First and Summerfield United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 19, 2017
An inclusive, diverse and reconciling congregation

Children & Youth

Safe Sanctuaries, a policy for United Methodist Churches to reduce the risk of abuse to children and youth in our church, is in full effect here at FSUMC. FSUMC is a safe, friendly, welcoming place for children and youth. To learn more, the General Board of Discipleship has a web page with materials for Safe Sanctuaries. Go to: http://www.gbod.org/ministries/family/safe/default.html.
 
Children’s Sunday School is held every Sunday during the school year, for children ages 3 to 12. After the “Children’s Time” in the worship service, children are escorted to the Sunday school room for engaging and creative lessons to nurture their faith.
 
Children in worship Children are always welcome in worship. Children's bulletins and crayons are provided every week for younger worshippers.  Rocking chairs, child-sized chairs and benches, and children's books are also available at the far right side of the sanctuary so that infants and toddlers can stay in worship with their parents.
 
Professional Nursery care is provided every Sunday in our Nursery room. Parents are welcome to bring their infants and toddlers to the Nursery caregiver, Gabrielle Pianka, and return to worship. We understand that infants and toddlers may need to transition to nursery care over the course of a few weeks.  We're happy to work with you and your child so that everyone is content.