AFUMC Weekday Preschool Press

December 2019

Preschool Christmas Program: Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11:30 am in the Sanctuary

Please join us in the AFUMC Sanctuary for our annual Christmas Program! Parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends are all welcome to come for this special tradition!

All preschool classes participate in the program with the exception of the Caterpillars, Butterflies, Honeybees, and Young 2s. The program will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4th and Thursday, December 5th at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Program Schedule by Class:

Wednesday, Dec. 4th:

Mrs. Gay (3 Day 2s)

Mrs. Amy (3 Day 2s)

Mrs. Dorrie (5 Day 2s)

Mrs. Jennie (3 Day 3s)

All Pre K Classes

Thursday, Dec. 5th:

Mrs. Marsha (5 Day 2s)

Mrs. Libby (5 Day 3s)

Mrs. Mary (5 Day 3s)

All Pre K Classes

Upcoming Events at AFUMC -- All are Invited to Attend!

The Gingerbread Nativity

We invite our families, parents and children (birth through grade 4) together, to kick off the holidays with a gathering to celebrate and explore the nativity. We will have games, crafts, and food for all. When we play together, we belong together, and we are better together! Please join us THIS SUNDAY, November 24, in Hancock Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m. as we celebrate the birth of Jesus: the reason for the season! There is no cost to participate, but please register online as soon as possible to help us prepare!

Contact: Katie Ryan, AFUMC Children's Ministry Director, at

Advent Family Gathering

What is the greatest gift of all? Is it a shiny new bike, or maybe a ball?
On the first day in the month of December, we'll join together for a time to remember.
"It came without ribbons; it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags."
Come for the music! Come for the food! Come for the people and the festive mood!
We'll gather for pancakes, we'll make a neat craft. Maybe we'll sigh, and we'll definitely laugh.
We'll sing and we'll worship- what fun it will be- as we learn of the gift that came for you and me.

Join us on December 1 in Hancock Hall for our annual Advent Family Gathering. Breakfast from Mama's Boy will be served from 8:30-9:30 a.m., followed by Family Worship from 10:00-10:30 a.m. Live music and a family craft will take place throughout the morning. Please register online by November 25.


Sarah Lawing

Katie Ryan

AFUMC Christmas Eve Service Led by Children's Choirs

Our 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service is designed especially for children and their families. This service takes place in the church sanctuary and lasts about an hour. The AFUMC children's choirs will be leading the family-friendly service, and nursery care will be also be available for those who need it for younger children. No pre-registration is needed.

Registration Begins in January for the 2020-2021 School Year

Weekday Preschool will begin accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, January 6th. Forms will be available online and in hard copy at the preschool reception desk. Priority deadlines are as follows:

  • Currently Enrolled Families: Friday, January 17
  • Church Member Families: Friday, January 24
  • General registration: Friday, January 31
  • Notification of Acceptance/Class Placement by Friday, February 7

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis giving priority to the groups listed above in that order. Please visit our website for more information on classes and age requirements.


Mon - Fri, Nov 25-29: No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Mon., Dec. 2: Tuition Due (payment 5 of 9)

Wed., Dec 4 & Thurs., Dec. 5: Christmas Program in the sanctuary at 11:30

Mon., Dec 16 through Fri., Jan 3 No School; Christmas Break

May this time be filled with the blessings of Christmas for your family!

Mon., Jan 6, 2020: School Resumes

Tuition Reminder

Tuition Amounts by # Days per week your child attends:

2 days per week: $190

3 days per week: $226

4 days per week: $284

5 days per week: $295

December Tuition is due December 1. This will be installment #5 of 9 due to the preschool for the 2019-2020 school year.

January 2020 tuition is due by Monday, January 6th. This is installment #6 of 9.

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