Children’s Ministries

We love having children participate in our worship services! If you like, the ushers have activity bags with children’s bulletins and crayons for their enjoyment.

However, if you prefer, childcare for infants through second grade is available in the Activity Room (Room 206 on the second floor of the historic sanctuary building) and the MICAH childcare room on the first floor.  Greeters will be available and happy to direct you and your family.

Friendly, safe, loving care is provided by our on-staff Childcare Team and trained volunteers and is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Sunday.

Children’s Class Schedule

Ages 3 – 5th Grade

Children and Music – Rejoice! Kids Choir
First Sunday of the Month – 10-11 a.m., 3 years – 5th grade – Room 304
One Sunday a month, children gather for a time of musical activities and singing. They will learn and prepare music to sing at a worship services in the Spring.

Godly Play
Every Sunday except when Rejoice! Kids Choir meets – 10-11 a.m., 3 years – 5th grade – Room 204
A unique approach to a Christian education which engages the whole child through a multi-sensory experience of the Biblical narrative. In this program, children are invited to explore their place in God’s story through rich storytelling, open-ended play, and a shared feast.

Register children birth through 5thgrade here.

Activity Time and the Nursery are always in need of snacks for Sunday childcare. Please drop your donations of cheese sticks, crackers, etc. by the church office!

Fits n’ Giggles– Parent Group

(Young Families Study) Fits n’ Giggles: MICAH Conference Room/Childcare area – Designed for parents of preschoolers and young children, Fits n’ Giggles is a shared facilitation group. A casual gathering time, where parents can share their challenges and joys in an accepting environment, we meet every Sunday morning and Tuesday evening to talk, listen, learn, and be in community with each other. We share stories, support each other, and tackle thought provoking topics. (Sundays from 10-11 a.m. and Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. both in room 210.) Oh, and we have snacks! Come join us! Click here for updates and upcoming events!

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Family Fun @ Salem First United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us anytime from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday (April 21) in the Dining Room for a family scavenger and love rock hunt and a professional photo. Prizes and treats for all the participants!

 

Apr
28
Sun
Children’s Sunday School Classes @ First United Methodist, Room 206
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Godly Play
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ages 3 years through 5th grade
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 204

Godly Play does not meet the first Sunday of the month so children can participate in Rejoice! Kids Choir.

Godly Play is a unique approach to Christian education which engages the whole child through a multi-sensory experience of the Biblical narrative. In this program, children are invited to explore their place in God’s story through rich storytelling, open-ended play, and a shared feast.

 

 

May
5
Sun
Children’s Sunday School Classes @ First United Methodist, Room 206
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Godly Play
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ages 3 years through 5th grade
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 204

Godly Play does not meet the first Sunday of the month so children can participate in Rejoice! Kids Choir.

Godly Play is a unique approach to Christian education which engages the whole child through a multi-sensory experience of the Biblical narrative. In this program, children are invited to explore their place in God’s story through rich storytelling, open-ended play, and a shared feast.

 

 

Children’s Choir
May 5 @ 10:10 pm – 11:10 pm

Children’s Choir is Back!
1st Sundays beginning February 3rd
10:10-11:10 a.m., Room 304

Rejoice! Kids Choir meets on the first Sunday of the month (March 3) at 10:10 a.m. in the Kids Choir Room on the third floor of the historic building. Kids ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to come join in the singing and other musical merriment! (Godly Play does not meet on choir mornings.)

 

 

May
11
Sat
Parent’s Night Out
May 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Parents’ Night Out

February 9, March 9, April 6, May 11

One Saturday a month parents are invited to bring their children, ages 2 through 8,  to church from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Kids will enjoy activities, dinner, and a movie and parents get a night out! Our trained nursery staff will ensure children have a fun and safe evening.

Cost is $5 per child. To reserve your child’s spot for any of the dates, text 503.508.8073 or send an email to preschoolministries@salemfirstumc.org.

 

May
12
Sun
Children’s Sunday School Classes @ First United Methodist, Room 206
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Godly Play
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ages 3 years through 5th grade
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 204

Godly Play does not meet the first Sunday of the month so children can participate in Rejoice! Kids Choir.

Godly Play is a unique approach to Christian education which engages the whole child through a multi-sensory experience of the Biblical narrative. In this program, children are invited to explore their place in God’s story through rich storytelling, open-ended play, and a shared feast.

 

 

May
19
Sun
Children’s Sunday School Classes @ First United Methodist, Room 206
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am