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 Experience through September 2, 2018

During both services 9:30 and 10:45, we will offer the following experiences:

  • Nursery and Toddler Care #9 and 10
  • PreK - 1st Grade Room #3 Education Hallway
  • 2nd Grade - 6th Grade meet in the Chapel

SCHOOL YEAR EXPERIENCE AT ZUMC

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
  • PreK - 1st Grade Room #3 Education Hallway
  • 2nd- 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?

 Bible Story:   On Top of the Sea, Peter Walks on Water: Matthew 14:22-33

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Peter and the rest of the disciples were out on the Sea of Galilee when they noticed a figure walking on the surface of the water. When they finally realized that the figure was Jesus, Peter called out and asked Jesus to invite him onto the water. Jesus did. And Peter took a stroll on top of the waves. However, only when Peter is focused on Jesus is he able to stay above water.

“NOTHING matters more than staying focused on Jesus. Peter learned that for sure!  When we put our confidence in Jesus, we are able to find the courage to make the wise choice in a difficult situation.  Orange Curriculum: 252 Basics

See you Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.  


 July Memory Verse:  “BEING CONFIDENT OF THIS, THAT HE WHO BEGAN A GOOD WORK IN YOU WILL CARRY IT ON TO COMPLETION UNTIL THE DAY OF CHRIST JESUS.” PHILIPPIANS 1:6, NIV

    Focus: Confidence - Living like you believe what God says is true
    • Trust that God is always with you
    • Find Friends who help you trust Jesus
    • Stay focused on Jesus
    • Live like you believe what God says is true.

      Opportunities to Serve

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      ZUMKidz More Like Christ

       



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      Upcoming Events

      Middle School Summer Bible Study

      At the end of the school year, the kids and I decided to continue the Bible Study through the summer. We will start next week and meet on Tuesdays at around 10:00 a.m. The kids would like to meet at Flapjacks. Please send money for breakfast.  It is reasonably priced, here is a link to their menu.

      Signup and join us

      Flapjacks Menu

      We will take the week of July 4th off and then pick right back up the following week.

      Please contact me with questions. tvermillion@zumc.org or 317-997-5007

      Location: Flapjacks on 334 by Lowes

       


      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 9, 2018

      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….