We want your family to have a wonderful nursery experience as we partner in your little one’s faith development. Our nursery strives to be a place where each child feels safe and parents feel comfortable leaving their precious little one. The nursery is full of wonderful staff who love working with children. Our ratio of caring adults ensures each child’s needs will be met as he or she begins to discover the wonderful love of Jesus. Thank you for entrusting your little ones with us.
The mission of the children's ministry of First United Methodist is to bring all children in our care to a personal and meaningful relationship with our savior, Jesus Christ, and to be a living example of His love in their lives.
For 6th graders who are not quite ready to join the junior high group, they are welcome to stay in Spark Kids for Sunday School.
Junior High and High School are phases in a student's life where they can discover God, grow deeper in their knowledge of Scripture, build intentional relationships, and live out the calling of KFUMC youth.
We recognize that students are busy and going here and there, so we create fun, engaging environments where students can come together to encounter the Living God and grow as deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
We provide care during the 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 AM worship services for children ages birth through age 3.
The nursery is also available for other church functions during the week such as bible studies and small groups. Please contact the Nursery Coordinator, email@example.com if you have questions regarding childcare availability.
Our nursery rooms are open 15 minutes prior to regular scheduled services, Bible studies, or other on-campus activities. Please pick up your child within 15 minutes after the service or event is over.
Our Nursery is located in Room 100 of the Education Building. (Due to the closure of the Education Building, the nursery is currently in the Children's Ark Building.)
Please send any bottles ready to serve, and please be sure to leave written instructions for any special needs your child may have. Cribs are available for infants who need to sleep.
A peanut-free snack is usually provided for toddlers. Please leave written instructions for any special needs or allergies your child may have.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
If you haven't already done so, our nursery workers will ask you to fill out an information sheet on your child so that we can have one permanently on file.
Check in is required on Sunday mornings for the nursery. There are 2 kiosk stations located on the first floor of the Education Bldg. Please check your child in before they go to the nursery. This process records their attendance and gives them a “ticket” to class and the nursery. A label will print for your child to wear as well as a guardian label. Parents should be ready to show that label if asked by a nursery staff member or classroom leader.
Be sure all of your child’s belongings (bags, blankets, pacifiers, etc.) are labeled. If you need a label for your diaper bag, let us know and we will be happy to provide you with one.
For the safety of all our children, we request that you leave your child with a caregiver at the door rather than coming inside. Tell them goodbye, give a hug, and then leave quickly. Please do not linger.
-Change of clothes
-Disposable diapers or pull-ups
-Plastic bottles or sippy cups
-Please do not bring personal toys or possessions unless it is a “security item” (pacifier, blanket, etc.)
WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO
During hectic pick-up times, a child can very easily slip out of the nursery doors. Please help us keep the door closed at all times for the safety of all our children.
Present your pager at the nursery door and wait for a nursery worker to bring your child and bag to you.
Please do not send older siblings to pick up your child. Our staff is instructed to release nursery children only to their parents, or to another responsible adult or teen designated by you ahead of time.
In order to ensure the safety and health of other babies and workers, please refrain from bringing your child if he/she has any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:
*Runny Nose (anything but clear)
*Symptoms of a communicable disease
Please notify us if your child develops a communicable disease after being in our care so we can notify other parents of exposure.
All toys and surfaces in the nursery will be disinfected after each child’s use.
Our workers use disposable gloves for diaper changes and disinfect the changing table after each use.
Nursery bedding is changed after each use.
Our workers are First Aid and CPR certified.
*We are a Peanut-free Nursery. Please avoid sending snacks from home that contain any peanut products.
Four years - 5th Grade @ 9:30 - 10:30 AM - First Floor of Education Building
Be sure to sign in your child & sign out your child.
Check in is required on Sunday mornings for Sunday School, Children's Church, and Kids Connect. There are 2 kiosk stations located on the first floor of the Education Bldg. Please check your child in before they go to the classrooms. This process records their attendance and gives them a “ticket” to class. A label will print for your child to wear as well as a guardian label. Parents should be ready to show that label if asked by a classroom leader.
CHILDREN'S CHURCH CHANGE OF LOCATION
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Four years - 5th Grade
Due to exciting growth in Children’s Church, we are changing locations!
We are now located in the Education Bldg.
Classroom locations are Room 116 for age 4 yrs to 2nd grades and 3rd to 5th grades in Room 114.
Options for Kids to attend Children’s church:
- Bring your child to the check in stations in the Education Bldg. at 10:30 a.m.
- Kids will dismissed from the 10:30 a.m. worship service and brought to the Ed Bldg.
- Kids will be escorted from Sunday School to the Children’s Church classrooms at 10:30 a.m. Note: When you check your children in for Sunday School, also select Children’s Church so leaders will know they are staying for it.
All kids should be picked up at 11:30 a.m. in the Education Bldg.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Leaves from the 11:30 AM Contemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall
Pick up is at 12:30 PM in Education Building, Room 119
PARENTS: Get on our Forge Parent Communication List:
Activity at the Forge is heating up! This summer we are welcoming upcoming 6th graders to our program. We are looking to light a fire in our students, grades 6-12, for God through relational activities and Christ centered events. We will kick off the summer with a party at LOTH to welcome new students and families to our group as well as introduce Laura Drane (Middle School Ministry Director) and Kendra Thomas (Director of Youth Ministry).
AND THAT’S NOT ALL! WE have an exciting camp this summer open to both middle and high school, called REVIVE, mission/service opportunities and we will be hosting weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings in June and July. Beyond these we are working on big plans for the 2022-2023 school year and summer with our eyes on bigger events and new trips!
We are excited to provide programming for our students year round geared to do one thing, forge disciples of Jesus Christ! From games on the field to lessons in our meeting space (The Forge) all efforts are on winning hearts to Christ. Join us as a volunteer, parent, or student in forging a community where young people are encouraged, empowered and LOVED.
Spark Kids Summer Fun Camp
June 14 to 16
9:30 to 11:30 AM
Grades: K to 2nd (just completed)
9 AM to 2:30 PM
Grades: 3rd to 5th (just completed)
Bright Beginnings Playschool is a ministry of Kerrville First United Methodist Church. Our mission is to bring the children in our care to a personal and meaningful relationship with their savior, Jesus Christ, and to be a living example of His love in their lives.
Coordinator, Jennifer Zaffke
321 Thompson Dr. Kerrville, TX
As a ministry of Kerrville First United Methodist Church, the Children's Ark seeks to care for children and their families through Jesus Christ.
Director of Children's Ark
Sharon Kubenka, M.Ed.
Business Manager Children’s Ark