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Children

Mission and Purpose:
Calvary United Methodist Church has a long-term vision of transforming lives through the children’s Christian Education. We want our children to experience the love of Christ in the context of a safe community, to understand the traditions of the church and of scripture, and to develop into disciples with a mature and solid faith.
Our purpose is to love and nurture these children as they grow in the knowledge of Jesus, embrace the Christ mystery, and know God’s love for us all. To do this, we are providing a dynamic and purposeful learning environment that will help them remember their Christian Education experience all the days of their lives.

Sunday AM Christian Education: (Pre-K through 4th Grade)

In Joyful Path (a creation of progressivechristianity.org), our kids will learn new ways to think about God, themselves, and others. This unique resource accesses the contemplative nature of our children’s being, teaching them how to have joy in their stillness and their movement, connecting with the God that is truly all around us. Seeing the Spirit in nature, in ourselves, and in loving others is a hallmark of this path. We will be cultivating a deep knowledge of Christ in us (Gal. 2:20), resulting in the formation of virtues that produce the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), and preparing us to engage our larger human family and our planet with a drastically enlarged sense of family (Col. 1:15-17,3:11).

In order to make learning more appropriate for our ranging ages, we are using the same curriculum for both kids and youth, adapting the activities and materials for the youth so that it speaks to their level of maturity. We will also work together at select times & practice intergenerational sharing. How our kids and youth might then share what they are learning with the wider congregation, contributing to our collective worship experience on Sunday mornings is also going to be a part of our experience.

Time and Place:

Our class time begins at 10:30AM with our Praise and Worship Service. (We also offer child care for infant through 4th Grade at 9AM upstairs in our nursery during the traditional service, but this is not a time of formal instruction.) Families may either sign in their kids at the balcony before service, or escort them upstairs after the welcome time to their respective classrooms (two classrooms on the right side of hallway) to sign them in. You must please come to their classroom promptly at the service’s end to sign your child/ren out.
If your child will be participating in our Educational opportunities in any way here at Calvary, Please print and fill out the form below and hand it in to Richard Weitzel, the Director of Christian Education.

Sept 2019 Children and Youth Summary

OCT 2019 Christian Education News

2019 CUMC Education Enrollment & Medical Form

Kingdom Kids – Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM

Kingdom Kids is a children’s choir for kindergarten through 5th graders, meeting on Wednesday evenings in the Music Room on the main floor. The choir then offers their musical worship during both services on a periodic basis.Let your energetic & enthusiastic children participate in a VERY joyful time.

Parents/Guardians are welcome to join in the current Adult Study in the Chapel Library (jump in whenever you can!)), along the same hallway, or relax for an hour in our Gathering Area to enjoy refreshments, quiet time, or conversation with old/new friends.

If any parent(s) would like to assist with the group, please contact Linda Ebersole at 484-794-4767.

Safe Sanctuary:

We embrace the Safe Sanctuary program for children, youth, as well as all those who may be vulnerable. A copy of our current policy is below:

CUMC SAFE SANCTUARY POLICY ONLY 2017-2018