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Children & Parents

Welcome to the Children's Ministries of Chelsea First United Methodist Church! 
On this page you will find programs offered for children birth-5th grade as well as information for parents. 
All of our programming is designed to encourage children to BLAST - Boldly Learn And Serve Together!  We want each child to learn to love and trust God, love and serve others, and develop an everyday faith.  But an hour or two on Sunday mornings simply isn't enough.  Children need to worship, serve others, and engage in faith conversations with their family.  In partnership with parents, the church will provide tools, resources, and support, as well as many family faith-building opportunities. 
Our Mission:  We help children learn, embrace, and live out Jesus' greatest commands to love God and love others:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength . . .  and love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:30-31
Our Strategy:  Faith @Church + Faith @Home = an Everyday Faith
On Sunday mornings, dedicated adult and youth leaders focus on developing relationships with the children in their care as they teach them to live like Jesus, by loving God and loving others.

We also seek to partner with and equip parents to be their child's primary spiritual teacher by offering family faith-building mission, service, and worship opportunities, and by providing materials for faith at home experiences based on weekly BLAST lessons.
Please click on the links below for program information:
Sunday Mornings:  (Sept-May) Nursery Care, BLAST, and Serving Hands Club
Children's Missions: Many events designed for children and families to serve others are offered throughout the year.
Faith @Home:  Partnering learning and serving at church with faith conversations at home is the best way to help your child develop an "everyday faith".
Creative Play:  Weekly program for children birth-preschool and their parent/grandparent. 
Children's Christmas Bazaar:  On the 1st Saturday of December, as part of Chelsea's Hometown Holidays, the church provides a fun, low-cost, and meaningful shopping experience for children.
Special Activities:  Christmas Pageant, Acolytes, and Summer Camps
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers):  Group for mothers of children birth-5 years
MOMs (Mysteries of Motherhood):  Group for mothers of children K-12th grade
Summer BLAST:  Sunday morning BLAST and summer mission events for children and parents from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
For more information about any of these programs, please contact
 Allison Vanderspool, Director of Children's Ministries.