Welcome to Discovery Zone!
Discovery Zone, is the children and youth area of our church which is located downstairs and can be reached by either stairs or elevators located at both the front and back entrances.
SUNDAYS IN DISCOVERY ZONE
September - June
Sunday School & Nursery Care
Infants through 12th grade
June - August
Kindergarten - 6th grade
and Nursery Care
Our nursery is staffed during both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services for children up to 36 months old. We have a separate area for tummy time and crawlers to play!
An Infant-Nursing Mother’s room is available for use as needed. Parents can soothe their infants and still watch service. The room is located downstairs near the Gathering room directly next to the elevator. The room offers rocking chairs, a changing table, dim lighting, and a TV quietly broadcasting the service live.
3-year-olds have a transition class which gently transitions them from a nursery setting into a classroom setting by incorporating playtime with Bible story lessons from the Deep Blue Curriculum.
Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms are each working with the Deep Blue Curriculum. Their class time will be filled with singing, bible lessons, and fun learning activities. With exception of the first Sunday of the month, these children will attend Children's Moment in the Sanctuary with their class, then return back to their classrooms
7th – 12th Grade students follow the same Deep Blue curriculum outline with more in depth lessons and discussion as they discover how relevant the bible is to their current lives as they continue to grow their relationships with Christ.
Parents are welcome to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Gathering Room. The Gathering room is located in the center of the Sunday School classrooms!
Safety of our children is a top priority
For the safety of all children, we use an ID system for all children from infant to 6th grade. Parents/guardians receive an ID tag to be used to pick up their children at the end of Sunday School. Safe Sanctuary policies are followed.
All children are required to have an adult complete a registration form on their behalf. This forms allows us to know who is responsible for picking up the child and provides a contact number in case you are needed during service time.
In the unlikely event of an emergency where the church is evacuated, the pick-up zone for children is the sidewalk behind the very back parking lot (Hazel Street) Children will remain with their Leaders until checked-out.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN DISCOVERY ZONE
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Grades 1st – 6th
DELTA stands for
Disciples Equipped for Life Transformation and Action
DELTA helps to assist the churched and unchurched children:
- enter into a personal relationship with Jesus and develop confidence in using the bible to gain knowledge about God's will and apply it to life to form strong healthy relationships.
- grow in all aspects of their life - physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual.
During our Wednesday Night DELTA program, students in grades 1st through 6th join together to have fun learning relevant scriptures, new skills, new games, to make new friends, all while earning awards and having fun.
DELTA students and their family are welcome to join us at 6pm for a light dinner before DELTA meets. If you like, bring a dish to share.
The DELTA program runs from Late September through the end of May
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Mega Sports Camp - Conquer the Day!
July 10-14 2017
6:00 - 8:30
Mega Sports Camp returns with a new theme, Conquer The Day! Conquer The Day shows kids how to be superheroes through the choices they make every day in sports and in life. Through both sports stories and Bible stories about David, kids will discover how to practice with purpose, listen to leaders, remember to recharge, compete with courage, and skip the shortcuts. Fun music, MEGA mascot, sports training, and relationship-building small groups round out a great way to introduce kids to a God who loves them.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 for VBS campers and their family.
We are excited to offer Mega Sports Camp again this year and look forward to seeing returning friends and meeting new ones as we come together to Conquer The Day! Call to register today! 315-457-5180
Congratulations to the Confirmation Class of 2017!
Confirmation is a time when young adults explore what they have been taught at home and church about being a Christian. Through a process involving reading, discussion and hands on experiences, teens discover how to define what and why they believe.
& COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Through generous donations and ongoing fundraising, Liverpool First United Methodist Church offers opportunities for our members to apply for college Scholarships for those continuing their education as well as Campership scholarships for children & youth wishing to attend one of the UMC summer camps.
Application deadlines, eligibility criteria and guidelines are posted each spring.
Applications for Sophie Graze scholarships are now closed!
Sophie Graze Scholarships are open to active members of the Liverpool First United Methodist Church who wish to advance their education beyond high school. Eligibility criteria and applications are available in the main church office or call 315-457-5180 to have one mailed to you. Applications for 2018-2019 will be available in April.
WELCOME TO CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES
For more information regarding our Ministry, contact the Director of Education & Family Ministries,
Karen Gloyd at (315) 457-5180