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What we believe:
At Hollywood United Methodist Church
We believe that God is LOVE, that all people are welcome and equal in the family of God, and that God is for us and not against us.

The Children's Ministry of Hollywood United Methodist Church


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 our 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. 

Some of our parents asked that I post our weekly PRAYER with the kids.  Here it is, a modified version of one found in Gretta Vosper's book, With or Without God

Every day, may I be a person for peace.
Bring love where there is hatred
Healing where there is hurt
Joy where there is sadness
Hope where there is fear.

May I always try to understand 
and comfort people
while seeking comfort and understanding from them.
May I be a light in the darkness
a help in times of need
a caring, honest friend
And may justice, kindness, and peace
flow from my heart forever.  

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  Scroll down for info on Upcoming Fall Events, Sunday School, Kids' Choirs, and Quarterly Parent Seminars.

KIDS' CHOIRS, October 5th:  Our kids' choirs will be starting up again on Sunday, October 5th.  We will have a time of snacks for the kids immediately after church, then rehearsals will be from 12:30 to 1pm for both groups, the Cherubs (pre-school through 1st grade) and the Angels (2nd grade through 6th grade).  The Cherubs will be directed by Becky Stambaugh and will rehearse in the gym.  The Angels will be directed by Cheryl Johnson-Hartwell and will rehearse in Grant Hall.  Please register by emailing Becky by September 28, 2014.

CONFIRMATION CLASS, October 5th:  All those entering the 7th grade or those beginning confirmation, will be meeting with Rev. Dave on the first Sundays of the month, October through May.  You will be meeting from 12:30 to 1pm in the Chapel.

UMYF Divine Diner, October 26th:  Come support our youth at their annual fundraiser AND enjoy a savory Mexican meal after church in Grant Hall.  

HALLOWEEN PARTY, October 26th:  Join us for a spooktacular time after church for our annual Halloween Party.  After getting food at the UMYF Divine Diner, come in the Gym for face painting, balloon animals, cupcake decorating, and our famous Costume Parade!

OUR 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.

PRE-SCHOOL (open to children turning age 3 by the end of September, through children who have not yet entered Kindergarten.)
After the Children's Sermon, children in the Pre-school age group have an intro time of singing, prayer, and offering in the GYM with the K-6th graders, and are then dismissed to the KIDS' COVE located in the back of GRANT HALL for the remainder of their class time.  They can be picked up from there after service.  

After the Children's Sermon, the K-6th grade are dismissed to the GYM 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 the GYM for the K-2nd grade, and GRANT HALL for the 3rd-6th grade.

Our UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) has class in the GRACE ROOM 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,

Kids' choir rehearsals take place October 2014 - May 2015 each Sunday after church, from 12:30 to 1pm.  Both groups will have a time to snack after the worship service in the GYM, from 12 to 12:30pm, followed by their rehearsal time.  The first rehearsal for this school year is October 5, 2014.

Cherub Choir (toddlers - 1st grade)
will meet in the GYM with Cherub Director, Becky Stambaugh.

Angel Choir (2nd - 6th grade)
will meet in GRANT HALL with Angel Director, Cheryl Johnson-Hartwell.

Kids' Choir Singing Schedule
in 2014:  November 16, December 21, December 24
in 2015:  February 15, April 5, May 10
Last day of Choir and Choir party:  May 17

WEDNESDAYS:  A Growth Group meets with Rev. Dave on Wednesdays, at 7:15pm.  They are currently on summer vacation but will start up again in the fall.

SUNDAYS:  Once a quarter, the Children's ministry offers parent seminars on specific topics related to family and kids.  Topics may include "health", "raising responsible kids", "finances", etc.  The next parent seminar is scheduled for December, the specific date still TBD.  Childcare is provided.

For more information on our Children's Ministries, please email our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Becky Stambaugh,

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