“Jesus love the little children, all the children of the world. Red, brown, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world. Jesus died for all the children, all the children of the world. Red, brown, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus died for all the children of the world.
Jesus rose for all the children, all the children of the world. Red, brown, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus rose for all the children of the world.”
Faith connections that come early often last a lifetime. In a world that is increasingly complex, demanding, and, frankly at times, very scary, it becomes more important to offer a truly safe sanctuary for not only our children, but for entire families – a place to worship, heal, learn and grow. At the Hicksville United Methodist Church, our tag line has often been “Grow in Faith with Us”. We believe in a Triune God – the Father, Son and Holy
Spirit. We observe the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism. We are a Bible-based Church and offer many ways to develop a relationship with God and a faith community.
Our children and youth ministry ensures that every Sunday School classroom or youth meeting/event, has at least two trained adults. Every adult that works directly with children has cleared a criminal background check. Every week the Sunday School will focus on a different lesson plan from the “Grow, Proclaim, Serve (GPS)” curriculum. On Sunday mornings, during the 10:00 am worship time, following a brief time of family worship in the main sanctuary, all the students and their teachers will move to the classrooms on the second floor. There will be three 15 to 20-minute rotations every Sunday covering the a variety of areas such as art, music, science, story time (scripture reading and refection), drama, games or cooking, all developed for their grade level. We will use these different areas to teach a new bible lesson every week. Each week is independent so a student can miss one week and easily be able to join his/her classmates the following week. Friends and visitors are always welcome.
After class, all the students and teachers are brought together for a “Get Connected” moment, a brief prayer, hand out of any materials (please see the Hop on Home from early September on the reverse), with blessings for a great week and a safe return to Sunday School. Communion will be available on the first Sunday of every month.
There is never a fee for any class but we do encourage registration so we can obtain contact information (snow days do occasionally happen), send out birthday cards and find out about any special needs or allergies. Our students are placed into three groups:
Fishers: Pre-school to 2rd
Carpenters: 3th grade to 5th grade
Disciples: 6th to 8th grade
Our Senior High youths are an active part of our teaching and support staff and will have their own break out session after Sunday School is completed. The Senior High youths are always with our teaching staff. If you need more information or have any questions, please do call the Church office at 516-931-2626, or ask anyone with a name tag – they are our volunteer teaching staff. We thank God for the abundance He has placed in our lives and in our Church. We thank God for you! We hope we see you soon.
Yours in Christ, Missy and Karen Sunday School Co-superintendents
“May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” (Psalm 33:22)
August 27, 2014
Dear Christian Friends,
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Risen Christ! Let me express my deep gratitude to all of you; it is my honor and privilege to be your servant/ leader. I believe that together we can do something bold for the kingdom of God right here in Hicksville, throughout Long Island, and beyond.
Please know that it is my heartfelt desire to see HUMC growing as a vital, vibrant congregation. I spend many hours on my knees in prayer to God, seeking guidance and direction on how to lead the congregation in this changing world. It is very challenging to grow a church in these times, yet we must do everything we can not only to sustain HUMC, but to grow our church “for such a time as this.”
Over the summer, we have been worshipping together in one combined worship service beginning at 10:00 am. We also added a time of blended praise and worship starting at 9:45 am, which ushered in the Holy Spirit. The worship service was followed by fellowship in the social hall, which allowed us to spend time with our church family, for those who so desired.
Our goal is to continue to take bold steps in order to strengthen our Sunday worship experience, in an effort to grow our church for now and into the future.
With this goal in mind, and to continue our combined experience of fellowship in Christ, we will have two worship services on Sunday mornings – 8:00 am and 10:00 am. The early service will be more meditative, and the later service will continue the experience of our summer combined worship service, including praise and worship at 9:45 am. This schedule will continue to allow time for fellowship in the social hall after the second service.