Children’s Ministries

At FUMC Coppell, we believe in upholding children as sacred gifts from God. We teach children that Christ calls all of us, no matter how old we are, to serve others in God’s love. Below are a few of the Children’s Ministries annual events.  We look forward to seeing you at these events, either as a participant, or a volunteer, or both!

Spring

Children’s/Stringfellow Sunday

This is an annual national day of advocacy for children that FUMC Coppell highlights in the spring. 2018 date is April 8.

Summer

summer camps brochure

We offer a variety of camps during the summer. Download our brochure highlighting all available summer camp activities

Vacation Bible School

VBS 2018 – At Rolling River Rampage VBS, kids will find adventure, acceptance, joy, rest and peace! Come experience the ride of a lifetime with God.

Who:     Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Preschool and nursery care is provided if a parent is volunteering during VBS.
When:   June 11-14,  9 a.m. – Noon
Cost:  $20.

 Click here to download registration form.

Click here to download Adult Volunteer form.

Click here to download Preschool/Nursery Care form (if volunteering at least 3 days).

Click here to download Youth Volunteer form.

 

Little Lights Shine Camp

Preschoolers, ages 2-5, now have a special camp just for them. We want to make our “little lights” feel like they have camp options just like the “big kids.” Little Lights Shine is designed to give kids just the right amount of learning and fun to make them want to come back again and again. Each age level will be taught by qualified teachers, with most from our very own Stringfellow School.  Contact Kathy Braem at kbraem@fumccoppell.org with questions.

Each week will have a different theme and registration is required. Participants may attend as many weeks as desired. Supply fees are included in registration.

Who:    Children, age 2 to 5 years
When:  Week One: June 11-14, Week Two: June 18-21, Week Three: July 9-12, Week Four: July 16-19
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost:    Age 2: $105, Age 3: $115, Age 4: $120, Age 5: $130

Click here to download a registration form.

 

sports camp

Triumph Sports is a Christ-centered camp that uses sports as a means to help spread the Gospel. This program includes basketball, soccer, flag football, and may include other fun games like capture the flag, Ultimate Frisbee, kickball, and dodgeball.

Who:   Children, ages 5 – 12
When: After VBS Sports Camp: June 11-14, Noon – 4 p.m.
Cost:    $85

When:  Sports Camp: June 18-21, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost:     $75

Register online at triumphsports.com.

dodgeball camp

Triumph Sports is a Christ-centered camp that uses sports as a means to help spread the Gospel. This camp that features lots of dodgeball in many different forms. Kids learn throwing, catching, and dodging, as well as basic dodgeball strategy. We end the week with a big dodgeball tournament on the last day. We only use 6” and 7” Rhino-skin dodgeballs.

Who:      Children, ages 5 – 12
When:   July 23-26, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost:       $75

Register online at triumphsports.com.

Big MAC (Music and Arts Camp)

A wonderful week of music and fun held in August. The camps includes singing, doing art projects, playing games, and enjoying recreation and refreshments. Participants (3rd-6th grades) will learn a musical.

Who:     Children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade
When:   July 30 – August 2, 9 a.m. –  Noon
Cost:      $25.

Registration opens in June.


fall

The Created by God Seminar for 5th and 6th grade students is led by Kathy Braem, the Children’s minister at FUMC Coppell, who is a trained and certified facilitator of Created by God in the North Texas UMC Conference.

This important seminar will focus on God’s gift of human sexuality from a Christian perspective. God created humankind and declared it was good. Come learn why our bodies changing can be such a wonderful experience. Created by God thoroughly addresses the basics of growth and sexual development.
 
2018 date TBA. Questions? Contact Kathy Braem at kbraem@fumccoppell.org.

Advent

Family Advent Adventure 

This inter-generational hands-on experience allows participants to come immerse themselves in preparing for Christ’s birth. 2018 dates TBD.

Christmas Eve Pageant

On December 24, at our 4 p.m. Christmas Eve service, all children Kindergarten-5th grade are invited to participate with traditional costumes for all, we share the story of the birth of the Christ child through music, Scripture and song. This simple service is a perfect way to prepare our children for the birth of Jesus Christ. Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate in the pageant as an angel or shepherd.