Living Word’s Children Ministry

We start with a story…every Sunday kids hear a Bible story at Living Word. Our stories are told with manipulative wooden figures that help kids focus.  Then we find active and entertaining ways to reinforce the story.  The kids ask questions and wonder about what they’ve heard and leaders work intentionally to connect the story to the lives of the kids…because we believe these stories have power and help us make a difference in how we live today.

Sunday Mornings

9: 00 Classes

Nursery for birth to age two

2’s and younger 3’s in room 114

Older 3’s through Pre-K in room 111

Kindergarten through 2nd grade in room 108

3rd-5th grades in room 205/207

10:30 Classes

Nursery for birth to age two

2’s and younger 3’s in room 114

Older 3’s through Pre-K in room 111

Kindergarten through 2nd grade in room 108

3rd-5th Grades are in worship at the LW Kid’s Spot where they are guided through the worship service.

Kids Communion and Baptism

At Living Word we believe children can be involved in the holy moments provided by our sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism. With the blessing of our Pastor, Michael McIntyre, children come into the worship service each Sunday and receive Communion and then return to their classrooms.  When a child is baptized, the LW kids sit on the floor in the front of the worship center and greet a new sister or brother in Christ with cheers and clapping.

LW Kid's Spot

Community Worship is essential to the faith life of Living Word UMC.  Since we offer learning concurrent with worship we have recognized that some children can reach age 11 and never have experienced a worship service.

To help children feel connections to their worshipping community and to help them learn how to worship we provide LW Kid’s Spot at the 10:30 service.

Tables located in the front right of the worship center are reserved for 3rd-5th graders.  Pastor Brenda and other adults provide materials and guidance for our tweens to better understand worship each week.

You’ll see the kids leave with their adults following the sermon to discuss what happened that day in worship.  You may pick your children up in Fellowship Hall..right next to the Worship Center.

Nursery

Our nursery is staff with carefully vetted and loving attendants each Sunday morning from 8:30 am to Noon and each Wednesday night from 6:15-8:45 pm.

BENT HALOS

AGES 3 – KINDERGARTEN

  • Director: Pastor Brenda Stobbe, bstobbe@livingwordumc.org
  • Rehearsals: Sunday 10:10 – 10:25 am
  • September 11, 2016 through April 9, 2017
  • Meets on the lower level in Room 104

We ring children’s hand bells and we sing as we learn to work together. 

 

LW KIDS CHOIR

1ST – 5TH GRADE STUDENTS

  • Director: Pastor Brenda Stobbe, bstobbe@livingwordumc.org
  • Rehearsals
    • Sundays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Meets in the LW Kids Room (Room 205/207)
  • September 11, 2016-April 9, 2017

Kids Connection takes place every Wednesday night that we have Wednesday Night Connection.


WE MEET FROM 6:15-7:30 P.M.


BIRTH THROUGH KINDERGARTEN

  • Check in at Room 112
  • Free play and games

FIRST THROUGH FIFTH GRADE

  • Check in at Room 205
  • We always begin with a story followed by service projects, games, and Kids Connection Choir.
  • Kids may arrive 15 minutes early to get a jump start on crafts and projects!

THIS SESSION IN KIDS CONNECTION…

  • Fine tune your skills with Melty Bead creations, Kinetic Sand building, and Lego creating!
  • Contribute to projects for The Ghana Boutique craft fair and other service projects!
  • Sing your hearts out in Kids Connection Choir!
  • Learn and engage in Bible stories and new topics each week with Pastor Brenda!

Homework Helpers is a free drop-in tutoring for kids 1st-12th grade.   They are finished meeting for the 2016-17 school year.  Please check back in August for information on Homework Helpers for the 2017-2018 school year.

Please contact:  Stephanie Nesler at lwhomeworkhelpers@gmail.com

Summer Camps 2017

August Cooking Camp

August 1-3

TEACHER RESOURCES

Children’s Ministry is the most vital and effective tool in helping children come into life-long relationships with God through Christ.
  • This is why you, as a Children’s Ministry leader, are so very important!!
  • Please use this page and its resources to help in the teaching and nurturing of the LW Kids.
Stages of Child Development
Why it’s Important to be a Children’s Ministry Leader
Faith and Morality

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Pastor Brenda’s  Good Shepherd Stories