Children’s Ministry

Sunday Evenings 5-6 pm
Children’s 5pm meeting will resume on June 30 for a lesson, snack, playtime and music.
 
We have two age groups K-2nd  and 3rd-5th Grade.

Listening to God’s Story…

Our children learn God’s story every Sunday morning at 10:15am by way of the rotational Sunday School Method. Every four weeks, a Bible story and memory verse are chosen. This scripture is taught four different ways, four different Sundays. Our learning centers are games, storytelling, drama and cooking.

Listening to one another (PLAY!)…

Our children hear one another’s story during our Sunday night gathering at 6pm.  A mixture of play, food, Bible study and music gives children a fun, relaxed atmosphere to build relationships with each other, supervising adults* and God by hearing more Bible stories and praying together.  

Being part of God’s Family….

Faith is not only taught, it is caught!  We give our families a chance just to be together.  Once a month, we offer the whole family a chance to relax together, build friendships and reflex on God’s love with fun events designed to engage the whole family.  
 
 

Feeling part of God’s Family….

Every Sunday we take a few minutes in our worship to allow the children a special time with a pastor or layperson at the front of the church.  This communicates how important they are to us and to God!

Childrens play practice starting now.

Our children are practicing for the December 18th, 6pm Children’s Christmas play.  We have a part for every child, so drop by at

5pm Sunday evenings

for practice and a snack.  

Starving Children should be fed. 

 

With that said, please bring a snack to share for our Children’s Christmas play on

December 18 @ 6pm. 

Thank you in advance for supporting our little ones!



August Children’s Trips

Throughout the year, our kiddos have a lesson, game, snack and music almost every Sunday night @ 5pm.  We (and they) love it!  August is a time to kick back and relax because the stress of a new school year is upon us.  So our August schedule reflects fun stuff to offset that stress.  If you have questions please email pastoramy@grayumc.org.  

Back to School Fish Trip
Warrior’s Path
Sunday August 11
Bus leaves at 5, you can meet us there at 5:30pm

We have a PROFESSIONAL fishing boat!!!  Paddle boat rides, sandwiches and FUN!

Swim party
Our music teacher, Ms. Nancy has graciously invited us to her home for a swim party.  Bus leaves at 5pm.  Sunday, August 18
 
Clean-up Day with Youth
Our families will help the youth clean up after our fair parking fundraiser and then travel to DQ for some ice cream. Sunday, August 25, 5pm
 
Baseball with all THREE Pastors
Monday, August 26 @ 6:30pm
Kingsport Mets game
BOGO tickets with food donation for Second Harvest (check with website for the family 4 deal)


Back to School Fishing Trip

On Sunday, August 11 our bus will pull out at 5pm and take our young families to Warriors Path Park for fishing and sandwiches.  Ron will bring his boat so we can take a ride!


Trip to see Wizard of Oz

We are so proud of Gavin Taylor! 
He will be a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz at the Paramount in Bristol. 
Our group will be supporting him by taking off to Bristol on Sunday, June 23rd.



Our Children’s Ministry is a Safe Sanctuary program!

 
Safe Sanctuaries® is simply an effort through policy and procedure to create a safe place for the most vulnerable of our church family and our visitors.  All our volunteers undergo background checks.  We do not allow anyone with a criminal background to work with our children (although they are welcome to participate in other areas of ministry). Safe Sanctuaries® is a “social structure that is consistent with the gospel” (Official UMC statement) allowing our sanctuaries, classrooms, mission encounters, camps and retreats, and all spaces where we gather to worship and serve God to be places of trust.
 

Special Activities for Children

Vacation Bible School
Special Christmas Children’s Program
Easter Egg Hunt
Trunk or Treat, Soup Stirring, Costume Contest at Halloween
Christmas Parade
Trips to farms, zoos, parks and aquariums
Summer Camp at Camp Bays Mountain