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
  • 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?

 Beginning Sunday, January 7th  during the 10:45 service only, PreK, Kindergarten and First grade will meet in room 3 with Candace and Phil Murphy.  ZUMKidz is so fortunate to have Candace and Phil share their faith with our precious children.   

January Memory Verse

 "TRAINING THE BODY HAS SOME VALUE. BUT BEING GODLY HAS VALUE IN EVERY WAY. IT PROMISES HELP FOR THE LIFE YOU ARE NOW LIVING AND THE LIFE TO COME.” 1 Timothy 4:8 NIRV
    Focus:  Commitment - Making a plan and putting it into action.
    • Practice hearing and doing what God says.
    • Practice praying to God.
    • Practice talking to God
    • Practice living for God.

      ZUMKidz More Like Christ

      ZUMKidz braved the cold temperatures to make blankets for those in need.  The blankets were prayed over and are ready to share. Over twenty-two blankets will be given to those who are cold and need comfort.  Thank you to the following people that helped make this opportunity to serve possible:  Becky Bryenton, Jena Roy, Pat Knoll, Sarah Henkle, Jen Dell, Kristi Grimm, Nichole Medvesdek, ROCK, ZUMKidz Families, Chris Guyman, Kieran Guyman, Nikki and Dan McKnight, Sarah Waterson, Brian, William and Mackenzie Vermillion. 


       ZUMKidz decorated cookies for our First Responders in Boone County.  Our Route 56 kids went caroling to share the Christmas spirit with a family whose child is battling leukemia. Our children's choir sang Christmas Carol's at the Hearth.

      Because God gave us the most precious gift, we too can give. 


      Upcoming Events

      ROUTE 56

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       LOCK-IN for 5th and 6th Graders 

      8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20th - Sunday Morning January 21st

      To make this event a success, we need chaperones.  There are three shifts to choose from and it will be a blast! 

      Follow this link to register to attend or chaperone.  2018 Route 56 LOCK-IN


      Opportunity to Serve!

      Winter Carnival - Saturday, February 10th

      This will be a fun evening where you will get to put smiles on other peoples’ faces!  For more information on how you can be a part of this community event please click here.

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      Thank you

      Thank 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.


      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….