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Welcome to Children and Family Ministries at Peachtree Road!  It is our joy and privilege to help families grow in their faith together by supporting, nurturing and encouraging the tenets of our Christian faith.  It’s all about faith, fellowship, food and FUN as kids stay connected and build stronger relationships with their church friends Sunday mornings and beyond!

Children’s Announcements

UMKF

UMKF (United Methodist Kids’ Fellowship)
Sundays, September 24, October 15, November 12, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

3rd, 4th and 5th graders – it’s all about faith, food, fun, and fellowship with our church friends!  God’s word will come alive through devotions that relate to life, fellowship around the dinner table, and cool activities that help us get to know one another!  $10 each week.

RSVP Here

Advent Workshop: It’s a Wonderful Life

Advent Workshop:  It’s a Wonderful Life
Sunday, November 19, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Grace Hall

Bring your family and enjoy fellowship, food, fun and crafts galore to kick off the Advent season!  Bring children’s hats, gloves and scarves to donate to Christmas Kindness.  For questions or to volunteer, contact Martha Christopher at marthac@prumc.org.

Halloween Girls

Halloween Extravaganza

Halloween Extravaganza!
Wednesday, October 25
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Harp Center
A frightfully fun fundraiser for PRUMC Youth missions!

Carnival & Trunk-or-Treat

Games, DJ, face painting, Haunted Hallway & more!  $10 per child. Adults free. Food for purchase at event.

Host / Volunteer / Donate
Host a trunk (decorate and display) or to help work the event.  Donate candy October 1-22 on campus.

Register Here

Promotion Sunday

Promotion Sunday | August 27

All children birth through fifth grade move to new classes, meet new teachers, and experience God’s presence through our awesome Children’s Ministries offerings!

Nursery

Nursery

The Nursery at PRUMC is a safe, loving environment for our youngest members. Specially trained and screened staff serve alongside wonderful volunteers to model God’s love to children from six weeks of age to two years old through attentive care, stories, and play.

Children Sunday School

Sunday School

Sunday School

Children ages three through second grade activate their faith each week as they journey through the Bible. Age-appropriate games, crafts, and activities captivate kid’s creativity and curiosity as they explore a new story from the Bible each week.

Young Worshippers

Young Worshippers

Young Worshippers (ages three through kindergarten) have the opportunity to learn about their place in God’s story at the 8:45 and 11:15 am worship hours. Each week, children discover a new part of God’s story journeying from creation to revelation as they begin to develop their lifetime faith.

WOW! The Wonder of Worship

WOW!  The Wonder of Worship  

All first and second grade students, together with their dedicated teachers, begin a unique journey.  Be ready to get excited about worshipping God!  At the 8:45 and 11:15 hours during the school year, our boys and girls engage in fun, interactive learning experiences about baptism, communion, seasons of the church year, liturgy, music, prayer, outreach, and all aspects of our worship experience.  Don’t miss this opportunity to claim your faith!

Team 45

Team 45

Exciting format offering interactive, hands-on learning for our 4th and 5th grade children!  Each week we gather together for energetic Christian music, a skit with our Bible storyteller, and small group discussion and activities based around our theme of the month.

Teaching

Join Our Teaching Team

Join Our Teaching Team!
Our children need loving adults to help them build and strengthen their foundation of faith. As you help change the life of a child, you will find yourself changed as well! To volunteer, contact Martha Christopher at 404.240.8243 or marthac@prumc.org, or Jordan Black at 404.240.8255 or jordanb@prumc.org. Available teaching opportunities are as follows:

Every other Sunday during school year
Sundays, 8:45, 10:00, or 11:15 am
Sunday School, Young Worshipers, W.O.W. Worship Classes, or Worship and Praise service

Flexible scheduling during summer months
Sundays, 8:45, 10:00, or 11:15 am
Summer Sunday School, Young Worshipers, or Bible Olympics

Once A Month
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nursery Volunteers

June 26 – 29
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Vacation Bible School

 

 

Worship and Praise
3rd – 5th graders, 11:15 am, D302
Each Sunday morning our kids experience engaging worship, cool music, a relevant message and fellowship with friends.  Invite your friends and come join us!

W.O.W. ~ The Wonder of Worship
1st and 2nd graders, D317
During the school year children engage in fun, interactive learning experiences about baptism, communion, seasons of the church year, liturgy, music, prayer, outreach and all aspects of our traditional worship experience.  Ministers, program staff and other adult leaders in our congregation will be guest speakers, giving them an opportunity to form relationships with these leaders and better understand the joy of worship.

Young Worshipers
Pre-K and Kindergarten, D Bldg Classrooms
Children participate in the worship service through Children’s Moments, then attend a fun and energetic large group worship time with music, story and prayer.  They return to their classrooms for small group activities designed to draw them closer to God and Jesus.  **3 year olds remain in their classrooms for learning and activities.

United Methodist Kids Fellowship (UMKF)
Once a month on Sunday evenings during the school year For 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

Bible Olympics
Sundays, June through August, 10:00 am
Completed Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Teams of children compete individually and in groups. Activities center around FUN physical competition and answering Bible questions.

Mission Camp
3 days in June, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Completed Kindergarten through 5th grade AND parent We partner with agencies in the city to serve others and share the love of Christ.

Vacation Bible School
4 days in Summer, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
4 years old (by June 1) through 5th grade.  Come for a great week of learning and sharing together. Children experience stories of our faith through storytelling, singing, crafts and play.

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Parents and children ages 4 through 5th grade work together to serve others in our community.

Lenten Family Journey
Evening during Lent, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Families enjoy a “Seder” meal together, then travel through the events of Holy Week.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday before Easter, 10:00 am
Children ages 1 to 10 years old and their families enjoy egg hunts, rides and activities in a fun-filled morning with a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday evening, early October
Outdoor fellowship, then special worship and pet blessing in the Sanctuary.

Advent Workshop
Sunday evening in Advent, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Families gather for crafts galore as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.  Devotional and dinner complete our celebration!

New to the Nursery
Twice a year, Sunday, 10:00 am
Introduction to Children’s Ministries and our Nursery at Peachtree Road.

Leaving the Nursery
Sunday, 10:00 am, Spring
Parents of rising 3 year olds learn about the next phase of Christian Education at PRUMC.

Marriage Enrichment
Programs designed to support healthy and happy marriage amidst the demands of raising a family. Topics include commitment, managing conflict, creating your future and building a family.

Parenting Topics
Throughout the year we offer programs designed to support and encourage parents in their role of raising happy, confident children with Christian values. Topics focus on promoting values and character in children, finding a balance in parenting. Our parenting programs have welcomed many expert guest speakers, such as John Rosemond, Tommy Newberry, Chap Clark, and including our very own Pastoral Counselor, Reverend Ron Greer, who is always a favorite guest speaker.

Sunday Morning Nursery
Sundays, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Our youngest members, 6 weeks through 2 years old, learn love and affection through the care of dedicated staff and volunteers.

Special Needs Children
Sundays, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
At Peachtree Road, we celebrate and welcome all God’s children. Children ages 3 to 12 years old experience love and nurture with our trained “special needs buddies”. These compassionate volunteers help each child take part in age-appropriate classroom activities. Special needs families are provided with an opportunity to attend Sunday School and worship knowing their child is receiving excellent love and care.

Care and Concern Ministry
Families who are experiencing a crisis receive special care in tangible ways.

Weekday Drop In Childcare
The Drop-In Childcare Program provides a loving, Christian environment, enriching educational programs, and fun-filled activities for kids ages four months to six years. Parents can enjoy free time while their young children play with our wonderful caregivers.

September through May
Monday – Friday  |  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

June through August
Monday – Friday  |  9:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Drop-in Nursery is located in the PRUMC Children’s Building. Reservations can be made in person, or by contacting the Drop In Nursery at 404.240.8269 or drop-in@prumc.org. For more information on reservations, fees, policies, forms and more, please visit the Drop In page at www.prumc.org.

Evening Childcare
We offer evening childcare for many events, classes and services that take place throughout the year. Information for events will indicate if childcare is offered. Childcare reservations can be made at eveningchildcare@prumc.org.

Sunday School
10:00 am, Children’s Building
For children 3 years old through 2nd grade. The United Methodist curriculum, which introduces major Biblical characters and events, is enhanced by music, crafts, outreach projects and seasonal assemblies through the year.

Third Grade
Sundays, 10:00 am
Third graders recieve the gift of a Bible from their church family and begin an exciting journey through the major stories of our faith.

TEAM 45! 4th and 5th Graders
Sundays, 10:00 am
Our exciting format offers interactive, hands-on learning for our 4th and 5th grade children! Each week we gather together for energetic, fun Christian music and a skit with our Bible storyteller. We then move to smaller groups for discussion and activities based around our theme of the month.

Young Worshipers
Sundays, 8:45 & 11:15 am
Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten, with their teachers, participate in the worship service through Children’s Moments, then attend an energetic large group worship time with music, story and prayer as they learn about God.  Children return to their classrooms for small group activities designed to draw them closer to God and Jesus.

WOW! The Wonder of Worship
Sundays, 8:45 & 11:15 am
All first and second grade students, together with their teachers, engage in interactive learning experiences about baptism, communion, seasons of the church year, liturgy, music, prayer, outreach, and all aspects of our worship experience. Be ready to get excited about worshiping God!