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 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.
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
KID MOVIE/CHURCH PICNIC, August 24th: Join us after church for a picnic and movie! See church enews for details.
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINAR, September 7th: Justin Denlinger and Kristen Sipper-Denlinger will lead a seminar on "Finance and Kids" in the Grace Room from 12:30 to 1pm. Please RSVP if you would like to attend!
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.
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 GRANT HALL 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.
K - 6TH GRADE
After the Children's Sermon, the K-6th grade are dismissed to GRANT HALL 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 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,email@example.com.KIDS' CHOIRS
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 Parlor, 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 Chapel with Cherub Director, Becky Stambaugh.
Angel Choir (2nd - 6th grade) will meet in the Parlor with Angel Director, Cheryl Johnson-Hartwell.
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINARS and PARENT GROWTH GROUPS to "Grow Your Soul"
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 October.
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 September 7th on 'Finance and Kids' and will meet in the Grace Room from 12:30 to 1pm. Childcare is provided.
For more information on our Children's Ministries, please email our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Becky Stambaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org.