St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary

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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991

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“Children are a gift from the Lord” Psalm 127:3

 

We are in ministry with children – learning, discovering, worshiping, serving and growing together in our understanding of what it means to be a disciple.

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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

KIDS NIGHT OUT: Kid’s Night Out- A fun time for children while parents have a night of fellowship. On February 16th from 6:00-9:00 infants from 6 weeks to 5th grade can enjoy a night of fun while parents have time for fellowship.  Infants-elementary aged children can attend but registration is required.  Space is limited.  Dinner will be included.  Cost is $25 per child with a family maximum of $60.

AUTISM TRAINING

February 18th | 12PM – 2PM

in the Barnes Distance Learning Center

Thank you for your commitment and what you bring to Children and Youth Ministries.

This is a training (given by UCF C.A.R.D.) for all St. Luke’s Child Care employees, and all who volunteer with Children, Youth, and St. Luke’s Sports ministries, to better understand and serve those among us that are on the Autism Spectrum. Part of this training will also cover our updated Child and Youth Protection Policies. Lunch will be served.

 

To view details about upcoming events look for the next edition of the Children’s Ministries Chalkboard for the Winter of 2017.

SUNDAY PROGRAMMING

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Sunday Programming for Infant to 4th Grade

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Sunday School: Specific age classrooms for the Sunday School hour at 9:30 will kick off on September 10, 2o17.  There is programming for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.   There is Worship Enrichment for elementary aged children at 11:00.  Children join parents in Traditional or Contemporary worship services, and leave with Children’s Ministries staff for their own age-appropriate sermon.  Our children will be following the scope and sequence from the Deep Blue curriculum for the Sunday School year.  This year it will follow Samuel, David, and Solomon in the Fall.  The Winter lessons will be the Christmas story, and Jesus’ miracles.  In the Spring, we will learn about the Easter story and Paul’s travels.  Please check in on line at a kiosk each Sunday before going to your child’s classroom. If you are not in the database for on line check in, stop by the Welcome Window in Building B for more information.

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.

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.

Please click here for the Guidelines and Special Needs Registration to complete and send back prior to the 1st visit to the class.

WEDNESDAY PROGRAMMING

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St. Luke’s U for Children!

Wednesday Afternoon

 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m Kindergarten through 5th graders will have an opportunity for small group discussion that follows the sermon series. Hands-on activities and snacks are a part of our time together. Sign in begins in Building A, Room 201. Children in 1st-5th grade can join Children’s Choir after from 4:30-5:30.

Wednesday Evening

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 everyday 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 8:30 p.m.

For infants and preschoolers – Child Enrichment is offered in Building A Room 110. Please make reservations for childcare.

FOR PARENTS

Children Worship Bags

Children’s Worship Bags are available for our Traditional Services and can be found on the coat tree as you 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.

Resources

Child and Youth Protection Policy

Medical Liability Release Form

Helping Children Cope After Traumatic Events

Cyber Safety and Children

All About Ash Wednesday and Lent

Moms Connection Cluster Group

Moms Connection is a place where mothers can come and experience:

  • authentic community & support
  • personal growth
  • practical help
  • spiritual hope

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STAFF

Janet Chambers, Director of Children’s Ministries
Email:JChambers@st.lukes.org
phone: 407.876.4991 *308
Luky Nova, Administrator for the Grow team
Email: LNova@st.lukes.org
phone: 407.876.4991 * 238

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