Children

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All Children & Youth are welcome to join in the celebration of Jesus’ birth!  Email foxfive1925@yahoo.com with any questions and to sign up your child or youth.  Below is a schedule of events in preparation our our Children & Youth Christmas Program:

11/10

9:35-10am:  Children’s (age 4 through 5thgrade) Music Practice @ Sanctuary

4-5pm:   4th& 5thGrade Play Practice @ Lobby Conference Room

5-5:30: Youth (6th grade & up)  Music Practice @ Main Church

11/17

9:35-10am: ALL KIDS (age 4 through 5thGrade) Music Practice @ Sanctuary

4-5pm: 4th& 5thGrade Play Practice @ Lobby Conference Room

5-5:30: Youth Music Practice @ Main Church

11/24

9”35-10am: ALL KIDS (age 4 through 5thGrade) Music Practice @ Sanctuary

4th& 5thGrade Play Practice @ Lobby Conference Room

5-5:30: Youth Music Practice @ Main Church

11/30

9am-1pm: 4th& 5thGrade @ Fellowship Hall to video play

12/1

9:35-10am: ALL KIDS (age 4 through 5thGrade) Music Practice @ Sanctuary

4-5pm: 4th& 5thGrade Music Practice @ Sanctuary

5-5:30: Youth Music Practice @ Main Church

12/7

4-8pm Program Practice & Jesus’ Birthday Party for all participating children & youth

*Parents may stay or have a night out.  We will practice, make gifts for parents, play games and have pizza and cake. Kids are invited to bring a gift for Jesus in the form of new socks and underwear in all children sizes for Froggy’s Closet of Winchester.  Check out their website at frog-kids.org to find out more about the work they do.

12/8 at 4pm Children & Youth Christmas Program

*Kids wear “Mom’s Choice”J  (No costumes are worn during the program.)

Children’s Songs:

  1. It’s Christmas by Capitol Kids
  2. The Heart of Christmas by Matthew West
  3. Angels We Have Heard on High by Shout Praises Kids
  4. TBA

Youth’s Songs:

1.  A King Like This by Chris Tomlin

2. TBA

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deep blueChildren’s Church (held during the 8:30 & 11am services) follows the Deep Blue curriculum.   Download the Deep Blue App so your kids can watch the weekly animated bible lesson, play games, and even learn scripture.  Now, your kids can stay connected to our weekly lessons on those Sundays when they are unable to attend church.  Aren’t you glad there’s an App for that?   🙂

Click the link below to print off the Registration form

VBS 2019 Registration Form

Check out our  picture pages under the children’s tab to view photos from our kids activities and events

HOW DO WE SERVE KIDS AT

MACEDONIA?  

EVERY SUNDAY

At the 8:30 and 11am Worship Services, children are invited to attend Children’s Church.  Children begin the service with their families and exit with the teacher prior to the message portion of the service so that they can learn about God, worship and the Bible at their own level.  They are returned to the sanctuary during the final song.  Consider downloading the Deep Blue Bible App as a companion to our curriculum.  On the App, they can watch bible story videos and play games related to the stories.   There is no Children’s Church on communion Sundays so that children may experience communion with their families.  Also, for July 2018, there will not be Children’s Church and kids are encouraged to worship with their families.

Children’s praise and worship through music begins each Sunday at 9:40 in the Sanctuary.  While the focus is on singing because we love Jesus, the time can also be used to prepare to sing for the congregation.   In addition, we celebrate birthdays on the 1st Sunday of each month; and each child who has a birthday in the month receives a small gift.  At 10am, children are divided by age and head with their teachers to Sunday School in classrooms downstairs.  Sunday School ends at 10:45.  Pre K through 1st Grade students remain in their classroom to be picked up by their parents.  Students 2nd Grade through 5th Grade return to their parents in the sanctuary.

Every penny put into an offering plate during Sunday School and Children’s Church is spent to help kids.   At holidays, we use the money to help kids through the Book Bag Food Ministry, CCAP, and individual families who are in need.

 

Special Events

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY – We use this day to both celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and to find meaningful service projects for our kids to participate in.

EASTER – Our Annual Egg Hunt is always the Saturday before Easter.  After hearing the Easter Story, kids are divided by age for 4 separate hunts.  All candy is peanut allergy safe.

VBS – VBS takes place each year in June.  We have 5 nights of lessons followed by time of fellowship, food and fun.  During VBS, we not only have a great deal of fun; but we also encourage the kids to become disciples by supporting a mission.  In 2018, we collected items for Operation Christmas Child and were able to put 40 gift boxes together to send overseas.   Kids helping kids in the name of Jesus – how awesome!

CHRISTMAS –  Preparation for the Annual Children’s Christmas Program begins in November.  Children practice the musical portion of the program each Sunday at Children’s Church and during children’s music time at 9:40.  All 4th & 5th grade students are welcome to participate in a Christmas play, and practices take place on Sunday at a time to be determined..  All children age 3 through 5th Grade are invited to be a part of the celebration of Jesus’ birth, and the  program is held on the 2nd Sunday of December at 6pm.   Additionally, our 4pm Christmas Eve service is tailored for children and each child will receive a gift.

*Looking for a christian summer camp experience for your kids?  Check out www.CampOverlook.org

*Have a smart phone? Kids will fall in love with God’s word on the YouVersion Bible App For Kids.

Nanette Fox: Children’s Ministry Leader   Email:  children@macedonia-umc.org

Kate Mullen: Children’s Sunday School Superintendent

*Macedonia also offers a Church-Staffed Nursery for those 3 years of age and under at each of our three services. The nursery is located on the main level of the church. 

Sharon Garber: Nursery Coordinator