Come Join Us!


We’ve updated VBS and God Squad this year to be in-person with appropriate social distancing guidelines. Kids will remain in age group cohorts, using physical distancing, and with masking and sanitation protocols as recommended by the CDC guidelines. We are happy to answer any questions about the updated format before registration. Because of these changes, we have also reduced the number of spots available, so please register early. If you have three or more children or have financial hardships this year, please reach out about a scholarship. Contact Jennifer Dees (jennifer.dees@dunwoodyumc.org) with any questions.


Register for VBS!

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School! Children ages (rising) PreK to 3rd Grade are invited to a castle adventure—the Quest for the King’s Armor at Knights of North Castle VBS! This noble adventure includes exciting new music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories that will help children experience God’s amazing strength.

REGISTER HERE.

If you would like to volunteer at VBS this year, please sign up HERE.

Join us for God Squad!

God Squad is a camp geared toward teaching leadership, service and worship to students rising into grades 4-6th. The week includes games, fellowship, and missions on campus and off. This year’s theme focuses helping in your community!

REGISTER HERE.

If you would like to volunteer at God Squad this year, please sign up HERE.

Come Explore our Virtual Classroom!

Get all of the links for our Zoom meetings, weekly scripture, pre-recorded lessons, and more! We recommend bookmarking it for easy repeat access.

Click to Enter our Classroom!

Plugged In Sunday School

Join us weekly for Sunday School! Pre-recorded lessons are available every week on our Virtual Classroom. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-person meeting details are subject to change. When possible, we meet in person at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Locations and meeting details are listed on the Virtual Classroom.

FAQS


In-Person Events

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

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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!

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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.



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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.

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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