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Our program to ensure the safety of children and young people is available here.  An application to work with Children and Youth may be found here. A general form to use for permission to participate with Concord events may be found here.

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 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings


NURSERY

Infants and toddlers up to age 2 years.  Primarily a nursery providing childcare while parents attend Sunday School and church.  Our nursery is staffed by paid nursery attendants and volunteers from the congregation.  Room C20

PRESCHOOL -1st Grade

Our children are so excited to learn about Jesus! Each week we enjoy prayer time, Bible stories, music and craft projects. Our goal is to teach that each child is special, that God loves each one of them and that He is with them wherever they are.  Meets in C5.

ELEMENTARY- 2nd – 5th GRADE

We welcome all boys and girls who are enrolled in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. We use Cokesbury literature which provides stories, activities and crafts based on history from the Old and New Testaments. Building on the foundation of faith of biblical heroes, we learn how their stories from long ago still provide great meaning and inspiration for our lives today. Join us as we learn to live our lives as God wants!  Meets in C1.


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BLAST

(Bible Learning and Spiritual Training)

Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Just after the 5:15 p.m. Family Meal- during the school year.

For preschool through 5th grade


Concord United Methodist Church

Children’s Ministry

The mission:

to prepare children for a personal relationship with Jesus and nurture their growth* as Christ-centered persons.

We make this statement with the belief that God has instructed parents to provide spiritual leadership and training at home. We value the family’s responsibility and hope to support what is already being taught and modeled at home.

 *Indicators of Spiritual Growth – The Five Gs:

GRACE (Romans 3:23-24)

Every kid should understand that all of us need God’s forgiveness and love, have the opportunity to accept God’s gift, and discover how to share this gift with others.

GROWTH (Colossians 2:6-7)

Kids’ faith should cause them to become like Jesus from the inside out, with this change evident to others.

GATHERING (Acts 2:46-47)

Spiritual growth takes place in times of fellowship in a community of love. (Kids feel valued and can learn and grow within the safety of their church family.)

GIFTS (I Corinthians 12)

God gives all Christians spiritual gifts/talents that they are to use in the work of a local body of believers. Kids can see gifts modeled and opportunities to help explore their giftings.

GOOD STEWARDSHIP (Malachi 3:10; Mark 12:41-44)

Everything we have belongs to God. Kids can learn they have resources they can use in ministry to God and can learn to give generously.

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