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Serving With Children

Manchester UMC’s Children & Family Ministries is looking for those interested in serving with children ages 6 weeks – 5th grade. Children are the future of the church, so let’s join together and help them have fun diving deeper as they learn about God and God’s unconditional love for all.

Please prayerfully consider serving in one or more of these Children and Family Ministry opportunities at Manchester UMC.

Opportunities to work with Children

Nursery Volunteers & Childcare (Paid Staff)

  • Lead Nursery & Childcare Teachers
    Ages: 6 weeks  – 2 years old for Nursery or 6 weeks to 5th grade for child care
    Description:  The Lead Nursery and Childcare Teachers are in charge of checking the children in, making the family feel welcome, and making sure the children have lots of playtime, snuggles, and story time.  This is a paid position. 
    Serve:  1-2 times a month
  • Assistant Nursery & Childcare Teachers
    Ages: 6 weeks  – 2 years old for Nursery or 6 weeks to 5th grade for child care
    Description:  The Assistant Nursery & Childcare Teachers are to make the child(ren) feel welcome, as well as provide lots of opportunities for the children to have lots of playtime, snuggles, and story time.  This is a paid position.
    Serve:  1-2 times a month
  •  Nursery Volunteers
    Ages:  6 weeks  – 2 years old for Nursery
    Description:  The Nursery Volunteers are to make the child(ren) feel welcome and  provide the children with lots of playtime, snuggles, and story time. 
    Serve:  1-2 times a month.

Sunday School Volunteers

  • Lead Sunday School Teachers 
    Ages:  2 years old – 5th grade

    Description:  The Lead Sunday School Teachers are in charge of the lesson for the day. Our leadership team works very closely with Lead Sunday School Teachers and provides activity options for leads to choose. 
    Serve:  2 or more times per month

  • Assistant Sunday School Teachers 
    Ages:  2 years old – 5th grade
    Description:  Assistant Sunday School Teachers assist the Lead Teachers on Sunday mornings. This includes helping our students with listening, learning, and adventuring into the Bible story each week. 
    Serve:  1-2 times a month

  • Front Desk Sunday School Helpers
    Description: Be the warm and friendly greeter. Help answer questions, register new families, answer the door or let people into the Sunday school area when area is locked, etc.
    Serve:   1-2 times a month

  • Sunday Morning Prep Helpers
    Description: Help prepare the necessary materials for the upcoming Sunday.
    Serve: 1-2 times a month

Children's Choir Volunteers

  • Children’s Choir Helpers
    Ages:  K – 5th Grade
    Day/Time:  Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00p
    Description:  The Children’s Choir Helpers work alongside the choir directors to help children experience the joy of music and worship as they serve in cultivating their talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through music.

Vacation Bible School Volunteers

  • Vacation Bible School Volunteers
    Ages:  4 years old – 5th Grade
    VBS Dates:  July 8 – 12, 2024
    Description:

    Manchester UMC will be filled with children from our church and surrounding community for a week-long camping adventure at Camp Firelight. We need volunteers to serve many roles from the Welcome Team, Snack Helpers, Decoration Team, Guide Counselors, and more to lead kids through interactive, energizing, Bible-based activities as they learn to depend on God to take care of them. Campers will expand on what they learn through crafts/science, Bible stories, games, music, and small group. 

    Thank you for taking the time to invest in the children of VBS and we look forward to a fun and spirit-filled week!

All volunteers must to be 18+ and are required to complete Safe Gatherings certification prior to serving.  

If you have any questions, please email Emily Pikaard.

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