The Children’s Corner


Children are love, valued, treasured, adored, celebrated… let’s see, how else can we say it? We love kids at Custer Road UMC! And this blog is the space where you can find out the latest going on with our children’s ministry. We hope you’ll check in often!

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New Elementary Release Policy Beginning Sunday, September 18

Your child’s safety while they in our care is of utmost importance.  For this reason, we are updating our policy for how your child is released at the end of the Sunday School hour.

Beginning September 18:

Students in grades Kinder-4th grade will not be able to leave the classroom without an adult or older sibling to sign them out. With written permission from their parents, 5th graders may leave the classroom on their own to meet parents at a designated location. Each student in grades Kinder-4th will have two stickers print out when they check in. One sticker will be placed on their shirt. The second sticker should be given to the parent or older sibling (5th grade and above) who will be picking up the student at the end of class.  This pick up sticker must be presented to the classroom teacher before your child will be released.

If your child currently has a release form on file and is leaving the classroom on their own, we would like to encourage you to begin transitioning over to our new policy between now and September 18.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heather Hammer via

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Helping Children in Times of Crisis

Dear Custer Road Family,

 

Today we are grieving as we begin to process the events of the last several days, especially last night in Dallas.  I’m sure I join most of you in feeling heartbroken and at a complete loss for words.

Together we join in praying for our community, our world, and especially our children.  As much as we would like to shelter our children from the pain and suffering of the world around them, it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so.  Whether or not your children are aware of the specific events that occurred in Dallas last night or not, we can be certain that they will feel the effects as they soak up the emotions of the world and adults around them.

One of our most vital roles in helping children process trauma is to assure them that they are safe, secure, and loved. Take time to listen and validate their feelings without feeling the need to fix them or explain them away.  Above all, focus on what we do know. We are loved, fiercely, by a big God who joins in our mourning and provides the hope, comfort, and strength we need... Read more →

Join Us Online for Our Parent Book Club this Summer!

We know that just because summer is coming doesn’t mean your schedule has gotten any less hectic! That’s why we are excited to offer and opportunity to participate in our summer book club- from the comfort of your home! Join other Custer Road parents as we read together “Playing for Keeps/Losing Your Marbles” by: Reggie Joiner. You can read at your own pace and then hop onto our private Facebook discussion group to share ideas, ask questions, and reflect on the reading with other Custer Road parents.

Stop by Fellowship Hall on Sunday, May 22 or Sunday, June 5 and visit our table to purchase your hard copy of the book for $24.95, or purchase the e-reader version online here. Our reading schedule will begin Sunday, June 12 and continue throughout the summer.

Here’s a look at “Playing for Keeps/Losing Your Marbles”:
There are some things adults just can’t do for kids.You can’t force a toddler to love broccoli. You can’t make a teenager not date someone. And you can’t make a kid love God. At some point it just starts to break down. Playing for Keeps is a book for parents and leaders (and anyone else who influences

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It’s Only One Month Away! Will You Help Us?

 

On June 19 we will gear up and begin our over-the-top underground adventure… Cave Quest Vacation Bible School at Custer Road UMC. We will ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times. We will spend our days spelunking through activity stations, forming lasting friendships and experiencing God in surprising and unforgettable ways!

We are about halfway to our volunteer goal for VBS 2016. Out of our goal of 33 volunteers for evening VBS we only have 20. And out of our goal of 119 volunteers for daytime VBS, we only have 54 volunteers. We already have over 300 children registered- and more are still coming in each day! We need your help to share the love of Jesus with the children of our church and community. Help us make this the best year of VBS yet! Click here to sign-up to volunteer!

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    February Updates
    February 10, 2016
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    April Elementary Sunday School Schedule
    April 4, 2016
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    April Preschool Sunday School Overview
    April 4, 2016
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    Elementary Sunday School April Overview
    April 8, 2016
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    Journey May 2016 Elementary Sunday School
    April 26, 2016
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    It's Only One Month Away! Will You Help Us?
    May 19, 2016
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    Join Us Online for Our Parent Book Club this Summer!
    May 19, 2016
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    Helping Children in Times of Crisis
    July 14, 2016
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    New Elementary Release Policy Beginning Sunday, September 18
    September 8, 2016