Summer Sunday School Schedule
From June 5 to August 28, 2016 we have two special programs for children during the worship time at 10:00 am (after the Children's Message).
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month:
Children can either stay in church with their parents or go to Children's Chapel led by Amy Holton. Children’s Chapel meets in our Chapel and is open to everyone from preschool to 5th grade. In Chapel, children will get to experience their own fun filled worship through scripture, song, and prayer. The focus of Children’s Chapel is to introduce and encourage children to worship together and to grow in their faith in ways that they can understand.
On Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of each month, children will return to the sanctuary in time to receive Communion with their family and stay in service for the remainder of the time.
Parents are more than welcome to attend Chapel with their child. All children are also welcome to stay in service and worship with their family if they wish.
On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month: Children have a special mission-oriented Sunday school program Plugged In and Powered On for Jesus.
Summer Sunday School meets in Phillips Hall and room 107 and is open to everyone from preschool to rising 5th grade. During Sunday School, children get to experience scripture through lessons and service projects. Children are encouraged to let their light shine, and to be a disciple of Jesus by helping their neighbors in need. To do this, they are hosting a food drive for Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, MD, and a drive to collect personal items and cleaning supplies for clients of Iona Senior Service, in Washington, DC.. Nursery care will be available for infants and toddlers in room 212.
There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, July 31 – Instead children will get to stay in the worship service and hear about the Youth Mission Trip to Prince George County, VA.
Fall, Winter, Spring Sunday School
Children from age 3 through grade 5 attend the first 15 minutes of the Contemporary Service and leave for their Sunday School classes after the Children's Time. Volunteer teachers rotate throughout the year and use an age-appropriate curriculum which varies according to the season.
Fifteen minutes of the class time will be devoted to practicing music as a choir. See Music Ministry for more information.
Two experienced attendants are on duty every Sunday morning to care for infants and toddlers through age 2 in the nursery (Room 212) to the right of the art gallery. The nursery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Childcare is available for other church activities on an as needed basis.
The CCUMC Preschool (www.ccumcpreschool.org) is a non-profit, self-supportive program operating under the auspices of the church. It was established in 1967 and provides a morning nursery school program for children ages two through five years. The school consists of eight large, bright, well-equipped classrooms, an all-purpose room for indoor play and two recently renovated playgrounds. Early morning and afternoon enrichment programs are also available.
CCUMC has sponsored Boy Scout Troop #255 (www.t255.org) for many years. The troop is for boys who have completed grade 5 and meets regularly on Tuesday nights at the church. Younger boys may join Cub Scout Pack #255 beginning in the grade 1. The pack meets monthly at the church and each Cub Scout belongs to one of several dens which meet at various times and places. We have Girl Scout troops from Daisy to Senior Scouts. The troops' schedules vary. All the Scout groups welcome new members. Call the church office for contact information.
Safe Sanctuary Policy
Chevy Chase United Methodist Church is a Safe Sanctuary. We have adopted an abuse prevention policy for children and youth and have established procedures to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all our children and youth, as well as those who work with children and youth. We follow reasonable safety measures in the selection and recruitment of workers; we implement prudent operational procedures in all programs and events; we educate all our workers with children and youth regarding the use of all appropriate policies and methods (including first aid and methods of discipline); we have a clearly defined procedure for reporting a suspected incident of abuse that conforms to the requirements of state law; and we are prepared to respond to media inquiries if an incident occurs. More details are available in the church office.