OUR MISSION: Guide and Grow kids to a "deeply-rooted" personal faith in Jesus. Teach them His ways. Empower them to serve the local and global community.
OUR VISION: Partner with families, who are the primary spiritual influence in each child's life. Provide a safe place for children to "grow" and learn about God.
The Nest--Nursery children
Sprouts--First through fifth graders
Third graders, we can't wait to celebrate YOU and your faith journey in worship on Sunday, September 10. Come at either 9:30 or 11:00 a.m., and receive a special gift Bible from the Birmingham congregation. It'll be a great day!
Kaleidoscope Kids kicks off for the fall on Sunday, September 10. All 3rd through 5th graders are invited for a special gathering that provides education and discipleship training for older children. It meets once a month on Sunday evenings from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. during the school year. Bring your Bible and your friends!
MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) is an exciting ministry for young mothers at Birmingham UMC. Our group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, January-May and August-December, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
In a MOPS group, you experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible. For more information, contact Vicki Otto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP WITH CHILDCARE
MOPS also needs help with childcare. If you are available to give 2 hours of time on a Wednesday evening to love on children, please CLICK HERE for more information and a place to sign up. Thank you for your loving support!
MOES is a new group being launched in Fall 2017 for Mothers of Elementary Students. Moms who want to improve and enhance parenting techniques through shared experiences are invited to join this group on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Childcare is provided. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Our outstanding children's program is located on the lower level of the Education Building, across the Cloister from the Sanctuary.
Children may attend Sunday School at either 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. and then attend Worship the other hour with their families. Sunday School begins with a large group assembly time where the lesson for that day is taught. Afterward, children gather in small groups for crafts, games, and activities related to the lesson, as well as prayer.
The current curriculum for 1st-5th Graders focuses on the various aspects of worship, such as the Lord's Prayer, Communion, and the Apostles' Creed. The goal is to help children know how to participate in worship with a body of believers.
We look forward to seeing your child this Sunday. Come at either 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.; either hour will be the best hour of your child’s week!
Sunday School for our Preschoolers and Kindergartners occurs in age-based classrooms. Their teachers lead them in Bible stories, songs, and crafts each week that are interactive and age-appropriate. Children in this area of the program have the opportunity to sing in Worship three times each year and also frequently partake of Communion in the Sanctuary as a group.
The nursery is located on the lower level of the Education Building. Most of our Nursery Staff and Volunteers have been CPR trained. Beepers are also available.
An alternative to the Nursery is the "Cry Room" adjacent to the Sanctuary. The "Cry Room" allows parents to fully participate in worship while caring for their infants and small children.
Looking for a great return on your investment? Invest in the lives of the children of BUMC by leading a small group of children in a Sunday School class or just holding a baby in the nursery! Adults are needed to impact the lives of our kids on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Be a part of the Treehouse and make an investment that will last a lifetime!! Please contact Susan Wallace, Director of Children's Ministries, to reserve a spot!
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