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 9:10am to 12:20pm
  • CrossFIT for kids Elementary aged kiddos, PreK - 5th, grade on Sunday mornings  10:15am to 11:05am
  • Yacht Club for Preteens, 4th - 5th grade, most Sunday Evenings
    from 4:30-6:30pm 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 - 

     This time of year there are lots of signs.  Flashing signs at school zones that remind us that school is back in session.  There are signs that the seasons are changing with migrating birds, color changing and falling leaves, cooler temperatures, rain.  There are signs everywhere.  We also have signs of our faith.  An empty CROSS reminds us that Jesus conquered death and offers us the gift of eternal life.  An ICHTHUS or FISH was a sign that early Christians would use to identify each other.  One person would draw half of the fish and if the other person was Christian, they knew to draw the other half.  A DOVE is a sign of peace, hope, and the  Holy Spirit.  What other signs can you think of?

     As a family think of some signs that are important to you and mean something about your faith journey.  Maybe an old Bible reminds you of faith passed on by grandparents.   Or maybe holding hands means its time to pray.  Pay attention to signs and look for new meaning this season. 

 


Mark Your Calendars & Save the Date!!!


Deep Blue Diver (3rd Grade Bible Exploration)

Deep Dive Retreat

Saturday, October 5th - 9:00am-Noon


Trunk-or-Treat @ Rebecca Creek Elementary School

Friday, November 1st - 6:30pm


Family Pajama Jam

Sunday, December 8th - 4:30-6:30pm


Family Christmas Eve Service

Tuesday, December 24th - 4:30pm

North Shore Family Ministry Presents: Charlie Brown Christmas (rehearsals currently underway.)


Vacation Bible School - 2020

June 22nd - 26th

CrossFit & Yacht Club

CrossFit

Building spiritual faith for children in PreK - 5th grade.  

Sunday mornings 10:15-11:05am in the Connection Center.  

We gather in the Gathering Room (104) and then move by grade

for active and creative Bible lesson exploration.   

Come and join our Followers In Training.


Curriculum: Telling God's Story, Year One: Meeting Jesus by Peter Enns (Olive Branch Books)





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 4:30-6:30 pm

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

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

(YACHT stands for: Young Awesome Christians Hanging Together)


Curriculum: Bible Black Belts: Scripture with a Kick by Mark Burrows (Abingdon Press)

Children, Youth & Vulnerable Adult Safety

As part of the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church we covenant together to follow best practices to ensure the safety of any and all children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our care.  Initially this involves a three step process with bi-annual retraining and accountability for every event and program. 


The initial three steps are:

1.)   Visit www.safegatherings.com, click on get started, and create a profile.  They will run a background and reference check.

 

2.)   Complete the “Safe Gatherings Training Course”.  Follow the instructions on your screen or emailed to you.

 

3.)   Register online and participate in “TRUSTed con Confianza Training Course” 

visit https://riotexas.org/safetrainings for a list of those.  It is offered at various locations throughout our conference, or you may participate in one online.   


Church should be a safe place.  These are some basic steps we take to help ensure the safety of the most vulnerable among us.