Join us on the playground on Sunday May 5th immediately following the 11:00 service for some family fun and ice cream social. You can bring a picnic lunch or pre-purchase a pizza at a discounted price using this form: (I Want a Pizza). Children’s Ministries and the Children’s Council are providing the ice cream! If you have any questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Killearn Kids Preschool, a ministry of Killearn United Methodist Church (Tallahassee, FL), is now accepting resumes for the Preschool Director position. The Director is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the educational program for 130-140 preschool children, ages 2-5, including VPK. This position oversees a staff of approximately twenty teachers and assistants, many of whom have been with the program for more than ten years. Candidate must have B.S. or B.A. with an active teaching certificate or equivalent experience that demonstrates ability to serve. Candidate must also have, or be willing to obtain, Florida Department of Education Director Credentials with VPK Endorsement. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about VPK and ACSI (or similar) accreditation standards and will have past management experience, preferably in a preschool or child care center.
For more information on our program and our church, visit our websites at www.killearnkids.org and www.kumconline.org. If you feel you have these qualifications please email your resume with a cover letter to email@example.com.
We have been working on a computerized check-in system of several months and we are very close to implementation. It will expedite check-in if we have your cell phone number on file. The system also requires that we input your cell phone carrier. Please take a moment to provide that information by clicking on the “Update My Cell Phone” link:
Join us at the Fun Station, Jr. (next to Fresh Market) on Sunday, April 7 at 3 pm for a bouncin’ good time! All KUMC families, and friends of KUMC families, get in for a special rate! Stay tuned for more details.
Thank you to over 100 brave folks who stood in the cold weather with us last Sunday to prayerfully thank God for the pavilion and dedicate it to His service. And a special thanks to our Grill Masters — Charles Fowinkle, Bill Gwaltney, Rich Sox, and Jason Smith — for the delicious hamburgers and hot dogs. Everyone had a great time! We look forward to many more fellowship opportunities under the pavilion.
In February on UpStreet we’ll be talking about PEACE – proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. Our Memory Verse is Romans 14:19, “So let us do all we can to live in peace and let us work hard to build each other up.” The kids will learn about Isaac’s wells (Genesis 26), Jacob & Esau’s restored relationship (Genesis 25 and 33), Abigail’s peace offering to King David to save her husband (1 Samuel 25), and God’s choice to make peace with humanity through Jesus. For more information, view the Preview video: https://vimeo.com/58027902.
February is all about celebrating love! In FirstLook we’ll be teaching the children all about Ephesians 3:18 which says “How wide and high and long and deep is the love of Christ.” Can you measure it? That’s what we’re investigating this month! Can we even measure how much Jesus loves us? You and I know we can’t measure Jesus’ love. It’s way too big, but we’re going to have fun trying this month with our preschoolers as we celebrate the month of love by celebrating the One who loves us the most. Check out this link for a Preview video: http://vimeo.com/54789123.
Beginning Wednesday, January 23, 2013
All 3rd Graders are invited to attend KKM’s Annual Bible Basics series. Classes will be held each Wednesday from 6:30pm – 7:30pm for five weeks. The program will wrap-up with a half-day retreat,
Saturday, February 23rd, followed by a Dinner Reception in which parents participate. Bibles will be dedicated by the Pastor, Sunday, February 24th.
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Our new year has begun. Promotion Sunday will be on August 26. We have First Look for preschoolers and Upstreet for Kindergarten through Grade 4. 5th grades attend Club56 which is offers special programming for 5th and 6th graders. First Look and Upstreet meet at 9:30 and 11:00 in the Wesley Building. Club56 meets at 11:00 on the second floor of the Wesley Building.
We all want to teach our kids to put others before themselves and treat others the way they want to be treated. But how in the world do you do that? That is, how do you do it without using “that” voice: the condescending, “feel guilty, feel very guilty, and now do what I tell you to do out of robotic obligation” voice?
Recently my husband brought me a gift. The box was white, rectangular, and had an apple on the top. I couldn’t have been more excited even if it had been a jewelry box.
It was a new iPhone. We didn’t really have money to spare for it, but he knew I had been longing for a phone with a better camera for family pictures and also for a year-long volunteer project I had committed to that needed to be done with excellence.
Four days later when I pulled my brand new phone out of my purse to check the time, there was a hair on it. But the hair didn’t move when I brushed it. I squinted my eyes and looked closer then felt something in the pit of my stomach. It was a top-to-bottom crack. I was so upset, especially when I found out there was no repairing or replacing the phone without incurring a substantial expense.
I. Was. Devastated.
Later that evening, my daughter confessed that she might have been responsible for the crack when she snuck into our room to see my new phone and dropped it face-down on the floor. Anger and disappointment flooded over me.
Knowing that we were focusing on loving each other by treating others the way we wanted to treated this month helped me craft my response. I want to help be a “learning tool” for the kids.
So, I took a deep breath, swallowed the “I’m so disappointed in you, I can’t believe you did that, you broke my new phone” speech that had welled up in my gut and instead spoke my “lesson-teaching” words.
“It’s okay. I forgive you. I’m so thankful that you were honest with me. And you’re so much more important to me than a phone.” And at that point I couldn’t finish my sentence because I had to fight back unexpected tears. All of a sudden I realized that I truly meant the words I had originally intended to be a lesson to my kids.
Although I had aimed to set an example and be a teacher in that moment, I was the one learning the lesson. Teaching our kids to love others starts with us. And it’s something we will always be learning and re-learning together.
Anything that we are attempting to instill in our children must genuinely be a part of who we are or what we are attempting to live out, especially when the floor cracks the iPhone, because the floor will crack the iPhone.
When we respond in love, we are setting the ultimate example for our children to put others before themselves and treat them the way they want to be treated.