Children and Family Ministries
FUMCOG exists to love God and to love all people. We believe in embracing the mystery and doubt of faith through wrestling with the questions that inevitably arise, in a safe environment. Our community strives to live our lives with our hearts pointed outward to love and serve others.
FLEXIBLE and ON THE GO
FUMCOG Church School operates September through May. In order to offer engaging and diverse spiritual experiences, our program operates on a flexible schedule.
It is easy to connect - click on the link below to discover the what, when, and where of everything FUMCOG children, youth, and families are doing!
On summer break until September!
Love God and All People
in intimate learning communities
Infant - AGE 3
A professional staff provides care for our youngest children. Our nursery room doors open at 9:30 AM for infants through age 3. During our worship service, children through grade 4 are welcome to visit the nursery.
Preschool TO Grade 6
FUMCOG Kids are one community that gathers for song, games, and message. Small groups are developed for age-appropriate discussions and activities.
Embrace the Mystery
wrestling with question and doubt
A Learning Community
Teachers, mentors, children, and youth ask and explore faith questions together. Though Jesus is our primary clue as we explore spirituality, FUMCOG uses sacred texts and contemporary writings to seek truths and the divine love that ultimately converges into the universal love that is God. Programs are enriched by the gifts of our community: its history, art, music, social activism, drama, and more! In this light of a peaceful, loving community, we strive to live out the teachings of Jesus in our everyday lives.
Themes of Exploration
As we turn to wonder, our programs will explore three themes each year. This allows us to explore with more depth and draw from the diverse experiences and expertise of our church family and the surrounding community. We intentionally plan for a unique mash up of:
traditional church school classes
Hearts Pointed Outward
to love and serve others
Hands and Feet
Servant-hearted and justice oriented, the FUMCOG community commits to serving our community, our city, our nation, and our world. Throughout the year, we provide various opportunities for families to participate in outreach and mission projects.
Justice and peace work includes the entire FUMCOG church family. Service projects and mission trips are planned for all ages.
Hosting families from Interfaith Hospitality Network
Creating cards for shut-ins
Mission Trip to Fondwa, Haiti