Childrens Ministries

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Children's Ministries

Children's Ministry Vision Statement

 Unity Presbyterian Church: a nurturing environment where children and their families experience God in all areas of the life of the church & are empowered to live as disciples of Christ.

Our Guiding Principles:
a. We believe that God loves all people and calls us to do the same
b. We believe in establishing a Christ centered foundation for children and their families
c. We believe that, as followers of Christ, we are always growing, learning, & serving
d. We believe in fostering relationships that lead to a greater sense of community
e. We believe the church is a safe place that is welcoming & inclusive

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Children's Programs on Sunday Mornings

Nursery


The Unity Nursery is designed to provide a safe and loving environment for babies and young children while their parents are participating in Worship, Sunday School and some special events. We provide nursery care during both the 8:45 am and 11:00 am Worship Services and during Sunday School (10:00 am – 10:45 am) on Sunday mornings. We also provide nursery for various special services and events on an as needed basis.

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If you have any questions about our Nurseries, please contact our Nursery Coordinator, Lauren Lochel.

Nursery Volunteers

Interested in volunteering to serve in our nursery? Login to our website here to search volunteer opportunities. Put “Nursery” in the box near the top left and click “Find Opportunities”. Click on “Nursery Volunteers” and note the list of opportunities available. To find out more about any particular choice, click on it. To volunteer, click “I’m Interested”. Contact Lauren Lochel at Nursery@UnityFortMill.org for more information.

 Volunteers are typically scheduled on a quarterly basis.

New Baby Welcoming Team


We believe in celebrating each new baby at Unity. Our New Baby Welcoming Team welcomes new babies by delivering rose and a special gift to the new parents. We also coordinate with the Food Teams to provide a meal for the family when a new baby arrives.

Interested in volunteering? Login to our website here to search volunteer opportunities. Put “New Baby” in the box near the top left and click “Find Opportunities”. Click on “New Baby Welcome” and note the list of opportunities available. To find out more about any particular choice, click on it. To volunteer, click “I’m Interested”. Contact Lauren Lochel at Nursery@UnityFortMill.org for more information.

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Children In Worship

After the children’s message during both worship services, children who are 4 (before September 1) through 1st grade are invited to participate in a special worship opportunity. Children in Worship is a special place where children can come to encounter God, be still with God, listen to God and nurture their spiritual life. CIW is located in Room M206.

CIW Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering to serve in Children in Worship, login to our website here to search volunteer opportunities. Put “Children in Worship” in the box near the top left and click “Find Opportunities”. Click on “Children in Worship” and note the list of volunteer opportunities available. To find out more about any particular choice, click on it. To volunteer, click “I’m Interested”. Contact Melissa Dye at CIW@UnityFortMill.org for more information.

Looking for the CIW Schedule? Click HERE.

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Children's Sunday School
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Age appropriate Sunday school is offered each week for children 2 and up at 10:00 am. A nursery is provided for those younger than two. A team of caring adults leads each class. We seek to provide a place where children feel they belong and are important to the life of the church. In Sunday school, children learn through Bible stories and related activities. Sunday school is a place where children experience the love of Jesus Christ and learn ways to share his love with others.

Schedule:
2 year olds – Room S103 – “Wee Children @ Church”
3 year olds – Room S102 – “God Loves Me”
4K/5K – Room M203 – “Seasons of the Spirit”
1st G/2nd G- Room M205 – “Feasting on the Word”
3rd G/4th G - Room M208 – “Feasting on the Word”
5th G - Room M204 – “Feasting on the Word”

Please contact Kathryn McGregor if you need more information.


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Sunday Night Live Children's Programs

Worship & Sacraments


Worship & Sacraments is a parent/child class offered during Sunday Night Live each fall. Children in 2nd grade or older, if they have not ever participated, are invited to bring a parent for this 5 week class that uses interactive activities to expose children to the language of the sanctuary, the structure and meaning behind the parts of worship, and the wonder and mystery of the sacraments of baptism and communion. This class also offers parents many resources to use with their children as they continue to guide their children in actively participating in worship with our family of faith.

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Learning to Use My Bible


"Learning to Use My Bible" is offered during Sunday Night Live each fall to 3rd graders. This 5 week class uses interactive activities to help children navigate the Bible by learning about the types of literature in the Bible, finding book, chapter and verse, and exploring how the Bible came to be. Children will be more comfortable using their Bible in worship, Sunday school and at home to read the stories of our faith and grow in discipleship after participating in this program.

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Growing Christians:  GC's


Who are we?   
We are 4th and 5th grade members of Unity Presbyterian Church.
You are welcome to bring friends who are not members.
We have members who attend all the elementary schools in the Fort Mill/Indian Land area, as well as some private schools…you’ll know someone and you’ll make new friends!!!

What is our purpose? 
We are seeking to build strong relationships with Christ at the center.
We will build strong relationships with each other through faith and fellowship.
We will build strong relationships with our church neighbors through mission and service.

What do we do? 
We will spend an hour each week together building relationships with each other and our neighbors through short devotional lessons and fun games.

When and where? 
During Sunday Night Live, five weeks in the Fall and 5 weeks in the Spring.

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Summer Opportunities for Children and Families

Summer 2020 Dates
Vacation Bible School - June 21 - 23
PASSPORT kids! Camp @ Montreat Conference Center – July 6-10
Grands Camp – August 5-7

Safe Place Policy

Unity is a Safe Place for all of God's children. Anyone interested in volunteering with children and youth at Unity is required to complete a Volunteer application, which authorizes us to complete a background check, and to attend Safe Place Training. Training is offered for new volunteers on a regular basis. Contact Kathryn McGregor at 803.547.5543 or KMcGregor@UnityFortMill.org to inquire about our next training. Below are the Safe Place Policy and Volunteer form.

SAFE PLACE POLICY

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

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