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Children's Ministries


 
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:  Sunday School classes meet regularly at 9AM & 10:30AM in the classes listed below. Resources used in the Sunday classes are based on selected stories from the Bible using the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures. Each unit of the “Whole People of God” curriculum helps unfold the colorful stories, the lasting truths, and the renewal of hope found throughout the Bible by using concepts that children and youth will understand. The "Whole People of God" curriculum has always been concerned with how the study of scripture connects us with the justice issues of our day. Children begin Sunday morning in the sanctuary with their parents or grandparents, participate in the first part of worship, then they are escorted to their classrooms with their teachers after a Children’s Message. A structured classroom model is currently being used with an emphasis on “belonging” and building community through relationships.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
9:00     Preschoolers(3s & 4s) and Beginners(Kindergarten): Room 214
            One-Room Sunday School—1st thru 6th Graders: Room 210A
10:30   Preschoolers (3s & 4s): Room 214, Beginners (Kindergarten & 1st Graders): Room 218, Primary (2nd & 3rd Graders): Room 210A, Juniors (4th , 5th & 6th Graders) Room 113, Junior High (7th & 8th ) Junior High Room, Senior High (9th thru 12th ) Youth Hall.  A "Mission Scout" (Beginners thru Juniors) Class will begin meeting again with the regular scheduled classes to do service projects and work in the Pea Patch some time after Easter.
   
Mission Scouts
EUMC's Mission Scouts are elementary school children who attend a Mission Sunday school class and do work there focused on acts of kindness for others in some small way. Seasonally, when weather permits (escorted by adult volunteers and with a signed parent permission form) children ages 7 and older may work in the P-patch garden located east of the church while 10:30AM Sunday School classes are in session. Leaders of our program are taking a break and will return some time in late April or early May.

CLUB 56 is a monthly social group for EUMC 5th and 6th graders and their friends. Club 56 meets monthly to play games, take field trips, watch movies, do service projects, and other fun activities. Parents are often the hosts of the events and help plan the activities. Meetings have been difficult to schedule and will resume in May 2014.  
 
Nursery Care
The church nursery is open from 8:45 to 11:45 every Sunday, welcoming infants and toddlers. Our professional Nursery Coordinator, Ms. Linda Anderson who has training in CPR and regularly follows universal safety procedures, but most important is the love shown to the children. The nursery area includes a well stocked play room adjoined by a quiet crib room, as well as a diaper changing area and a restroom. There are always at least two adult paid professionals for our infants and toddlers every week. And our parents love them both!

Childcare is available during the week for choir and hand bells rehearsals, committee meetings and fellowship groups. For mid-week childcare while attending a church event or meeting, please make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance  or to make any changes to a reservation.... phone or email the Church Office 425-778-2119 (after office hours, ext.108). 


Leadership and Service  Opportunities in Children's Ministries - Could this be a new ministry for you?
Parents, Grandparents, College Students, there are plenty of Sunday School service opportunities for you. An opportunity to make a difference and a way to leave a lasting legacy to the children at EUMC. As a church, we owe the children an opportunity to participate and grow in Christ in ways more suited to their needs.

Are you looking for a place to serve? We are staffing our different children's ministries programs for 2013 and 2014. We invite you to prayerfully consider ministry with children as a spiritual practice; one in which you can offer your gifts of time and service in one or more of the following areas:

Sunday School Leader and/or Classroom Helper (9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.) Training Provided
Club 56 Parent Leaders and chaperones
Childcare Helpers during the week
Organizer of Supplies and Sunday School Materials
Children's Librarian--Children's Library

Contacts: Associate Pastor--Marcella Baker or call (425) 778-2119 (ext. 108) or Children's Ministry Chairperson--Erin Arguelles

 
Volunteer Opportunities:
Sunday School Leader
Workshop Leader
Classroom Assistants
Parent Classroom Helpers
Clean-Up team for events
Bulletin Board update person
Attendance Secretary
Sunday School Superintendent
Purchase / Supplies Organizer
Children’s Library Crew
VBS Leaders, Shepherds, decorators etc.
Sunday Greeters