Kids

The Kids Ministry at Dayton United Methodist Church has two primary branches. ORANGE which includes Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry led by Pastor Eric Bailey, and DUMC’s Daycare and Preschool led by Alicia Allen.

WHAT MY KIDS CAN EXPECT ON SUNDAY MORNING

DUMC’s Sunday morning curriculum is called Orange, which blends the love of the family (red) and the warmth of the Church (yellow) to help children grow in their faith.

You can check out parts of the Orange curriculum for yourself or check out the Parent Cue for parent information, helpful ideas for creating faith conversations at home, and other fun ideas! You can find this information on the sheet that is sent home with your child on Sunday mornings.

All children will need to be checked in by an adult at the beginning of each service. Please account for this extra step as you plan your morning. Babies through 5 years olds will go to their designated rooms for age-appropriate activities that relate to the curriculum theme. Elementary students will go into a large group teaching space called “The Shop.”

PRESCHOOL

2-year-olds to 5 years not in school:

Designed so that each preschooler will grow up believing that:
God made me. God loves me. Jesus wants to be my friend forever.

Preschool First Look Schedule at 9:30 am service:

9:30 – Arrival, play and greet friends
9:45 – Wiggle Worship – Bible story and singing together
10:00 – Fun activity that helps the Bible story stick in the heart and snack
10:30 – Clean up and dismissal, parents arrive

Preschool First Look Schedule at 11:00 am service:

11:00 – Arrival, play, and greet friends
11:15 – Wiggle Worship – Bible story and singing together
11:30 – Fun activity that helps the Bible story stick in the heart and snack
12:00 – Clean up and dismissal, parents arrive

ELEMENTARY

Kindergarteners through 5th graders:

A fun, interactive lesson in The Shop and then break into small groups for discussion and activities.

Elementary 252 Basics Schedule at 9:30 service

9:30 – Arrival, worship and Bible story
10:00 – Fun activity that helps the lesson stick in the heart
10:40 – Prayer and Dismissal as parents arrive

Elementary 252 Basics Schedule at 11:00 service

11:00 – Arrival, worship and Bible story
11:30 – Fun activity that helps the lesson stick in the heart
12:15 – Prayer and Dismissal as parents arrive