SUNDAY SERVICES

Traditional Worship Service 

8:30am & 11:00am

C3 Contemporary Worship Service

8:45am & 11:00am

Sunday School 9:45am

Wednesday Night Activities 5:00pm

ADDRESS
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

334-347-3467

217 South Main Street
Enterprise, AL 36330

secretary@efumc.com

Monday: 8am-4pm

Tuesday: 8am-4pm

Wednesday: 8am-4pm

Thursday: 8am-4pm

Financial Assistance available 8:30am-11:30am

Friday: 8am-12pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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To Know,
Grow, and Show
the Love of Jesus

At Enterprise First United Methodist Church we recognize that children are our most precious gift from God.  Based on our insight and understanding of how children learn and grow, you will find many opportunities for the children to know, grow and show the love as Jesus' disciple.

We offer a variety of programs to encourage each child’s spiritual growth, while developing 

their gifts and talents, so that each and every child stands firm in their faith.

To Know Christ and Make Him Known

Vision: To Know, Grow, and Show the Love of Jesus

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT EFUMC

Advice For Parents during Worship

  • Sit near the front of the service, where children can see and feel included in what is happening.

  • If possible, seat children with adults between them.

  • Introduce your children to those sitting nearby.

  • Go through the bulletin, locating songs, readings and any special happenings.

  • Encourage children to participate in the offering by sharing their own money and by placing the family’s offering in the plate.

  • Children learn “worship etiquette” as they participate in worship. Feel free to whisper words of instruction and encouragement.

  • Remember it is difficult for a young child to sit still for long.

  • Enjoy holding your child on your lap or allow them to kneel and use the pew or chair as a desk.

  • Feel comfortable allowing your child to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

  • Nursery care for children ages 3 and under is available during all worship services.

  • Children ages 3-kindergarten will be invited to attend Children’s Church prior to the sermon.

  • Children’s worship notes and bags are available at the front of the Sanctuary or near the Connect Center of the Fellowship Hall.

Nursery Ministry (3yrs & Under)

Offered During All Sunday Services (8:30/8:45/11:00) and Weekly Activities Located in Room 110-A

Your child will know from an early age that God loves and cares for them through all the love and nurturing that our staff shows the children during all four worship services and mid-week ministries. Cradle Nursery is for infants and toddlers, up to 3 years located in room A-110A of the MDO Building.

Children's Church (3yrs to 1st Grade)

Offered During Sunday Services (8:30/8:45/11:00) Located in Room 113-A

In Children’s Church our 3’s through Kindergarten experience worship music and hear exciting Bible stories through crafts and activities in a large group setting. Your child will develop their ability to know God's word and that they are a Child of God.
Children’s Church is available during both of the C3 services and the Traditional services for children ages 3 years – Kindergarten in room A-113 of the MDO Building. On Communion Sundays (the 1st Sunday of each month), there will be no Children’s Church to allow children to experience Communion with their family.

*All children will be taken to their Sunday School class unless picked up first by a parent or guardian.

Sunday School (Preschool to 6th Grade)

Offered During Sunday School Hour (9:50 - 10:50) 

*We use the Deep Blue curriculum for preschool through 3rd grade. Deep Blue incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. Your child will learn to proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and love our neighbors.

*Our tweens study from the “Connect” curriculum from Spark House Publisher. The kids spend an hour engaged in God’s big story through videos, Bible exploration, and hands-on projects.

Confirmation Class (typically 6th and 7th Graders)

Offered During Sunday School Hour (9:50 - 10:50) 

Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation. We invite 6th graders-7th graders to participate in the Confirmation Journey. This will be a great opportunity for you to ask some questions about our church, about being Methodist, and most importantly, about being a follower of Jesus Christ. Classes are held during the Sunday school hour throughout the year. 

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY & WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER

Wednesdays August through May 3:00pm-5:00pm & Wednesday Night Supper 5:00pm-6:00pm

For Preschool to 6th Grade

Built on the foundational scripture Luke 2:52… and Jesus grew in wisdom and

stature, and in favor with God and man. 

 

Wonderful Wednesday meets every Wednesday during the school year following the Enterprise City Public school calendar. The first Wonderful Wednesday will begin on the first full week of school and will end on the 3rd week of May.The kids will be taught God's word in an engaging, memorable and fun way through variety of media and activities. We connect God's word through different Bible stories and how they can relate to everyday life.  We also focus on building a solid foundation that teaches God's truths on wisdom, faith and friendships.

Children are divided into three groups for afternoon rotations of:

Snack

Bible Story

Music

Recreation

Arts and Crafts

Mission Projects

Bible Science

 

Transportation & Drop Off: Kindergarten through 6th grade students will be transported from Enterprise City Schools to the church by EFUMC buses. For Preschoolers, parent drop off begins at 3:00.

Pick-up for ALL children is at 5:00. 1st-6th grade can be picked up at the Family Life Center. Preschooler's can be picked up in the Mom's Day Out building. Kindergartners' can be picked up in the Youth building.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Children's Ministry hosts several annual events each year. Make sure to see the events calendar for specific dates, times and details.

BLUE LAKE RETREAT:

When: January 31s 
Who: 3rd - 5th graders
What: Grab your friends and come enjoy your favorite camp activities, great Bible studies, and more - at your favorite camp - in the winter! Early bird registration ends around 2nd week in December. Registration will continue through end of January. Registration is required and scholarships are available and due before early bird pricing deadline. 
How Much: $125 for campers ($115 early bird pricing)

EASTER CELEBRATION:

When: Typically the Sunday Before Holy Week Begins

Who: For all ages! 

What: A special celebration for Children and parents in anticipation of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

How Much: FREE

CHILDREN'S CELEBRATION SUNDAY

When: TBD

Who: For Kindergarten to 6th Graders

What: An exciting Sunday full of growth. 

How Much: FREE

Vacation Bible School "TO MARS AND BEYOND!"

When: June 10-13  8:30am - 12:00pm  &  FAMILY NIGHT June 13  at 6pm

Who: 4 year olds to 6th graders

What: To Mars and Beyond VBS invites Voyagers of all ages on a space travel adventure to explore where God's power can take them! Along the journey, Voyagers discover a new realm of possibilities as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God!

How Much: FREE

Summer Missions (See more info below!)

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat

When: October 2019

Who: For all ages! 

What: Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Enjoy Trunk or Treat, games, activities, and inflatables for the kids. 

How Much: FREE

Angel Tree

When: mid November to December 2019

Who: For all ages! 

What: Helping children for over 30 years. Founded in 1982 by an ex-prisoner who witnessed firsthand the strained relationship between prisoners and their children. Angel Tree has grown to become the largest national outreach specifically for the children of prisoners. As a participant, you will choose an "angel" from the tree and purchase needs and gifts for those children listed for Christmas. Angel Tree Children will be hosted at the church on a special night with a Nativity play and refreshments on December.

How Much: Varies based on participation

Children's Nativity Play

When: December 2019

Who: Pre-k to 6th Graders

What: For 3 years through 6th grade. Each child will participate in a part of the Nativity play. Parts include, animals present at the birth of Christ (donkeys, sheep, cows, etc.) Mary and Joseph (typically 6th graders), the three kings and their camels, Baby Jesus, Shepherds, Angels, and of course the Star. This is a delightful experiences for all ages and an exciting tradition at EFUMC. 

If your child would like to participate, please register under the events tab

How Much: FREE

SUMMER MISSIONS & MINISTRIES

CHILDREN'S SUMMER MISSIONS 

MISSION MONDAYS:

During the summer months, kids 1st- 6th grade will meet at the church office at 9:15am and return approximately at 10:30am, to participate in mission experiences, with the opportunity to share the love of God with people in the community.

2019 DATES: June 24th, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22, & 29th
-Bingo with the Nursing Home
- Helping at the S.O.S animal shelter

-AND MORE

PRESCHOOL MISSIONS:

Children, 3 years of age to Kindergraten will meet in the Youth Fellowship Hall from

10:00am to 12pm. The kids will learn how to show and spread God's love by doing

various activities for others.
2019 DATES: July 15th, 22nd, & 29th

Safety at EFUMC:

Your child’s safety and security is the most important thing to us. We abide by Safe Sanctuaries policies. This requires that all workers and volunteers are background checked. We also us a volunteer security team to insure that your child will be in the best care possible.

DOWNLOAD Safe Sanctuary Covenant Here:

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES CONTACT

Judene Fluker 

Children's Ministry Director

Children@efumc.com

OR

Milesa Eagan 

Assistant Children's Director

Milesa@efumc.com

know

Grow

Show

LOVE