At First United Methodist, we take teaching children seriously. We want to give preschoolers (age 3-5) the same opportunities for learning about God that older children have; at the same time, we realize that they learn differently. Because of this, we have age-appropriate activities and stories for young children so they can learn that they are children of God.
Who teaches this class?
Cindy Press and Cara Farnsworth teach the pre-K class. Cindy began the pre-K class several years ago because she has a passion for teaching young children about God. Cara is the parent of a preschooler and is a dedicated volunteer to children’s ministries and the church. They make sure the children in their class feel welcomed and loved.
What is used to guide this class?
Like all of our children’s classes, the pre-K class uses the Deep Blue Kids curriculum by Cokesbury. All of the children study the same lesson each week, but in age-appropriate ways.
Where does the Preschool Class take place?
This class is held in room 206, on the second floor of FUMC’s Education Wing.
When is Sunday School?
This class meets from 9:15 to 10:15 each Sunday morning.
What is the procedure for taking my child to and picking my child up from Sunday School?
A parent or guardian must walk his/her child to Sunday School and sign him/her in. There is a place on the form to write who will pick up your child from Sunday School. To make it easier for you, you may write “nursery” on the pick-up area of the form and the teacher can take your child to the Nursery on the first floor after class (of course, your child is always welcome in worship, too). This can make it easier for you to make it to 10:30 Worship.
How can I keep up with what my children are learning in Sunday School?
Each month, our director of children’s ministries, Kim English, writes a newsletter detailing the month’s theme and each week’s lesson. The newsletter will also give general information about upcoming events for children’s ministries. These newsletters are available in your child’s Sunday School classroom or can be emailed to you upon request
If you plan to pick up your child from Sunday school, please do so no later than 10:15.
For more information about the Preschool Class, contact Kim English, Children’s Director: 940-766-4231, x229.