Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry exists for one purpose: to help children grow in wisdom and stature, just like Jesus!

Our mission is to provide the best possible care, comfort, guidance and instruction in the Word of God for your children. Our adult volunteers work to demonstrate the love of God and life-changing principles to your children.

Each week, we offer Bible studies during Sunday School. We have many fun and educational events and programs for kids and families. During the summer months, we offer interactive children’s programs including Vacation Bible Camp.

In addition to traditional Sunday activities for kids, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO), Weddington Christian Preschool and Weddington Christian Academy offer academic excellence in learning and spiritual formation on a weekday basis.

Announcements 

Third Grade Bible Sunday will take place on Sunday, October 27 during the 11:00 worship hour. All 3rd graders are invited to participate in this milestone. Children are asked to arrive to the Sanctuary no later than 10:45 a.m. and sit in the pews at the front of the Sanctuary.  Children will receive their Bibles at the beginning of the service. If you are unable to attend but would like your child to receive their own Bible as a gift from our church, please contact Carolyn Nelson.

Trunk & Treat will take place on Thursday, October 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center parking lot. All children are invited to stop by and visit the decorated cars and receive candy. We will have a bonfire and fun games to win even more candy. You can enjoy good food, s’mores, a bouncy house, and a whole lot of fun! Invite your friends for a safe alternative to trick-or-treating door-to-door. But remember, children need to be with an adult to attend. 

Lots of TRUNKS needed for this event. You are asked to decorate your car in some crazy way and the award for “Best Trunk” will receive a cool prize! Specific guidelines will be given out at registration. Click here to register your car. In case of inclement weather, please visit our website for event updates.

The Children’s Choir at Weddington United Methodist Church meets weekly on Sunday’s from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. in The Choir Room. Children’s Choir is open to all children in grades 1-5. Children in grade 6 may participate with prior approval from the conductor. The Choir sings at the 11:00 service on various Sundays throughout the year. Children who sing during the Fall semester sing at BOTH of the designated services on Christmas Eve. The season concludes on Palm Sunday. If your children enjoy singing, want to learn more about music, and take their place in leading worship, they should come join the fun! Children’s Choir for Fall 2019 began on Sunday, October 13. Click here to register.

Kids’ Brains & Screens: Preventing Digital Addictions Parents, please join us on Sunday, November 17 in the Family Life Center for an evening that is sure to open your eyes to the use of smart phones and social media with our kids. We will have real solutions that can help you reclaim your kids and family. Dinner will be served from 5:00-5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation from Dawn Poulterer Woods from Screen Strong until 7:00 p.m. Childcare is provided and children are asked to eat dinner with their family. After dinner our childcare workers will walk the children to the nursery wing. Families must pre-register by Wednesday, November 13th. Click here to register. For more information, please email Carolyn.nelson@weddingtonchurch.org.

Children’s Ministry Sick Policy

It’s that time of year when a lot of our children are coming down with nasty colds and viruses.  In order to keep our nurseries and classrooms as healthy as possible, please adhere to our Children’s Ministry Sick Policy.

 

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For more information, please contact Carolyn Nelson at carolyn.nelson@weddingtonchurch.org.