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.  

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 upstairs outside Room 218.

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. 

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?   Each week, children ages Kindergarten through 4th grade will learn about a Bible story and have discussion and activities about that story.  

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 May, 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. This fall we're Camping in the Wilderness looking at lessons learned by the Israelites while in the desert.

 

  

Family Nite Out

A monthly evening for 5/6th grade students and their whole family. 

October 29th will be dinner and a movie night in the gym

December 31 will be a countdown to NOON! We'll have brunch together, some New Year planning, and a special countdown to 12--one we can all stay awake to see! 

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. 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 or use the sermon notes in the church app!
• 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.

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

Learn More Here

Confirmation 2022

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2022 schedule

Sign up coming soon here online. The letter above and the schedule will offer a good peek at the Confirmation journey. Due to the pandemic, we are offering to any student in grade 6 or above in 2022.

If you are a prospective Mentor, please check the schedule above. We ask mentors to attend the special events and Sunday afternoon classes. But if you want to help teach the Sunday School portion, let's talk about that!

Contact

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

Upward Basketball And Cheerleading

Registration opens September 1st, 2021
Register here

  • Early bird registration lasts from 9/1 – 9/30
  • Registration closes 10/31
  • Practice for K5 basketball begins Saturday, 1/15/22
  • Practice for 1st-6th grade participants and cheerleaders begins the week of 1/17/2022
  • First gameday: 1/29/22
  • Last gameday/end of season: 3/19/22
  • Financial aid packages are available upon request
  • Payment is due at the time of registration; families wishing to pay via cash/check should contact the league director

Questions?  Email  .

upward Volunteers
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