Children’s Ministry-

“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.”

Proverbs 22:6

Cabot United Methodist Church is committed to providing quality Christian Education for our many children. It is important that children know about God’s love and grace at an early age. The mission of the Children’s department at Cabot United Methodist Church is to help the children grow in their walk with Jesus Christ and to nurture them toward discipleship. We strive to guide them along on their faith journey through our many children’s ministries, and welcome those who share this fundamental idea to join us in this ministry.  Below are links to more information about our long-term ministries as well as information on various special events held throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on how to become involved in guiding our children’s walk with Jesus!
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term Ministries
Children’s Sunday School
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children's sunday school
 
 
Kids’ Mid-Week Activities
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kids rock
 
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W.O.W!
(Worship Our Way)
Children’s Church is offered during the 9:00 River Service for all children who are 3 years old (by August 1 of the current school year) through 2nd grade. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to hear Christ’s word through praise music, messages, and prayer. Children attend worship with their family until the designated time when they are led to the Refuge area for W.O.W!  At the conclusion of the 9:00 service, children are then picked up by parents.
 
*Childcare is provided for infants – pre-K during all worship services as well as many other activities offered at CUMC.
Children’s Music
Cherub Choir – the preschool Sunday School Classes (3 year olds, 4 year olds, and Kindergarten) meet approximately 15 minutes each Sunday at the beginning of the Sunday School hour (please take your child to their Sunday School class first then they’ll have music practice). The pre-schoolers also have a music session during the two Kids Rock sessions (Fall & Spring) on Wednesday evenings.
 
KidsROCK Choir -1st-4th graders practice their music at the beginning of Kids ROCK each Wednesday night during their two 8-week sessions (Fall & Spring).
   
*Both of these choirs share their music in worship services
periodically throughout the year.*
Special Occasions & Events
ADVENTure and Lenten Fair
These fairs are often held at the beginning of Advent and Lent to help children learn more about these special seasons. Children and families may visit a number of booths set up in the Family Life Center and, through a variety of crafts and activities, develop a deeper understanding of the seasons.
 
Created By God
This human sexuality workshop for 5th & 6th graders is offered annually.  Parents are asked to attend an orientation meeting prior to the workshop to have a clear understanding of the content that will be presented to the pre-teens. The workshop is usually held on a Friday evening and all day the following Saturday concluding with a parent and student session together.
 
Vacation Bible School
VBS is held for one week each summer with classes for all children Pre-K – 5th grade. Children through 4th grade enjoy learning Bible lessons through song, stories, crafts and other activities. Fifth graders serve at the church and within the community in addition to their week-long Bible study. Children collect an offering each year that goes to support various mission projects including Heifer Project, Open Arms Shelter, deployed squadrons from the LRAFB, Back-2-School Fair and more.
 
 
 
Bible Baseball
Often during the Spring, children are invited to play “Bible Baseball”. Study questions are mailed out a few weeks prior to the big game and spring training begins! When game time arrives, children are divided into teams by ages/grade levels and the questions are “pitched.” Participants enjoy baseball food, Bible Bingo, and fellowship!
 
 
 
New Baby Luncheon
New babies born in the previous year and their families are honored at a luncheon on a  chosen Sunday. At lunch, parents have an opportunity to meet the CUMC Nursery Director and ask questions about childcare at CUMC.
For more information about any Children’s Ministry program, or to find out how to serve in this ministry, please contact Darlene Gates,
Director of Children’s Ministries: (501) 843-3541 or darlene@cabotumc.org.