Kids.Connect


Kids.Connect
helps children ages Preschool - 6th grade to connect with God, their church family, and with one another. Our desire is to help children to become life-long followers of Jesus Christ. We also hope that through Kids.Connect, families can learn to grow as Christians together. 

Kids.Connect begins in our Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 am. Children attend worship with their families and are invited to come forward for a Kids.Connect message. They then follow their teachers to their classrooms, where from 9:45-10:45 they learn a Biblical story that is taught in a multi-dimensional format. We follow the Deep Blue curriculum published by Cokesbury, our United Methodist publishing house. Deep Blue includes Bible stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video, storytelling and active games – combined into a living faith experience helping children discover what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ!

You can learn more about Deep Blue at deepbluekids.com.

Our Children's Ministry team are committed members of the church who love God and are devoted to sharing God's love with children. All are experienced teachers with a deep personal faith, have passed a background check, and follow our church’s safe sanctuary practices. The Children's Ministry team would love to welcome any children and families who desire to learn and grow in the Christian faith! For more information, contact Jennifer Filter, our children and family ministry director, at jennifer.filter@coralvilleumc.org.

 

 

 

What's New

Kids.Connect is taking a break for the summer  We will be coming back strong this fall, starting September 11, with classes for all children, preschool through 6th grade.

As always, we believe children should be seen AND heard.  We welcome children of all ages in worship on Sunday mornings!


Our building is open and all are welcome to attend worship in-person at Coralville UMC! Our worship is on Sunday mornings at 9:30. To all who have missed gathering in our sanctuary for 15 long months, welcome back! To all who are joining us for the first time, welcome!

We will continue streaming live from Facebook on Sunday mornings at 9:30 as well. All are welcome! You can find our Facebook page by clicking the icon at the top of this website. Or, you can find it here: Facebook CoralvilleUMC

Regarding our mask guidance, in keeping with the City of Coralville and Iowa City Community School District, we will follow the new CDC guidelines at our church. Please take good care of yourselves and be loving and respectful toward one another, understanding that our personal health and personal levels of comfort will differ.

We are reserving the group of pews on the far right of the sanctuary as you are facing the altar for those who choose to be especially cautious about masking. 

 


Now there are three ways for you to make contributions to CUMC!


At Coralville UMC we affirm people of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities, and socio-economic status. We believe that prejudice, hatred, or discrimination directed toward any individual or group is contrary to the life and spirit of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, we shall work to eliminate prejudice and discriminatory practices within ourselves and our community, and to show grace, in Jesus’ name.

We stand together in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and with people of color in our congregation, our communities, and around the world. 

You can read the statement released by our Bishop, Laurie Haller, and the Appointive cabinet, here