Our children's ministries seek to reach out to all children in love, welcoming them and their families into the life of our church. By sharing God's love and God's Word, I pray that their hearts will be touched and their lives will be changed. My hope is that children and families alike will be encouraged and strengthened by the love and grace they experience here. With Jesus Christ as our example, our devoted volunteers and I aim to make the children disciples that truly make a difference in this world.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Remember … stay well, stay safe and stay filled with the joy only Jesus can offer! 



Blessings,
Michelle Graham
Director of Children's Ministries

Children's Ministry  Events:

Get your crew together and compete in our 4-week challenge!
  
Start date:  Sunday, July 12
End date: Sunday, August 9

Have Fun!  Spread Kindness!  Grow in Faith!  Make Memories!

Download Challenge Details


SUNDAY SCHOOL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: 

Email   if you are interested in SS Curriculum being mailed to your child.  During this pandemic, children's ministries is thinking of creative ways to stay connected! 

Ministries Each Sunday

Please note this schedule will resume when the Coronavirus Pandemic is over.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

9:45-10:40am for children 3 years - 6th grade.  

Below is a list of class locations. 

3 yr olds ~ Room B118 (Education Building)
4 yr olds ~ Room B107 (Education Building)
Kindergarten ~ Room B214 (Education Building)
1st grade ~ Room B216 (Education Building)
2nd grade ~ Room B218 (Education Building)
3rd grade ~ Room B221 (Education Building)
4th grade ~ Room B219 (Education Building)
SWIFT (5th & 6th grade) ~ Rooms 2 & 3 (Upstairs Christian Life Center) 
 

CHILDREN'S CHURCH

To worship together as a family is truly a blessing.  On the first Sunday of each month, we intentionally do not offer Children’s Church so families may worship and celebrate Holy Communion together.  We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity to be a positive influence on your children.  Teach them how to participate in all the elements of “Big Church”  worship - be their example.  Proverbs 22:6 says: Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.  Please know that your children are always welcome in all our worship services—and not just on the first Sunday of the month!  It’s a precious thing to hear their sweet voices praising God. 

On the remaining Sundays, children ages 4 years - 2nd grade are welcome to attend Children’s Church during the 11:00 worship services (Children’s Church is not held during the 8:30 service).  Children will attend the first portion of worship with their family and then be dismissed and escorted by Children’s Ministry leaders to the Fellowship Hall in the Christian Life Center.  They can be picked up from the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship services.  

Each of our ministries to children depends on the help of adult servants.
Please pray about your role in bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to HIS children at Fairhope UMC!

For more information on serving in Children's Ministries, please contact Michelle Graham at 928-1148 or .



PIER, PIER34, SWIFT  (WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS) 

If COVID-19 had never made its appearance, our Wednesday night children’s
ministries would have officially come to a close for the school year at the end of April (instead of the middle of March). The children and I did not get a chance to
appropriately say THANK YOU to the many adults who committed to love, teach and nurture those in our children’s ministries. I’d like to recognize them all now and they will each receive a token of appreciation in the days to come. Thanks also to the many who stepped in when we needed extra hands!

Pier (4 year olds – 2nd grade) –
Courtney Calhoun, Mallory Gardner, Jenna Hood, Tracy Peters

Pier34 (3rd & 4th grades) –
Will Autrey, Kristin Capstraw, Holly Dees, Rachel Lovingood

SWIFT (5th & 6th grades) –
Michael Casallo, Brent & Rachel Bailey, Lane Dorman, Craig Dowden, Brodie & Jennifer Gordon, Bret Henderson, Beth Kirtland, Megan Smith, Amy Thompson

SWIFT Zoom Get Together (5th & 6th graders)
These kids have really enjoyed staying connected through Zoom! In fact, they voted to continue meeting until we are able to be physically together again! They are looking forward to having a pool party!  

For more information about Wednesday Night Programs when the Coronavirus Pandemic is over click here.