Children's ministry

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*VBS Information

This year we will NOT be hosting VBS.  I had the opportunity to present the Amazing Chemistry Show in April as a big community outreach event.  This along with renovations on our nursery rooms led to the decision on no VBS. 

                            Don’t WORRY!  VBS will be happening JUNE 2019!  See you then!

                            Until then, you are invited to join us on Sunday mornings:  

                            Traditional services 8:30 & 10:50

                           Modern Worship 10:50                                                                                                                                         Small groups for ALL ages  9:40 – 10:40
                            Nursery provided for infants - 5 yr olds

Flat Jesus Adventures Summer Fun

                Children will decorate their very own Flat Jesus on Sunday, June 3.  We know that Jesus is with us every moment of every day.  This summer I want the kids to physically take Jesus with them on all of their adventures, whether it be to the grocery store, camping, a plane ride, or simply playing in the backyard.  I want you to document in pictures the adventures your child is taking with Jesus each day this summer.

              Share them with me:  Facebook pages – Where in the world is Jesus today?  - OR -  FUMC Children’s Ministry

                                                     Instagram -  canyonseekers

                                                     Tag it - #canyonjesusadventure



The Armor of God Summer Sunday School Series

June 10 – August 26, 9:40 – 10:40, 3’s – 5’s in room 116,  k-6th in room 203

                3’s – 6th graders will begin the summer as a squire and work their way through Ephesians 6:10-20 learning what it takes to be a fully armored knight for Christ.  We will discuss each piece of armor, why it is important and how it helps us in our daily lives.

                Each week the kids will participate in “Prayer and Praise”, “Power Practice with God”, “Sword Tournaments”, “Jousting Practice” and an “Armor Activity”. They will start as a “squire”, a knight in training and will become “Sir”, a “Knight in Christ”.

As the director of children’s ministry here at FUMC Canyon I am so excited you are checking out our activities for the children in your life.


– the name chosen to describe our children’s ministry.
     As a follower of Christ, we are all called to be SEEKERS.  Psalm 105:4 tells us to “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face always in all things.”  We are called to be disciples and to transform hearts and lead others to Christ and teach them to seek God.  We strive to teach the children who come through our doors a solid, scriptural foundation they can use every day as they seek out a personal relationship with Jesus.  You and your child are personally invited to join us in this transformation into great Disciples of Christ.  As you continue to read this page, you will find a variety of activities for your child that we offer regularly to support the task God has set before us.

Please have a peace of mind knowing that we set standards very high for our leaders, volunteers, and nursery staff.  Your child will be cared for and nurtured by adults who have hearts for children, hearts for God, possess clear background checks, and pass our Safe Sanctuary training.  These last two provide the physical safety for you and your child. We constantly strive to provide to best we can offer!

Kid’s Kingdom

Sunday Morning

Sunday School 9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Scripture based lessons and activities for children 3 years old – 6th grade.  Nursery provided for infants – toddlers.
Nursery is provided during worship services for children 5 years and younger.  We encourage and welcome children in the sanctuary for worship.


Meet weekly on Wednesday evenings-during school year 6:15-7:30

      infants – 35 mos


3 & 4 year olds

(pre-k age group and 5’s not yet in kindergarten)


Kindergarten -1st grade


2nd – 4th grade


5th-6th grade

Club 56

SEEKERS:  Wednesday activities
     Wednesday evenings offer fun Christ-centered fellowship for kids of all ages.  Each week the kids will engage in activities that encourage and challenge them to live each day as Christ would have us do.  They will experience the love of Christ through fellowship, prayer, and missions.  Excitement and the adventures of being a disciple will be discovered through games, science, and serving.

Is a group that provides this age group with life applicable lessons that are written specifically for them.  At this age, kids are so impressionable and they begin to seek out who they are and what they want in life.  We focus on every day living and what God expects from us.  We also have loads of fun with arts and crafts, drama, with games and fellowship.  The kids learn how to serve and help others with a servant’s heart while being in fellowship with Christ in the center.

3rd Grade Bible Study
The 3rd graders have a special study designed to teach them how to use their Bible and at the same time exploring the Old Testament. This is held during the spring semester at 5:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.

4th Grade Bible Study
The 4th graders will continue to learn about the Bible during the fall semester by exploring the New Testament.  This is held at 5:00 pm Wednesday evenings. 

5th Grade Worship/Armor of God Study
The 5th graders spend approximately 8 weeks studying the armor of God, the Methodist hymnal, and what it means to worship and responsibilities of worship leaders.  The study is offered to all 5th graders in the fall Sunday evenings at 5:30.

6th Grade Confirmation
The 6th graders will go through an eight-week confirmation study that teaches the main tenets of our faith while strengthening their beliefs and relationship with Jesus Christ.  A t the end of their study they will be confirmed into the church. The study will be from 10:10-11:00am on Sunday's during the spring semester.

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Your child is a child of God and I invite them to join us.  All adults are welcome to sit in with us as well as participate as a leader/volunteer.  I’m always looking to add new faces to our children’s ministry team.

For more information about our Children's Ministry please contact Kim Hopson, Director of Children's Ministries.