LENTEN JOURNEY BOOKLET
In observance of Lent this year, we want to share a Lenten Journey Booklet with you. This booklet is a great resource to help you observe Lent with your family!
Each week you will find suggested practices which are great do on your own or with others. The exercises are great for anyone of any age including singles, couples, families with kids of all ages, and multi-generational families!
We hope these shared practices can bind us together in this season as we still remain apart.
Sunday School Lessons with Mrs. Renee!
While the church campus is closed to activities, we are offering weekly lessons for children online. Check back each week for a new lesson you can do as a family together.
Holy Week Activities
Our Children’s Ministry leaders have prepared daily activities to help children celebrate the importance of events that took place during Holy Week. Each day features a story ready by Mrs. Renee along with an activity sheet for families to do together.
"The Triumphal Entry and Jesus in the Temple"
"Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet"
"The Last Supper"
"Jesus' Betrayal and Trial"
Preschool through 5th grade
Our Sunday school classes are currently using three different curriculums to meet the needs of our children. Our Pre-K is using a program called “Frolic”. The lessons in these units deal with themes like making friends, sharing and asking for help. Our K-2 kids are using Bible stories, videos and games to learn about the life of Jesus; how he loves us, and forgives us of our sins. “Dig-In” is the program they are using.
Our older elementary children are involved in a program called “Buzz”. They use both the old and new testaments to explore God’s commandments, and they learn about people who experience God’s grace.
Kindergarten & 1st grade
2nd & 3rd grade
4th & 5th grade
During the 11:00 worship service, children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 2nd grade have the option of staying in worship or attending Children’s Church. Children who wish to attend Children’s Church will leave the sanctuary immediately following children’s time. We have activity bags at each entrance to the sanctuary to occupy those who choose to stay in worship.
kids play and praise our god!
BLAST! is open to children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade. There is no cost to participate. We meet from 9 to 11 am on the second Saturday of each month (except in June, July, and August) to do crafts, sing songs, play games, and hear stories all designed to help children learn about our Savior and loving those around us.
parent's night out
Parent’s Night Out is offered on the 3rd Friday of most months (except June, July, August and December) from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Parent’s Night Out is open to children ages 2 to 10. The cost is $10 per child for the night. We play games, sing songs, eat snacks, do a craft, then settle down for a movie. Children arriving before 6:30 pm are encouraged to bring their dinner and eat together. Pajamas and socks are encouraged, but not required. Bring a blanket, pillow and mat or something to lay on during movie time.
Reservations are required. To RSVP, please contact the church office.
vacation bible school
2021 Dates To be Announced!
We serve over 250 children at our Vacation Bible School each summer.
Vacation Bible School is open to children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade. There is no cost to participate.
For more info, see our Vacation Bible School page.
We value the safety of our children and youth and take seriously our responsibility to lead them well. We follow the safety policy and procedure guidelines as set by the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. All volunteers must pass a thorough background check by an outside agency and complete a safety training and certification course. You can learn more about our policy and guidelines HERE.
pick up policy
Parents of children in 5th grade or younger must pick up their children from their Sunday school classroom or from Children’s Church. Children will not be allowed to leave on their own or with siblings who try to pick them up. If you need to make alternative arrangements for picking up your child, please speak with your child’s Sunday school teacher.
Children ages 3 (potty-trained) and up are invited to participate in the children’s choir lead by Cade Baccus. Practices take place on Sundays 12:00 – 12:15 pm in the upper room. The children’s choir periodically performs at our 11:00 am worship service. Children’s choir takes a break for the summer (June through August).