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A Ministry for Families with Children Ages 3 - 5th Grade. Engaging kids in a way that allows them to TRUST and EXPERIENCE GOD and live out the DUMC vision to become more FULLY DEVOTED KIDS following Jesus Christ.

Ministry Highlight

Children's Volunteer Recruitment

Did you know it takes 40 adults volunteering each Sunday to run Sunday School for the children of the church? The children's ministry team needs adults of ALL ages to help show God's love to the next generation! There are needs from everything from teachers in the classrooms, storytellers to greeters at the sign in desks. There is an opportunity for every interest and time commitment! Please contact Rev. Jenna Kennedy ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )or Megan Batcheller ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to find the perfect place for you. Sunday mornings are a perfect way to help fulfill the baptismal promise we make to each child to raise them in a Christian environment.

Rising Kindergarten Registration and Preview Day

If you have a rising Kindergartener for the Fall of 2018, please click button below to register for K-5, 9:55 AM Plugged In program.

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Kindergarten Preview Day, April 22

Come find out what Plugged In is all about!

Parents and children are invited to preview Plugged In to experience large group and hear from Rev. Jenna Kennedy about what you and your child can expect!

Preschool Sunday School

Preschool-Class-2-copyPreschool Sunday School will continue all summer long!

Click the button below to sign up this summer to teach Preschool Sunday School. 

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K-5 Summer Bible Olympics!

BIBLE-OLYMPICSGet ready for K-5 Summer Bible Olympics (May 27 - August 5)!

We need 2 older youth/adult volunteers per week. No preparation necessary - just show up with a smile!

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VBS / God Squad 2018

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VBS: Age 4-Rising 3rd Grade
God Squad: Rising 4th-6th Grade

June 11 – June 14

Registration is OPEN!!

Please click below to register for VBS or God Squad.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

If you register your child and would like to volunteer, information can be found within your child's registration form.

Are you willing to VOLUNTEER but don't have a child participating or are a Youth willing to help?
We have a spot for you!
Please CLICK HERE to sign up!

Questions about registration/available scholarships, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Children's Ministry Programs

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Spark! Lighting the fire of God's Love!
Children – Age 3 by 9/1/17 – Pre-K/Young Fives
9:55 am in the Preschool Hallway

We provide a safe and secure environment where preschoolers grow in their relationships with God, their leaders and their peers. Children interact in small group, age appropriate activities and participate in Bible stories and songs during large group.

The curriculum is designed for young children with one priority: Love God.

We have three relational motives:

  1. Move kids to LOVE LIFE by encouraging DISCOVERY
  2. LOVE OTHERS by fueling PASSION
  3. LOVE GOD by inciting WONDER

 


 

PluggedIn

Plugged In Plugging kids in to the power of God!
Children – K-5
9:55 a.m.

Plugged In Greeters can be found at the double doors outside the Fellowship Hall for small group locations, look for leaders wearing orange t-shirts or aprons! Parents bring children directly to Small Groups at their designated location.

Our goal is for every child who participates in Plugged In to grow up knowing 3 basic truths:

  • Wisdom: I need to make the wise choice.
  • Faith: I can trust God no matter what.
  • Friendship: I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Small Group:

Our Small Group format is intentional, emphasizing building relationships between Small Group leaders and kids, and the kids developing friendships within the group.  We see that when kids feel like they are known and have a place they belong, they are much more likely to develop a lifelong faith.

Large Group:

Our large group time brings the Bible story to life and fun music keeps students singing, dancing and actively engaged. A Host and a Storyteller lead in a dynamic telling of the Bible story and share the Bottom Line application message each week.

 


 

 

Foundations & Traditions:

Children will focus on worship readiness and work together to learn about the different elements and traditions in a traditional worship service.  We want our kids to be more engaged in worship when attending with their family, and we encourage them to stay and worship together if desired.

*FIRST SUNDAY: All children stay in worship on first Sundays when Holy Communion is celebrated.

  • Age 3 by 9/1/17 – Pre-K/Young Fives
    8:45/11:05 a.m. in Room 171
  • Grade K-2
    11:05 a.m. at a designated time during the service, K-2 dismissed to the children's library
  • Grade 3-5
    11:05 a.m. Children grades 3-5 will stay for the entire Traditional Service.

Wednesday Nights for Children

Grace Kids:

1st-5th grade
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sign in on Kids Kitchen Hallway (located on the 1st floor across from the Activities Building Nursery Desk)
Various activities and mission projects, gym and playground time, dinner in the Kids Kitchen.

Children's Music:

DUMC Children's Choir will begin Wednesday, August 9.
The choir ages include 3 years old (before August 31, 2017) to 5th grade.

Li'lLambs (3 years) 4:30-4:50 Room 101
Orff Ensemble(Grades 3-5) 4:30-4:55 Thomas Coke Room
Tone Chime Choir (3rd-5th grade)5:00-5:30 Room 102
Cherub Boys and Girls (Pre-K and Kindergarten)5:00-5:40 Room 171
Carol (1st and 2nd grade)5:00-5:45 Room 101
Crusader (3rd-5th grade) 6:05-7:00 Room 101

Click here for more information about our Children's Music Programs:
http://www.dunwoodyumc.org/index.php/children-s-choirs.html 

Sunday Morning Schedule

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Check in kiosks open-located at the Activities Building Welcome Desk
All children are required to check into programs with printed security sticker

8:45 a.m.

  • Age 3 by 9/1/17 – Pre-K/Young Fives
    Foundations and Traditions
  • Grade K-5
    Encouraged to attend Contemporary Worship with their family

9:55 a.m.

  • Age 3 by 9/1/17 – Pre-K/Young Fives
    Spark
  • Grade K-5
    Plugged In

11:05 a.m.

  • Age 3 by 9/1/17 – Pre-K/Young Fives
    Foundations and Traditions
  • Grade K-5
    Encouraged to attend Traditional Worship with their family
  • Grade K-2 (optional)
    Foundations and Traditions

Children's Mission Statement

The purpose of the United Methodist Church

"The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

 

Dunwoody United Methodist Vision Statement

"To be a dynamic Christian community of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ!"

Children's Ministries Mission is to make the vision statement come alive in our 3 year olds through 5th graders in a program that is

  1. Dynamic – Exciting, motivating and impactful
  2. Builds Community – Among Children, Parents and Leaders
  3. Grows Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ – Through resources provided to families.

Allow the children to come to me. Don't forbid them, because God's kingdom belongs to people like these children. Mark 10:14 (CEB)

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