Our Vision: to create an environment where children and their parents are loved, introduced to Christ, steeped in the Word, mentored in their walk with God, prepared for life in the body of Christ, and given the opportunity to honor God with their worship and service.

  There are three weekly opportunities for our children to grow in their faith and thus three opportunities each week for volunteers to help make Christ known to our kids. From teaching to leading to serving behind the scenes, if you have a heart for children, we have a place for you to serve. 

Sunday Mornings at Greenbrier FUMC

Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. – 2019-2020

This year during the Sunday School hour, we will be utilizing The Believe children’s books and curricula which are based on the book, Believe by Randy Frazee which many of our adult classes will be studying this year. This curriculum includes 30 lessons based on 30 core beliefs outlined in the Believe book. The 30 lessons are divided into three sections of ten lessons each. The first section, Think, encourages children to learn to think like Jesus. The second section, Act, teaches children how to fulfill the mission to love God and to love their neighbor better. The last section, Be, will help to instill in children the ten key virtues God desires to see developed in their lives. For more information you can visit the Believe website at www.believethestory.com
 

Children’s Church at 11:00 a.m.  Worship Service

The other Sunday morning ministry time for our children to learn and for adults to serve is Children’s Church during the 11:00 a.m. service. After the music and just before the sermon our younger kids (ages 4- 8) have the opportunity to go to our Children’s Church program to have a lesson that is appropriate for their age. This year we are using the ShareFaith kid’s material that will walk your child through the Bible in one year. Of course, kids of all ages are welcome to stay and listen to the sermon but Children’s Church offers our younger kids a time to learn God’s Word in a way that may appeal to them more.

 

Wednesday Nights 4 Kids at 6:30 p.m.

A fun program for kids K-5th grade that leads our kids in a special time of discovering Jesus Christ. Each year they study a group of topics that also will lay a solid Biblical foundation for our children. Our Wednesday night programming follows the school year from the middle of August to the end of May. The topics and dates for this school year are listed below. If you would like to volunteer to lead or assist in one of these short-term studies for our kids please let us know. Each specific topic usually runs from 4 to 8 weeks.

 Curriculum Series Number of  Lessons                       Main Point           Memory Verse         Start Date – End Date

 

What’s in Your Backpack?

 
 
       4
 

Take a Good Attitude Back to School

       
 
        Jeremiah 7:23b
           
 
           August 14 – Sept. 4
Armor of God         8

Put on the Armor of God

       Ephesians 6:13            Sept. 11 – November 6
Journey to  Bethlehem        4           Follow the Star This Christmas          Luke  2:10-11        November 13 – Dec. 11
Journey to Mars        5          Boldly Go Where Jesus Leads        Psalm 119:105        January 8 – February 5
Happy Valentine’s Day            1                God’s Love Never Fails     1 Corinthians 13:8a                February 12
Easter Science St Patrick’s Day
       3   
       1
                 Science Experiments                                  Share the Good News      2 Corinthians 5:17                      Mark 16:15       February 19 – March 25                               March 18
Palm Sunday         1      What Happened on Palm Sunday            John 3:16                  March 25
Easter Lesson         1                   He Has Risen!         Matthew 28:6                   April 1
Finding Jesus        6         Finding Jesus Under the Sea         Romans 8:39            April 15 – May 20
CELEBRATE!        1       End of School Year Pizza Party!                      May 27
 
Other Activities For Our Kids

GreenbrierFUMC also plans other special events and activities for our kids that include pizza nights, movies, Marvelous Mondays/Thrilling Thursdays outings during the summer, and special back to school get togethers. We try to plan activities that balance fun, fellowship, and faith encouraging our kids to grow in their love for each other and for Christ.