Trussville Methodist Kids Ministry

Week of 2.4.2018

Save the Date!

  • Care & Share February 18 Packing Care Packages for Children at TEAM
  • Sunday, March 4 @8:30/11:00 Worship Services Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
  • Week of March 11 Spring Consignment Sale
  • Sunday, April 15 Family Outing at the Birmingham Barons
  • Week of June 10 Sumatanga week for all rising 1st through 6th graders
  • Week of June 25 Music & Arts Camp
  • Week of July 16 Mega Sports Camp: Team Spirit

Wednesday Night LIVE 6:15 pm

Wednesday,February 7th children's/youth/Adult Bible study activities NEW TIME: 6:15pm-7:15pm! This includes Nursery, Preschool and Elementary age.

Elementary students will meet in the GYM for our series “Lights, Camera, Action!”. Kids are learning how to pull Biblical truths out of any movie and apply them to their lives. Topics covered in the series will include: jealousy, integrity, friendship, persistence, and encouragement. We are watching movie clips from classic kids movies each week. Kids will have fun learning with games, movie/lesson, and group discussion. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need at least one additional volunteer to assist the next few Wednesday nights. You can pick a night at this link:

Our focus Wednesday is PERSISTENCE, Peter and John continually preached the Good News. Our movie clip comes from Finding Nemo. Kids will learn we should never give up on pursuing God.

Preschoolers: Preschoolers will enjoy a Bible lesson, an art activity, and center play.




Fifth grade small group meets Sunday, February 11th from 6-7 pm their room.

We will continue our series on choosing our friends wisely. Preteens often believe that making friends mean they must work to fit in. Popularity lures them into acting differently and doing things they might not otherwise do. It’s important for kids this age to learn that God doesn’t call us to fit in with the general population—he wants us to stand out for him!

REMEMBER our 5th grade retreat Exit456 March 10-11 at Camp Sumatanga. What is Exit456? It’s a gathering of tweens from the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist church. Every Tween is searching for identity. Many will look to their peers or pop culture to define who they are, but that never leads us to our true identity. Tweens need to be reminded that they are created in the image of God, loved and valued by God, and given a new identity through faith in Christ.

Cost is $25 each and includes lodging overnight, 3 meals, snacks, and a t-shirt. We leave Friday, March 10th around 4:30pm (we will take a church bus) and we will return Saturday, March 11th around 4pm.

I can promise you that your 5th grader will LOVE this event! Talk to middle schoolers that have attended in the past. Lots of great music & worship, talks from many youth and children’s leaders in our conference, crazy games, and more. Please let me know if your 5th grader will be attending. They are welcome to invite a 5th grade friend.

Preschool Brainstorming this Sunday at 3:30pm

Preschool brainstorming session is this Sunday, February 11, 3:30 PM in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome as we brainstorm new ideas for preschool.



MOVE BUILD GROW is for kids in preschool and elementary school. Nursery is available. Children will meet in the children's building: Nursery/Preschool downstairs and Elementary age upstairs. Aftercare for nursery and preschool age children only is available until 7 pm.

Our first series for elementary-agers is WINTER GAMES (think Olympics). Kids are in age-based small groups rotating through Games, Drama/Music, and Bible/Devotion. This week kids will learn that we can trust God to lead us to victory no matter how difficult the challenge we face may be.

“All who take part in the games train hard. They do it to get a crown that will not last. But we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIRV)

Our mission project (see Peanut Butter & Jelly Time below) will take us on a field trip to TEAM on Sunday, February 25th. Bring a friend!

Preschoolers will have separate activities that will include music, Bible story, crafts, and center play.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Time

On your marks, get set, go!

Children's Ministry is holding a competition for ALL children in Preschool - 5th grade!! We are collecting Peanut Butter & Jelly for TEAM (Trussville Ecumenical Assistive Ministry) through the end of February.

Each Sunday and Wednesday children are asked to bring Peanut Butter & Jelly to their classroom. The group that brings the most by February 25th will have Pizza Party!!

The 3 children that bring in the most will be recognized in a special awards ceremony on Sunday, March 4th during the 8:30 a.m. service!

Remind Texting for Children's Ministry

Hey all! I want to do the best job communicating to everyone what's going on in children's ministry. To stay connected I'm asking everyone to join our Remind group via text. Please join us by texting @k2374 to 81010 to stay updated on the latest for children's ministry.

Music Opportunities for Children, Youth and Adults

There is a place for everyone in the Music Ministry at Trussville FUMC. No previous experience is needed. Loving God and wanting to spread the love of Jesus to the world are all that is necessary...everything else that you need to know can be learned during rehearsals. Check out the opportunities below and talk to Kelley Clegg Neal to become one of the Music Ministry Team.

For Children & Youth

Melody Handchimes—1st & 2nd Grades, meets Wednesday, 3:45 – 4:15 in the Handbell Room

Harmony Handchimes—3rd Grade-Youth, meets Wednesday, 4:15—4:50 in the Handbell Room

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir—1st – 5th Grades & Youth, meets Wednesday, 5:00 – 5:30 pm in the Chancel Choir room. We are starting a musical play with the working title of “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” to be presented sometime during Lent.

For Adults

Chancel Choir—meets Wednesday, 6:00 pm in the Choir Room

Jubilant Ringers—meets Wednesday, 7:30 pm in the Handbell Room

Melody Makers—new Handbell ensemble, meets Wednesday 10:00 am (yes, this is a morning rehearsal) in the Handbell Room