Children and Youth
Rainbow Bridges First Wednesday program for Grades
K-6 is held the first Wednesday of every month during the school year. Click here to see pictures from a session.
Attendance was down and I understand it was due to all the Spring activities that have started.
There were 49 total kids.
K - 8
1 & 2 - 14
3 & 4 - 11
5 & 6 - 16
There were quite a few parents and grandparents that joined us for the meal.
Twenty-two (22) servant volunteers teaching, cooking and assisting made it all happen.
Each child received a certificate and a "dog tag" with a Bible verse on one side and a cross on the other. The sixth grade received an additional "dog tag" with our main Bible verse, Psalm 119:105. The sixth grade also received special and meaningful gifts from their teachers.
The Honoring our Teachers and Staff segment was led by Olivia Perk, Kara Kauffman and Alaina Heath. This is what they read: "We know that all of you have very busy lives and we know that there are a lot of different things that you could do on the first Wednesday of every month. But... you chose to come here to teach us about the Bible and how to follow Jesus; to prepare amazing snacks and meals for us; to show us videos; to lead us in dance and puppets and to keep us on schedule. For all you have done for us, we thank you. Thanks for being the "Hands and Feet of Jesus" for us at First Wednesdays. You are awesome!" Then members of the sixth grade class presented each servant volunteer with a red carnation.
The 2014 Children's Christmas Program, "Is It Really Christmas?" was a great success. The kids did a wonderful job. Click on the link to watch for yourself.
Dec. 15, 2013 the DUMC children presented "A Super Christmas" and did a super job! Here's a link to the play posted on Youtube. Sit back and enjoy. A Super Christmas
S.L.A.M. Youth group meet the first Sunday of every month at 5:00 pm. and a meal is provided. This is for all age groups!
Our youth may also participate in Chrysalis, which offers spiritual renewal to young people through a three-day experience and follow-up.
Safe Sanctuaries Policy
The DeGraff United Methodist Church updated this policy to take effect in January, 2011. The purpose of the policy is to provide a safe and secure environment for the adults, children and youth who participate in our programs and activities. By implementing the following practices, our goal is to protect from incidents of misconduct or inappropriate behavior, while protecting our staff and volunteers from false accusations.
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