Children are a vital part of Avery United Methodist Church. We take seriously our responsibility to help children to grow in the knowledge and love of God, and to equip parents or guardians with necessary tools for spiritual development at home. We have many exciting ministries for children, including:
Children’s Sunday School (Preschool-5th Grade) – Sundays at 10:45 am
- Broken up into 2 classes: Pre-K and Elementary. Children not yet in preschool may go to the nursery with our paid nursery caregiver.
- Children begin in worship, and are dismissed after the children’s moments.
- Pick up your children after worship. On the first Sunday of the month, children will return to worship to participate in Holy Communion.
- Adults: interested in serving? We’re doing rotation Sunday school, so most volunteers will only need to commit to one Sunday every 4-8 weeks. Contact Amy at AveryUMCKids@gmail.com
Summer Sunday School: Summer Road Trip
Join us for an exciting adventure as we travel through the Bible this summer. Children will receive their own Passport to Adventure, earning stamps along the way. The Sweet Reward is not only discovering more about the Bible & Jesus, but a trip to Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt at the end of our travels. Get your travel passport during Sunday School.
July 8: Grandparent’s House – Exodus 18
July 15: Rest Stop – Exodus 17:1-17
July 22: The Beach – Exodus 20:1-17, 31:1
July 29: Tourist Traps – Psalm 31:5
August 5: VBS Celebration
August 12: Disney Land – Deuteronomy 31:1-8, 32:48-52
August 19: Sweet Frog Day
August 26: Sunday School Visitor
September 2: No Sunday School
Vacation Bible School: Polar Blast
August 3, 4, & 5
The August heat will be here but temperatures at Avery UMC will be cool! Come chill-out with friends, slide into fun Bible stories and warm up with Jesus.
This year’s VBS will occur on Friday & Saturday with a wrap-up during Sunday worship.
Registration forms available at the church or register online – https://www.vbspro.events/p/events/averyumc
Volunteers will needed for VBS. If you are interested please sign-up online to volunteer at the above link or in the Welcome Center.
Areas to Volunteer: Lesson Stations, Food Prep / Service, Registration, Decorating, Guiding Children.
Summer Movie Series
July 20 & August 31
Director of Children’s Ministry: Amy Bissett (724-562-6753 / AveryUMCkids@gmail.com)
We have a staffed nursery downstairs, available during worship for young children who are unable to sit through the service or attend Sunday School.
Trinity West Tutoring Program is on Mondays and Wednesdays at the school. We support this program financially and with volunteer tutors. New tutors are always welcome!
The Tutoring program is finished for the 2017-18 school year and will resume in the fall.
Each week, one or two children get to serve God by assisting in leading worship. Our lay worship leader helps them light the candles on the altar. Most children love this chance to show others that God can use them too!
Our children’s bell choir makes music so simple, even our preschool aged children can join in! The bells play 3-4 times during the year during worship.
Music Master Class
The best, most fun method yet! Students are taught music concepts such as note reading, creative music and singing. There is no charge for the lessons, however, the children should be able to recognize, read and write the alphabet and follow directions. Music concepts will be reinforced with games and activities. Please contact Rhonda Del Rio.
We strive to be a welcoming environment for children who need to participate in a different way. As a smaller congregation, we have the ability and experience in structuring ministry specifically for each child, and commit to providing this for every family who attends.
Easter Egg Hunts, Family Movie Nights, Summer Activities, and more! Be on the lookout for the latest ministry event planned just for kids and their families!
Thursdays 12-1 pm (in the Fall)
10-week program for Trinity West Elementary where children come to Avery during recess to learn Bible stories.
Avery UMC strives to reduce the risk of abuse of children and youth in its building and all its ministries. Click here to read our full policy.