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.

At 9:30, we offer the following experience:

  • Nursery and Toddler Care #9 and 10
  • 3's and PreK Room #3 Education Hallway
  • K-1st Grade Room #5 Education Hallway
  • 2nd Grade Room #2 Education Hallway
  • 3rd and 4th Grade Rooms C113 and C112 Main Hallway West End
  • Route 56 (5th & 6th Grade) Rooms C111 and C109 Main Hallway West End

At 10:45, we offer the following experience:

  • Nursery and Toddler Care #9 and 10
  • 3's and PreK Room #3 Education Hallway
  • K- 6th Grade Rooms C113 and C112 Main Hallway West End

Kids will Begin their time in Classrooms, Worship together in the Chapel and Return to Classrooms for Conversation and Activities until the end of the service.

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 


What's Happening in ZUMKidz This Week?

This week ZUMKidz will celebrate Jesus's birthday.  And because God gave us the gift of Jesus, we too will give by decorating cookies for our first responders.   This is a fitting way to say Happy Birthday Jesus!  

The celebration doesn't stop at ZUMC.  We believe celebrating our Savior's birth together as family is so important!  So when picking up your child from ZUMKidz there will be a bag filled with a cake mix, frosting and candles for each family to take home to make together.  As you celebrate Jesus, there is a note card to write Him a special birthday message.  

Memory Verse

December Memory Verses:  "Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share." 1 Timothy 6:18
and
"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.."
1 John 4: 9-11 NIV
    Focus:  Generosity - Making someone’s day by giving something away
    • Because God gave, I can give.
    • Don’t miss your chance to give.
    • God gave us Jesus.
    • Give like you’re giving to God

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      ZUMKidz Cookie Decorating  

      Cookie Decorating was a hit!  Thank you to the team of people who helped make it happen:  Brian Vermillion, Carrie Waterson, Perry Montgomery, Kathy Gibson, Sarah and Mary Bush, Jennifer Hicks, Debbie and Julia Maas, Jon and Jen Ellegood, Kesley Stitt, Carol Farney, Anita Maines, Kate Swanson and Gus, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, zWorks and all the families who came to decorate and eat cookies.

      What a fun day!


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      Thank you

      hank you to Christina Gibson and Katie Weirich for leading our kiddos in the production Fact or Fiction -The Christmas Edition.  It was a wonderful performance by all.  

      Thank you to all the children for their hard work.  We are so thankful that you shared the greatest story ever!  Thank you for reminding us about God's precious gift, Jesus.

      Thank you to the parents who worked practices into their already busy schedule, helped with the set/props, sorted t-shirts, chaperoned and provided snacks for the kids!   We couldn't do it without you.

      A shout out to Jaycie Gibson and Elizabeth Jolly for assisting from the beginning.  

      Last and certainly not least, thanks to Dante Fiore for having a vision and creating our set.  We are truly grateful that you shared one of your many gifts with us.


      Upcoming Events

      ROUTE 56

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       White Elephant Gift Exchange:  This Sunday December 17th

      Join us for an evening of fun! 

      When:  Sunday, December 17

      Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:30

      Where:  Chapel 

      Food:  Pizza provided (Sign up has slots for veggies, chips and grapes)

      Games:  Centered around Christmas

      Gift exchange:  Each kid should bring a wrapped, unmarked gift. This gift should be something you already own, willing to part with and is silly and funny.  Sign up here


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      Opportunity to serve

      Over the next two weeks bring in1 1/2 yard of Patterned Fleece and 1 1/2 yard of Solid Fleece  {wait for the fleece to go on sale, or use a craft store coupon when you purchase it!}

      Choose a fun pattern for one side and a solid color for the other side. Or choose 2 solid colors. Choose whatever you’d like!

      Drop off the material to the church office between 8:30 and 3:30 or leave material at the welcome desk on Sundays.

      During our PJs and a movie on December 31st, ZUMKidz will make fleece blankets for those in need.


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      Come Jam With Us In Your Jammies! 


      Sunday morning, December 31 at 9:30 and 10:45
      Wear your FAVORITE pajamas to church and come watch a movie with us down in the Chapel! Help make fleece blankets for those in need

      I guarantee we’ll have some FUN!

      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

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

      Join us on Sundays for both services (9:30 and 10:45).

      Beginning September 10, 2017

      Sunday 9:30

      • Nursery and Toddler Care #9 and 10
      • 3's and PreK Room #3 Education Hallway
      • K-1st Grade Room #5 Education Hallway
      • 2nd Grade Room #12 Education Hallway
      • 3rd and 4th Grade Rooms C113 and C112 Main Hallway West End
      • Route 56 (5th & 6th Grade) Rooms C111 and C109 Main Hallway West End

      Sunday 10:45

      • Nursery and Toddler Care #9 and 10
      • 3's and PreK Room #3 Education Hallway
      • K- 6th Grade Rooms C113 and C112 Main Hallway West End

       Kids will Begin their time in Classrooms, Worship together in the Chapel and Return to Classrooms for Conversation and Activities until the end of the service.


      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
      • Road to Resurrection Interactive family Easter event
      • Vacation Bible School 
      • Gingerbread House Decorating in the Village
      • Christmas movie/jammies Sunday
      • Children’s Christmas Musical
      • and more….