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Children at FUMC
Welcome to FUMC Cookeville! Children are an integral part of the church family. They are loved and cared for – on Sundays and throughout the week. Families will find this a great place to worship, learn and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. If you have questions, please call the church office 931 526-2177.
There is a place for young children at FUMC on Sundays and throughout the week. Children are always welcome and encouraged to attend worship with their families. Wiggles and squirms are welcome. Sometimes children need a space just for them as well. The Nursery is available for children for each worship service and during Sunday school. Children age 2 and old will find an age appropriate Sunday school class at 9:45 am Sundays on the ground floor of the CLC (Christian Life Center) building in the Jacob’s Ladder area. During the week, Jacob’s Ladder Child Care Center provides an enriched learning environment for all preschool aged children. Early Childhood Music and Choir Club music ministry also provides age appropriate environment for young children. Wednesdays are a special time for young children and a parent / caregiver when they meet in the gym for special play time and conversation followed by sharing a picnic lunch. Check out Preschool Picnic and Play.
School-age children have a great time at FUMC as they learn about God, grow as disciples of Jesus and practice caring for others. Classrooms designed for them are found on the upper level of the CLC (Christian Life Center). Sunday school classes are graded with four teachers per class. United Methodist curriculum is used to guide the learning experiences personalized for each class.
Choir Club an important part of childrens ministry at FUMC. Children experience a faith-based music education that not only involves them in the life of the church as active participants in worship, but also equips them with lifelong music, worship and leadership skills.
6th graders are provided an opporunity to experience Confirmation during Sunday school (9:45-10:45 am) from August through July each year. During this year they explore scriptures, confirm a personal faith, grow as disciples of Jesus, learn who they are as United Methodists, ask questions and share in formative experiences.
3rd through 6th graders have an opportunity to lead in worship through a ministry as an Acolyte. Acolytes learn about symbols and meaning of worship as well as provide leadership within worship.
Each fall third graders receive a gift of a Bible from their church family. In addition, they are invited to attend a short-term experience “Learning to Use My Bible”. During this time they become confident in using their Bible and in interacting with the scriptures.
If you have questions about ministries with children at FUMC, please contact Rev. Mary Alice Gran at email@example.com or by calling the church office 931-526-2177
Kaleidoscope Music Camp
June 18 - 20, 2013
The Chosen One: An Old Testament Experience
Half Day Camp for 4/5 year olds. Child must be 4 by September 30, 2012.
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Full Day Camp for grades 1-6. Child must have completed grades 1-6.
8:30 am - 3 pm
Registration forms are available in the church office.
Cedar Crest Camp is now accepting registrations for summer camp 2013. Camp begins with “Just Me Camp” on June 14 and ends the week of July 14 with “Treasure Hunters Camp” and “Campolodeon”. Each week has a different theme and is designed for specific age groups. Please see www.tnumcamps.org for more information. Scholarships are available.
We are excited to announce that Katie from Cedar Crest Camp will be here on April 24th at 6 pm in the CLC to share with parents about summer camp opportunities/scholarships for their children.
by Jodi Rule-Rouse and Linda Ranson Jacobs
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