Children's ministry





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We believe that children are not just the church of tomorrow but are part of the church of today.

We offer Sunday school classes for each age group and a Families First Sunday (the first Sunday of every month),

which is an opportunity for children to become active participants in the worship service and then meet all together

for activities. We also offer a fun variety of workshops, events, VBS and summer camps.


               Please Contact Nora Davie (NDavie@fiumc.org) if you have any questions about the 

Children's Ministry or would like to volunteer.



  • Special Announcements


    NEW PLAYGROUND!

    Many thanks to the men who spent their time on this big project!! A few more details to go, and it will be all ready! We still need help to put the dome climber together, and to gather/put down all of the mulch needed. So exciting!


    We are currently planning a work date for the mulch, and the playground edging arrives soon! We are hoping to finish up by June.


    Want to help? Contact Nora!




  • A GUIDE TO SUNDAY SCHOOL:



    Godly Play is our exciting curriculum! We kicked off our first Sunday with the "Circle of the Church Year" in 2017. If you are a parent or guardian of toddlers through 4th grade students, feel free to contact Nora Davie to see what the circle is all about!




    Regular Sundays: 

    children stay with you in the sanctuary until dismissed

    9:30AM Sunday School (nursery through 4th Grade)           

                    & S.U.R.G.E. Group (5th & 6th grade student led journey In room 323)


    the children return for communion every Sunday with a children's ministry team member, and then return to class to be signed out by parents.


    Family First Sundays:

    children stay with you in the sanctuary until dismissed

    the 1st Sunday of Every Month, D.O.C.K.  parents ( made up of toddlers through 4th grade) and their families sponsor Hospitality, where we bring snacks to share with the congregation after worship. this is a  special sunday for our families to attend and for the children to take part hands - on in worship and enjoy children's moment. want your child to be involved hands-on? fill out a children's bulletin help area and return it to the offering plate, or contact pastor heather to sign up!


    family first SUNDAY 5PM SERVICE :

    kidsplash - the first sunday of every month:

    bring your child (ages 5yrs to 3rd grade) for the 5PM-6PM KidSPLASH program  in the classroom while you join Worship in the grace place Chapel. enjoy a parent dinner and kid movie night after the service from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

    more about kidsplash can be found below.



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    See the "children's ministry branches" section below for more information on what area your child will join based on age.


    Questions? Contact Nora at NDavie@fiumc.org or 284-3366.


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  • the children's ministry branches:



    t.i.d.e. (Teach, inspire, discover, encourage)

    [0-2 years]

    Our nursery program features weekly Bible verses and related Sunday school activities for even the littlest children to come play, pray and learn. Our nursery staff have all undergone background checks and training in our Child Protection Policy to insure the safety of all of the children. We provide nursery care for our 9:30 AM service (0-2yrs).

  • d.o.c.k. (Disciple, Outreach, connect kids)

    [Toddlers - 4th grade]

    Our Sunday school classes meet at 9:30 on regular Sunday mornings for toddlers, pre-k, kindergarten and first - fourth grades. We use the Godly Play curriculum.  All volunteers have been screened and trained in our child protection policy.


    Family First Sundays: On the first Sunday of every month, toddlers through fourth grade meet all together as a church family for a fun activity in room 323 after dismissal from the Family First Children's Moment with our Team Members.  The children return for communion with our Children's Ministry Team Members and then  return back to class to be signed out by parents at the end of the service.



    *Toddlers (2-4yr olds) will be signed into their own classroom on Family First Sundays, and then will be accompanied by their teacher to join in on Room 323 activities. Afterwards, they will return to their classroom for a light snack and to be signed out by their guardians.


  • S.U.R.G.E. (Serve, uphold, renew, grow, encourage)  [5th & 6th grade]

    Dare to be a Disciple! This 5th & 6th grade group is a bridge between the younger classes and the youth. With the help of the "Dare to Be a Disciple" jars, students discuss important topics as well as create smash books during their student led journey. Held Regular Sunday mornings after dismissal from the 9:30 service. Room 323.  


    Family First Sundays:  S.U.R.G.E. students attend the worship service. This prepares them for sitting in on services regularly when they are older.


    Youth Sundays: They will attend worship in the Sanctuary (the 3rd Sunday of every month).


    Communion: S.U.R.G.E. students return to the sanctuary to take communion every Sunday.


    Contact NDavie@fiumc.org if you would like to be a screened adult S.U.R.G.E. facilitator, as we have a need!

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  • want to help?




    Donate:

    Our ministry wish list for items to support Sunday School (such as art supplies) can be found here.



    We can also use donations of peanut free snacks such as: Goldfish, Welch's Fruit Snacks, and SnackWells Vanilla Cream sandwich cookies.


    Other items: Clorox wipes, Lysol disinfectant spray, disposable changing table pads



    Adult Volunteer:

    We would love to have you as a screened, trained volunteer to help with Toddlers, Pre-k through 6th grade Sunday School, and the Sunday Night KidSPLASH program at 5pm. Contact NDavie@fiumc.org for more information.


    We are actively seeking teaching volunteers ("facilitators") for the S.U.R.G.E. Class.


    Child Volunteer:

    We would love to have your child involved with participating in worship on the Family First Sundays (the first Sunday of every month). Help could include things such as reading the scripture, reading the prayer, being an acolyte, singing, or other skills that your child may have to offer for our special Sundays. Contact Nora Davie or Pastor Heather Harding for more information.


    You can find information on our Junior Usher program here.



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  • FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

    DURING 5PM SUNDAY WORSHIP


    During the 5pm worship service on the first Sunday of every month, we offer KidSPLASH. Come and be submerged in God's love! This program follows the Sunday morning topics, with supporting memory verses, activities and games. Whether you attend morning or evening worship, students have a common theme and will be able to support one another with what they have learned.

    Ages 5 years through 3rd grade.

    Nursery is available for 0-4 years during this first Sunday service.


    After the worship service, there is a Parent Fellowship Dinner where parents may go out to eat while the kids enjoy a movie & dinner snacks from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Sanctuary! RSVP to Nora Davie by Saturday for the dinner and movie.


    (4:12 Youth Group also meets, from 6-8PM.)


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  • SHIPWRECKED VBS:

    JULY 23-27, 2018 | 9AM- 12:15PM

    Ages: 3yrs - 5th grade (grade completed).

    Cost: $25 ($5 discount if registered by June 30th).

    Adventure, creativity, possibilities -- coming to a shore near you! This VBS will help anchor us in the truth that Jesus carries us through life’s storms.

    Click here to register. 

  • SPECIAL CAMPS AND EVENTS 2018


    REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.


    (Note: Forms and payment must both be submitted to complete registration).


    ADVENTURE CAMP 2018:  

    JUNE 18-22ND| 9AM-12PM

    Adventure Camp is a great annual program lead by FIUMC and Sharing Tree Preschool teachers at the FIUMC campus. It is a wonderful opportunity for your children to experience a summer week of learning about God's love in hands-on, creative and fun ways, that meet them where they are. Plans are excitedly underway, and we look forward to another awesome year with these amazing kids!


    Ages: 2yrs-6yrs (based on September 1st cut-off, must be potty trained).

    Cost: $100 with 10% sibling discount.





  • VALENTINE TALENT SHOW BISTRO: FEBRUARY 10TH, 2018 | 6PM

    An evening of good food and entertainment at FIUMC!

    Talents of all kinds and ages welcome! Register today!

    Spaghetti Dinner: $5/person ($20 family maximum)

    Proceeds to benefit the Children's Ministry.


    Registration closed. Thank you for the amazing participation, it was a wonderful night!!   




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    SPECIAL CAMPS AND EVENTS 2017


    FALL FESTIVAL TRUNK - OR - TREAT: OCTOBER 27TH, 2017 | 6PM-8PM

    Join us for a fun night at FIUMC! There will be a chili cook-off, friend "jail",  Trunk-Or-Treating, food and fun! Contact Nora Davie for more info or if you would like to Volunteer. NDavie@fiumc.org.


    CALLING ALL AMATEUR MUSICIANS: We are looking for musicians of all kinds to fill a few 30 minute spots during the family friendly Festival. (A Piano is available.) If you would like to help "bring the music" contact NDavie@fiumc.org.


    A flyer can be downloaded here: Fall Festival 2017


    Thank you to all who participated! It was amazing!


  • ANNUAL BIKE-A-THON: May 13th, 2017 | 9am-11am

    Sign up for a fun morning of bike riding at FIUMC! Pick up a donation form to raise money for a good cause. Return the form and donations and be ready to ride by Saturday, May 13th. All proceeds raised go to Quigley House (please make checks payable to "Quigley House"). Contact Nora Davie for more info. NDavie@fiumc.org.

    Registration Closed.


    ADVENTURE CAMP: June 19-23, 2017 | 9AM-12PM, IT WAS A GREAT WEEK!!

    Ages 2-6 (based on Sept. 1st cut off)

    Saddle up for a week of Cooking and Art! Many special activities are planned for your child so that they will have a fun and memorable Wild West week. These activities will be led by Sharing Tree teachers with help from Fleming Island United Methodist staff, members and volunteers to make for a loving and educational atmosphere.

    Cost: $100, $10% Sibling Discount.

    Registration Closed.


    MAKER FUN FACTORY VBS 2017: July 24-28

    We were created by God and built for a purpose!  Is your child ready for an adventure? We have one for them! They will learn what a unique and wonderful creation we are in this hands-on exploration of how we are made by the Ultimate Creator!

    Ages: Preschool: 3yrs - 5 yrs (Must be fully Potty trained), Elementary: K-5th Grade.

    Cost: $25.00, with $5 Discount if registered on or before June 18th.

    Registration closed.



  • SUmmer workshops


    CREATIVE TOTS SUMMER WORKSHOP: FRIDAYS JUNE 2ND, JULY 7TH,

    AUGUST 4TH, 2017 | 10AM-11AM AT FIUMC

    Come join your tot in a summer morning of creativity and fun! Classes will be held in room 323 and on the playground. Dress for a happy mess! Sensory bins, Music, art, indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting).

    Cost: $5 per child/per session, parents free. Snack included.

    Call ahead to sign up and just pay when you come.

    Please let us know if your child/children have any food allergies upon registering.

    Contact Nora Davie for more information @ NDavie@fiumc.org.

    Registration Closed. Check back for future dates.