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?

  House Rules

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 Pastor Dave's sermon series is called "House Rules." During this series, we’ll reflect as individual families on the wisdom and ways of living that make us all unique, and explore as a church family the values we hold in common, all while learning more about the "rules" that shaped the faith communities of the Bible (the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, etc...). 

We want to make sure you get the chance to be an active participant in this series. To that end, we want to invite you to do two different things.

Board Game Collection
For the entirety of this series (through August 26) we will collect new or like-new board games.  We will donate these games to Family Promise and other organizations to share with families. Games can be placed in the large bins at either end of the building.

Personal Family Rules
We want your family to think through the rules that your family wants to live by. If you complete the form by fllowing the link Personal Family Rules, we will print out an 8x10 poster or your personalized family rules. In order to be printed by the end of August, please have your form completed no later than August 20.

     

    Opportunities to Serve

    Board Game Collection
    For the entirety of this series (through August 26) we will collect new or like-new board games.  We will donate these games to Family Promise and other organizations to share with families. Games can be placed in the large bins at either end of the building.

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    Dear Families,

    We are excited about the upcoming Fall Festival Parade:  Be a Superhero!  We have 3  opportunities to serve.

    1. Thursday, September 6th, is a float build day

    2. Friday, September 7th, is a float build day

    3. Saturday, September 8th, walk in the parade.

    Follow the link to sign up:  Fall Festival Parade

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    COMING IN SEPTEMBER

    Week One:  Nehemiah 1:1–2:9               

    Bottom Line: Be on the lookout for what needs to be done.

    Week Two:  Nehemiah 2:11-18 

    Bottom Line: Don’t wait for someone else to do what needs to be done.

    Week Three:  Nehemiah 5:1-12   

    Bottom Line: Don’t wait for someone else to help people in need.

    Week Four:  Nehemiah 2:19-20, 4, and 6.  

    Bottom Line: Stay focused on what needs to be done.

    Week Five: Nehemiah 3–4, 6:15- 16, and 8:1-17     

    Bottom Line: Look for ways to celebrate what God has done.

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    ZUMKidz More Like Christ


    Upcoming Events

    Bible Presentation and Dinner

    Attention Parents of 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Kids: 

    ZUMKidz is excited to announce our upcoming Bible Presentation Dinner and Service. Please follow the link to find out more and to sign up for this special dinner and service.


    Bible Presentation Dinner & Service

     

    Fall Family Fun

    Sunday, September 16th

    Join ZUMKidz on the Weirich Homestead for an afternoon of hayrides, games  and crafts for the entire family. 

     

     

     

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    Middle School Bible Study

    We will start meeting regularly on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:40 AM. We will meet each week (Wednesday mornings). 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

    Kathy Gibson

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    Save the Date

    Route 56 Mystery Trip

    October 5th - 7th

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    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.

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

    Beginning September 9, 2018

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    Sunday 9:30

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    • 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 
    • Cookie Decorating during Christmas in the Village
    • Christmas movie/jammies Sunday
    • Children’s Christmas Musical
    • and more….