Children’s Ministry Updates

A couple of updates from Children’s Initiatives:

May e-newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/michiganumc.org/may21-childrens-ministry-e-newsletter (includes upcoming Zooms, information about VBS, Pentecost, and more)

Summer of Kindness Resource for families: a downloadable pdf with Bible stories, wondering questions, prayer, activities, as well as digital playlists are available here: https://michiganumc.org/2021-summer-of-kindness/

Discipleship Mini-Grants are available. More information is available here: https://michiganumc.org/grantscesunday/

The application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxY_HYeEtNF5WsXVj0j6YdOOOuCfI4NoUBxZTVBKZVYP4WuA/viewform

Churches who are updating their protection policy for ministry with children, youth, and vulnerable adults are welcome to contact me if they need guidance or support. A local church protection policy template, training guide, and additional resources are available on the conference website here: https://michiganumc.org/resources/conference-administration/protection-policy/

If you have additional questions, please reach out. Thank you for providing churches with my contact information. I have been getting more phone calls and emails and I am so happy to support and resource leaders and churches. Thanks for all that you do!

Blessings,

Rev. Kathy Pittenger

Children’s Initiatives Coordinator

Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church

(o) 517.347.4030 x 4077

(m) 517.897.4483