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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  .

OUR GOALS

Know God

Grow In God's Word

Show God's Love To The World

SUNDAYS

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!

Register Here

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. 

Scan this QR Code to download KidCheck App

8:30 Worship
Nursery Infants through 2’s Room 211 
 
9:45 Worship
Nursery Infants through 2’s Room 211 
3’s-Pre-K Room 212
 
11:00 Worship
Nursery Infants through 3’s Room 211 
(New) 3's - Pre-K Room 212 following the Children's Moment
 

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!

Tap the link below to find a detailed step-by-step guide for each level of children returning to church from nursery age through 6th grade. 

return to sunday school guide

5TH & 6TH GRADE

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.

 

  

Family Nite Out

A monthly evening for 5/6th grade students and their whole family. Returning in Fall 2021!

Third Thursday Bingo

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.

Children In Worship
Worship begins at home. Preparing for worship as you head to church helps set the stage and continues as you enter the building. Include children when you greet others in the congregation or introduce yourself to new people and their children.
Help your children locate scripture readings from the Bible. Do they bring their own or use an app? Memorizing the books of the Bible helps with this too.
• Comment on special events in worship such as baptism and other special days in the life of the church. Do you notice certain colors? How about the altar, is it set for communion? Are there different decorations?
• Ask your children to listen to the sermon and share what was learned when you talk about it later at home. Perhaps encourage note taking or picture drawing about what they are hearing and seeing. Instead of being a distraction, an activity can help children concentrate. Pencils and paper are practical aids in worship participation.
• Help children further participate by giving their own monetary offering or time of serving, no matter how small.
• Your children are welcome to join you as you take part in Holy Communion. Whether a member of Fishers UMC or not, God's table is open to everyone. These gifts are a sign of the grace of God given through Jesus. Share with them the meaning of the bread and cup. Before or after Communion, discuss with your child the meaning of the body of believers participating in this sacrament together.
• Make Sunday worship a regular part of the time you spend with your children. Let God's love be evident during the rest of the week.
• Pray together at home. Pray for the people, needs and events of the church. Include your children's friends and families in your prayers.
• For the next several years, you will be worshipping with your children setting the stage for how they worship for the rest of their lives. Our congregation supports you in this important ministry as parents, and we are open to helping. Please reach out for further support or ideas.

Confirmation

About

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.

Learn More

Want to know more about Confirmation in the United Methodist Church?

Learn More Here

Contact

Want more information specific to Confirmation at Fishers UMC?
Contact Liz Simmonds   or
call the church office 317-849-1805.

Confirmation 2021

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 Basketball And Cheerleading

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  .

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