He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Mark 9:37
As Members of the United Methodist Church, we uphold the rights of children and acknowledge that children are a sacred gift from God. In proclaiming that sacredness, we in the Church carry a commitment to enable all children to experience the fullness of life as Jesus proclaimed.
Children’s Ministry Mission Statement
At Lexington United Methodist Church (LUMC) we promise to surround these children with a community of love and forgiveness, that they may grow in their service to others. Our intention is to minister to the needs of all children and provide them with a caring community where all may be nurtured in a dignified and loving manner.
Instead of traditional Sunday School, children 3k (toilet proficient) through 5th grade are invited to Sunday School following Children’s Moments during the 11:00 services. The CDC site will be monitored with hopes to resume 10:00 am Sunday School beginning in December 2021. Volunteers and children will continue to be required to wear a mask since the children in this age group cannot yet be vaccinated.
Cokesbury’s Celebrate Wonder curriculum is used for Children’s Sunday School.
During both of the 11:00 AM worship services, a Children’s Moments lesson is offered. After the Children’s Moments, at approximately 11:30, children who are 3K (toilet proficient) through 5th grade are invited to leave worship to attend Sunday School.
Wednesday Evening Fellowship
Families of all types, shapes and sizes are invited from 6:15 – 7:15 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month to participate in an Interactive Family Worship Experience in Wesley Hall. All ages have the opportunity to share in a Bible lesson, games, and more.
Kidsway is for children ages 3 (toilet proficient) through 3rd grade. It is an interactive, exciting, and informative place for them to learn about God’s word through a variety of activities. Contact Heather with any questions about Kidsway.
BREAKOUT KIDZ (4th and 5th Grade)
BREAKOUT is “youth group lite” for 4th and 5th grade students. BREAKOUT is a time of preparation for transition into youth programs. While they are still a part of the children’s program at LUMC, the students break out into their own group meetings, events, missions and outreach projects. Contact Heather with any questions.