CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

 

Mission Statement

The goal of Great Bridge United Methodist Church’s Children’s Ministry is to develop your child’s personal knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through learning, worship, fellowship, and service; to encourage them to be guided by God’s love and teachings in their everyday lives; to lead them to seek God’s will for their lives, to minister to others in Christ’s name and to bind them to the community of faith. 
 
Our ministry serves Newborns through 5th graders with a variety of opportunities including: Sunday School, childcare, baptisms, Vacation Bible School, 4th & 5th Grade Fellowship, and many other events throughout the year. 

Nursery

Child care is provided by our paid staff members for children newborn to 3 years old. Care is available during all worship and Sunday School hours.
 

 

Sunday Morning Activities
 
 
9:45-10:45 AM Sunday School
 
The third grade Sunday School class cleans the tables, just like Samuel helped Eli in the temple.

The third grade Sunday School class cleans the tables, just like Samuel helped Eli in the temple.

 
Children are encouraged to attend worship with their families prior to Sunday School.  After “children’s time” they will be escorted by Sunday School teachers to the children’s wing.
 
Prior to children leaving the sanctuary, parents should check their children in using one of three check-in kiosks located in the nursery, children’s wing, or the narthex. We care about the safety of your children. Children will receive a name badge and parents will receive a security badge that will allow you to rest assured your child will only be picked up by you. 
 
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This Sunday School hour features different age groups taught age specific lessons.
 
9:45 AM – Sunday School Locations
  • Preschool 3 and 4-year-olds – Room 128
  • Kindergarten- Room 127
  • First Grade – Room 125
  • Second Grade – Room 130
  • Third Grade – Room 126
  • Fourth and Fifth Grades – Room 123
 
11:30 AM -12:00 PM Station Based Sunday School
11:00 AM – Sunday School Locations
  • All Children – Room 129
Children are encouraged to attend worship with their families prior to Sunday School.  After “children’s time” they will be escorted by Sunday School teachers to the children’s wing for a station rotation Sunday School. This will feature cooperative learning through a variety of methods at age specific levels. 
 
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Prior to children leaving the sanctuary, parents should check their children in using one of three check-in kiosks located in the nursery, children’s wing, or the narthex. We care about the safety of your children. Children will receive a name badge and parents will receive a security badge that will allow you to rest assured your child will only be picked up by you. 
 

Weekday Activities & Special Events

 

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Wednesday nights in the youth room. Unless otherwise indicated, we will meet from 6:30PM-8:00PM.

We strive to nurture children who are rising into their teen years, thus this program is just for pre-teens. We focus on learning while having fun and developing fellowship habits.
 

 Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School

July 10-14, 2017

 
 

Children’s Ministry Training

 
Stay tuned for information about summer training! 

Join Us On A Summer Mission Trip


 
Click on the link above to register for one, or both, of the Helping Hands Mission Trips! 
 
The dates are as follows:
August 3-4 (Deep Creek United Methodist Church, Chesapeake, Virginia)