Children and Family Ministries


 Special Events


maker-fun-factory-vbs-logo-HiRes-CMYKVacation Bible School (VBS)

July 31st - August 4th

 This year’s VBS theme is Maker Fun Factory. Join us for this creative adventure as curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God. Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this! $65 for the 1st child, $60 for additional children.  Each family receives a music CD with registration.  Additional CDs available for purchase.


Registration is open!  Register on-line Here

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) Celebration Sunday

Sunday, August 6th

The 10:00 service will be a review and celebration of the week of VBS. Right after church we will celebrate with lunch and a giant waterslide! Everyone is welcome.


Faith & Families          

2nd and 4th Sunday


 

The kids stay in Fellowship Hall and play, while the grownups meet in the Fireside Room for some grown up time. We will embark on a new study using Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible. You can purchase the book on Amazon.com. Get the book and read the first 50 pages. Come prepared for a lively discussion! Even if you don’t have a chance to do all the reading, you are welcome to come.


 

During the Week

September 2017 - May 2018

Parents' Morning Out

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am. This program is designed for toddlers 18 months to 36 months; we call it our pre-preschool. Little ones get used to a routine and participate in enriching activities. The cost is $20/day. You commit to a 3-month period of 1 or 2 days per week. Spots are still available.


Totally Tuesdays

Come, be reminded that you are totally loved by God! Each week we have fun with a Bible story, crafts, games and science object lessons led by Kim Ports and Cathy McGinnis. Come to Room 20. Feel free to contact Kim Ports at kimp@sancarlosumc.org or by calling (619) 464-4331 for more information on any of these events.

 

Wiggling Worshipers

This pint-sized choir for preschoolers meets every Wednesday at 3:30 pm to sing songs and learn Bible stories. They will also be invited to sing in our Christmas Eve Family Worship Service. Children who attend our preschool can be escorted directly from the preschool to Room 20.

 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

 Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a faith-based organization designed for Parents of Preschoolers (POPS) from birth to kindergarten. Anyone raising children in that age range is welcome. Our first meeting is September 14th! Meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 8:45 am to 10:30 am in Room 101.


MOPS/POPS provides a safe space to develop a sense of community and honest conversation. Get to know new   parents as well as seasoned parents who have been there and done that. Participate in service projects for the local community. We don’t all have to agree with one another but we do all need each other.


Although you are welcome to keep your children with you, child care will be provided for kids 3 months to 5 years in our beautiful church nursery staffed with 2 prescreened and CPR-certified caregivers.


MOPS Mentor Moms

We also need seasoned parents! If you have been there and done that and would like to share your experience with those in the trenches of parenthood – we need you! Come be a part of our meetings and lend a supportive ear to those who need it. For more information about MOPS, contact Lisa Harris at lisah@sancarlosumc.org


Sunday Mornings

Nursery Care

Your children ages 0 months to 3 years are welcome in our nursery during both services. Even tiny tots can learn that God loves them. Time is spent doing activities that teach the beginnings of faith in God.


Faith Builders Sunday School

Sunday School is held during the 10:00 service for preschool through elementary aged children. We know how much you love your kids and we love them too! We want to partner with you in developing their faith in God through Jesus Christ. Faith can be fun! We strive to impart relevant Bible concepts in fun and exciting ways. We use videos, music, games, skits, crafts and even snacks to reinforce the Bible lesson each week. Children go to church first and are dismissed to Sunday School after "Moments with Children."

 

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