WELCOME TO FISHERS UMC KIDS!
Greetings Children of God! Thank you for visiting our webpage to find out more about Fishers UMC Kids where we focus on knowing God, growing in God's Word, and Showing God's love to the world.
Returning to In-Person Sunday School: THIS STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE .
What is Kidcheck? All children ages infant through 6th grade are required to check in electronically every Sunday prior to going to class. Kidcheck is a safe and secure system that is easy to use. If you do not have a Kidcheck account, please make sure that you register prior to coming on Sunday mornings. It is free!
Using the Kidcheck APP to check-in your infant - 6th grader on Sunday mornings. Kidcheck offers Express Check-In, just download the Kidcheck App to your iOS or Android device. At this time, we are asking that all parents use the Kidcheck APP to check-in your children upon entering the building. There will be no check-in stations available on Sunday mornings. This ensures that all check-ins are contactless. Pick up your kids name tags at the print hub located downstairs in the Family Life Center (FLC) lobby inside of Door #4.
What will my little one be doing? From ages 3 and up, your kids will be hearing stories from the Bible, wondering about those stories, and responding through creative work. Infants through two year old's will enjoy an hour of free-play, story time, and snack time.
9:45 AM Children's Worship Hour—K-4th grade students meet in the Children’s Worship Room (218) for an hour long Sunday School class. We are currently using Godly Play.
11:00 AM Discipleship Hour - Following the Children's Moment in the 11:00 Worship service, children Pre-K through 4th grade are invited to go upstairs for a 45 minute Discipleship class that mirrors the Sunday School hour.
What do the elementary kids do? Fishers UMC Kids recently switched to using the Godly Play curriculum. Each week, children ages Kindergarten through 4th grade will be greeted at the door and prepare to enter into God's presence. They will gather in a circle to hear a story from the Bible from the Storyteller, wonder about that story and then break out into work stations to respond to the story. Then they will come back together to share their work (only if they chose) and the Feast (a small snack). This is all part of the Godly Play approach.
What is Godly Play? Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. Come join us!
SUNDAY MORNINGS: 9:45 Sunday School—Room 205 Designed to offer students a solid Biblical foundation. Parents need to drop off & pick up students and check in via KidCheck.
SUNDAY AFTERNOONS: 2nd Sundays 4-5:30 (September to April, NO meeting in April, 3rd Sunday in May) A place for preteens to gather and dive into what it means to live a life following Jesus. A fellowship component & a learning component. We'll study the Armor of God this year.
A monthly evening for 5/6th grade students and their whole family. Returning in Fall 2021!
We're anxiously awaiting our return to Hamilton Trace when it is safe for our friends there to receive guests! Every month 5/6th grade and 7/8th grade students are invited to play BINGO with Hamilton Trace Residents at 11851 Cumberland Road, Fishers 46037. Meet in the Assisted Living Activities room from 3:15-4:45. The entrance on the southeast side of the building is the closest to this room, but the main entrance will also work! We ask students to sit among residents; some of whom need assistance and all who simply enjoy the company of young people.
Confirmation is open to students in 6th or 7th grade and typically begins each January.
Our church believes students this age are ready to examine their relationship with God and study our Christian heritage. Confirmation is where this journey begins!
Confirmation is an opportunity to spend four months studying our faith and Methodist history. It is also a season for a young person to grow in their Christian journey and understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. Confirmation class leads up to confirming the vows made at your baptism, making a public declaration of faith and becoming a full member of Fishers United Methodist Church.
Want to know more about Confirmation in the United Methodist Church?
Want more information specific to Confirmation at Fishers UMC?
Contact Liz Simmonds or
call the church office 317-849-1805.
Due to pandemic restrictions, we will be postponing Confirmation until later in 2021 or early 2022. We invite students to participate in worship services and peer learning until this begins.
Upward is currently on hiatus due to Covid-19. Fishers UMC is hoping to restart with a Winter season in '21/'22, registration beginning in September 2021.
Questions? Email .