Children's Opportunities with BUMC

Click the button below to register your Pre-K through 12th grade student to participate in BUMC Children's ministries. This will allow us to be in touch with you via our monthly children/youth newsletter as well as unique opportunities we have for your child!

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VIRTUAL VBS: AUGUST 2-6

Burke United Methodist Church will offer a week of VIRTUAL vacation bible school this summer from August 2-6! Registration for camp will include a daily Zoom session (about 40 minutes), VBS shirt, music CD, craft supplies for the week, and a Discovery on adventure island backpack.  Registration is $25 per kid with a maximum of $50 per family. VBS is for kids in rising Pre-K thru 4th grade.

Learning with LEGOS, 3rd - 6th Grades

  • A Bible story, conversation, friendship, and a chance to play with your LEGOS! Held on the 4th Sundays from 5PM-6PM in the Church Parking Lot. Let Pastor Jason know you're coming by emailing him at jasonsnow@vaumc.org!

  • During the month of July, Learning with Legos will be held on the 3rd Sunday instead of the 4th!

CHILDREN'S CHURCH:

BUMC is offering Children’s Church this summer every Sunday except for July 4. Children between ages 4 and 11 are invited to join Ms. Katie for a Bible lesson, a hands-on activity, and some time to play. Children’s Church will meet in The Dock during the church service.

BURKE UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL: 

For over 30 years, BUMP has provided children with their first school experience, using an age appropriate curriculum that encourages a love of learning and creative thinking. Children are provided opportunities to examine, explore, discover, inquire, investigate and problem solve. 
They are encouraged to express themselves through art, dramatic play, and conversation. To learn more, click here

Pen Pals!

  • Register your child to be a pen pal with a "Seasoned Citizen" member of Burke UMC. Kids will be matched with a "seasoned citizens" so they can write to one another and make a new friend! Contact Katie Glick if you're interested in finding out more information.

AMPLIFYA digital platform you can subscribe to for FREE! It has videos (from a Wesleyan perspective) for all ages. Click on this link, and use this Access Code: WHBLZG to register for your account. Enjoy learning together as a family on your schedule.

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MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY: JUMP!

We are planning to begin to offer a monthly fellowship group for elementary aged children in August! JUMP (Junior United Methodist People) will meet on the second Sunday of the month from 4-5:30 for grades Kindergarten thru 2nd and will meet the third Sunday of the month from 4-5:30 for grades 3rd thru 6th. JUMP will include sharing time, game/play time, prayer, and some months a hands-on mission project. In order to make JUMP happen we need parent volunteers! If you are able to be on a rotating schedule to help with these monthly meetings, be in touch with Katie Glick.

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Wiggle Room:

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship! Beginning on July 11th we are excited to introduce a new seating option during worship for our BUMC families…The Wiggle Room! The room that we have called the Reflection Room at BUMC (that is connected to the sanctuary by a door, has windows looking into the sanctuary, and a TV that broadcasts the service as it is happening) is being transformed into a space that will be welcoming to families who have members who may need some wiggle room. The Wiggle Room will have engaging activities for infants and toddlers, books and coloring sheets for preschool aged kids, and sensory activities for kids of all ages. While we love to have children worship with us in the sanctuary, this room will be an option for families who would like to worship together in a more relaxed setting. We can’t wait for you to see The Wiggle Room!

 

Acolyte Training: Coming this fall

Coming back this Fall we will have the opportunity for our 3rd thru 6th graders to acolyte during worship. We will update families when we have an acolyte training scheduled.

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CAMP MISSION EDGE:

Camp Mission Edge is a week-long in-person camp experience for rising 5th and 6th graders. CME will meet this summer from Tuesday, August 3 to Saturday, August 7 from 10-1. Each day the campers will participate in a hands-on mission project and a related lesson.