The Children's Ministry of Hollywood United Methodist Church
Our HUMC KIDS Team
As of March 2014, Michaela Almanza has been our Children's Ministry Assistant at Hollywood United Methodist Church. She comes to us with a BA Honours Degree in Community and Youth Services and has fifteen years experience as a professional nanny.
At HUMC, 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.
Our Sunday prayer we say with our kids 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. AMEN.
If you would like to receive the HUMC KIDS Weekly Enewsletter, OR if you have any questions about our programs and events, please email Michaela at Michaela@hollywoodumc.org. Scroll down for info on Upcoming Fall Events, Sunday School, Kids' Choirs, and Quarterly Parent Seminars.
2014 FALL EVENTS
KIDS' CHOIRS, October 2014 to May 2015: Our kids' choirs started up again on Sunday, October 5th. We have a time of snacks for the kids immediately after church in the GYM, then rehearsals are from 12:30 to 1pm for both groups, the Cherubs (pre-school through 1st grade) and the Angels (2nd grade through 6th grade).
CONFIRMATION CLASS - will begin in January 2015: Our confirmation classes, for those in seventh grade or older wanting to be confirmed, will begin in January. Please check back for more information!
UMYF Divine Diner, October 26th: Come support our youth at their annual fundraiser AND enjoy a savory Mexican meal after church in Grant Hall. $5 per person!
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!
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 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.
K - 6TH GRADE
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.
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...
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.
Cherub Choir (toddlers - 1st grade) will meet in the GYM with Michaela Almanza.
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
QUARTERLY PARENT SEMINARS and PARENT GROWTH GROUPS to "Grow Your Soul"
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 Assistant, Michaela Almanza, Michaela@hollywoodumc.org.