We’re excited about finally restarting our elementary children’s ministries! The caring and supportive environment these programs offer kids has never been more important. Our plan, which has been approved by the Hempfield United Methodist Church Council and meets the standards set by the PA Department of Education, is to reopen on Oct. 4, but we need a little help before we can do that.
We’re in the process of building a team of compassionate volunteers who have the desire make a positive impact on children’s lives. We invite you to consider being a part of this team, which is an essential first-step in being able to reopen your children’s programs.
We have many safety procedures in place to protect our volunteers and children alike. HUMC’s green-stage protocols (required face-coverings, social distancing, sanitizing etc.) will be followed along with additional guidelines and precautions we’ve put in place for our children’s programs, including providing personal protective equipment (PPE) for our children’s ministries volunteers.
Elementary Kids Konnection at HUMC will be held in the multi-purpose room with a shared lesson and age appropriate activity. As we see how many students we have / ages we will have, we may adjust to offering a session for grades 1 – 4 in the MPR and a separate session for grades 5 – 6 in the Club 56 room. The MPR will be set up with round tables, spaced apart. We will include 4 chairs at each table to accommodate 3 students and 1 adult to help maintain social distancing / facilitate the group activities and discussion. Children will be required to bring their own mask.
Parents are encouraged to Sign Up for one of the service tasks each Sunday your child(ren) attend KK. The service tasks include:
MPR Setup / Sanitation (Sundays 9:25 – 9:45) – 3 people
Child Check In (Sundays 9:40 – 10:05) – 1 person
Small Group Support (Sundays 10:00 – 11:00) – 1 adult per every 3 children
MPR Cleanup / Sanitation (Sundays 11:05 – 11:15) – 3 people
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN TO ATTEND KIDS KONNECTION
You may bring the filled out form on your child(ren)’s first day at Kids Konnection.