At Methodist Temple, we believe that every child should know and be shown that they are loved and cherished by God and by our church family. Children & Family Ministries support families by cultivating a spiritual foundation through worship, education, fellowship, and service. These opportunities allow each child to know the excitement and wonder of a life in Christ.
Following the Children's Moment (an activity during the main service), all children are invited to participate in Children's Worship for an interactive morning full of stories, songs, and activities which introduce and instill the word and truth of God.
TOTZ : Newborn- 3 Years Old
SPROUTZ: 3- 6 Years Old.
KIDZ: 1st- 5th Grade
Now that school has begun and summer is just a memory, Temple Kidz Children’s Church will be starting a new unit called The Red Sea. During Children’s Church we will be comparing the struggles and fears for the kids returning to school to what the Israelites must have felt when leaving Egypt. Each 4 week unit is divided into different ways of looking at a bible story through such methods as cooking, music, drama, art, and Bible games. Come join us in looking at an old story in new ways.
TOTZ can remain in the nursery for the duration of the Sunday School hour.
SPROUTZ are escorted from the Yellowbird Room to another classroom for a structured Sunday School experience. Their class consists of circle/story time, fun activities such as games, crafts, or music, and snacks.
KIDZ meets in the Celebration Center. All first through fifth graders begin the session by reciting the pledge followed by a short lesson, usually related to making good decisions in life. Then, the children divide into small groups allowing for meaningful discussion with their peers.
Boys and girls in fourth and fifth grade gather monthly for BootCamp, a time for fun activities, team building, and growing closer to Christ and to each other. Meetings take place the first Friday of every month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bootcamp is led by a volunteer team of counselors from the congregation who have positive attitudes and integrity as well as a strong commitment to safety and to Christian values.
Typical Boot Camp Schedule
6:00 p.m. Drop-off and Activity
6:15 p.m. Dinner Provided
6:45 p.m. Activity
7:00 p.m. Lesson and Bible Study
7:45 p.m. Activity
8:00 p.m. Pick-up
This month, Goofbusters will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, August 18 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Pizza, snacks, & drinks will be offered, followed by the mini lesson, Out of Egypt. This lesson will discuss the way God protected the Israelites when they left Egypt and crossed the Red Sea. We will relate this lesson to the children as starting a new school year can create some stress and fear for them. We will play several games & watch a short movie about the parting of the Red Sea. Hope to see you there!