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Children and Family Ministry

At Zumbo we believe that faith is a life-long journey, so it shouldn’t be surprising that ministry here begins at birth and continues throughout all the twists and turns of everyday life. Children and their families have opportunities to share their lives of faith together every step of the way.

Children in Worship
Children are welcome in worship at Zumbro! We encourage families to worship together. Whole-heartedly believing that this shared experience helps to build a strong family foundation, we also understand that there are challenges for children in worship. We have resources in place that will hopefully create a positive worship experience for everyone!

Rainbow Bags are filled with quiet, engaging activities for our youngest worshippers. These, as well as colorful story bibles, are available to pick up outside the sanctuary.

Storytime is included during both Sunday morning services. This is a time for children to hear the Good News of Jesus in creative ways. Actually … it’s not just for the kids … adults enjoy it, too!

Storytime+plus+ Storytime+plus+ will resume Fall 2021 during Sunday morning worship. Following the Storytime video, children age 3 through grade 2 will be invited to accompany Janette Davis outside the sanctuary for an age-appropriate learning experience while their parents listen to the sermon … really listen! It’s a win-win for everyone!

We hope to reopen our Zumbro nursery in Fall 2021 during Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:30am and during the Faith Formation hour between services. Our beautiful nursery space is staffed by paid, trained adults and youth who love young children and love Jesus! It is a clean, safe environment that is offered for families who need it.

Children’s Faith Formation Our Children’s Faith Formation program includes students in preschool-grade 6.

Sunday mornings:

Our sweet preschoolers (ages 3, 4 & 5) meet in a traditional Sunday School setting on Sunday mornings led by parent and youth volunteers. There are bible stories, crafts, prayer, and music in a safe and loving environment, making this a great introduction to Faith Formation. Starts September 12th. New cuties are welcome any time! Use the button below to register.

Kindergarten – 6th grade students will experience a  rotation model for Sunday morning Faith Formation this Fall. Focusing on one Bible story for multiple weeks may seem repetitive until you realize each week is different, hands-on fun! Rotations will include cooking, art, media, music, creative Bible storytelling and more! Volunteers are needed to lead each rotation and shepherd the age groups. Starts September 12th. New registrations are welcome any time! Use the button below to register.

Wednesday nights:

JOYFUL NOISE! 7:05 – 7:40pm, PreK – 2nd grade

Following Wednesday worship, this musical faith formation class is offered for preK through 2nd graders. JOYFUL NOISE! includes bible stories, songs, simple instruments, and movement for kids to enjoy and learn together! From 7:05 – 7:40pm we make joyful noises together and learn about Jesus and music too. Starts September 8th. Use the button below to register anytime.

BE BOLD! 7:05 – 7:55pm, 3rd – 6thgrade

Following Wednesday Worship, 3rd – 6th graders look at sticky situations and challenging questions with caring adults and the Bible as their guide. “What’s the point of going to church?” ”Does God care about how I use my time?” ”How can I forgive when I don’t feel like it?” Not every question has an answer but wrestling with the tough stuff builds faith and relationships. Starts September 8th. Join us any time! Use the button below to register today!

New registrations are welcome at any time! Use the button below to register or contact Janette Davis with questions.