First Trussville Methodist

Children's Ministry Happenings

CREATION: Music & Arts Camp

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.

Wednesday, May 11TH 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

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.

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. Look for the collection bin in front of John Wesley. Book by book we can make a difference.

To learn more about this conference initiative go to:

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! Hands-on service projects, games, and sea science 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. Open to children entering 4k-5th grade. WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS.

Register your children and to volunteer at

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). I urge you to go ahead and register your child for camp. 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

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.

Save the Date!

Put these important dates on your calendar!

  • 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.)