First Trussville Methodist

Children's Ministry Happenings

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Bazillion Book Drive

Trussville FUMC and other local churches in the North Alabama Conference are teaming up for the Bazillion Book Drive, a NAC initiative to put books in the hands of children birth through 3rd grade living in under-resourced communities.

Statistics show that children not reading by 3rd grade have little chance graduating from high school. In under-resourced communities 80% of children are not reading at grade level! The Bazillion Book Drive initiative wants to help change the lives of these kids.

Our church will be collecting NEW children's books now and throughout May. Collection bins will be located by my office and in the children's building. Book by book we can make a difference.

To learn more about this conference initiative go to: http://www.umcna.org/bazillionbookdrive

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 beth@fumctrussville.com 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!

Wednesday, April 13th 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 kelleynote@gmail.com. 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.

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

https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=31168


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.

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 soon. Deep Sea Discovery is 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.)