Welcome to Windcrest United Methodist Church’s Children and Youth Ministries. We welcome all children and families of all shapes, sizes, and make. We strive to be a place where all can come to learn about Jesus Christ and develop a personal relationship with our Lord. We offer many, various opportunities for spiritual growth from infants thru high school. Fun, fellowship and faith for all ages!
Parish Christian Educator
Dawn Crews receives certification
Congratulations are in order for a WUMC staff member. Dawn Crews, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries received her commissioning as a Certified Parish Christian Educator in Kerrville on Saturday, June 23, 2018. This rigorous program involves attending six professional courses held twice per year for 4 days, over a three-year term. Classes are held at Mt. Wesley in Kerrville.
Courses include Worship, Faith Development, Methodist Doctrine and Theology, The Bible and Christian Education, Administration of Christen Education Programs, and Christian Education Theory. Each course is taught by prominent pastors and educators. The program is designed for those who have primary responsibility for the Ministry of Education or Faith Formation in the local church, but with little to no formal training in the field.
8:15am & 11:00am - Nursery care available through age 5.
9:30am - Infant thru 2yrs in room 201
9:30am SUNDAY SCHOOL
JAM (Jesus & Me—2/3yr olds) in room 203
Godly Play (4yr-Kindergarten) in room 309
Godly Play (1st-2nd grade) in room 308
Club 34 (3rd-4th grade) in room 208
O.S.O.M. Tweens (5th –6th grade) in room 307
Youth (7th-12th) in the Youth Space room 105
Our Sunday Nursery offers welcoming, loving and safe childcare for members and visitors while they worship with us on Sunday. ECA- Early Christian Awareness is taught in the nursery.
JAM- Jesus and Me for 2’s and 3’s
Godly Play is a Christian Education approach developed by Jerome W. Berryman. This approach invites children to enter our religious language of Sacred Story, Parable, and Liturgical Action in a serious yet playful way so that we may learn its appropriate use for our lives.
Godly Play is offered to children ages 4 years through 2nd grade on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30.
CLUB 34 (3rd & 4th Grade)
Our 3rd and 4th grade ministry, called Club 34, meets Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30. They are currently studying all 66 books of the Bible! This is appropriate since the third graders received their new Bibles this year. (A long standing tradition at WUMC….Bibles signed and prayed over by the congregation!)
TWEENS (5th and 6th Grade)
Our ministry to pre-teens, grades 5&6, is called O.S.O.M. (Open Spirits Open Minds-pronounced “awesome”) Tweens and meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30. This group enjoys fellowship and Bible study time, as well as participating in service and mission projects throughout the year.
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.
For more information contact Dawn Crews 210-654-0404 ext. 115