Children’s Ministry

Nursery & Preschool

Myers Memorial UMC strives to maintain the best quality childcare ministry for all children who enter our doors.  Childcare is provided Sunday mornings, evenings and Wednesday evenings and by request for all bible studies and small groups. All persons who are paid or volunteer workers with the children are screened through our Safe Sanctuary Policy.

On Sunday mornings, Preschoolers gather with their teachers and Pastor Sally at 9:45a in Room E-110.  After Sunday School, preschool children will stay in their room for worship nursery unless picked up by a guardian at 10:40a. Older preschool children will join Pastor Sally for Children’s Time in worship and return to the Nursery.

Infants: E-103

1’s & 2 Year Olds: E-118

3’s & 4 Year Olds: E-109

 

Fall Highlights

  • Wednesday Connect Dinners are at 5:15 pm each week.
  • Wednesday Connect Worship starts at 6p in the Sanctuary. Children are vital to our worship and serve in a variety of roles! Preschool Nursery Provided
  • Sunday, Sept. 9: 5:30-6:30 pm Sunday Night Live Children’s Choirs begin
  • Sunday, Sept. 30: Pumpkin Sunday ~ Wear Orange! We’ll enjoy lunch after Worship and then let’s unload Pumpkins. Little hands carry little pumpkins!
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: Musik Makers & Spark Sing in worship
  • Sunday, Oct.  28: 4:30-6:00 pm Trunk or Treat
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: Musik Makers & Spark Sing in Worship
  • Thursday, Nov. 14 Thanksgiving Feast & Worship
  • Sunday, Dec.  2:  Musik Makers & Spark Sing in worship; 5:30-7p Christmas Caroling, & Family Advent Activities
  • Sunday, Dec. 16:  10:50 am Gingerbread Sunday

 

Spark (Early Elementary K-3rd)

Early Elementary Children, known as the Spark Group, will gather on Sundays at 9:45a in Room 110 with Pastor Sally and their teachers to kick of the morning sharing “highs” and “lows” and prayer with one another.  At 10a the children will head upstairs to their classes to go deeper in God’s Word.  Children are to be picked up at the gathering room at 10:40am.

Spark: K-3rd Grades

E-207

Teachers: April Proctor, Justine Snyder,

Jen Butler, Jerri Lynn Boggess

The Sunday School Curriculum provided for our children at Myers Memorial UMC is Cokesbury’s Deep Blue: Deep Blue Connects is a comprehensive three-year Bible study with stories organized by theme: Family, Community, and World. This year’s stories focus on the role of families—siblings, parents, friends, grandparents, foster families, church families, the list goes on—and what we can learn about God from these close relationships. This new format is designed to help churches and caregivers work together to teach children about faith by exploring how families work together, communicate, and worship God.

Sunday Night Live

On Sunday Evenings, child care is available for volunteers from 5 to 7p during Sunday Night Live Ministries as well as participants in Disciple Bible Study.

Preschoolers (3 & 4 year olds) are invited to participate in Sunday Night Live Ministries.  Musik Makers, under the direction of Melanie & Debbie Brown, is a fun time of singing, dancing, moving, shaking, crafting and laughing as they learn more about God’s Love through Worship Arts.  Join us on the 3rd floor of the education building. Please use the back door near the scout hut to enter on Sunday nights.

Sundays, September 9 – December 2

5:30p to 6:30p

Free time in the Gym from 6:30p to 7p

Musik Makers & Spark Choirs

will sing in worship on Sundays October 7, November 11 and December 2.

Rehearsal will be prior to Sunday school in the Sanctuary.  Please wear comfortable ‘church clothes’ for singing days.

 

In}{Between

We recognize there are times when we’re just in between: too old for some things, not old enough for others. Or maybe you know some of the older kids yet you’re too young or visa versa Therefore, we’ve created a small group opportunity for the 3rd through 8th graders under the leadership of Tresca McSwain. Those older children and younger youth who feel they’re… well… In}{Between are invited to join this group as they meet through out the year for events created just for them.
 
In}{Between meets on Sundays
9:45a for Sunday School downstairs in the Lounge Classroom
5p for Youth Chorale in the Choir Room
5:30p to 7p for Dinner & Programs
 
 

 

Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)

DC4K is a powerful ministry for kids 5–12 years of age.

Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? Finding help for your children can be frustrating. Divorce Care for Kids, DC4K, provides a safe, fun place where your children will

  • Learn to understand their feelings
  • Express their emotions appropriately
  • Feel better about themselves
  • Develop coping skills
  • Be introduced to biblical concepts that will bring comfort
  • Make new friends
  • Helping to Build Relationships
For more information contact Connie Elzey
 

Created By God

One of the conversations we don’t want to have is the one we really need to have and that’s the awkward conversation about how we are created ~ male and female. We at Myers Memorial UMC want to help you have that conversation with your child and lay the ground work for any future conversation that seems awkward and embarrassing.  We ask that you please commit to the entire day from 9a to 2p as each session builds on another. We are created by God and God is still at work helping us become the person we were created to be.  It’s not always an easy process but with accurate information and a safe environment to learn and question, growing up can be a little bit easier. Questions? Contact Connie Elzey, 704-864-3222

Camp Tekoa Church Retreat

2019 Retreat Dates Announce
Save the weekend of May 3-5
A wonderful weekend away with your church family! There are lots of things to do for the whole family! Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Porch Rocking, Worship, S’mores, Napping, Crafts, Shopping in town and more!
 

Safe Sanctuaries

Myers Memorial UMC is a Safe Sanctuaries congregation following guidelines as presented by the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.  This means we ensure extra precautions are in place for all children and youth are protected.