Our mission is to inspire kids to know God and grow in their relationship with Christ.  At ZUMKidz, we are growing disciples, where they learn to serve and share Christ with others.  Through our weekend ministry, kids age three to sixth grade will enthusiastically be engaged in praising and glorifying God.  Our hope is that your child is lifted through love and filled with faith. As soon as you walk through our doors, volunteers are engaging you to provide an experience that connects you to God.

Summer Sunday Morning Experience at ZUMC

Families will worship together for around the first 10 minutes of the service and then kids will depart to large group. 

Before the start of worship, sign your kids in at the check-in station on the west end of the main hallway.  Make your way to the sanctuary and sit together as a family.  Pastor Dave will let the kids know when it is time to head to large group.  They will follow Tracy Vermillion to Room C109 for the rest of the service.  After the service, you may pick up your child (Room C109).  Remember to have your parent tag ready so we can match you up with your child. 
 

Nursery - PreK will continue to meet in their rooms for the entire service.  Please sign in your Nursery – PreK child at the check-in station and walk them to their room for a fun morning.  Again, don’t forget to have your parent tag ready at pick up.

At 9:30:

  • Education Hallway

    • 3’s – PreK: Room#3

    • Nursery: Room #9

    • Two’s: Room #10

  • Main Hallway

    • ZUMKidz Large Group: C109 and C111

At 10:45, we offer the following experience:

  • Nursery and Toddler Care #9 and 10 Education Hallway

  • PreK - 1st Grade Room #3 Education Hallway

  • ZUMKidz Large Group: C109 and C111

Please contact Tracy Vermillion, Director of Children’s Ministry for more information about ZUMKidz.

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Important Photography Announcement:    Periodically we will have a photographer take pictures of our ZUMKidz Sunday experience and events.  We capture these experiences to share through our website, printed material and social media.  If you prefer not to have your child photographed for this purpose, please contact Tracy Vermillion 


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ZUMKidz Leader Training Sessions

Love God, Love Kids, Share Jesus and Have Fun! We want to provide the best possible experience we can for your kids while they are with us and that all starts with the training of our leaders. If you are a leader for ZUMKidz, please plan on joining us for a training session. Adults will meet together on Sunday, August 18, at 12:30pm in the cafe. Lunch will be provided. Youth will meet together on Sunday, August 25, at 5:00pm in the cafe. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Tracy Vermillion at tvermillion@zumc.org with questions or to RSVP.


What's Happening in ZUMKidz This Week?

ZUMKidz: First Look (Nursery - Kindergarten)

GOD MADE ME. GOD LOVES ME. JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.

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August: WHAT IS BETTER THAN GOLD?BOTTOM LINE: THE BIBLE IS BETTER THAN GOLD.

WEEK ONE

BIBLE STORY: The Bible Is Better Than Gold Psalm 119:72; Jeremiah 31:3

STORY FOCUS: The Bible teaches me God loves me all the time.

PRAY: “Dear God, thank You so much for giving us the Bible! Thank You that it teaches us about You and Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for reminding us in the Bible that You love us all the time. We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 WEEK TWO

BIBLE STORY: God Loves Us So Much John 3:16

STORY FOCUS: The Bible teaches me God loves me so much He gave me Jesus to be my friend forever.

PRAY: “Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus to be our friend forever! Thank You that we can read all about Jesus and how He wants to be our friend forever in the Bible! We know that the Bible is better than gold. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 WEEK THREE

BIBLE STORY:  House on a Rock Matthew 7:24-27

STORY FOCUS: The Bible teaches us how to live.

PRAY: “Dear God, thank You for giving us the Bible. It IS better than gold. Help us to listen to what Jesus said so that we can make wise choices. We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 WEEK FOUR

BIBLE STORY:  Bigger Barns Acts 2:45; Luke 12:16-21

STORY FOCUS: The Bible teaches me I can share my stuff.

PRAY: “Dear God, thank You SO much for such a wonderful treasure—the Bible. It’s better than gold! Help us to learn all that we can so that we can live the way You want us to. We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Memory Verse: “YOUR TEACHINGS ARE WORTH MORE TO ME THAN THOUSANDS OF PIECES OF GOLD AND SILVER.” PSALM 119:72, NCV


ZUMKidz: 252Kids (1st -6th Grade)


August: OBEDIENCE: Trusting who’s in charge by doing what you’re asked to do

WEEK ONE

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BIBLE STORY: What Is the Bible? Psalm 119:105

BOTTOM LINE: When you learn about God, it’s easier to follow Him.

ASK YOUR CHILD: Why is the Bible an important book?

 WEEK TWO

BIBLE STORY: The Fall Genesis 3:1-24

BOTTOM LINE: Trust and obey even when you think your way is better.

ASK YOUR CHILD: What is a recipe and why is it important?

 WEEK THREE

BIBLE STORY:  Noah Genesis 6-8

BOTTOM LINE: Trust and obey even when others don’t.

ASK YOUR CHILD: Why obeying is much easier when everyone is doing the same thing?

 WEEK FOUR

BIBLE STORY:  Abraham to Isaac Genesis 12-21

BOTTOM LINE: Trust and obey even if you don’t know how it will work out.

SAY TO YOUR CHILD: “Trusting God isn’t always easy, especially when we can’t see what will happen in the future. But the good news is that God DOES know what our future holds. He promises to be with us, and His plans for us are good. That’s why, just like Abraham and Sarah, we need to trust and obey even if you don’t know how it will work out.”

Memory Verse: “THE WAY WE SHOW OUR LOVE IS TO OBEY GOD’S COMMANDS. HE COMMANDS YOU TO LEAD A LIFE OF LOVE. THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD FROM THE BEGINNING.” 2 JOHN 6, NIRV


 Upcoming Events

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Begins July 7th.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT To SUPPORT HABITAT FAITH
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Mismatch with red white and blue this SUnday July 7th.

Mismatch with red white and blue this SUnday July 7th.

 
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Middle School Bible Study

Starting in September, Rt. 56 meets regularly on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM. We will meet each week We encourage inviting friends. We will provide a grab and go breakfast and transportation to school. There is a waiver that needs to be completed for riding the bus and for permission to attend. The link is below.

Waiver and Permission Form

Zionsville United Methodist Church is located directly across from Mulberry Fields on Whitestown Road.  We will have you enter door #11 which is on the east side of the building.  This is the gym entrance.  Please make sure you have your waiver/permission form (Link above).

Shalom,

Tracy Vermillion

 
 

Children in Worship

  • Worship begins as you enter the church. Include children when you greet others in the congregation or introduce yourself to new people and their children.

  • Help your children locate scripture readings from the Bible.

  • Comment on special events in worship such as baptism and other special days in the life of the church. Note changes: Do you notice certain colors? How about the altar, is it set for communion? Are there different decorations?

  • Ask your children to listen to the sermon and share what was learned when you talk about it later at home. Note-taking and coloring supplies are located at the back of the sanctuary.

  • Instead of being a distraction, an activity can help children concentrate. Pencils and crayons
    are practical aids in worship participation.

  • Help children further participate by giving their own offering, no matter how small.

  • Your children are welcome to join you as you take part in Holy Communion. Whether a member of ZUMC or not, God's table is open to everyone. These gifts are a sign of the grace of God given through Jesus. Share with them the meaning of the bread and cup.

  • Make Sunday worship a regular part of the time you spend with your children. Let God's love be evident during the rest of the week.

  • Pray together at home. Pray for the people, needs and events of the church using the Sunday bulletin as a reminder. Include your children's friends and families in your prayers.

  • For the next several years, you will be worshipping with your children. Our congregation supports you in this important ministry as parents, and we hope these suggestions will help enrich your experience.

Curriculum

Our Orange curriculum is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Check-In Process
When you arrive for ZUMKidz, you and your child will sign in at the computer stations at the West end of the building (outside the church offices). You will print out a nametag for each child with a matching slip for parents. Your child will not be released from his or her classroom until we receive the matching code back from you.

Safety and Security
Our volunteers must complete submit a background check and attend mandatory child protection policy training. For your child's safety, our volunteers never serve alone. 

Snacks and Allergies
Our classrooms sometimes serve basic snacks like Cheerios or graham crackers. If your child has any allergies, please let us know.

Where can I find forms for events or volunteering

Waiver and Release Form/Permission Slip

 ZUMKidz Volunteer Form                                                    

Volunteer Background check

Important Photography Announcement:    Periodically we will have a photographer take pictures of our ZUMKidz Sunday experience and events.  We capture these experiences to share through our website, printed material and social media.  If you prefer not to have your child photographed for this purpose, please contact Tracy Vermillion 


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Opportunities to Serve

We invite you to join us on our Sunday Adventures, where we inspire kids to get to know God by easy-to-lead activities that are fun, flexible and help children experience each Bible story! 

Let us do the prepping to make sure you have everything you need to connect our kids to God. We will email you descriptions/instructions of what is happening in class each week.  We will provide all materials so when you arrive on Sunday mornings; you enter the classroom with everything ready to go.

We have classes for kiddos Preschool - 6th Grade during the 9:30 and 10:45 service.  Please let us know what grade level you're interested in sharing your faith with and we'll help you get connected. Join us as we grow disciples, where they learn to serve and share Christ with others.  

Want to be a part of a chain reaction – Get involved with Children’s ministries and watch how sharing your faith can lead our children to share their faith and grow God’s kingdom. ZUMKidz offers other great experiences for kids:

  • Route 56 outings – 5th and 6th graders gathering for fun, encouragement, and team building. Past events have included laser tag, kayaking, SuperStart Conference, and service opportunities.

  • Family Winter Carnival

  • Easter Egg -stravaganza

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Cookie Decorating during Christmas in the Village

  • Christmas movie/jammies Sunday

  • Children’s Christmas Musical

  • and more….