Welcome to Discovery Zone!
The Discovery Zone, is our children and youth area. Located downstairs Discovery Zone can be reached by either the stairs or elevators located at both the front and back entrances.
SUNDAYS IN DISCOVERY ZONE
September — May
Sunday School & Nursery Care
Infants through 12th grade
June — Labor Day
Children’s Program & Nursery
Kindergarten — 6th grade
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 & 4 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.
Kindergarten through 6th grade classrooms are working in What’s In The Bible Curriculum. Their time will be filled with singing, bible lessons, and fun learning activities. Children will attend Children’s Moment in the Sanctuary with their class and leaders, then return back to to Discovery Zone for more exciting learning!
7th – 12th Grade students go deeper into learning with more in depth lessons and discussions 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, 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 3rd – 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 October through May
SUMMERS IN DISCOVERY ZONE
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
By popular demand, Liverpool First has offered the exciting VBS, Mega Sports Camp, during July. We’ve had a great turnout of children from Preschool through 6th grade. The children who’ve joined us have had a great week of learning sports skills from Basketball, cheer and Soccer to Karate while building relationships and learning more about Jesus, the gospel and what it all means.
We are looking forward to another exciting year of VBS this coming summer!
Watch the bulletin for details!
Confirmation to be held early 2020!
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 active members to apply for College Scholarships.
Campership Scholarships applications are for children & youth, of active members who wish to attend one of the UMC summer camps.
Sophie Graze Scholarships are open to active Liverpool First United Methodist Church graduating High School Seniors who wish to advance their education beyond high school.
Eligibility criteria and applications for both are available in April and can be picked up in the Information Area, the church office or call 315–457-5180 to have one mailed to you. Application deadlines, eligibility criteria and guidelines are posted each spring.
WELCOME TO CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES
For more information regarding our Ministry,
contact Director of Education & Family Ministries,
Karen Gloyd at (315) 457‑5180