First United Methodist Church - La Grange, IL
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sunday School - Children / Youth

 

Sunday School Classes are offered for children and youth from ages 2 through high school, and even adults (click here for information on Adult Sunday School). Childcare for infants through children 2 years of age is available on Sunday mornings in the nursery from 8:45 am to 11:30 am. Sunday School classes are taught during the school year by adult volunteer teams and follow curriculum chosen by the Directors of Children & Family Ministry and Youth Ministry. A multi-aged class is taught by the Director of Children & Family Ministry during the summer. 

Download a Sunday School registration form here.

Our Sunday School offerings comply with the global United Methodist Church in establishing Safe Sanctuary policies

Our entire church family gathers for worship at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings, with the exception of the first Sunday of the month. Early in the service, usually following the opening hymn, call to worship, the Scripture reading, and the choir anthem, children are invited to the front of the Sanctuary for a message designed especially for them. They are then dismissed to go to their Sunday School classrooms, accompanied by their teachers. 

On the first Sunday of each month, children two years old through fourth grade gather in the chapel at 10:15 am for music before heading to their classrooms. At approximately 11:00 am, teachers lead their students into the Sanctuary to join the congregation in celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion. Teachers then return to their classrooms with their students for parent pick-up. Fifth through twelfth graders (5th/6th, Jr & Sr High) worship in the Sanctuary for the entire service on these Sundays. Click here for a copy of a letter for parents regarding children & Communion. For more help in explaining the sacraments, baptism and communion to children, please visit our church library. Click here for a listing of recommended books and pamphlets.

Some of the activities of our Sunday School through the year include:

  • Blessing of the Backpacks (August 21) - children, youth & teachers are encouraged to bring backpacks or school supplies to 10:15 worship for a special back-to-school blessing. 
  • Rally Day (August 28) - First day of Sunday School. Teachers are commissioned during 10:15 worship. All-church family picnic and games in the Courtyard and on the church lawn following worship. 
              
  • Bible Sunday (Sept. 11) - 3rd graders are given their own Bibles. (Download the parent Bible letter)
  • Children's Christmas Pageant (December 11) - during the 10:15 worship service. 
  • Lenten Mission Project
  • Palm Parade on Palm Sunday - Families gather at 10:00 am. 
  • Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday at 9:30 am in the church courtyard. 
  • Sunday School Garden Planting, early May.
  • Confirmation Sunday (May 14) - our 8th graders confirm their faith and are welcomed into full membership of the church. They lead us in worship this morning, too!
  • Service - Our children participate in fun service projects throughout the year, such as bagging lunches for those in need.
       
  • Fun events throughout the year, including family square dancing, picnics, movie nights, camping, and much more!

               

With questions, or for Sunday School registration, please contact Polly Walgren, (708-352-1250, ext 215, or children@fumclg.org) or Jennifer Robison (708-352-1250, ext 215 or children2@fumclg.org), Co-Directors of Children & Family Ministry .

           

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