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Children Ministries Parent Handbook

Children Ministries Parent Handbook

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Published by: Desert Spring United Methodist Church on Jan 24, 2011
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Children Ministries SundaySchoolParent Handbook
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Desert Spring United Methodist Church120 North Pavilion Center DriveLas Vegas, NV 89144(702) 256-5933Church Website:  www.desertspringchurch.com  Sunday School Blog:  www.dsumcsundayschool.blogspot.com  Sunday School Email: dsumcsundayschool@gmail.com 
 
 Overview of Sunday school:
Desert Spring United Methodist Church (DSUMC) is blessed with an evergrowing congregation actively listening, learning and living the word of ourHeavenly Father. The role of Children Ministries is to run an evolving Sunday school along with multiple school-wide and community programs to actively engage children into understanding Jesus' message, good works and choices sothat they may have every opportunity to model their own lives to Christianprinciples.
Sunday school Programs at a glance:
In a calendar year a variety of programs are sponsored by and for the Sunday school children of DSUMC and community. Parent participation andinvolvement is essential to the success of these programs. Sadly, if volunteerismis low for a projected event, the event will have to be cancelled. Events include:
 
January-
February…Prayer Pals … A beautiful lesson in FAITH
 
March -
 April…Ash Wednesday Children’s Worship Service, Palm Sunday 
Procession of Palms, Easter Sunday Morning Egg hunts
 
May… Movies in May Fundraisers for VBS, End of school year Cupcake
Party in Sunday school classroom.
 
June, July, August… Summer time Bible Verse Memory Challenge. July 
4
th
parade float building and participation. Vacation Bible School Campscheduled for July 18
22 from 6:00
8:00 PM every evening.
 
September … Fall Fun Sunday School launches the school year.
 
 
October………Halloween Scavenger Hunts, Saints curriculum
 
November……. All Saints Day Hero Party, Rehearsals begi
n for Children'sChristmas Musical.
 
December…….Children's Christmas Musical Performance on Christmas
Eve, Jesus' Birthday Party Celebration, Month long Talent Show Fun
During Children’s Church.
Please review the bulletin boards in the church hallway for up-dates on up-coming events and opportunities for families. Remind parents to do the same.Building a relationship with the parents will likely result in better support and volunteerism in children ministries programs.
 
 Classroom Guide:
Safe, clean and decorated Sunday school classrooms provide a fun, learningatmosphere.
 
Classroom break-out for 9:30 service:
room 1 ... age 3 …. Pre
-school
room 2 … age 4 … Pre
-Kindergarten
 
room 3 … age 5 and Kindergartenroom 5 … 3
rd
, 4
th
, 5
th
Grade
room 6 … 1
st
, 2
nd
Grade
 
Classroom break-out for 11:00 service:
Room 1 … age 3
-4-5 Pre-School
Room 5 One Room Sunday School Kindergarten –
Fifth grade
Learning:
Cokesbury publishing's
 Rock Solid 
Sunday school curriculum provides a beautifulstorybook each week for every child in every classroom. All classes learn thesame message for the week, but the layout of that story changes for each gradelevel. Teachers use the included
 Leaders Guide
provided with the curriculumprogram to teach daily lessons to the children in an exciting, interactive way.Teachers also design a fun activity to go along with the message such as an art &craft, game, music, group activity or movie. After lesson time the kids aregathered for a prayer of thanks and an animal cookie snack. Cookie time is acasual interactive social time for the kids to simply enjoy one another.
Resource Library 
Room 7 in the East education courtyard is designated for Sunday school teachers'exclusive use to design great classroom activities for the children. There areeducational movies, resource materials, bible story books, seasonal materials,arts & crafts storage, games and several kinds of paper. A large nickelodeon boxin the narthex of the sanctuary is available to receive any office or school supply donations with great gratitude. Thank you sincerely to all patrons that havemade donations to the Sunday school resource room and classrooms.

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