The Sunday school program is here to help us understand our calling as disciples. A disciple is a follower or a learner. It refers to someone who takes up the ways of someone else. Applied to Jesus, a disciple is someone who learns from him to live like him. In learning about Jesus we see that Jesus is a worshiper, a servant, and a witness.
 
WORSHIPER
Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men.
Matthew 22:37-39
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
 
Worship is more than just singing songs, it how you live each day. It is so easy for children (and adults) to get the mistaken impression that worship is what we do at church when we sing, and not realize worship is what we do everywhere, every day with our whole lives. Prayer and praise are important forms of worship. Prayer builds our relationship with God and strengthens our faith. Praise is showing gratitude to God for his gifts and blessings. We can show praise (gratitude) through prayer, singing, our actions, deeds and serving others.
 
SERVANT
1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
 
Our church has so many outreaches, it is easy to get involved. We also work with the mission outreaches of our church to offer children opportunities to serve.
 
WITNESS
Matthew 28:18-20 The Great Commission
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

We are all called to tell others about Jesus. Invite friends to church or to join you at a fellowship event. Allow your child to have friend over on Saturday night, and you reach out to the parents by inviting them to join you at church. This is an easy way for families to reach out to other families together.
 
Our children learn by our example; how are you practicing discipleship? We are here to help you grow your child into a true disciple of Jesus. We look forward to building a relationship with you and your children.

 

 

Our Statement of Covenant
As a Christian community of faith committed to ministry to and with children, we pledge to conduct all our activities and ministries in such a way that assures the safety and spiritual growth of all children and youth entrusted to us. We will follow reasonable safety measures in the selection and recruitment of workers and we will be responsible in overseeing our programs and events and in training our staff, so that they are able and equipped to minister to children in Jesus’ name. We will report and respond to all suspected incidents of abuse as is required by state law and our moral conscience and we will be prepared to minister to the families of both the abused and the perpetrator or be prepared to make referrals if it exceeds our in-house expertise.
 
Policy for the protection of Children
  • Two Adult Rule: there will be two adults in each classroom. If this is not possible, there will be a roaming adult who moves amid the classrooms/areas during the program period.
  • Each room will have an unobstructed window or the door will be left open at all times.
  • Teachers and volunteers will receive training yearly on policy for the protection of children and how to recognize signs of abuse. Anyone who has not completed training will not be allowed to work with children or youth.
  • Volunteers and staff will complete a participation covenant statement and application and may be subject to a criminal background check.

Director of Christian Education- Mary Beth Wynne -MB.LHUMC@Gmail.com