Children’s Ministry

Ministry Mission

Our mission: To help children discover and develop a living relationship with Jesus Christ by providing Christian education, spiritual guidance, and an understanding of the basic doctrine of our faith.  We will fulfill our mission by creating family ministries that promote parental and community involvement, encourage consistent communication, address challenging issues, and build Christian values so children “….will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31  
 
Upcoming Events
Sept 30: Combined service @ 10am; Kingdom Kids sing during service; Recognizing Upward Soccer During Service.  Bring a chair, blanket canopy or tailgate 🙂 Come join us for Varsity and Smokin’ Mo’s Food Trucks (lunch provided; donations appreciated) Kona Ice will be serving up snow cones (bring cash for purchase). Face Painting will be available as well as several outdoor games.
 
Oct 24: Trunk or Treat 5-7pm @ HRUMC
I love this event! It’s one of my family’s favorites!! Dress up your kiddos and trunk or treat around the church. Dinner and activities are free (donations appreciated). Face painting, jump houses, hay rides, and more! Enter the raffle for a change to win an awesome themed basket (tickets available for purchase at the event).
 
Oct 31: Halloween!! Family Dinner and children’s Service at HFUMC.
Sign up for the family dinner ahead of time and then bring your children to our Children’s Bible Study, Music, and Faith Warriors Class. Bring your children dressed up in their Halloween costumes (no gory costumes please) and they can trick or treat for the last 10 minutes of service around our classrooms! Dinner begins at 5:30 and Children’s Services are 6:30-7:30.
 

Children With Special Needs

We believe God has given us a wonderful and unique opportunity to support families by providing a safe, loving, Christ-focused program for special needs children while parent(s) and siblings attend worship, Sunday School, and serve at Hickory Flat Church.  

Child Safety

We put children first. We believe that a church should be a safe place for all children and youth. We have developed guidelines, policies, and procedures to reduce the risk of child abuse in our family of faith and for reporting and responding to an allegation of abuse. We have a Safe Sanctuary policy in place and all volunteers and staff who work with children submit to a background check. We also use a computerized check in/out system to ensure the safety of children while they are on campus.