Schweitzer kids

Sunday Mornings

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STAY CONNECTED

Sunday Morning Kids' Ministry is now available during our in-person services.

Because we care about the health and safety of you and your children, we ask that you pre-register any kids who are 18 months to 3 years old.   Kids will be in the classroom for the duration of the service.

Register for the 9 am service here

Register for the 10:45 am service here.

Older kids 4 through fifth grade will be dismissed during the main worship service at 9 am or 10:45 am. Instead of checking in at the kids area, we ask that you bring your kids to service in the Sanctuary.

Kids will be dismissed before the sermon begins and will have  kid's message and activities in the Kids' Worship space.

You are welcome to bring your little one with you to in-person services. We also have a family room in the back of the Sanctuary if your child gets fussy and is in need a quiet space. We request only one family in the room at a time.

MONTHLY ACTIVITY KITS

As a way to help our kids and families stay engaged and connected, each month we are providing monthly activity kits. Each kit focuses on a special theme and at least four activities (one per week) that you can do at home.

If you are local, you can pick up all the needed supplies for the weekly activities. And, even if you are participating from far away, the activity supply list and instructions can be downloaded using the links below.

KIDS CHURCH ONLINE

Every Wednesday, at noon, we'll post a new kid-focused worship service. This is Schweitzer created video is designed for kids of all ages and includes interactive music, memory verses, a skit and Bible story. We'd also love for you to share this with your friends and their kids -- it's a great way to encourage someone today! 

View this week's service below.

Catch up with all the videos on the Kids Church page. 

JANUARY KIT

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We're tackling the rules for life in this month's Kids Kit! Download the activities separately or the whole kit here. 

 

DECEMBER KIT

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We have some special activities for December including a focus on Advent and a Christmas ornament to download and cut out.

DECEMBER
ACTIVITIES

November
 THEME

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It's a great moment to focus on thanksgiving. This month's activities and stories will help inspire the spirit of gratitude in our lives.

November
ACTIVITIES

Download the whole Month's Kit

ACTIVITY 1: Gratitude Planner

ACTIVITY 2: Gratitude Hunt

ACTIVITY 3: Many Thanks

ACTIVITY 4: Ups and Downs Game

OCTOBER
 THEME

Fall is a fun time to dress up as characters. It's fun to pretend to be someone with character traits like bravery or goofiness. As we have fun this month, we also want to focus on the trait of integrity - or being truthful in everything we say and do.

We'll have activities to illustrate:

  • Be truthful with your whole life
  • Being truthful with God keeps you close to Him.
  • When you're not truthful, you lose trust.
  • Focus on what's true.

OCTOBER
ACTIVITIES

Download the whole Month's Kit

ACTIVITY 1: Veggie Sculpting
Daniel 1

ACTIVITY 2: Turning It Around
1 John 1:9

ACTIVITY 3: Crooked vs Straight
2 Kings 5

ACTIVITY 4: Focused Art
Phillippians 4:8

SEPTEMBER THEME

As we return to school in different forms, we want to remember the power of our words and actions.

This month's Back to School Bash kit has activities and lessons that focus on friendships and how to form true, Biblical friendships.

We want to remember that friendship is using our words and actions to show others that we care. We'll have activities to illustrate:

  • Choose your friends carefully.
  • Friends love one another.
  • Friends encourage each another.
  • Friends forgive one another.

SEPTEMBER 
ACTIVITIES


ACTIVITY 1: Braiders Gonna Braid
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12

ACTIVITY 2: Time for a Friend
1 Samuel: 20

ACTIVITY 3: Classic Carry
1 Kings 19:14-21; 2 Kings 2: 1-15

ACTIVITY 4: Balancing Act
John 21: 1-19


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GROW TO KNOW

The Grow to Know Preschool, located on Schweitzer's campus operates Monday through Friday for infants through preschool-ages kids. Additionally, this fall we added two Grow to Know Learning Pods for school-aged kids.
Learn More About Grow to Know

Get Connected

Got questions? We've got answers.  

Simply fill out the form below to get in touch with our Kids Ministry team.

    Nina Verbanaz headshot

    nina verbanaz

    director of kids ministries

    ”I love sharing God’s love with children. Their caring hearts and infectious enthusiasm for life and learning make teaching them a blessing."

    Email Nina at nverbanaz@sumc.co