ACOLYTES 

If you are in 3rd through 6th grade, you are encouraged to participate in this important ministry. It’s a great way for kids to help during worship and to learn how “church” works!

Children who are in the 3rd/4th/5th or 6th grades are encouraged to participate in the Acolyte program. These are the children who carry the light into the Sanctuary at the beginning of the each worship service and help the pastors with Holy Communion. This is an exciting way for children to learn the order of worship and to be an important member of the worship team. Acolyte Academy is held twice a year.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL -July 9th-13th, 2018
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Vacation Bible School is an event of fun involving Bible stories, lessons, recreation, snacks, crafts, music, and more for children age 4 and up. We offer this to the surrounding community at no cost because we believe it is an important outreach ministry helping to make young disciples of Jesus Christ.


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BACK TO SCHOOL SERVICE - 2018 Date TBD
Annual Backpack Blessings and Sundae Sunday Teacher Installation. All children and youth bring their backpacks. 


PARENTS OF THIRD GRADERS - 2018 Date TBD
A letter will be mailed to the parents with details about this event. This event is just for those children entering the 3rd grade. As you know, WUMC has a long standing tradition of presenting our 3rd graders Bibles in September. 


PUMPKIN PATCH -Pumpkins arrive September 24, 2017 @ 2pm

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CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS
It is a tradition at Windcrest UMC for the children to do a Christmas pageant each year. Sometimes it’s traditional with Christmas Carols and sometimes a lively, upbeat production. Regardless- everyone is blessed by the event and each year’s performance is the best one ever!


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HOLIDAYS AND FUN 
Each year, the Children & Youth  Ministries team looks for new and innovative ways to fill the needs of young children and their parents. This year is no exception. Some of our annual programs: Shrove Tuesday Celebration, Children’s Palm Processional, Family Easter Events, Sundae Sunday, Back Pack Blessings, Third Grade Bible Presentation, Children’s Sabbath, Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Angel Breakfast (4-year-olds only!) Advent Workshop, Hanging of the Chrismons, Trunk-or-treat and so much more!

YOUTH MINISTRY
The middle & high school years are vital in training students to be disciples of Jesus. Statistically, 60% of people leave the church after high school. That means that traditionally the church hasn’t done a good job of communicating the Gospel to teens and creating a legacy of disciples that is multigenerational. WUMC Youth Ministry is focused on helping parents equip your people between 7th-12th grade to be disciples of Jesus by clearly communicating the Gospel, creating an environment of worship, and connecting teens to the community within Windcrest UMC.

For more information please contact  Dawn Crews