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Desert Spring United Methodist Church 120 North Pavilion Center Drive Las Vegas, NV 89144 (702) 256-5933 Church Website: www.desertspringchurch.com Sunday School Blog: www.dsumcsundayschool.blogspot.com Sunday School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview of Sunday school: Desert Spring United Methodist Church (DSUMC) is blessed with an ever growing congregation actively listening, learning and living the word of our Heavenly 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 so that they may have every opportunity to model their own lives to Christian principles. 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 and involvement is essential to the success of these programs. Sadly, if volunteerism is 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 4th parade float building and participation. Vacation Bible School Camp scheduled 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 begin for Children's Christmas 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 upcoming 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, learning atmosphere. Classroom break-out for 9:30 service: room 1 ... age 3 …. Pre-school room 2 … age 4 … Pre-Kindergarten room 3 … age 5 and Kindergarten room 5 … 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade room 6 … 1st, 2nd 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 beautiful storybook each week for every child in every classroom. All classes learn the same message for the week, but the layout of that story changes for each grade level. Teachers use the included Leaders Guide provided with the curriculum program 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 are gathered for a prayer of thanks and an animal cookie snack. Cookie time is a casual 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 are educational movies, resource materials, bible story books, seasonal materials, arts & crafts storage, games and several kinds of paper. A large nickelodeon box in 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 have made donations to the Sunday school resource room and classrooms.
Safety Policies: Background Checks mandated by Safe Sanctuary Background checks are mandatory for all church staff, Potossi Pines staff, volunteer counselors and Sunday school teachers at Desert Spring United Methodist Church. Background checks fulfill, in part, the mandates of the Safe Sanctuary literature adopted by Methodist churches nationwide. To read the Safe Sanctuary literature refer to the Desert Southwest Conference website. Safety & Security Policy for Minors on Campus When parents enroll their children into DSUMC Sunday school they are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the safety and security policy for minors. These policies are designed to keep children safe while participating in church activities. All children are asked to report to their classroom or sanctuary during service times and remain in the care of their parent, or a designated adult, during other times. Safety Guidelines: Safety measures are in place daily to ensure the safety of our children and teachers on campus. Parents are asked to enroll their children into Sunday school by filling out the Sunday school registration form for each child. Children in pre-school through first grade are required to be signed out by their parents from Sunday school class. Children cannot be released to siblings or other children. Parents or designated adults only are allowed to pick up a child from class. Children in second grade through fifth grade are allowed to be released from Sunday school class on their own. Parents are Teachers Too: Parents play a vital role in any Sunday school program. Developing an early love for God and a positive direction in life can assist young people to make positive choices in all things. Sunday school and its programs offer educational fun and opportunities for stewardship, companionship, and service to others.
Desert Spring United Methodist Church
120 N. Pavilion Center Drive Las Vegas, NV 89144 (702) 256-5933 www.desertspringchurch.com Sunday School Blog: www.dsumcsundayschool.blogspot.com Sunday School Email: email@example.com
Sunday School Enrollment Form
Child's Full Name: _______________________________________________ Child's Preferred Name:____________________________________________ Parent’s Full Names:______________________________________________ Street Address: __________________________________________________ City_____________________State_________Zip______________________ Phone Number_________________Parents Cell_________________________ Grade___________Date of Birth_______________________Age___________ Parents Email:__________________________________________________ Does the Child have any allergies or medical conditions we should know about? _____________________________________________________________ Who May pick the child up from Sunday school? _____________________________ _____________________________ _________yes________no
Can the child be dismissed from class on his/her own? (We only recommend this for first grade and above)
Are you willing to Teach or Substitute Teach Sunday school? _______yes_______no Parents Note: Photography is used in Sunday school for ministry event records, art projects or general church use materials. Your child may be photographed. Some photos are posted onto the Children Ministries Blog…this is an internet based web-page. Please mark here if you do not wish for your child’s photo be posted online. _________ Safety and Security Policy for Minors on Campus is printed on the back of this form, please read and sign acknowledgement. Thank you.
Safety & Security Policy for Minors on Campus
The following policies have been created to promote the safety and security of all minors under the age of 18 participating in any and all church programs or sponsored events, at the church and off-site. Any minor is first and foremost the responsibility of his or her parent(s) /guardian(s) or other responsible adult designated by the child's parent or guardian. No minor under the age of 18 is to be on the church property unsupervised at any time except as set forth herein. The church is not responsible for minors who leave a church program without the supervision of a parent/guardian. All children under the age of 6 years old must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian or other designated responsible adult. Parents/ guardians or other adults bringing minors to participate in church programs or sponsored events must not leave until they sign-in their child as appropriate and ensure that the appropriate church staff member(s) and/or volunteer(s) is(are) present. Minors who are dropped off for church programs or sponsored events must be walked into the property and into the building to the designated meeting place by the parent/guardian or other responsible adult designated by the parent/guardian. Middle and high school students will be allowed to walk between church buildings during daylight hours. If the parent/guardian or responsible adult leaves the church property or is participating in a church program or sponsored event and the minor is not, it is the responsibility of the parent to make arrangements for another adult to be responsible for their child, or to make prior arrangements through a church staff member for supervision of the minor. Minors, who arrive at the church on their own, must check-in with the appropriate church staff member upon arrival and before departing and, while on campus, must be accountable to this staff member or another responsible adult designated by the staff member. Minors under the age of 18, who are licensed drivers, must inform the appropriate church staff member or volunteer that they are leaving the church property. For more information please contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Rhonda Reeves email: firstname.lastname@example.org I __________________________acknowledge the Safety and Security Policy for Minors on Campus.