Graduate Sunday was May 20, 2018
We recognized our MUM High School graduates: Ben Klein, Jazmin Booker, Claire Thorsen, Rebecca Elms, Michael Macesich, and Nicholas Snyder! And college graduate Peter Young.
It’s time to think about summer camp for 2018. NOW is the time to pick up camping information in the narthex or from Justin Boothby.
Summer camps are available for 4 year olds - adults. Our church will help our MUM children attend three United Methodist Church camps: Jumonville, Camp Allegheny, or Wesley Woods. To check the schedules and register for summer camp go to Jumonville.org; Camp Allegheny.org or WesleyWoods.com. Please let Justin know if you attending so MUM Church can pay $250 towards your camping total. More financial aid is available if needed.
There is no Sunday School during the summer, but there is a Children's Time at the park Service at 9 am as well as a nearby playground for children who wish to fellowship with each other during the outdoor worship service.
We have Sunday School classes for ages 3-Senior High. Children under 3 are invited to learn and explore in our nursery. Join us on rally Day, September 9, 2018.
Sunday School for students ages 3 - 12 grade will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children begin worship with their families at 9:15 in the sanctuary then, following the children’s message, they will be dismissed to go with their teachers to their classrooms. If you have a child who is 3 years old - 2nd grade, you will need to come to his/her room at 10:30 a.m. to pick up the child. The teachers in these classes will not release the children. They must be picked up at their classroom.
On the 1st Sunday of each month, children will worship at 9:15 with their families; there will not be separate Sunday School on those Sundays. Following the service, the congregation will be invited to participate in our "Share the Love" Mission Project.
Share the Love Sunday
There is no Sunday School on the first Sunday of each month, “Share the Love Sunday." Students will attend worship, 9:15-10 a.m., and communion instead of Sunday School on those Sundays and participate with the congregation in a mission project at 10 a.m. following the 9:15 service.
Sunday School Offering
Each Sunday School class collects an offering every week as a way to teach our students the importance of sharing. The offerings for the 2017-18 year will be given to the mission project for the following month’s “Share the Love Sunday.”
Safe Sanctuary Clearances
Volunteers working with children and youth need to have Act33 and Act34 clearances updated every five years. There is no charge for these clearances for volunteers. Information on obtaining clearances is in the church hallway, on the shelf by the nursery. Justin, Director of Christian Discipleship, has forms to mail in if you prefer not to do the forms online.
Did you know we have a children’s library where you can borrow Christian children’s books and DVDs? We have a new collection of Veggie Tales and Hermie DVDs, as well as, some new children’s books and Bible story books! Thank you to Tina and Allie Klein for their recent work to update our library. “Check out” our children’s library by the Sunday School desk downstairs. Our library book shelves are located under the “Catch the Wave” bulletin board and around the corner. Please feel free to sign out books for your child or grandchild. There are slips in each book or DVD to write your name and then place in our card holder so we know who has it. We suggest 2 items per child and return within 4 weeks so that all our kids can take advantage of the items we have.
The nursery is open and staffed with two nursery attendants every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The nursery is available for infants from six weeks of age through children who are two years old. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for your child so that you may have peace of mind while you worship and attend Sunday School. Children must be signed in and signed out of the nursery. An electronic paging system summons parents when necessary. We use sanitary procedures for diaper changes and toys are washed and sanitized at the end of the day. Our attendants are screened with criminal background checks and child abuse clearances in compliance with MUM’s Safe Sanctuary program.
PA House Bill 435 was signed into law to increase protection for children and youth in Pennsylvania. This law requires all volunteers working with children and youth to have the following two clearances: The PA Criminal Record Check (Act 34) and the PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 33). The new law requires updates to clearances every three years.
Our policy is to require both clearances for all volunteers working with children and youth and for all church staff members and to require the clearances to be updated every three years. Staff members will all be required to also get FBI clearances, as will new volunteers from out of sate.
We take our responsibility for the safety of our children and youth very seriously. To see our entire Safe Sanctuary Policy, click on the Safe Sanctuary tab under Children and Youth.