Children


 

Matthew 19:14 New International Version (NIV)

14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


Hello Parents and Caregivers!
We are now able to offer Sunday School live and in person.

Currently the makeup of our Sunday School group contains mostly preschoolers and kindergarteners.

We will accommodate older children as the need arises, so if you have an older child, please call us or email us and we will make arrangements accordingly!

 We have a curriculum that everyone is following which includes interactive worksheets, songs, stickers, and Gospel stories for every week! Children are asked to come to the 10am service with their parent(s) and come up front for the Children’s Sermon.  Immediately following the Children’s Sermon, children will go upstairs with Ms. Chris for Sunday School.

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, ideas or suggestions!

Blessings,
Christine Kozlowski, MDiv, Director of Children’s Ministry
chris@firstumclombard.org
(872)243-1341


 Children are always welcome to stay with their family for the entire service as well.

Both the Kids Time Team and the Nursery Staff have two-way radios to contact our Ushers during the service, so parents can be notified in case of an emergency or an unhappy child.

Parents can walk to the nursery or Kids Time with their children, but our staff always escorts the children to the appropriate area.   We’ve found that most of the 4+ children can’t wait to get upstairs for Kids Time, so you may have trouble keeping up with them on the way….

Parents should pick up their children (all ages) from the nursery at the end of the worship service.  No child will be released to anyone except the child’s parent or guardian, unless an authorization form has been filled out and signed.

First UMC Lombard is a Safe Sanctuary church.  All staff, teachers, and anyone working with the children have gone through background checks.  Our Safe Sanctuary policy is available upon request.

During Kids Time, we use age-appropriate Gospel Light curriculum, which we get through Cokesbury. Each Sunday, the kids are invited to take home their worksheets for the week, and parents are invited to pick up “family homework” when they pick up their kids in the nursery.

For more information about the Kids Time curriculum, please contact Chris Koz, at Chris@FirstUMCLombard.org.

 

If you are interested in Baptism for you or your child, please click here for more information: https://firstumclombard.org/baptism/

 

 

The nursery was renovated and was dedicated on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in honor and memory of our baby Norah Joyce.   Please stop by to see our welcoming facilities for our youngest members.

 

 

 

 

 

Children of any age can be baptized at First UMC.

Please see the “Baptism” page on the website for more information,

and contact the office at 630.627.2508 to set up an appointment to meet with Pastor Luis.