Children’s WORSHIP & MUSIC

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Children's Music

Children's Choirs

We are truly excited about the opportunities for your children to experience a closer relationship with God through the worship arts. 

  • Wesley Choir (Ages 4 through 2nd grade), rehearses Wednesdays from 6:15pm-6:45pm beginning September 20, 2017, in Room 101. Directed by Chris Dederer, Organist and Director of Children's Music.
  • Choristers (Grades 3-6), rehearses Sundays from 6pm-6:45pm beginning September 17, 2017, in Room 101. Directed by Chris Dederer, Organist and Director of Children's Music. 
  • Chime Choir (Grades 3-6), rehearses Sundays from 6:50pm-7:30pm beginning September 17, 2017, in the Music Room
    Choir Chimes are are musical instruments played similarly to handbells, but they are much more durable and great for all ages (you don't have to wear gloves or worry about scratches). This will be a great opportunity for the older children to have hands-on experience with an instrument and allow them to develop their music literacy skills, which have been proven to help stimulate the learning process for children in all areas, not just music! Our Chime Choir will be directed by Jared Gordon, Director of Handbell Ministries.

Music Programs

All classes are offered in the Youth Building and will run for five-week sessions. Each class is limited to 12 registrants so register online or in the Church Office today! In case of inclement weather, all Babygarten and MUSICplay classes will follow the Guilford County school closings. 

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It’s so much fun dancing and singing with my daughter and teaching her to appreciate music at an early age!
— Heather Cosgrove

Babygarten (3 months–24 months) is a new program for caregivers and babies. The classes involve songs, rhymes and activities that help with language acquisition and pre-literacy skill. Participants should bring a large towel on which to sit. 

  • Fall 2017 dates coming soon.

Participants will need reserve their spot in the class with a $10 registration fee.


We love the music class! My daughter has so much fun singing, dancing and playing the instruments. I love doing it with her and seeing her smile! The teacher, Miss Lynn, is wonderful with the kids. I highly recommend it!
— Leah Moore

MusicPlay (2–3 years old) is for two- and three-year-olds and their caregiver. These classes involve songs, rhymes, and musical movement. Participants should bring a large towel on which to sit. 

  • Fall 2017 dates coming soon.

Participants will need reserve their spot in the class with a $10 registration fee.
You may use the class instruments or purchase a set of take-home instruments for $15. 


Children's Worship

GO! – for 11am and Spark services

GO! is a great program that exposes my children to Christian values and education in a fun and creative way. They get excited and want to attend church because of GO!, and that is so great to see!
— Sara Benner (children grades K, 2, and 5)

Your children will experience worship through dramas, storytelling, and group competitions—plus prayer, reflection, meditation, and live music. We will even provide you with take-home resources in order to continue the Bible lesson throughout the week. Please drop your children off at the Chapel prior to the beginning of the service you are attending, and pick them up there following worship. All children who would like to participate must be at the Chapel by 11:15am. 

Children of all ages are welcome to stay during all worship services. Interactive worship bags for children ages 3–12 are available at the entrances to the Sanctuary and Fellowship Center. We also have the following options available:

During the 8:30am traditional and 9am Awakening services:

  • A Nursery is provided for infants through preschoolers in Rooms 111 and 113, and is staffed with trained, professional childcare workers and parent volunteers.

During the Sunday school hour (9:50am-10:50am): 

 

  • Children ages 2 and up attend Sunday school in the class rooms in the preschool hall.
  • Infants and toddlers attend Sunday school in Rooms 111 and 113. United Methodist Cokesbury curriculum for babies and toddlers is used to introduce God's love to our youngest children.

During the 11am traditional and 11:15am Spark services:

  • A Nursery is provided for infants and toddlers, and is staffed with trained, professional childcare workers and parent volunteers.
  • Two-year-olds through Pre-K can attend Worship Care for a short lesson, snack, and playtime. Worship Care is staffed by childcare workers and parent volunteers.