St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

SEE US IN ACTION

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NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS 

To view details about upcoming events look for the next edition of the Children’s Ministries Chalkboard 2018

Children’s Ministries Chalkboard Fall 2018

Grade Level Fellowship Events

Grade Level Fellowship Events will give children in that grade level an opportunity to meet other children that will be involved in the church in their programming.  It is part of the Growing Young Pillar.

Come out for a fun night with friends at the 3rd grade Almost Sleepover!  Wear your pajamas and get ready for pizza, games, movies, and a scavenger hunt.  Register for this event on January 20th from 5:30-9:00. 

Register by January 14th to make sure your pillow space is reserved!

SUNDAY PROGRAMMING

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Sunday Programming for Infant to 4th Grade

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Sunday School:  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 Jesus’ family and Naomi and Esther in the Fall.  The Winter lessons will be the Christmas story, and Jesus’ stories of healing.  In the Spring, we will learn about lessons from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. 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 Youth Center.  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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Wednesday Afternoon

On Wednesday afternoons starting August, 22, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m there will be collaborative fun with Worship, Arts, Choir and Spiritual Formation. 1st through 5th graders can start their rotations on the second floor of building B and the Surf Shack.

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 the Surf Shack, 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

HOW TO FIND CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Children’s Ministries meet in Building A and Building B. The preschool entrance is at Building B, next to the Sanctuary at the Circle Drive.  The elementary entrance is at Building A (classes are upstairs) which is located at the back of the campus across from the Youth Center.  Child Care and the Multi-Purpose Rooms are in Building A on the first floor.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STAFF

Janet Chambers, Director of Children’s Ministries
Email:JChambers@st.lukes.org
phone: 407.876.4991 *308
April Outing, Coordinator of Childcare
Email:aouting@st.lukes.org
phone: 407.876.4991 *295
Danielle Cox, Administrator for Grow Ministries
Email: DCox@st.lukes.org
phone: 407.876.4991 * 238

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