“Children are a gift from the Lord” Psalm 127:3
We are in ministry with children – learning, discovering, worshiping, serving and most important growing together in our understanding of what it means to be a disciple.
News and Upcoming Events
To view details about upcoming events go to the Children’s Ministries Chalkboard at Children’s MInistries Chalkboard Handout Spring 2017
Sunday School: Specific age classrooms for Sunday school are underway. There is programming for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Programming for children from birth to 5 grade is at 9:30 a.m. Our children will be following the scope and sequence from the Deep Blue curriculum. The children will be learning about the early ministry of Jesus and the meaning behind the parables. Please check in on line each Sunday before going to your child’s classroom. Stop by the Welcome Window in Building B for more information.
Click here to register for Sunday school God-O-Sea
Sunday School class rooms have been collecting travel size shampoo, soaps and other toiletry items. Now see what happens in the next step of this mission project! Come as a family to Clean the World on February 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and participate in a project together. Children must be at least 8 years old. Wear closed toed shoes. Join together to give families and children around the world a start for good health. Click here to register.
Summer Camp at Warren Willis
ST. LUKE’S UMC is attending camp June 26- July 1, 2017. Register now through Warren Willis.
Warren Willis Camp offers a variety of fun activities like zip lining, sailing, archery, and canoeing with small group bible study and nightly worship experiences. This environment helps students have fun, create Christian community, and grow in their faith. Learn more at warrenwilliscamp.org.
This summer St. Luke’s Children and Youth Ministries offers the opportunity for students (Rising 4th grade through 12th grade) to attend camp together with some of our staff.
St. Luke’s VBS and Summer Camps
St. Luke’s Summer Camps
VBS 2017 Fired Up: To tell the story of God’s Love
Dates: June 12 to June 16, 2017 from 9:00 to 12:30
Cost: $35 with an option for extended day for additional cost
Ages: Pre-K through Rising 6th grade
God’s Hot Spot
Dates: July 10 to July 14, 2017 from 9:00 to 12:00
Ages: Pre-K through Rising Kindergarten
Registration for adults and youth(grades 7-12) that are serving starts February 13.
VBS Preschool: Click here to register.
VBS K-4th Grade: Click here to register.
VBS Submerge: Click here to register.
God’s Hot Spot: Click here to register.
Summer Camp July 10-14: Click here to register.
Summer Camp July 17-21: Click here to register.
Summer Camp July 24-28: Click here to register.
Youth(grades 7-12) click here to register.
Registration for all others begins March 6.
LEC Family Retreats
It’s time to make your 2017 family plans!
Registration is now open for all our 2017 LECFamily retreats!
2017 was a record-breaking year for all of our programs, so you will definitely want to make your plans EARLY this year to ensure you’ll have a spot at the family retreat of your choice.
Dates and registration links are now available at www.LECFamily.org so don’t wait! Claim your family’s faith and fun time for 2017 now.
Questions? You can always email us at info@LECFamily.org for more information!
Sunday Programming for Infant to 4th Grade
Sunday School: Specific age classrooms for Sunday school is underway. There is programming for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Programming for children from birth to 5 grade is at 9:30 a.m. Our children will be following the scope and sequence from the Deep Blue curriculum. Please check in on line each Sunday before going to your child’s classroom. Stop by the Welcome Window in Building B for more information.
Registration Form for First Time Attendance at God-O-Sea; Click Here
Photo Release Form: St Luke’s Photo and Video Release Form
“Merge” 5th & 6th Grade Sunday Programming
Merge is overseen by our Middle School Youth Ministries designed specifically for 5th and 6th graders to grow faithfully in fellowship with one another, to become spiritually grounded in order to face the turbulent years ahead, and to move from hearing the Word of God to living the Word of God. It serves as the crossover between Children’s Ministries to Youth Ministries.
We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Attic. No registration required. For more information please contact Zac Burke by email or phone 407.876.4991 *264
God-O-Sea Sunday Programming ~Special Needs
At St. Luke’s UMC we want to share God’s love with everyone reaching each child in a way they can learn best. All children are welcome at St. Luke’s UMC. If your child has a special need, please contact Director of Children Ministries, Janet Chambers at 407.876.4991, ext. *308. We would like to accommodate your child in the best way possible.
While many individuals with special needs are able to attend the Sunday school class of their choice, we realize that some individuals need an environment designed to best meet their needs. We offer a small one on one Special Needs Sunday Programming class from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of each month. Melanie Cave is our Lead Servant Minister and is trained and dedicated to meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of individuals with special needs and their families.
Digging Deep and Growing
On Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m Kindergarten through 5th graders will have and opportunity for small group discussion that follows the sermon series. We will work on finding solutions to the tough situations that children face everyday through the topic of “Do Overs.” Sign in begins in Building A, Room 201. Children in 1st-5th grade can join Children’s Choir after from 4:30-5:30.
Children will have the opportunity to connect and care for each other through small groups. Groups will rotate so children have the opportunity to connect with each other and learn about decision making and problem solving skills through every day topics.
Sign-in will be in Gym of Building C starting at 6:15 p.m. Pick up will be in Building A Room A201 at 8:00 p.m. Click Here to register for Wednesday Evening
For infants and preschoolers – Child Enrichment is offered in Building A Room 110. Please make reservations for your child. Click here to be directed to our Childcare Reservation page.
Ministry Volunteer Opportunities and Small Groups
Sunday School class rooms have been collecting travel size shampoo, soaps and other toiletry items. Now see what happens in the next step of this mission project! Come as a family to Clean the World on February 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.and participate in a project together. Children must be at least 8 years old. Wear closed toed shoes. Join together to give families and children around the world a start for good health. Click here to register.
Children and Family Opportunities and Resources
St. Luke’s Family Ministries seeks to draw the Body of Believers together in ways to pass on the story of God, build relationships and deepen unity across generations.
Watch for E-updates and announcements in the Worship Guide for special events, like Family Camp Out, Movie Nights, and Family Mission Opportunities. For more information on Family Ministries contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children Worship Bags
Children’s Worship Bags are available for our Traditional Services and can be found on the coat tree as your enter the Sanctuary. The Worship Bags are labeled for Early Elementary and Upper Elementary age children. In each bag are age appropriate children’s books, sketch pads and colored pencils, and other fun items. Please help us to continue to provide this helpful resource for each worship service by making sure that all items, with the exception of coloring/activity sheets your child may have used, are returned nicely to the bag at the end of the service and placed back on the coat tree when leaving.
The Child Development Center (CDC)
The Child Development Center offers two different programs: the Parent’s Day out and the Pre-School Classes. Both programs follow the Orange County Public School calendar.
Throughout the school year Children’s Ministries works in cooperation with our Child Development Center to help preschool age children become mission minded. Children participate in hands-on activities that teach serving within the home, the church, the community, and the world. Children take home activities that the family can participate in serving together. Each week during the school year, Children’s Ministries provides the spiritual formation component of the early childhood curriculum. Scripture is incorporated into the themes that are part of the curriculum, and lessons are presented in an interactive style. Families are invited to Chapel during special times of the year. For more information contact Debbie Shellhorn or phone 407.876.4991 *269.
St. Luke’s offers Children’s Choir and WeeSingers for children. Click Here for more information
St. Luke’s Sports
St. Luke’s Sports program offers Basketball (winter), Cheerleading (winter), and Soccer (fall) for all ages four through seventh grade. Registration begins several months before the sports begin. Click here for more information
Moms Connection Cluster Group
Moms Connection is a place where mothers can come and experience:
- authentic community & support
- personal growth
- practical help
- spiritual hope