Children
 
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 
— Matthew 19:14
 
 
 
 
Children are welcome and joyful participants in the life of our church!  We make every effort to provide them with a safe, loving environment in which they can be taught about God’s love for them and His desire for them to love and share His gospel with others. 
 
We offer many regularly scheduled programs for children of all ages, as well as periodic special events such as Vacation Bible School, musicals, camp opportunities, Trunk or Treat, mission projects, and more!  Our children’s activities are fun, educational, and designed to help foster in them a desire to serve God and each other.
 
Sunday Mornings
 
Sunday School is offered for all ages, from 10:00 am – 10:45 am. 
 
Pre-K to 1st grade  –  room 102
2nd to 4th grades  –  room 103
5th and 6th grades  –  room 301
7th and 8th grades  –  room 303
9th through 12th grades  –  room 304 (Youth Room)
 
There is also a nursery on the 1st floor for children younger than 4 years of age.  Babies and toddlers are provided with an opportunity for play and music in a safe, well-supervised, and caring environment.
 
During each of our to worship services, just before the offertory, children are invited to the front for a “Children’s Moment”–a short summary of the day’s sermon.  Afterwards, children aged 3 to 2nd grade are encouraged to join Mrs. Hillary in “Children’s Church” for activities and further Bible stories.
Sunday Evenings
 
“The Show”  –  5:00-6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
 
Children, aged Kindergarten through 6th grade, gather at 5:00 pm for a snack supper, followed by a time of devotions and a variety of fun games and activities, led by Hillary Eckstein, our Children’s Director!  Children are picked up by parents/guardians at 6:30 pm.
 
Grace Choir  –  6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
 
Children, aged 2nd – 8th grade, who are interested in music, choir, and performance are invited to work with Mrs. Leslye after “The Show.”  They are currently working on a musical production to be performed around Christmas.
Wednesday Evenings
 
From 6:30 – 7:15 pm, following our Wednesday Night Fellowship meal, we offer the following small groups for children, each of which engages in devotions or Bible study and a variety of fun, creative, and outdoor activities:
 
WOW Kids (4 yrs. – 4th grade)  –  room 102
LAMP (5th and 6th grades)  –  room 301
 
A nursery is provided on the 1st floor during program time, for children younger than 3 years of age.
 
Handbell Choirs
 
Children (2nd grade and older) interested in potentially joining a handbell choir are encouraged to speak with Mrs. Leslye Ames, our Director of Music Ministries.  Children’s and Youth handbell choirs practice Wednesday evenings prior to Wednesday Night Fellowship.
Special Events
 
There are so many children’s activities happening all the time at FUMC Tallasse! We encourage you to check back here often to find out the latest news!  The list below gives you a sample of the various types of special events we have going on for children throughout the year:
Vacation Bible School
Summer Wonderful Wednesdays
Trunk or Treat
Easter Egg Hunt
Operation Christmas Child
Thanksgiving baskets for shut-ins
Christmas Caroling
Choir Camp
Children’s Sunday