Sunday Morning



Children’s Church

This hour teaches the traditions of our faith including songs, prayers, doxology, worship symbols and the same Bible lesson presented in the service at an age-appropriate level with varied activities. Children may be dropped off to the class, or dismissed from the service at the announced time. Note: There is no dismissal on Communion Sundays.

Youth helpers: volunteer here to assist Small Group leaders during our Sunday Morning worship hour.

Preschool Spark

Spark Sunday School focuses on one priority: Loving God using the First Look curriculum. The Children's Ministry is always looking for volunteers. No training is required, and all materials and lessons are provided for you.

Volunteer at Spark Sunday School

Youth helpers: volunteer here to assist Small Group leaders during our Sunday Morning worship hour.

Plugged In | K-5th Grade

Plugged In is elementary Sunday School that focuses on plugging kids into the power of God using the 252 Basics curriculum. Children participate in age-level small groups for half the hour then join a larger group setting for active, energized worship and story time. 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 and Friendship: I should treat others the way I want to be treated. These students follow a simplified format in the Summer months, but classes still meet.

Volunteer at Plugged In Sunday School

CHECK IN PROCEDURE:

All children must be checked in at our KidCheck kiosk located in the Activities Building before going to their designated classrooms. Each child will be given a name tag with their location, activity, and any special needs noted. If you do not yet have a KidCheck account, please click here to set it up.

Come Join Us!


Come Explore our Virtual Classroom!

Get all of the links for our Zoom meetings, weekly scripture and more! Bookmark it for easy repeat access.

Click to Enter our Classroom!

Jack O’Lantern Jubilee

The Youth and Children's Ministries are delighted to invite you to our Jack O'Lantern Jubilee!

Join us in the DUMC parking lot on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for pumpkin decorating and carving! Each family unit or quarantine pod will have their own table. We will have door prizes for all participants, as well as a pumpkin carving competition! Bring your own carving tools if you have them! Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m.

Come early and have a take-out tailgate in the parking lot. Either order dinner from the Wednesday Night Supper crew (reservations required in advance and must be made by Monday, Oct. 19 at noon), or bring your own dinner!

SIGN UP HERE

Takeout Tailgate

All families are invited to join together on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the lower parking lot for dinner and fellowship! You can pre-purchase Wednesday Night Supper Curbside To-Go by visiting our calendar, or bring your own!

242Kids Wednesdays

You're invited to enjoy a tailgate-style meal with us each Wednesday! Grab Wednesday Night Supper from the church or bring your own food and chat with our community!

Trailblazers Devotional

Fourth and Fifth Graders are invited to join us online for a weekly study. Devotions are emailed each week. Please contact Tambryn.Freund@dunwoodyumc.org to be added to the email list and get the Zoom link.

Fifth Grade Girls Small Group

All fifth grade girls are invited to join outdoor Sunday school with Malinda Belbutowski, Megan Cann and their peers. It will be a great time to fellowship and delve into the new Sunday school curriculum! Please contact Tambryn Freund with questions or for more information.

FAQS


In-Person Events

Check out some helpful information on clothing, masks, social distancing and parent roles.

READ MORE

Zoom Events

We've put together a few tips to help Zoom events go smoothly! Hint: Your child's wiggles and distractions are OK -- we're here to help!

READ MORE

Our Mission



Our mission is to build a community of children who come to know God's love with a spirit of compassion, love, and stewardship in and outside of church walls.


VIEW OUR MILESTONES BY AGE

Image

How Can My Child Engage More with DUMC?


Interested in checking out more child-inclusive ministries at DUMC? Visit our Preschool, Children's Choirs and Missions pages for more opportunities to get involved!

How Can I Engage?


Volunteer Opportunities

As we continue to try new ways to allow our kids to safely connect, we need volunteers for both Zoom and in-person meetings. In Zoom meetings, you’ll serve as a breakout room leader. The Zoom host will be in charge of technical features of the meeting such as mute and breakout rooms. The Children’s staff will supply you with discussion questions and game instructions. There’s no planning needed!

In-person volunteers will hand out materials, serve as small group discussion leaders (at age- appropriate events), greet families and help them find seating. When moving about Children’s events, we ask that all people be masked. We will continue to require physical distancing measures at all events, even with Small Group discussions.

To volunteer for either, please contact Jennifer Dees, Children's Ministry Support Coordinator, at jennifer.dees@dunwoodyumc.org.


Faith at Home

We love having your children with us, and we work to have as many opportunities to connect as possible. However, we know that out of all the waking hours of the week, we’re only going to get 1-3 hours to help your kids know about the love of God. In that light, we are happy to provide you with ideas, materials and techniques to help build faith at home! Each week in Sunday school, we provide some questions for discussion. We encourage families to talk about them at home! Check out our Facebook page each Monday for a summary of the lesson to help spark discussion throughout the week!

Wednesday Night




Lil’ Lambs

This choir for three-year-olds is an introduction to singing, moving, creating and playing with emphasis on the preparation to participate in worship. Li'l Lambs is limited to 20 children, with new members joining in January and August each year. Singers must be three years old by August 31. Performances vary.

Cherub Choir

Open to preschoolers and kindergartners age 4 (by September 1) through age 5. Cherubs are introduced to singing in their “singing voice," playing rhythm instruments, and what it means to be a choir. The children learn that through music, even the youngest of God’s children can participate in worship.

Carol Choir

Carol Choir is for first and second-graders. It builds on musical knowledge learned in Cherub Choir and encourages young singers through fun with music and participation in worship. Special events include musicals, concerts and the family Christmas Eve service. Performances vary.

Crusader Choir

The Crusader Choir develops the vocal and musical skills of children in third-fifth grade. Members begin singing in parts, expand their knowledge of musical notation and begin preparation for leadership in the worship services. Special events for the year include musicals, concerts and community outreach.

Children’s Tone Chime Choir

This beginning choir uses tone chimes, which are similar to hand bells, and is for third through fifth-graders. Music experience is helpful, but not required. Performances are at various services throughout the year.

Image

HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?


I would love to help! Please contact me for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!

Tambryn Freund

Children's Ministry Director

tambryn.freund@dunwoodyumc.org

(770) 394-0675 ext. 158