KIDS HAVE FUN LEARNING
We're having a blast building strong foundations for our kids / youth. Parents, please register your child/youth (grades Pre-K to 6th) today!
Contact our Asst. Pastor Carolyn Thomas, our Christian Ed Coordinator at
, through Calvary's office at 201-384-3630, or this website.
Visitors are warmly invited to come and check out our ministries for kids and youth. We employ science, music, crafts, dialogue as we teach God's word in a relevant, age level and fun way!
Fun at JAM - Jesus & Me
Led by Assistant Pastor
Hi Parents! Today (12/2/18), we talked about Advent. I was so prepared to teach them about the real meaning of Christmas but guess what? They taught me instead! I asked them how come we receive gifts on Christmas day when it's not even our bday... here is what they said:
1. You have to know the story of Christmas before you can answer the question.
2. The 3 kings symbolize the people who gives us gifts.
3. Baby Jesus is US because we are all children of God.
I mean... come on! 😍
And then we talked about Angel Gabriel who told Mary not to be afraid because that is Gods plan for her.
Next Sunday we will hang again more days in our advent calendar. You can check them out in our children's room upstairs.
Indoor Trunk or Treat
Christian Education for All Ages
We believe Christian education is vital to our spiritual growth so we provide multiple learning opportunities in various settings including Sunday worship, small groups, and workshops, and off-site retreats.
Informal Bible studies designed for persons new to the Bible or familiar with its contents are held periodically with one or two time options. The focus of these gatherings is either topical in nature, e.g., "Forgiveness" or "Prayer" or it centers on a specific book in the Bible.
A team of creative and dedicated teachers lead our children and youth on a rotational basis. Our staff and volunteer teachers are provided training and resources to help them excel in the learning environment. Our curriculum is biblically based and it employs art, movement, drama, reading, dialogue, science and music. Our Sunday School is called J.A.M. - Jesus and Me and it generally takes place on weeks 2-4 of every month, for grades Pre-k through 6th. On the first Sunday of each month (as well as some special Sundays) we do not have J.A.M. Instead, everyone worships together in the Sanctuary. These services are especially designed for an intergenerational group. Please see the information about Worship for more details.
Our Christian education program for adults is periodically enhanced by the involvement of a facilitator or guest speaker at Calvary UMC or attendance at a learning event off-site.
Our youth group is made up of primarily junior high age students although we intentionally plan events just for senior high students. Because our youth are so busy with school, sports and community groups, our schedule includes both Sunday morning and Sunday evening activities.
Our focus is on developing relationships with God and each other so that we can practice living out the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We have lots of fun together doing both silly and meaningful things. In February 2017 we participated in "Fun without Food" - a 24 fast filled with FUN activities to learn about hunger and caring for God's people. In April 2017 we held "Imagine No Malaria Marathon" to raise funds and awareness of malaria in African nations. On September 29 a couple of us will go to IGNITE in Wildwood NJ for a outrageous youth event featuring nationally known Christian entertainers . Check it out on facebook - ignitenj.org
ROAD TO EASTER
We learn through dramatization of God's Word that we schedule every few years during Lent & Holy Week