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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'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) here.


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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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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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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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Round up the neighbors

7/14/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Our very own Prayer Lady extrodinare Leila rounded up her neighbors to host a LemonAid stand to end Malaria in Anderson Park last weekend.  
From Leila: "I should say that my neighbors daughter and her friends did most of the work and were very professional!  We raised $40. I took the leftover lemonade to my tennis class ... and ...

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What we do= inspires others!

7/12/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Melinda Dodge Associate Pastor at Los Altos United Methodist Church heard about our LemonAid stands at the UMC Church conference.  Here is a picture of the stand she held with her daughter.
"Lucie is excited to help fight and end malaria! We are so grateful that we have the gifts to be able to help others! Thank you to Cal-...

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Church R' Us Summer Movie Night

7/9/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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This Summer, for our annual burger and movie night, the Church R' Us went to watch Earth to Echo! We had lots of fun, yummy burgers and shakes and the movie was great! Both the kids and chaperones recommend it for all ages. The event served as our summer kick off outing and is always a great time to mingle and meet the new or older faces of the


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   October 2014
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• Guardianship and Planning Seminar for Families
Guardianship and Planning Seminar for Families
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
The Endowment committee will host a seminar on imp ...

• Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk
Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk
Location: Manhattan Beach Pier
Time: 8:00am
This year, we are gathering a church team of walke ...


October 5, 2014

Guardianship and Planning Seminar for Families
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
The Endowment committee will host a seminar on important topics for young families with children in ...

October 26, 2014

Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk
Time: 8:00am
Location: Manhattan Beach Pier
This year, we are gathering a church team of walkers to participate in the Pier-to-Pier Friendship W ...


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Children's Christmas Pageant
Series: Children's videos
Key Speaker: Children