First Trussville Methodist

Children's Ministry Happenings

Wednesday, April 6th Children's Activities

Children’s Handchimes. Attendance and attention are critical as new skills are added each week. Contact Kelley Clegg Neal 256-738-3979 or Meets in the Handbell Room.

· 1st—3rd graders will meet at 3:45 pm—4:15 pm

· 4th graders and up (confirmands and youth) will meet at 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Children’s Choir tonight at 5 p.m. All children in 5k and up are invited to join in. Led by Karen Marrolli, Director of Music Ministries.

Nursery (6:00-7:30 p.m.) is available for children through age two and is located on the first floor of the children’s building.

Children ages 3-5k (6:15-7:00 p.m.) will meet with Erin Georgia and Emily Coe downstairs in the children’s building. These precious ones will sing & learn how to play color-coded bells.

Children ages 1-5th grade (6:15-7:30 p.m.) will meet upstairs on the 2nd floor of the children’s building in the “Movie” room. Wednesday Night kids will be doing some science projects in April.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Join us for an afternoon of fellowship and baseball on Sunday, May 1st at 3 p.m. at Regions Field when the Birmingham Barons take on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Sponsored by the children’s ministry, tickets are $10 each (children 2 and under are FREE) and includes hamburgers/BBQ, baked beans, chips, potato salad, cookies and a drink! There is a $40 family cap (immediate families please). Where else can you get such a bargain! We’ve rented out the Home Run Porch so you can spend time watching the game and socialize with your family and friends. To reserve your tickets, please contact and let her know how many tickets. Checks can be made to FUMC Trussville; be sure to note Barons game on the check. Tickets MUST be pre-purchased as this allows for us to plan properly for food. Invite your friends!

Music & Arts Camp 2016

This summer we invite you to join us for our first Music & Arts Camp June 27-June 30, 9am-1pm each day. Children in completed grades 5k-5th will be able to select two from a variety of rotations including Rhythm, Art, Ceramics, Singing, Handchimes, & Drama. Registration is now open. You can sign up by going to

Cost is $25 per person and includes supplies, lunch and t-shirt.

We are so excited to have Pat Glenn, Diane Thompson, Fran Richmond, Judy Spain, Judy Sapp, Kelley Clegg Neal, Karen Marrolli, and Andrew Harbison lead us and share their talents with us.

Camp Sumatanga

Registration is now open for summer camp for children that have completed 5K-5th grade at Sumatanga (located about 40 minutes north of us in Gallant, AL).

Children that have completed kindergarten-second grade go to day camp Monday, June 13th -Friday, June 17th. The church will provide transportation to and from each day. Typically we take about 35 children to/from daily for an awesome experience. Friends are welcome to join us. Each year, the church budgets for its families to receive funds to help pay for Sumatanga. Day campers receive $50 towards their cost of camp ($125). Scholarships are available.

Overnight camp is for those children that have completed third-fifth grade. Parents will take their children to camp on Sunday, June 12th and pick them up on Friday, June 17th. Each year, the church budgets for its families to receive funds to help pay for Sumatanga. Overnight campers receive $150 towards their cost of camp; a tiered fee schedule is attached with the application. The tier payment schedule allows parents to choose what works best for them by paying the week camp fee ranging from $370 per camper to $450. Children get the same experience no matter which option the parent chooses. For more information or questions about the fee please email Jamie at Sumatanga, Scholarships are available.

Rising 6th graders: You have another option! Junior High Extreme Adventure Camp June 26th - July 1st! If you are a rising 6th-8th grade student looking for a camp to head to this summer...look no further than Sumatanga's Extreme Adventure Camp. This camp is for anyone who likes outdoor adventure experiences like rock climbing, hiking, lake swims, and more. This camp also offers the best in big group games. On top of all of that, we will be experiencing incredible worship and fellowship in the wonderful atmosphere at Pool Camp! Check out for registration info. The church will pay $150 towards the cost for you should you choose this option. Feel free to contact Drake, director of youth ministries, at the church. Drake will also be leading this camp so it’s great opportunity for your soon-to-be middle schooler to spend some time with Drake and get to know him.

I urge you to go ahead and register your child for camp (I have been told they are not blocking any spots for us). You can do so by paying a $50 non-refundable deposit. You can register by paper or on-line paying with a credit card (yes, on-line is up and working). Feel free to give your paper application and $50 non-refundable deposit to me. I will mail applications I receive. Please be advised if you pay by credit card there is a 4.5% processing fee. For on-line registration or just to see what Sumatanga is about go to Feel free to ask me any questions you have. Trust me I’ve heard them all. Let me ease your mind parents of kindergartners that your children are VERY supervised. This includes swimming! They won’t let your child in the deep end if they can’t pass a swim test. Your child’s safety is VERY important to Sumatanga.

Deep Sea Discovery July 17-21

In Deep Sea Discovery, kids will get to know God is always with them, explore God’s presence in their lives, and serve God by serving others. Through Deep Sea Discovery, kids will grasp that God is with them wherever they go! Bible exploration, hands-on service projects, games, and sea scienc/art will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other, and they’ll leave each day ready to set sail to serve others and tell God’s story.

VBS begins at 5:30 nightly with a Snack Supper and ends at 8 pm. Registration opens Monday, May 16. Open to children entering 4k-5th grade. Family Night is Sunday, July 17th!

Save the Date!

Put these important dates on your calendar!

  • Sunday, May 1st: Church wide Barons Baseball Game
  • June 12th week: Camp Sumatanga rising 1st-6th graders
  • June 27th-June 30th:Music & Arts Camp (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • July 17th-21st: Vacation Bible School (5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)