Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry at Kyle United Methodist Church recognizes that all children are blessings from God. We have many programs for our little ones– such as Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, Nursery Care and Children’s Fellowship events.

Children’s Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School every Sunday at 10:00am in the Family Life Center!We’ll have 2 classes for the Fall: Toddler-Kinder and First-Fifth Grade.

Our Holy Moly! curriculum strives to ignite a biblical imagination that will last a lifetime. It is the Bible, brought to life!

 

  • More show than tell
Animated Bible story videos use visuals and sound effects, giving kids the opportunity to retell the story in their own words.
  • Bible-centered approach
Kids interact with the Bible in every lesson, following the arc of the biblical narrative.
  • Continue the conversation
Kids walk away from lessons, retelling the stories theyve learned and taking home completed activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS!!

Pretzel Making for Lent

All children are invited to join us at10:00am during Sunday School on Sunday,March 10th, the first Sunday of Lent–we’re going to be making pretzels!Children will get a pretzel prayer and recipe card to take home…and of course, a yummy pretzel to eat!
The pretzel has a deep spiritual meaning for Lent. In fact, it was the ancient Christian Lenten bread as far back as the fourth century. In the old Roman Empire, the faithful kept a very strict fast all through Lent: no milk, no butter, no cheese, no eggs, no cream and no meat. They made small breads of water, flour and salt, to remind themselves that Lent was a time of prayer. They shaped these breads in the form of crossed arms for in those days they crossed their arms over the breast while praying. Thus the pretzel is the most appropriate food symbol in Lent. It still shows the form of arms crossed in prayer, reminding us that Lent is a time of prayer.

 

 

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt!

Sunday, April 14th at 12:30pm

All are welcome!

We’ll meet in the Family Life Center for refreshments while the eggs are being hidden and then the hunt will begin! This event is open to all, so bring your friends!
We’ll also be extending the invitation to those in our community who benefit from our Blessings Box. Join us in welcoming visitors to our event!
** Congregation, we’ll need your help collecting FILLED eggs between now and April 14th. There will be a basket for collection in the Fellowship Hall.

 

What you need to know about children in church

What if they get fussy, or are loud, or even start crying?

When you are here, the church is filled with a beautiful, joyful noise, and we would not trade that for all the silence in the world. It might not seem that way in the moment, you might even feel like everyone is looking at you, but the presence of children in the church (regardless of whether they are quiet or loud) reminds us that worship is not about quiet contemplation and ceremony, but coming together as a community to share in the grace of God. They might not get it fully right now, but you’re helping to build a relationship between them and God, and that’s a good thing.

 Can my children participate in service?

There is a designated children’s message time just before the sermon. During that time we normally breakdown the message of the sermon in a way that children can better understand.All children (young and old) are invited to come up and participate in this part of the service, and pick something from the “treasure chest” before returning to their seats.

Preschool and nursery age children can go to the nursery at the end of the children’s message and be picked up after the service is over, but do not have to.

Where is the nursery?

All of our classrooms (including the nursery) are in the Family Life Center. If you enter the church through the Fellowship hall, it is the building across from the playground.

You are welcome to leave your child (or children) with the nursery worker for the entire service, or just after the children’s message.  Nursery is available during Sunday School as well if you would like to attend an adult Sunday school class. We have a Child Information sheet for you to fill out when you leave your child and are currently working on getting our pager system back up and running.

Children’s Church
KUMC is nowoffering Children’s Church as an option during the 11:15am service!As always,children are welcome to remain in service with their families if you choose.Children will start in the service with their family and after children’s time with Pastor Darlene, they will have the option to go to the Fellowship Hall for Children’s Church. They will then return to the service to take Communion with their families.
Children’s church will be available for all children that are potty trained through 2nd grade. Younger children will still be able to go to the nursery
So what happens in Children’s Church?
Children will be given a kid-friendly message based on the scripture reading for the day, and will do games, activities, crafts and songs to go along with the lesson!
If you have any questions regarding children’s church or if you would like to volunteer to help with children’s church, please contact Children’s and Youth Ministry Director, Alissa Villarreal at childrenandyouth.kumc@gmail.com.

 

ALISSA VILLARREAL, CHILDRENS AND YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Alissa Villarreal, grew up in the United Methodist Church in the Corpus Christi area. She moved to San Marcos in 2001 where she attended and graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jason Villarreal for 11 years and they have two daughters, Brooklyn and Peyton. The Villarreals have attended Kyle United Methodist Church for over 5 years now where Alissa has taught Sunday School, served on the Family Ministries committee and has led Vacation Bible School for the past 2 years. Alissa enjoys working with children and looks forward to serving the children and youth of our congregation, helping them to grow in their faith and love for God.