Sunday Mornings

We want to inspire kids to know God and grow in their relationship with Christ. On Sunday mornings, 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.

If you’d like your children to join in one of our ZUMKidz groups, you can check-in at the welcome center at the west entrance and they’ll make sure you find the age-appropriate classes that fit your children. Nursery and toddler care, staffed by trained volunteers, for children ages 0-3 is also available. Volunteers at the west entrance welcome center can show you where these rooms are.

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 (tvermillion@zumc.org).

Current First Look Series (Nursery - Kindergarten) - Count with me

Who made everything? God made everything!

Week 1: On days one and two, God made the light and dark and sky and water (Genesis 1:3-8).
Week 2: On day three, God made the land, plants, and sea (Genesis 1:9-13).
Week 3: On day four, God made the sun, moon, and stars (Genesis 1:14-19).
Week 4: On days five and six, God made the birds, fish, and animals (Genesis 1:20-25).
Week 5: On day six, God made the most special thing: people. Then He rested (Genesis 1:26-2:25).

Memory Verse: “God saw everything he had made. And it was very good (Genesis 1:31 - NIrV).”

Current 252Kids Series (1st - 6th Grade) - Trek

Trust: Having confidence in someone you can depend on.

Week 1: You can trust God no matter what. (Genesis 28:10-22).
Week 2: When you think you’re alone, you can trust God is with you. (Genesis 37, 39:1-2).
Week 3: When life doesn’t make sense, you can trust God is with you. (Genesis 39)
Week 4: When the pressure is on, you can trust God is with you. (Genesis 41).
Week 5: You can trust God has a plan. (Genesis 42-25).

Memory Verse: “Trust in the lord with all your Hear. do not depend on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5 - NIrV)

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.