Sunday Worship

Centreville UMC is a kid-friendly church.  Families are encouraged to bring their children to Sunday worship.  Children are invited to participate in all aspects of worship.  Communion in our church is open to children of any age.

Families with infants and toddlers should know that they are always welcome in the nurseries during the 9:30, 11:00 and 11:02 worship services. The nurseries are staffed by paid managers who are assisted by approved volunteers. Families who use the nursery are asked to volunteer once every 4-6 weeks. Also, the beautiful CUMC Narthex (lobby) is designed to double as a “crying room” where parents can hear and see the service while their children play comfortably without disturbing others.

Children’s church bags of quiet activities and special children’s bulletins are prepared for each Sunday’s worship service in an effort to help children feel involved and welcome in worship. Please pick up a bulletin and a church bag as you enter the service or ask an usher for assistance.

Children can also participate in worship by serving as choir members, acolytes, offering helpers, greeters and readers.  The next acolyte training session for children in third grade and older will be offered at 12:15 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Please sign up in advance using the online form.

Sunday School

Children’s Sunday school classes are offered Sundays at 9:30 AM for children 3 years old through sixth grade. A youth Sunday school class for grades 7-12 is also offered at 9:30 on Sunday morning.  For details, please see the 2018-2019 schedule of children’s Sunday school classes.

Registration: Families with children in the nursery or children’s Sunday school (infants – 6th grade) are asked to complete an online 2018-19 Family Registration Form Alternatively, paper forms are available at the church [in the nursery and classrooms, at a table in the education wing and at the Welcome Center in the Narthex (lobby)].

Registration must be completed each school year to ensure we have the most accurate information on file. Even if your family doesn’t attend regularly, we prefer that all children and youth are registered so we can ensure a safe environment for all. Please take the time to register your children using our online form by September 8.

Emphasis is placed on providing children with a supportive, non-competitive learning environment in which they can learn the basis of their faith. Two pre-screened teachers are assigned to each class.  The average class size is 10.  (Please see class list for room numbers.) Children in the Sunday school program are promoted each fall to their new age / grade level classes.

Our Sunday school curriculum is published by Cokesbury, the United Methodist Publishing House. We’re using Deep Blue Kids: At Home with God for preschool through 4th grades and Submerge: Deep Blue for Tweens for 5th and 6th grades.

Family Worship Sundays

Children are always encouraged to worship.  However, there are a few Sundays each year when there will be no Sunday school for 1st through 12th grades.  We call these “Family Worship Days” and unless otherwise noted the only classes provided on these Sundays will be nursery and preschool – Kindergarten Sunday school classes.

July 29 – September 2 – Summer Family Worship (nurseries only)

September 23 – Third Grade Bible Presentation

November 11 – 10:00 Next Level Innovations Family Worship (nurseries only)

November 25 – Thanksgiving Family Worship

December 23 – Christmas Family Worship (nurseries only)

December 30 – Christmas Family Worship (nurseries only)

 

Nursery Care

Nursery care is available during the 9:30 and 11:00/11:02 worship services for children under 3 years of age. The Nurseries are staffed by paid managers who are assisted by approved volunteers. Families who use the nursery are asked to volunteer once every 4-6 weeks.  A Family Guide to the Nursery Ministry is available here or in the nurseries.
Contact Diane Beatley at dbeatley@centreville-umc.org  for more information.