North Shore Children's Ministry

Jesus loves children and so does North Shore!!!


We have opportunities for every age:

  • Fully staffed NURSERY for kids ages 4 and under on Sunday mornings from 9:15am to 12:15pm
  • CrossFit for kids aged PreK - 5th grade on Sunday mornings at 9:35 & 11:00am
  • Yacht Club for Preeteens (4th - 5th grade) on most Sunday Evenings
    from 4:00-6:00pm throughout the school year


Family Ministry - Parents are the number one faith influencer in their children's lives! 

(I know that sounds exciting to some, while scary to others.  But trust me, you know more than you think you know, and you're already doing more than you think.)

Our goal is to equip and encourage you!   So keep a eye here for nifty links and ideas for families to do to grow in faith together!  If you ever have any questions, please let us know!  children@northshore-umc.org


Family Faith Former Corner - 

Welcome to the dog days of summer!!!  It’s hot out there and August is one of the longest months!!!  One of the coolest and most refreshing treats is a fruity popsicle on a hot day!!!  So, with that spirit our Family Faith Formation idea for you this month is a Popsicle Prayer Jar.  It’s super simple and can be used in a million different ways.  The can be as simple as you’d like or as fancy.  All you really need are some popsicle sticks, a marker or pen, and a cup or jar.

 

With the new school year approaching, our suggestion is to think of people at school to pray for.  Maybe you know their names specifically like a special teacher or coach.  Or maybe they are someone you don’t happen to know their name yet like one of the cafeteria ladies, a custodian, or someone who works in the front office.  You can write their name or position on a popsicle stick and then place it in your jar/cup.  Try to think of 31 people and pray for a different person each day.  You can also do something similar by having a parent print you out a calendar template they can find by googling and you could write a name in each square.  Or another prayer idea would be to have an adult buy you a little sketch or drawing pad.  Each day as you think or pray about someone special draw/write/doodle something for them and then deliver it to them and tell them you prayed a special prayer for them. 

 

Some researchers think it only takes 21 days to form a new habit, others say 66.  They beauty is whether you try this practice for a month or continue it for a couple months, I think you will be blessed and I know you will bless others!!!   



Save the Date!!!


Blessing of Backpacks & Back to School Bash

Sunday, August 19th

One Service @ 10:00am with lunch to follow


3rd Grade Bibles!!!

Presentation Sunday, September 23rd in both services

Deep Blue Diver Classes to learn how to navigate our Bibles

Sundays at 12:15-1:30 September 23rd – October 21st

Contact Pastor Bethany to register your 3rd grader for class and to be sure we have a Bible personalized for them!

CrossFit & Yacht Club

CrossFit

Building spiritual faith for children in PreK - 5th grade.  Sunday mornings at 9:35 & 11:00.

We start with our families in the sanctuary for the beginning of worship

and then transition to the Faith Center to dive into our Bible story.  

We continue to explore our scripture lesson for the day through different centers

like science, games, art, story telling, and music.  Come and join our Followers In Training.  






YACHT Club

Tweeners are a unique and precious group!  

They are still in elementary school (4th & 5th grade) but transitioning into youth group.  

Yacht Club meets most Sunday evenings from 4:00-6:00 pm

and is a safe place to explore age appropriate spiritual formation practices and to grow.  

Our time together includes dinner, fun, worship, and "Rudder Time".

(YACHT stands for: Young Awesome Christians Hanging Together)



August

26th - Back To School Game Night


September

2 - Happy Labor Day, No YACHT

9 - Sensing God: Sight

16 - Sensing God: Sounds

23 - Sensing God: Taste & Smell

30 - Sensing God: Touch

Contact Us

Rev. Bethany Graham

(a.k.a. Pastor B)

Minister to Children & Families

children@northshore-umc.org

830.935.2171 (office)


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