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Children's Programs

Children's Ministry at FUMCRB

First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach offers several programs especially designed for children. For more information scroll down to view upcoming events or you can email our Children's Ministry Director at  children@beachfaith.com.
 

Children's Sunday School at 10:30 AM

 

Ages 3 - 3rd grade



Sunday School begins upstairs with song, scripture, games and crafts.  After a large group introduction to the weeks scripture selection the children are split into age-level groups to dive deeper into the lesson. 
The children are then led to the Sanctuary where they participate in communion with their parents.  

 



 

We use a new children's curriculum called "Spark."  Spark lessons correspond with the scripture passages we use in our worship services, from the Revised Common Lectionary, to help kids and families get more out of Worship and Sunday School, together.  Basically- your kids will get the same message on a Sunday morning that you do!   Check out the scope and sequence summary here.


The Spark Curriculum is Bible-centered with children enteracting with their bible story books each and every week.  Uniquely designed for children ages 2-3rd Grade.

In our classes, we use  The Spark Story Bible , which  brings God's Word to life through colorful art and rich retelling of 150 of the most popular Bible stories, encouraging a childs imagination through images and text that is engaging, thought provoking, and fun! There is also an activity suggestion or query for every story.  Preschoolers and new Sunday School students will recieve a Story Bible of their own upon enrollment in class.   Current students interested in purchasing the new Bible can do so by following this link or talking with Katherine .

 

 

Grades 4 & 5: Church R Us


Each week during the school year, we meet in the "Church R Us" room, which is located above the nursery in the building nearest the parking lot.  Our lessons follow the same scriptures and themes as in Sunday worship and in the younger children's lessons. 

We have created a special name for the 4th & 5th grade youth, called Church R Us.  To learn more about how we have tailored our programming for this age group, visit Church R Us.

 

Children in Worship


Children are welcome at both of our worship services (8:30am and 10:30am).  Check out the Childrens Cart located in the rear Narthex of our Sanctuary for weekly bulletins designed to engage your child in the Lesson of the day. There are also Children's Bibles pre-marked to follow the sermon. 
Spending time in worship is important for little ones, but if you are looking for a little more wiggle room, the Nursery is open for children 6 weeks to 6 years (older students ages 3 and up are encouraged to join our Sunday School during the 10:30am hour).

                                 

Nursery Care


Quality childcare for children ages four and under is provided during all three worship services. Loving, paid caregivers staff the nursery and several developmentally appropriate activities are available for children to choose.  Please be sure to take a few minutes to fill out the new registration form online.  Our Nursery is overseen by our Children’s Director Katherine Stanfill, and is staffed by Adriana Hwang, Angelica Amirpanah, Daryl Thomas, and Jennifer Amirpanah.

 

Vacation Bible School 2015

Our annual VBS is one of our most anticipated events. Check back here for next years dates and registration information. 
 

For more information on Family Ministry events i.e. Parent Night Out, or UMKIC (Mission Projects) ...click here.

 

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Christmas Pageant Rehearsals: One Polar Night


11/20/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Rehearsals for our 2014 Christmas Pageant are going strong...

This year our Christmas Pageant takes place in the Artric circle just before the annual Polar Night Festival. Foxes, Hares, Snow Owls, Orcas and Narwaals gather together to celebrate their "Winter Wonderland" when they notice a bight star in the Eastern sky. What could this ...

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Popcorn Party!


11/16/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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We did it!

Every week the children who attend Sunday school get to place one scoop of popcorn into a jar. If they bring their Bible Bags they put in two scoops. Offering? Three Scoops!  The kids love filling up the jar.
After only 10 weeks the children managed to collectively fill the popcorn jar earning them a Popcorn Party!
We made a ...

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Be Humble


11/2/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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November 2nd's Bible Lesson:
Be Humble 
from Matthew 23:1-12

What does it mean to be a "showoff"? Humble? or Special?
Why do people brag? How do we feel about people who brag? What does God think about those who flaunt their good fortune? 

In today's lesson, Jesus complains that the "rabbies make their fringes long

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Church R Us visits the Corn Maze!


10/20/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Church R Us Trip to Forneris Farms Corn Maze!

We all had an amazing time at this family run Pumpkin Patch out in Mission Hills. The Corn Maze was super hard to navigate but we were up for the challange. We divided into 3 teams and tried to see who could beat the other to the end of the maze. There were riddles to figure out along the way called &

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Sewing School Bags for children in Haiti


9/25/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Sewing bags for School Children in Haiti- An UMCOR project

One of the best things about our congregation is the way in which we strive for meaningful interactions between youth, children and the older generations. Time is spent in both fellowship and missions here at FUMCRB among people of all ages. Last week many congregants including children

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What we do upstairs/ Upcoming Lessons


9/17/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Each and every week we try to engage your children in the bible...

through music, art, games, prayer and drama! A lot of effort is put into making our Sunday Morning educational hour from 10:30am-11:30am an important one for your family’s spiritual development.  At the start, children are invited into to join in a project or activity

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UMKIC Mission for September- School kits for Haiti


9/7/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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UMKIC - our Children in Mission This September

The children of FUMCRB have already raised thousands of dollars for Imagine No Malaria, collected hundreds at our “Socks & Soup” fundraiser and at our “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” campaign and showed support for young adults by stuffing and sending off College Care Packages.

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Back 2 Sunday School! A new year begins...


9/1/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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What a wonderful summer season we’ve had here at FUMCRB! Over a hundred children explored Bible stories through Science experiments, interactive storytelling and recreation at our VBS. $1090 dollars was raised that week for our Imagine No Malaria campaign and an additional $700 was raised this summer at our LemonAid stands.  Thirty-Three

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Our production of "Disney's Jungle Book Kids"


8/20/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Church R' Us Scooter's Jungle Adventure


7/30/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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IN THE JUNGLE!
On Monday the Church R' Us went to Scooter's Jungle. Wide eyed and adrenaline pumping we waited patiently and listened for the safety talk to be done. Safety first! For all of the chaperones this would be the first time we have played in Scooter's Jungle. It wasn't long till the kids showed us the ropes. There was a
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The More The Merrier!


7/28/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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This past Saturday the Thatchers hosted the Imagine No Malaria Lemon-Aid stand in front of their house. Using social media to get the word out, they created a Facebook event and invited all their friends and family to come over and enjoy ice cold lemonade and yummy brownies! Along with other kids from our church to help host the stand, they were ...

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Gable House BOWL!


7/16/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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SO MUCH FUN = multiple pictures to share!
Although it was a busy night for most we had fun nonetheless. We were not aware that for groups they now have trophies for the player with the most points and towels for the player with the lowest points. "S" and "A" were our champions of the night, "W" and "H&...

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Drive-Thru Style!


7/16/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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The Tuuholoaki girls take the Boulevard
"Without intending to, our Lemon-Aid stand became more of a Drive-Thru which we thought was pretty cool! People saw us from the side of the road and would stop by. We had more customers driving than walking or biking. As for spreading the word, most of our customers knew our cause before coming
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Beach LemonAid


7/15/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Brooke and Mattie Miller took their LemonAid stand to the beach and set up by the Bike path.  
 "We met lots of nice people who were interested in the Imagine No Malaria campaign.  Two different men gave us $10 and several didn't ask for change back or threw in a couple extra dollars.  It was a great day for a lemonade

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Namaste


7/14/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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From wikipedia: In some contexts, namaste is used by one person to express gratitude for assistance offered or given, and to thank the other person's for his or her generous kindness.

The divine Izzy spent Monday hosting the LemonAid Stand at her Mom & Dad's buisness: Yoga Loft in Manhattan Beach.  She offered  Sweet ...

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• Pie Chart Sunday
Pie Chart Sunday
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 9:15am -12:00pm
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• Pop Up Video
Pop Up Video
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Time: 10:00am -10:25am
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Pop Up Video
Location: Epworth Lounge
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• Welcome at the Table Potluck
Welcome at the Table Potluck
Location: Fellowship Hall
Time: 11:30am -1:00pm
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November 2, 2014

Pie Chart Sunday
Time: 9:15am -12:00pm
Location: Fellowship Hall
On Sunday, November 2, we will have Pie Chart Sunday--our congregation's annual tradition of sha ...

Pop Up Video
Time: 10:00am -10:25am
Location: Epworth Lounge
Coming November 2: Pop Up Video small groups on Sunday morning 10-10:20 in Epworth Lounge On Sunday ...

November 9, 2014

Pop Up Video
Time: 10:00am -10:25am
Location: Epworth Lounge
Coming November 2: Pop Up Video small groups on Sunday morning 10-10:20 in Epworth Lounge On Sunday ...

November 16, 2014

Pop Up Video
Time: 10:00am -10:25am
Location: Epworth Lounge
Coming November 2: Pop Up Video small groups on Sunday morning 10-10:20 in Epworth Lounge On Sunday ...

Welcome at the Table Potluck
Time: 11:30am -1:00pm
Location: Fellowship Hall
On Sunday, November 16, we will enjoy a special Potluck Meal--gathering around tables in our Fellows ...

November 23, 2014

Pop Up Video
Time: 10:00am -10:25am
Location: Epworth Lounge
Coming November 2: Pop Up Video small groups on Sunday morning 10-10:20 in Epworth Lounge On Sunday ...


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