CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION

As with everything we do at Smyrna First UMC, Christian Education and Spiritual Formation ministries challenge people to live as Christ’s followers and in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the local community and beyond. Christian Education is at the very heart of the church. In the educational and transformational process God’s Spirit encounters people of all ages so that they are nurtured in faith, grow in knowledge and experience, and are inspired and empowered to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. This call to discipleship urges everyone to share their faith and to serve those who are less fortunate in many ways. Participants have opportunities to be both teachers and learners and together to grow in faith. Learning opportunities are available for all ages on Sunday mornings and during the week and include elements of study, spiritual growth, service and witness. The area of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation comprises of the following ministries:


■ Sunday School
    • Adult, Youth and Children’s Classes
■ Children’s Church
■ Nursery
■ Confirmation Class
■ WOW – What’s On Wednesdays –
    • Lenten Studies/Advent Studies
■ Special Opportunities
    • Lenten/Advent Day Apart
    • Stations of the Cross
    • Last Supper Drama
    • Relay for Christ
    • Easter Egg Hunt/Third Grade Bibles
    • Vacation Bible School
    • Trunk or Treat
    • Breakfast in Bethlehem
    • Family Movie Night
    • Church Camps/ Picnics/Retreat


“Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”  Psalm 119:105

Children's Sunday school classes and locations:

Infant Nursery (up to age 3) Room 108

3 & 4 Year Olds Room 101

Kindergarten through Grade 2 Room 101

Grades 3 & 5  Room 102

PARENT REMINDERS: If we claim to be a Safe Sanctuary church, we need to abide by our policy. Therefore, I need your cooperation and help by dropping the children and picking up the children on time. Parents, please remind the children that they cannot enter the class room if the teacher or “shepherd” is not present. The play ground equipment is for pre-school age children only. The safety and care of your child is very important to us.

Parents, please make sure to bring the completed Contact Information Form . Make sure to receive a copy of the Contact Information Form from your child’s Sunday school teacher.  This will help us make sure that all of the contact information and any special needs that your child may have are updated. We MUST have one sheet per child if your child is in grade 6 or younger.

Special thanks to all the Sunday School teachers, helpers and nursery care givers for your dedication, commitment and hard work through the year! May God continue to bless all your endeavors!
 Peace,

Felicia Kumar
 Associate Pastor
 Smyrna First UMC
 459-2826 x 13

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18a