First UMC Coral Gables Children's Ministry and Programs
The Children’s Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables offers many fun and enriching programs and opportunities for your children to grow in their faith and learn more about God’s amazing work in the world!
Join Our Easter "Eggstravaganza" - Egg Hunt is Sunday, April 21 at 12:00 p.m.!
"To Mars and Beyond" Vacation Bible school
FUMCCG's Vacation Bible School (VBS) is getting ready to blast off from July 29-August 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.! Our "To Mars and Beyond" VBS will help kids discover the wonders of God's universe, learning along the way how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too.
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- Registration takes place from May 6-July 5, 2019
- The camp is open to children ages from incoming PK-4 to incoming 6th grade
- 7th graders are welcomed to volunteer as Counselors in Training
- All volunteers MUST attend one of the two orientation sessions on May 19, from 12 p.m.-2:00 p.m. or May 22, 2019, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
If you're interested in volunteering, please email Livia Orban at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18, 2019.
Family-Focused Valentine's Day Plans are Here!
The strength of a happy family centers on mom and day, so Children's Ministry has put together a special parents' night out event - and we'll watch the kids for you! Join us on Friday, February 15, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at Chef Sucre Café, located at 475 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables for a special date night, where Chef Sucre has selected an amazing menu with a 3-course meal, dessert, refreshments and coffee. Simply drop off your children at 6:00 p.m. in the TGP school building - with Nursery and PreK in Room 103 and school-age children in Room 109 - where the children will enjoy Christian-themed Valentine's activities. Then head over to Chef Sucre Café across the street from our church to enjoy a delicious dinner with your sweetheart. Please RSVP to Livia Orban, at email@example.com, indicating the number of children that will need childcare. We are kindly asking for a contribution of $25 per couple. Be sure not to miss out on this special night!
Parent-Child Interactive Slime Workshop on March 10, 2019
Join us March 10, 2019, from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Founders Hall for our first-ever parent-child interactive slime workshop, an epically fun family-centered trust-building activity.
RSVP to Livia Orban, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 1.
When Kids Are Asked About Sharing and Giving...
Parenting Workshop on November 4, 2018
Come grow your parenting skills on Sunday, November 4 at 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., in the Head Center, as Mariana Lacerda, Occupational Therapist and PhD student in Child and Adolescent Health presents a special program, "Children's Education With Respect: Learning Positive Discipline Strategies." For details, contact Livia Orban, at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School Concludes Successfully!
FUMCCG's"Rolling River Rampage" Vacation Bible School concluded with countlyess smiles and amazing memories! Taking place from July 30, 2018 -August 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., this camp created lasting friendships and a knowledge within our children that God is always with them!
At our Rolling River Rampage VBS, children discovered an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that gave them an opportunity to experience the ride of a lifetime with God. Children became "rafters" and explored how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories helped kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!
- See sneak peek video here!
Remember to check back often for more exciting programs and how to sign up for next year's camp!
Acolyte Training Has Now Concluded
First UMC Coral Gables recently concluded training for all 4th-8th graders who are interested in serving as Acolytes and participate in the worship services. Acolytes are trained and dedicated to carrying in and out the light of Christ during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
If you or your child is interested in serving Christ and the church as an acolyte, please contact Rev. Vidalis Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also sign up at our website, by clicking on the red Volunteer tab in the upper right-hand corner.
Children's Communion Classes Going On Now
Every First Sunday of the month at the conclusion of Children's Moment at the 11:00 Traditional Service, Sunday School children will receive special classes preparing them for Communion.
For details, please contact Livia Orban at email@example.com.
For more information on upcoming events and programming for children, please contact Livia Orban at firstname.lastname@example.org.