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.
At Hollywood United Methodist Church, we and follow the United Methodist Church's Safe Sanctuary Policy, with 2 teachers present in each class. 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.
The children in the HUMC Nursery are overseen by our hired nursery care workers, Jackie Covarrubias, and Amalia Corral, both certified in CPR.
Please email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions, or would like to attend any events. Scroll down for info on Spring/Summer Events, Sunday School, Kids' Choirs/Thursday Night Activities, Quarterly Parent Seminars, and Parent Growth Groups.
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINAR: Sunday, May 19th, 12:30pm in Grant Hall...Topic is "Eating Healthy!"
POOL PARTY/TEACHER APPRECIATION: Saturday, June 22nd, 11am-2pm, Offsite.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL "DAY OF REST": We will have a ONE DAY VBS this year for all ages! Come join us on Sunday, August 11th, 2013, from 12:30 to 5pm, while we rejuvenate, and remember how to rest in God. We are asking all who participate in VBS to contribute $5 per person to help offset the cost of childcare, food, and supplies.
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINAR: Sunday, August 18th, 12:30pm in Grant Hall... Topic is "Parenting with Love and Logic, Part 2."
CHURCH PICNIC AND MOVIE DAY: Sunday, August 25th, starting at 12pm after church, we will enjoy a church potluck lunch, as well as a movie for the whole family!
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
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
TINY TOTS (Tiny tots is open to children turning age 3 by December 2nd, through children who have not yet turned 5 by December 2nd.)
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 experience. 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' CHOIRS / THURSDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES
The last Thursday night activity will be on May 16th, until we resume again in the fall.
Cherub Choir (toddlers - 1st grade): Starting at 6pm, those in Cherub Choir meet in the Chapel to rehearse. At 6:30pm, the children are led to Grant Hall for dinner, then the Nursery, where they await to be picked up by their parents by 7:15pm.
Angel Choir (2nd - 6th grade): Starting at 6pm, those in Angel Choir meet in Grant Hall for dinner. At 6:40pm, they are led to the Chapel to rehearse. After rehearsal, these children are taken to the Nursery, where they await to be picked by their parents by 7:15pm.
If you have any questions regarding choir, please contact our HUMC kids' choir director Stephanie Turner.
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINARS and PARENT GROWTH GROUPS
WEDNESDAYS: A Growth Group meets with Rev. Dave on Wednesdays, at 7:15pm in Grant Hall.
THURSDAYS: September through May, starting at 6pm, parents of all kid choir members are welcome to have dinner in Grant Hall. Every other Thursday starting at 6:30pm, a Parent Growth Group is offered in the Breezeway Classroom w/ Rev. Dave. On Thursdays when there is no Growth Group, parents are invited to enjoy some time with other parents until choir is over at 7:15pm. Childcare is provided.
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 in May 19th, where we will discuss "Eating Healthy!" Childcare is provided.
For more information on our Children's Ministries, please email our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Becky Stambaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org.