Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church
Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church

Children

Nursery

A nursery is staffed by loving adults and teens each Sunday from 9:30am-10:30am for infants and toddlers.  We have a “sign-in and sign-out” system and parents are given pagers, so that they can be alerted by our staff, if they are needed by their child at any time during the worship service.

 

 

Children’s Sunday School

Our Sunday School program meets during the worship service, from 9:30am to 10:30am, for children from preschool thru those in the 5th grade.  Children begin in the sanctuary with their parents and then head down to their Sunday school class after the “children’s message.”  On the first Sunday of the month, communion Sunday, children go directly to their classes and then join us in the sanctuary for communion at the close of the worship service.  We are currently using a United Methodist Curriculum called “Deep Blue” which uses a variety of engaging activities to help children dive deep into God’s Word!  We have wonderful, creative teachers and welcome new students on any Sunday!

We have classes for:

  • Preschool/Pre-K-Room 1
  • Kindergarten/1st Grade-Room 2
  • 2nd/3rd Grade-Room 8
  • 4th/5th Grade-Room 6

Children’s Messages

All of our children from Preschool-thru the 5th grade begin in the sanctuary each Sunday morning for worship at 9:30 am.  Around 10 minutes into the service the children are invited to come up front to hear a children’s message that is specifically directed to them and generally follows the scripture for that day or talks about a special season of the church year.  After the children’s message the Sunday teachers and children leave to go to their Sunday school classes.

Joyful Noise 

is a choir for 2nd through 5th graders. Rehearsals are once a week on Wednesdays from 6:45-7:30. The emphasis for the choir is to sing praises to God. Children will learn some songs that will stay with them for many years. Singers have a joyful experience as they learn to sing and share their voices with others in our                                                          church.

Cherub Choir 

is for children age 4 through first grade.  We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-7:30.  The children learn many faith-filled songs, hopefully songs they will carry with them throughout their lives.  Our emphasis is always on praise, not performance, but we do prepare a special song to share with the congregation during the worship service once a month.  Children may attend on Wednesday evenings if they enjoy singing even if they do not wish to sing with the group in front of the congregation.  We have a great time singing together and we would love to have your young child join us!

Emerging Generation Fellowship Group (EG)

Our EG group is for all children in the 4th and 5th grades.  This group engages in monthly fellowship and mission activities once a month on Sunday afternoons.  Since many of our students in this age group attend different schools, this group allows for a time to get to know one another better outside of Sunday school.  The group was named “Emerging Generation” as this group of children will soon be “emerging” into our youth program at the church!  Our EG group prepares them for what’s to come!

Vacation Bible School
Every summer we have a weeklong Vacation Bible School (VBS) program which is held the last full week of July, everyday from 9 am to 12 noon.  It includes different learning centers, which the children rotate through and includes music, crafts, recreation, Bible drama, science, missions and snacks.  Each summer there is a different theme, which engages the children and helps them to grow in their faith. Children who are 3 ½ years of age thru those who have just completed the 5th grade are invited to attend.  This program is open to children from the church and the community.

 

Special Children’s Events

During the year we have several events just for our children.  “Trunk or Treat” is held the last Sunday of October, and involves trick or treating around the church parking lot.  The first Saturday of December, we have an “Advent Workshop” which involves ushering in this holiday season thru the making of holiday crafts.  We have an annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday morning before Easter for children thru the 3rd grade.

Children Mission Projects

Throughout the year we try to have mission activities for our children to engage in, so as to encourage our children to give to others.  These vary from year to year.

Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church
7101 Horizon Terrace, Rockville, Maryland 20855
Phone:  301-926-9024
Church Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9am-1:00pm
Sunday Worship Service:  9:30am

“Our vision is to help youth gain knowledge and Understanding of Christ, who Christ is, what he can do in their lives, and to help them experience Christ in a personal way.  Our mission is empowering youth to be Disciples of Christ, through worship, community, leadership, service, fellowship, teaching, and the sharing of their talents, in a safe and welcoming environment."

Sunday School-  Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:30AM

 

Youth Group- Sunday Evenings 6-8PM

 

The Gathering (worship and Dinner)- 1st Sundays of the month 6-8pm) 

 

Outings/Service Projects- Times vary

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