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.

October 15th, 22nd and 29th Kids K-4 will meet in the chapel during both services

What's Happening in ZUMKidz This Week?

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 


Memory Verse

October Memory Verse:  “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” Luke 16:10a, NIV
Focus:  Stewardship- - taking care of what you have becasue it all belongs to God.  
  • Remember everything belongs to God.
  • Use your time wisely.
  • Use your things wisely.
  • Use your money wisely.
  • Live like you know what really matters.
 

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. 

ZUMKidz Celebrate Holy Communion

Over the last several weeks during our Sunday morning ZUMKidz moments we have learned about Holy Communion. On Sunday, October 1, all our ZUMKidz were invited into the sanctuary to take part in Holy Communion as part of World Communion Sunday.

 

Upcoming Events

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Day of Service

I can put others first because Jesus put me first. It cost Jesus everything to put us first. He gave up His life, so we could be with God forever. As we respond to God and His gift of salvation, we can follow Jesus’ example and put others first. On SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th ZUMKidz asks that you and your family plan a morning of serving others. Think of creative ways to serve others.

Here are a few examples: 

  • Bake cookies and take to local healthcare centers
  • Fix a meal for a neighbor or friend in need
  • Plant flowers for a friend
  • Rake leaves
  • Pick up trash at local parks
  • Draw or Color pictures for our shut-ins
  • Pray together - walk around and pray for our community 
  • Make fleece blankets to share with the homeless or elderly

CHRISTMAS MUSICAL SPEAKING PARTS CALLOUT

Wednesday, October 4th

 Children's Choir meets Sundays at 8:50 a.m. in the chapel

Welcome to ZUMSing! We are so excited about children’s choir here at ZUMC, and see this group as an integral part of the vibrancy of our church!  This choir includes kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade. A schedule is attached that lists rehearsals and planned performances through May. 

ZUMSing Schedule


ROUTE 56

Next Outing:   November 11th - Ark Encounter  Williamstown, KY

Route 56 is a ministry to our 5th and 6th grade students providing an opportunity for service, fellowship and worship.   These kids have a heart for God and for serving others.  


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Fall Festival Parade
Yo! Ho! Ho! and Church Full of Fun.    Thank you to all our families, volunteers and staff for celebrating our Children's programs at ZUMC.  We created a fantastic float and just look at all the prirates that came to walk with us in the parade.  An extra special thank you to the following: Walt and Barb Maxson for the use of their trailer. Don Porter for being our Captain and steering the float in the parade. Beth Price and Jena Roy for thier vision and gifts that they shared so generously.   Avast Ye ! (Pirate for check this out) 

 

 


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….