Children’s Sunday School
Children age 4 through 6th grade leave the 11:00 service after the Children’s moment to attend Sunday school. Sunday School ends at 12:15 pm. The one exception to this is communion Sunday (first Sunday of the month) when children stay in worship with their parents. Activity packets will be available in the narthex on communion Sundays.
Our Sunday School program is called Godly Play. The goal of Godly Play is to teach children the art of using the language of the Christian tradition to encounter God and find direction for their lives. If you would like to enroll your child in Godly Play, you must fill out a Godly Play Registration Form and submit it to the church office or Jeri Viera Dahlke.
Jeri Viera Dahlke, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Choir & Worship Arts Program
All children ages pre-K through seventh grade are welcome to check out Davis United Methodist Church Children’s Choir. The children’s choir rehearses Sunday mornings 9:45 am to 10:45 am and performs on the first Sunday of the month at the11:00 am service. The choir has been on hiatus over the summer and we resume our weekly rehearsals starting on Sunday September 13th. The choir is a lot of fun where children form wonderful friendships, laugh, sing, and celebrate their faith with music.
The choir meets during the school year and can be a commitment for either the school year or for as little as a month.
Choir practice is held in the Zebra Room in the Education Wing, and the first part of rehearsal focuses on the song of the month followed by a hymn sing. The last 15 minutes is spent on a biblical story, faith sharing, snack, and a bit of free play on the playground.
If your family is around on Christmas Eve, Children ages 2 through senior in high school are invited to participate in the annual nativity. Rehearsals for the pageant begin the first Sunday in Advent. Children act out the Christmas Story as the scripture is read. (no memorization required).
Megan Houpt, Children’s Choir Director, email@example.com
In the Methodist tradition, many infants are baptized by their pastor at the request of their parents. Confirmation is the process youth go through when they are old enough to understand and profess their baptismal and membership vows on their own in an intentional way. All youth ages 12 and up are invited to attend confirmation. In the course, youth will read the book of Mark, learn about the Christian faith and the history and practices of the Methodist church. Most importantly, the confirmands will further nurture and strengthen their personal relationship with God.
Youth group meets from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Sundays in Grace Cafe for dinner, fellowship, bible study, and activities. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kelly Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible Camp
VBS 2015 is scheduled for June 22nd to 26th from 9:00 am to noon. The cost is $45 per child before June 1st and $55 per child afterwards. Scholarships are available. Download the registration form here. Completed forms and checks can be given to Ann Dillner, Emma Finklang, or Anna Wisehart (in the church office).
Youth Mission Trips
Summer 2015: Mississippi Delta
Summer 2014: Sierra Service Project – Smith River Rancheria
Summer 2013: San Francisco – GLIDE and Habitat for Humanity
Summer 2012: Navajo Nation Community of Crownpoint, New Mexico Next Step Ministries Project
Summer 2011: Sierra Service Project – Los Angeles
Summer 2010: New Orleans Volunteers in Mission (VIM)
We are an inclusive community committed to
living and teaching the love of Jesus Christ.