2021 August Family Ministry Blast

Family Ministry, Kids, Youth

Here’s what is happening throughout the month of August with our Kids & Student Ministries!

Kids (pre-K/elementary) & students (Middle & high Schools)

Welcome to August!  I am STOKED for all the ministry to come in this new school year as we simmer into a new routine.  I’ve received a LOT of questions in what’s to come – so hang with me and I’ll do my best!  

FIRST – a VERY important SAVE THE DATE — 

EQUIP NIGHT | SEPTEMBER 8TH | 6-7P

We need A LOT of humans to love on our kids/students to make things happen around here.  If you have EVER felt God nudging you to serve, I promise it is NOT as hard as it seems, nor is it a life sentence. We are hosting YOU for an Equip Night to show ya all the opportunities available – behind the scenes & with the kids – to serve our families.  From rocking babies to writing letters to college students, we NEED you.  And frankly, I’ll find you need them too. 

No RSVP needed, though I’d LOVE to know you’re coming & buy you coffee too! Text me at 314.384.9446 OR email at samantha@chillicotheumc.org 

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KIDS MINISTRY // 0yo-5th Grade

We love our babies and kiddos.  Even more than that – we LOVE celebrating with them.  So thanks for an incredible VBS.  AND we hope you’ll join us for FAMILY WORSHIP on August 29th @ 8:45a service.  In this special worship service, we’ll be sticking around for the ENTIRE service – as we’ll have the presentation of 3rd grade bibles.  ALSO – bring your backpacks to be blessed by the ministerial team! If you have an incoming 3rd grader, please let us know so we can set aside a Bible just for them! 

Every other Sunday, we still offer Junior Worship for Pre-K through 2nd Grade @ the 8:45a Contemporary Worship Service. 

GOD SQUAD launches September 15th for 3-5th graders.  MORE info to come.  But we need leaders!  Are you willing?  (Contact Samantha ASAP.) 

KIDS GROW will launch in October for extra learning & connection for 0-5th grade @ 9:45a.  We NEED mentors!  (You don’t have to be a teacher to do this….just care about kids and Jesus.)  Contact me for more details! 

KIDS CONTACT & LIABILITY FORM (0yo-5th):  This form will give us ALL the info we need to serve your kiddo in the 2021-2022 School Year, from VBS to God-Squad and just having them in the nursery. Please complete this form for EVERY kid involved.  We know it’s tedious, but we want to be sure your family is SAFE! CLICK HERE for KIDS FORM!

REMIND:  Sign up for REMIND text updates HERE

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STUDENT MINISTRY // 6-12th Grade 

Students are enjoying the ROYALS series.  This week, we talked about King David & how God can help us when we make mistakes.  Next week, we’ll be talking about humility – a sometimes confusing quality for MS/HS students. 

Here’s the Sunday Schedule: 

MS Students (6-8th) – 5-6p 

Connect Time (ALL) – 6-6:30p (games, snacks, Switch, pingpong, chat) 

HS Students (9-12th) – 6:30-7:30p 

TACOS & TOUGH TOPICS (HS Gals only) – August 12 6-8p // Just be sure to text Samantha so we get enough taco supplies (PS, y’all be cooking FYI.) Meet @ Samantha’s place. 

ADULTING 101:  Similar to Flight Training, but with 2021 Tweaks….Open to any HS Senior (CUMC related or not).  Schedule to come – but text Samantha if you’re interested!  

STUDENTS CONTACT & LIABILITY FORM (6-12th):  This form will give us ALL the info we need to serve your student in the 2021-2022 School Year, from mini-missions, lock-ins, and even just Sunday Youth Group. Please complete this form for EVERY student involved.  We know it’s tedious, but we want to be sure your family is SAFE!  CLICK HERE for STUDENT FORM!

REMIND:  Sign up for REMIND text updates HERE

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COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS // 18yo-29yo 

From queso nights to pre-school parent meet ups…and everywhere in between.  Let me know you exist!  Sometimes it’s hard to recognize others exist when we’re in a million places or caught up in the work-life balance – 

Shoot me a text with your current email address & location if you wanna stay updated.  🙂 ALSO – if you’re in college and want a Chilli-Mentor, I’d LOVE to get ya connected pen-pal style! 

314.384.9446 is the number to text! 

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We’re HIRING! See the JOBS section for our Family Ministry Coordinator position!

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As always, holler if you need anything.  Monday is my Sabbath, but I’d love to get ice cream, coffee, or whatever with you!

August 1 // Worship @ 8:45a (Jr. Worship Available) & 9:45a

August 1 // Sunday Youth Group — MS 5-6p & HS 6:30-7:30p (Connect Time 6-6:30p)

August 8 // Worship @ 8:45a (Jr. Worship Available) & 9:45a

August 8 // Sunday Youth Group — MS 506p & HS 6:30-7:30p (Connect Time 6-6:30p)

August 12 // Tacos & Tough Topics (HS Gals ONLY) 6-8p @ Samantha’s (Text 314.384.9446 for RSVP/Address)

August 15 // Worship @ 8:45a (Jr. Worship Available) & 9:45a

August 15 // Sunday Youth Group — MS 5-6p & HS 6:30-7:30p (BRYN’S LAST SUNDAY – Food inbetween)

August 22 // Worship @ 8:45a (Jr. Worship Available) & 9:45a

August 22 // Sunday Youth Group — MS 5-6p & HS 6:30-7:30p (Connect Time 6-6:30p)

August 29 // FAMILY WORSHIP @ 8:45a BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS & 3RD GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION

August 29 // Family Service Day @ CUMC (preschool playground area) 2-4p

August 29 // Sunday Youth Group — MS 5-6p & HS 6:30-7:30p (Connect Time 6-6:30p)

For additional info or if you just want to chat – contact Samantha, Director of Family Ministries, at samantha@chillicotheumc.org or text/call 314-384-9446.

Contact & Liabilities ONE YEAR Form

Welcome to our 2021-22 year! We’re so excited to welcome everyone back & meet new faces.

To be sure everyone is safe & we have the info we need for the year ahead, please complete the following form for EACH student in their corresponding grades/ages.

(PS – you’ll need some favorites from your kiddo, emergency contact info, and the Child’s insurance card/doctor info to fill it all out! THANKS!).

FOR 0yo-5TH GRADE (CHILLICOTHE UMC KIDS): https://forms.gle/EA1wGnV4ywSD25c4A

FOR 6-12TH GRADE (CHILLICOTHE UMC STUDENTS): https://forms.gle/v9W1uwAvnxRihatVA

COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS: Text Samantha @ 314.384.9446 to update your info and know when we’re planning something exciting (like queso nights) or small group opps (near & far).