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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 9:30 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're excited to introduce a new curriculum called "Spark."  Spark lessons correspond with the Revised Common Lectionary- hleping kids get more out of both Worship and Sunday School.  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 The Spark Story Bible  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 4th & 5th:

During the summer months, this age group is invited to participate and share in our worship service.  There are guided worksheets in the back of the sanctuary to help them make observations about the elements and purpose of worship.

During the school year, we meet regularly in the "Church R Us" room, which is located above the nursery.  We are using the Connect curriculum, a lesson plan that engages these children on a two year journey through the bible in chronological order. 

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 and Worship:

Children are welcome at all three of our worship services.  Spending time in worship is important for little ones, but if you are looking for a little more wiggle room, ushers can guide you to the Heath Chapel, where simple activities, books and games are available for your child to use.  The 11 a.m. service may be watched remotely in Heath Chapel.

                                 

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 2014

This year's "Workshop of Wonders" Vacation Bible School will take place from 9am-12:20pm, June 23rd- June 27th. Click here for more information and registration.

 

BeachFaith Kids Drama Camp 2014

We will host a Kids' Drama Camp this summer, August 3-7. Click here for more information and registration.

 


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

 

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"Why did the Chicken WALK across the Road?" CropWalk Contest


4/22/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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 Opportunity to Win  Free Vacation Bible School Registration

Announcing a coloring contest (ages 3-JR High) for a $35 credit to our VBS (June 23rd-27th)

I'm hosting a contest this week in the hopes of bringing attention to the wonderful work of our church in its involvement with the Crop Hunger Walk. On Saturday, May ...

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UPDATED: Our next Parent Night Out!


4/17/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Ms. Sheli and Ms. Adriana are meeting tonight to plan our next Parent Night Out on Friday, April 25th!
Details:
5:30pm-8:30pm Drop off your children at church for three hours of programming. The evening costs $20.00/family. Not only do the parents benefit from a night out, but the children are finding time to fellowship with their church ...

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Printmaking class Week 5


4/9/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Week Five: The Betrayal and Arrest
Luke 22:47-53
 
47While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; 48but Jesus said to him, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you are betraying the Son of Man?” 49When those who were around ...

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The salty and sweet parts of Good Friday


4/8/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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The Children of FUMCRB love "experiments" so I was knew I would have lots of volunteers last Sunday for my "Salty/Sweet Good Friday" demonstration. To introduce the very sad (and to many of the small children "scary") story of The Day Jesus Died to the kids I had them sit around two bowls of salt and sugar.  ...

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Printmaking class Week 4


4/3/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Our Printmaking Lenten class is going strong....Here's a copy of our class plan:
Week Four: The Last Supper
Matthew 26:17-30

Class Plan:
Intro activity— Draw an example of a way in which you experience "God's Wonderous Love"
 
Bible Story—Spend a minute looking carefully at the art image first—what do ...

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Maundy Thursday: Learning the Sequence


4/1/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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What is Maundy Thursday?
Lots of the kids in our Sunday School class were unfamiliar with the name of holiday that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus. While communion is served every week in our church (and the children are accustomed to the sacrament) they did not understand it's significance in the sequence of events surrounding Jesus'...

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Egg Stuffers needed


3/31/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Needed:  Egg “Stuffers”
 This year on Easter Sunday, Family Ministries is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for Children immediately following the 9:30am service (at 10:30amish) 
 

We need volunteer Egg Stuffers! 
- Eggs are packaged by the dozen. (Availible for pick up at our Family Ministry Board in Courtyard at ...

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Hosanna! Hosanna!


3/27/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Children Practicing "Hosanna" (click here to watch video).  This is a song they will sing in Church on Palm Sunday, April 13th after we process into the 11am service with the Donkey!

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Printmaking class for kids: Weeks 2 & 3


3/24/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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We've been having the most incredible time with Pastor Molly these last few weeks during Lent!  

On Monday nights during the lenten season we've been ffering a "family option".  There is a dinner for anyone participating, and a printmaking art class for children at the same time as the Bible ...

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Toilet Paper Prayer


3/24/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Jesus had good friends! In the story of "Lazarus" we see Jesus' love for Mary, Martha and their Brother Lazarus who recently passed away. Jesus is so upset by the news of Lazarus' passing that he cried and cried ..... but he also carried a message of hope for his friends. When he came to visit the tomb he called out to the people ...

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Lazarus come out!


3/14/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Here are a couple videos of our children from our Sunday School lesson on Lazarus rising from the tomb. The focus of the lesson was on Jesus' relationship with Mary, Martha and Lazarus: With God all things are possible! We can share God's amazing love with our friends.
Wrapping up Lazarus ("our friend")

S
etting Lazarus free! (&...

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Holy Week begins sooner than usual


3/13/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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This Sunday we'll be reading two smaller stories that are part of a big story called Holy Week. Holy Week has lots of smaller stories in it. The beginning of Holy Week is much different from the middle of Holy Week. The middle of Holy Week is much different from the end of Holy Week. We'll spend time in class thinking of commonly known ...

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Our Printmaking Art Class for kids begins during Lent...


3/13/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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Our Lenten Art Class on "Printmaking" for kids was a big success!  

Last week we started our Printmaking Art class in correspondance with the 6-week Lenten Adult study.  Here is a glimpse into the class lesson:

Week One: The Raising of Lazarus

John 11:38-44

Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave

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The Last Shall be First


2/27/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5: 44

The kids were very reponsive to our lesson on "loving our enemeies".  It was amazing how many kids shared stories about struggles they have with their siblings, other children at school and even their parents. They really understood

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Healing Hearts - Jesus teaches about anger


2/27/2014 by Katherine Stanfill
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For the entire month of February we studied Jesus Sermon on the Mount. Each week the kids explored ideas that Jesus thought were soooooooo important for everyone to hear he climbed up a tall mountain so that all in the crowd could listen!
For one lesson on Matthew 5:21-37 the kids talked about how Jesus felt about "anger". After a ...

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• Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School
Location: Sunday School Room
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Our weekly Sunday School offers Christian educatio ...

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• Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love
Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love
Location: Epworth Lounge
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
Monday Evening Lenten Bible Study for Youth & ...

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• Art Show Field Trip: John August Swanson
Art Show Field Trip: John August Swanson
Location: First UMC of Santa Monica
Time: 12:00pm -3:30pm
John August Swanson Art Show  at Santa M ...

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• Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School
Location: Sunday School Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Our weekly Sunday School offers Christian educatio ...

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• Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love
Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love
Location: Epworth Lounge
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
Monday Evening Lenten Bible Study for Youth & ...

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• Parent Night Out
Parent Night Out
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Children's Sunday School
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April 6, 2014

Children's Sunday School
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Location: Sunday School Room
Our weekly Sunday School offers Christian education in a warm and fun environment. Children ages 3- ...

April 7, 2014

Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
Location: Epworth Lounge
Monday Evening Lenten Bible Study for Youth & Adults, plus a Children's Printmaking Art C ...

April 10, 2014

Art Show Field Trip: John August Swanson
Time: 12:00pm -3:30pm
Location: First UMC of Santa Monica
John August Swanson Art Show  at Santa Monica First UMC Pastor Molly invites you to join ...

April 13, 2014

Children's Sunday School
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Location: Sunday School Room
Our weekly Sunday School offers Christian education in a warm and fun environment. Children ages 3- ...

April 14, 2014

Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
Location: Epworth Lounge
Monday Evening Lenten Bible Study for Youth & Adults, plus a Children's Printmaking Art C ...

April 18, 2014

Parent Night Out
Sponsored by Children's & Families Ministries...! Parents/ Caregivers: enjoy some quality t ...

April 27, 2014

Children's Sunday School
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Location: Sunday School Room
Our weekly Sunday School offers Christian education in a warm and fun environment. Children ages 3- ...


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