CCUMC IS CURRENTLY MEETING IN PERSON and ONLINE FOR Ministry
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
Join us in person for our new children’s Sunday school program called Children’s Fellowship on Sundays at 9:00am in the Friendship Room on the first floor. We invite children to come to a safe place where they can enjoy fellowship with others, learn about God, and grow in their faith. We have a brand new curriculum which provides a wonderful way to share the love of God with our children. We will be following safety protocols such as hand-sanitizing, mask wearing, etc. Please be sure your child comes with a mask on each Sunday. Please also remember that we are still unable to provide nursery services.
Our Re-Entering Well Team and church leadership are working on our plan for when in-person nursery services will resume
Our regular children’s ministry information is listed below:
Children are vital and highly valued members of our church family. From Sunday School and worship to the Christmas Pageant and the Easter Egg Hunt, our children are full and active participants in the life of the congregation.
Nursery Care (not currently available)
Two experienced attendants are on duty every Sunday morning to care for infants and toddlers through age 3 in the nursery (Room 212) to the right of the art gallery. The nursery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Childcare is available for other church activities on an as needed basis.
Children and youth who are age 8 or older assist in the traditional worship service as acolytes on a rotating schedule. They wear appropriate robes and lead the processional and recessional. They also light and extinguish the candles on the altar.
Our annual Christmas Pageant is a family event which involves all the children and youth in the church and is open to the public. An annual Easter Egg Hunt held the Saturday before Easter is for children from preschool to grade 5. Older children and youth are invited to help out with games and hiding eggs.
Safe Sanctuary Policy
Chevy Chase United Methodist Church is a Safe Sanctuary. We have adopted an abuse prevention policy for children and youth and have established procedures to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all our children and youth, as well as those who work with children and youth. We follow reasonable safety measures in the selection and recruitment of workers; we implement prudent operational procedures in all programs and events; we educate all our workers with children and youth regarding the use of all appropriate policies and methods (including first aid and methods of discipline); we have a clearly defined procedure for reporting a suspected incident of abuse that conforms to the requirements of state law; and we are prepared to respond to media inquiries if an incident occurs. More details are available in the church office.
A 2-week long program after school lets out in June.