Sundays for Children at Carthage UMC
There are many different ways for your child to learn about and worship the Lord on Sundays here at Carthage UMC.
-Sunday School- We are blessed to have a wonderful Sunday School program and those who teach our children`s classes are definitely some of the best! We offer classes for a variety of ages: preschool, K-2, and 3-5. Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM and meets in the downstairs area below the CLC.
-Nursery- we offer nursery time for those birth-age 4, and is offered during the Sunday School hour and the 10:30 AM worship service. It is staffed by Miss Julia Doran and parent volunteers. Julia has been our nursery coordinator for 2 years. Julia was raised in Carthage and is a senior in the Dental Hygenist program at TSU. She has a love for children and is such a blessing to all of the children!
-Children`s Church- Children`s Church is offered during the 10:30 AM service and is for age preschool-5th grade. The children begin worship in the sanctuary and worship in song and prayer with their family and then leave the sanctuary and gather downstairs for Children`s Church. Our worship time together is designed to bring the same message as their families are hearing in the sanctuary but to present it in a way that is easier for them to understand and apply to their lives. This is done by scripture reading, asking lots of questions, games, and interactive activities. We also always give each child time to ask for prayer for whatever is on their heart, and we usually close with prayer lead by one of the children.
Music for Children at Carthage UMC
We are blessed at Carthage UMC to have a wonderful Music Ministry for all ages including the children!
Children`s Choir- our Children`s Choir is led by Mrs. Jodi Gammon and meets to practice on Wednesday afternoons from 4-445. It is not just a time to sing but a time for scripture reading and prayer and fun together. We participate in Sunday worship many times during the year including Children`s Sabbath when the children lead the entire worship service and also our Christmas Musical with ways for children to participate not only with singing but acting as well. Children`s Choir is for ages preschool to 5th grade and is open to all children who want to join in not just those who attend Carthage UMC.
Children`s Chimes- Chimes are similar to hand bells but more kid friendly! They are led by Ms. Nicole Harriman and meet on Wednesdays from 445-530 and participate in worship many times during the year. Chimes are for children from 2-5th grade and are open to all children who want to participate not just those who attend Carthage UMC.
More for Kids
At Carthage UMC we want the children to have more than just Sunday mornings. It is important for the children to feel as they are truly part of the church and to build strong friendships with each other. We fellowship together in fun ways outside of the church doors including a Summer trip to Kentucky Kingdom, Fall fun at Lucky Ladd Farms and our church Fall Festival, and our Easter Resurrection Celebration. We also strive to give the children ways to serve God and their community both inside and outside the church doors.
*More than anything at Carthage UMC we want the children to feel loved and important because they are to our Lord and to us!