The Children's Ministry of Hollywood United Methodist Church
Our HUMC KIDS Team
Becky Stambaugh has been serving as HUMC's Children's Ministry Coordinator since September 2008. She comes to us with years of ministry experience as a high school youth leader and teen camp counselor. Professionally, she was an English teacher for nine years in the NJ public school system, holding a Bachelors degree in English Education, and a Masters degree in Christian Counseling.
Also joining out team as of March 2014 is our Children's Minstry Assistant, Michaela Almanza. She comes to us with a BA Honours Degree in Community and Youth Services and has fifteen years experience as a professional nanny.
At Hollywood United Methodist Church, our Sunday School teachers are volunteer members of the HUMC family. They selflessly give of their time every Sunday to teach the love of God to our children. To be in compliance with the United Methodist Church 'Safe Sanctuary' Policy, two teachers are always present in each Sunday School class.
The children in the HUMC Nursery are overseen by our hired nursery care workers, Jackie Covarrubias, and Amalia Corral, both certified in CPR.
If you would like to receive the HUMC KIDS Weekly Enewsletter, OR if you have any questions about our programs and events, please email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scroll down for info on Upcoming Spring Events, Sunday School, Kids' Choirs, Quarterly Parent Seminars, and Parent Growth Groups.
2014 SUMMER EVENTS
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINAR, April 27th: From 12:15 to 1pm, parents can head to the Grace Room to learn about College Prep, as well as receive information to help their kids in entering middle and high school. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend.
KIDS' CHOIR END OF YEAR PARTY, May 18th: After church, parents enjoy a time with each other, as the Kids' Choirs celebrate a successful year of singing!
SUNDAY SCHOOL END OF YEAR POOL PARTY AND TEACHER APPRECIATION, June 28th: Saturday from 11am to 2pm, offsite. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend.
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINAR, August 3rd: Details TBA.
'ONE DAY' VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, August 10th: Sunday, 12:30 to 4pm, enjoy a one day themed VBS on Day of Rest. See HUMC KIDS Weekly Enewsletter for details as we get closer.
KID MOVIE/CHURCH PICNIC, August 24th: Join us after church for a picnic and movie. Details TBA.
REGULAR SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE
OUR CURRICULUM...is an interactive, multi-age, multi-sensory Sunday School learning experience. In a rotational setting, the same Bible theme is taught over several weeks. Each week, the students rotate to different learning stations, such as art, science, storytelling, video, cooking, games and music. This enables our kids to experience the Bible through different modes of learning.
All children 3 years and older begin in the worship service at 11:00am for the opening hymns and the Children’s Sermon. After the Children's Sermon, Sunday School pick up locations are announced, and children are dismissed to their classes for duration of service.
NURSERY (0 - 2yrs)
Nursery care is available every Sunday from 9:30am to 1:30pm for infants through 2 years old, whose parents are involved in church related activities and/or attending the worship service.
TINY TOTS (Tiny tots is open to children turning age 3 by December 5th, through children who have not yet turned 5 by December 5th.)
After the Children's Sermon, children in the Tiny Tot age group have an intro time of singing, prayer, and offering in the Chapel with the K-6th graders, and are then dismissed to the KIDS' COVE located in the back of GRANT HALL for the remainder of the worship service. They can be picked up from there after service.
K - 6TH GRADE
After the Children's Sermon, the K-6th grade are dismissed to the CHAPEL for an intro time of singing, prayer and offering, and then an introduction lesson. From there, children are dismissed to their age appropriate classes, where they experience an interactive Sunday School learning time. Sunday School pick up locations are announced after the Children's Sermon.
7TH GRADE - HIGH SCHOOL
Our UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) has class in the KIDS' COTTAGE every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. On the 1st Sunday of every month, they worship with the congregation in the service and partake in communion. On the 3rd Sunday of the month, they serve the church in some way, ie. assist with Sunday School, ushering, greeting, hospitality...
For information on Confirmation, please email our Associate Pastor, Dave Stambaugh,email@example.com.
Kids' choir rehearsals take place October 2013 - May 2014 each Sunday after church, from 12:30 to 1pm. Both groups will have a time to snack after the worship service in the Parlor, from 12 to 12:30pm, followed by their rehearsal time.
Cherub Choir (toddlers - 1st grade) will meet in the Chapel with Cherub Director, Becky Stambaugh.
Angel Choir (2nd - 6th grade) will meet in the Parlor with Angel Director, Cheryl Johnson-Hartwell.
Remaining Performance Dates: 5/11/14
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINARS and PARENT GROWTH GROUPS to "Grow Your Soul"
WEDNESDAYS: A Growth Group meets with Rev. Dave on Wednesdays, at 7:15pm.
SUNDAYS: Once a quarter, the Children's ministry offers parent seminars on specific topics related to family and kids. Topics may include "raising responsible kids", "finances", etc. The next parent seminar is scheduled for this Sunday, April 27th. Childcare is provided.
For more information on our Children's Ministries, please email our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Becky Stambaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org.