Children's Ministry

At CHUM our focus in the Children’s Ministry is living the image of Christ by loving all and serving with grace. Sunday school and Wednesday Night Kids' Crew provides weekly studies that create faith based knowledge, fellowship and belonging, and a multitude of opportunities to serve others. Our teachers are super dedicated to the spiritual development of our children.


Serving others is at the core of who we are. Children are considered active members in the functioning of our church. From opportunities to help lead worship, to clean up days around the church and opportunities to serve the world, CHUM kids are making the world a better place and forming their faith at the same time!


Missions are another way we express our faith. The children of CHUM raise funds or collect donations for various groups. Past projects have been: Nets for Watoto (mosquito nets for Kenyan children battling Malaria), Hat and Mitten Drive for local school children, holiday care packages sent to those serving in the military, blanket and towel drive for local no-kill animal shelter and a Read to Feed Sunday to provide animals through the Heifer Foundation. Our kids are learning about social justice. Through these projects they are exposed to the need and therefore recognize our ability to provide. Our kids are working hard to raise money for Heifer International this semester!


Click here for the Children's Council Goals and Dates for 2016


If you have questions regarding the Children’s Ministry please contact

Ashley Prescott Barlow-Thompson at ashley.pbt@collegehillumc.org or by phone at 683-4643 ext 222

Sunday School: Sundays @ 10:15 a.m.

Sunday School 2nd through the 4th Sunday each month @ 10:15

Dive deep into the stories and practices of the faith as we explore God's love in our lives together at Sunday School! Children, ages two through 5th Grade are invited to join in the fun of Sunday School three weeks a month with engaging activities that will encourage faith formation and love of neighbor and God! With Weekly activities including art, science games, cooking, music, mission projects and prayer practices, your children will hear the stories of the faith and learn how to connect them to their everyday life!

Kid's in Worship: 1 st Sundays @ 10:15 a.m.

First Sundays at CHUM are a special time for children and families to gather together and worship a loving God! At CHUM we know that the best way to help children feel emotionally connected to God and to their church is by worshiping with the grown-ups who love and care for them. Children will participate in the Contemporary Worship Celebration with their families or the children's director, staying in the worship hour for music, prayer, a children's moment and communion.

Summer Recreation

June 12-July 13, 2017

All classes are full at this time. 

Registrations are closed.

Nursery: Sundays and Wednesdays during Worship and Education Programming

Kids, birth to Pre-K are invited to join Miss Terri and her loving crew of nursery workers as they play, read, dance to music and enjoy time together. This safe and inviting environment is sure to help your little one feel at ease as they experience the church’s and God’s love for them! Join us at 10:15 am on Sunday mornings for a special story and faith lesson just for our littlest members!

Children's Council

CHUM Children’s Council has a mission of “growing children toward the love of Christ and supporting the visions and goals of the Children’s Ministries at CHUM through volunteerism, collaborative coordination of outreach projects, and mission opportunities. Parents, educators, family members, and general congregants are all welcome to join and help guide the Ministry in a healthy direction. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month at noon in Children’s center. A light snack lunch is served.

Children's Choir

Children’s choir is a compilation of Wednesday evening and Sunday School students who share their talents through solos, instrumentation, and motion. Under the direction of Music instructor, Gina Gouchenour, our children learn basic music theory and all the while enjoy the playfulness of the musical selections. They truly make joyful noise! The Choir performs the 1st Sunday of the month at the 10:15 service. Children practice Sunday's during the 10:15 Sunday School as well as once a month on Wednesday nights.

Kiddo Playtime

Calling all 18 months to 4 year old kiddos!


Kiddo Playtime begins again Wednesday, September 7th, join Miss Terri and her loving team every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for crafts, games, stories and fun! Bring a sack lunch and enjoy some time with the children of CHUM.


Look for registration forms in the nursery and church office. Cost $50.00 per month. Contact Terri Bohanan for questions or for more information. tboh64@aol.com

VBS

VBS  July 17-20, 2017

Click below to download the registration for VBS.

There is no cost for VBS and it is open to children 18 months to 5th grade. The program runs 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday thru Thursday.


VBS Registration