Children’s Ministry

Children are very important to us at FUMC. We offer a variety of activities and experiences to assist children in their spiritual journey. Activities are designed to promote fun and fellowship, but most of all spiritual growth. We are committed to providing a spiritual foundation that will guide children on their faith journey; helping them to grow in their faith and in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Safe-Sanctuary Policy

It’s important for parents to note, that Florence UMC follows Safe-Sanctuary policies to help ensure the safety of children and at-risk adults.  Please read more information on these guidelines here.

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Nursery

Our loving nursery staff provides our infants and toddlers a safe environment to begin life’s jouney and to learn of God’s love.  Our nursery is open during all church services, Wednesday Night Life and for some meetings and special events. If your family has a special need, please contact the nursery director, Tracy Hare, for assistance.  Tracy can be contacted at tracy@florenceumc.com).

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Preschool & Elementary Students

Sunday School
Each Sunday, children who are three years old through 5th grade are invited to Sunday School which begins in the Children’s Chapel for music which begins at 10:10 am.  After music, children will go to their age-appropriate classroom with their Sunday School teacher for a time of learning through a story, craft and/or activity.  Curriculum is designed for a variety of learning styles to help children experience the Bible in ways they can understand.

Toddlers (18 months to 2 yrs) meet in the Nursery on Sunday mornings, but also participate in Sunday School activities.  These include a Bible Story, an active game, a snack, arts and crafts, and songs of praise.

Children’s Bible Study (during Wednesday Night Life)
Children ages 4 yrs old through 2nd grade are invited to Bible Study on Wednesday evenings during Florence UMC’s Wednesday Night Life (WNL) program.  Children will participate in age-appropriate, interactive study of God’s word through music, games, crafts, and fellowship.  Please see church calendar for the WNL fall and spring dates.

Children’s Choir
Each week, during Sunday School (between worship services), children sing and learn songs together.  On various Sunday’s throughout the year, children are invited to sing as part of our Sunday Service.  Families are reminded of these dates as they approach so those children who wish to participate and share a song with our church family are able to participate.  For more information, contact Becky Morrison at becky@florenceumc.com.

Acolytes
Being an acolyte is a wonderful way for children to serve their church. This important part of the worship service is an opportunity for 4th graders and up to participate in the worship service.  To become an acolyte, the child will attend a brief training when they are ready to serve. Contact Anna Merlo at anna@florenceumc.com for more information.  Click here to view the Acolyte Training.

FUNtastic Friday
1st-5th graders are invited to participate in this monthly fellowship activity during the school year.  FUNtastic Friday brings kids together for a night of gym class type games, fun and pizza.  Check the church calendar for the latest date.  To receive text reminders for FUNtastic Friday follow these instructions.