The Children's Ministry at Erlanger United Methodist is growing! We strive to reach out to the children, and their families, in the church and in our community. Our goal is to provide a place of fellowship, spiritual growth, and fun for children and their families. Volunteers in our children’s program must be active in the church for 6 months prior to taking a volunteer role and pass a criminal background check to insure the safety of our children.

 

Cincinnati Zoo Trip

Sunday 9/8/13

Leaving the Church at 12:45

Join us for an afternoon hanging out with the animals at the Cincinnati Zoo! We will leave the church at 12:45 pm. Children 11 and under are FREE and adults are $11 each. Please use the form below to let us know if we can expect to see your child(ren) there.

Every Sunday, during the church hour, we offer a Children's Church program. For 45 minutes to an hour, children sing songs, play games, do crafts or art activities hear a Bible story, and work on Bible verse memorization. We use a wonderful curriculum which investigates one Bible story and one verse in several different ways throughout the month. By the end of the month, children have learned not only how to memorize the verse, but also the importance of that verse and story to their own lives!

Bailey, Avery, & Mrs. Courtney doing our annual parade of palms. Palm Sunday, 2012

Events

Additionally, the Children's Ministry sponsors a monthly activity that is often geared toward children and their families. Some of our past activities have been a trip to the Newport Aquarium, a bowling party, an Easter Egg Hunt with inflatables, and a movie night. We have so many more fun things planned, we really hope you'll come join us sometime!

Some of the Events we've done recently:

March 2013- Easter Egg Hunt

We had over 80 children join us for fun, fellowship, and learning about the real meaning behind Easter.

April 2013- 12 kids viewed the Veggie Tales movie The Little House that Stood. We played games, made yummy themed snacks, and had so much fun!

May 2013- Flight of the Butterflies Omnimax film

Approximately 16 children and some of their families watched The Flight of the Butterfies at the Omnimax in Cincinnati. A great time was had by all!

 June 2013- VBS

VBS will be held June 24-28 6:00-8:30. Please join us to learn about some of the parables Jesus used to teach us about God's love through songs, games, Bible Stories and  fun!

A "quick" group picture right before we all entered the aquarium! What a wonderful day of fellowship and fun! February, 2012

Volunteering

We are a program run by volunteers. All we ask is that you have an open heart, a love for children (who doesn't love those sweet, smiling faces?), and the willingness to provide just a few hours each month in fellowship with other volunteers and children.  (Our church participates in the SAFE SANCTUARY program, which means all volunteers with children and youth must be active in the church for 6 months prior to volunteering, and submit to a criminal background check.)  We have a great time, and are waiting for someone just like you, with your gifts, to join us!

Contact Information

Courtney Pedroza, Coordinator

childrensministry@erlangerumc.org

Pictures Brought to You by Cody Bachinski Photography