Christian education

Summer Sunday school pilot program

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Christian education, Uncategorized

Using the Power of the Son/Sun to Care for Creation The new Sunday school format is scheduled for a pilot launch this summer (2016).  The summer’s creation care theme will capitalize on last year’s solar panels installation. Additional information about the summer pilot program will be available in a few weeks.  At this point, here is what we can tell you: 1) It is likely necessary to separate children into two groups, although the exact age breakdown has not yet been determined. 2) The older group will be building model solar structures with renewable product features; this...

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Time to Fan the Flame!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016 in Christian education

Here are a few things to remember for the beginning of the program year: Preschool for this year will consist of three- and four-year-olds.  They will be in room 217. We’ll begin this year on September 17th with a Bible prep/refresher for all Pre K-3rd grades, but in two separate classrooms (Pre K-2 and 3-4).  Children will be released to their workshop locations following the Children’s Message near the beginning of the 9:30 service. Children in grade 5-6 will be participating in our new Chat ‘N Chew program in Room 106.  Children will be released to their chat session location...

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Bunting Library Catalog online

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Christian education, library

Our church library catalog is now available online! You can search our wonderful collection of spiritual, healing, theology, and pleasure books. You’ll find books for adults and children, as well as a collection of family dvd’s. Follow the instructions below. If you find a title you’d like to check out, come to the library, find your item, print your name and phone number on the check-out card, and leave the card in the basket on the desk. If you’d like a personal library account, enabling you to put items on hold, renew or check your account, please email library@newark-umc.org. Other...

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Food, fellowship & fantastic experience

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Christian education, connection, mission

Saturday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall Join us on Saturday, October 3, in Heritage Hall and enjoy time with members of the NUMC family as we break bread together. Bring a dish to share (drinks and paper products will be provided)! The Discipleship Leadership team will host, and the event will feature a presentation of photos and videos from Mark Deshon’s midsummer Wesley Pilgrimage to England. Mark will talk about his experiences during his 10-day immersion in the life and spirit of the founders of the Methodist movement, John and Charles Wesley. His visit took him to Epworth,...

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Spark Sunday school info

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Christian education

The Spark Sunday school program is cranking up again for young children from nursery through grade 6. The following information will help you get your child(ren) in the right place. If you’re not that familiar with our church facility, see our building guide (PDF). Nursery: Room 106 at 9:30 (pick up in same room) Preschool: Room 215 at 9:30 (pick up in same room) 4’s-K: Begin in worship, dismiss to Heritage Hall, then workshop; pick-up in workshop (Room 213) Grades 1-2: Begin in worship, dismiss to Heritage Hall, then workshop; pick-up in Room 211 Grade 3/Bible Prep: Room 218 (pick up in...

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A time for children

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Christian education

A time for children

Children are involved in several ways at various times in our worship services throughout the year. If parents bring their children to worship, the children are regularly exposed to messages crafted especially for them, each of which mirrors the theme of the respective sermon message for adults to be presented later in the service. During the summer months, the older-elementary-age children act as readers during our 9:30 traditional worship services as part of the GREEN Team experience. During special days, like Christmas Eve and Palm Sunday (or Sundays in which scouting ministries are...

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