Walk of Faith


Elementary Sunday School

Walk of Faith is our adaptation of the Workshop Rotation Model, which enhances the Sunday School experience for children in 1st through 5th grades.  These classes meet in the Adkins’ Education Building (5) upstairs at the west end of the hallway from 9:40 to 10:40 am. Walk of Faith is designed so that children learn the same scripture and Bible story over a one month period in a different classroom or environment each week. Kindergarten children also experience four to five different workshop lessons each rotation. Their classes meet each Sunday in Building 2, Suite A. The children are assigned to either room 2 or 3 determined by the child’s first initial of the last name.

Walk of Faith logoEach Walk of Faith workshop room offers an environment where volunteers teach in areas where they are gifted and talented.  Adults interested in cooking or science can share talents in Bread of Life or Matter of Faith. As a teacher, volunteers teach the same lesson to a different class for four to five weeks.  Volunteers are also needed to serve as shepherds to welcome the children to class, help with attendance, mission information, and memory verses.  Unlike the teachers, who remain in one room, shepherds will follow the same group of children each week so they can develop relationships with that particular class.

Parents are asked to complete a 2017-2018 registration each year for each child in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Once your child’s form is received, his/her name will be added to the class sign in sheets.  These registration forms are available in each classroom or by asking the class shepherd for a form. ***Parents, please walk your children up to their classroom and sign them in.   We want to keep all children safe!   Thank you!

Please contact children@fumc-rr.org for more information.

Elementary age children started a new rotation on Sunday, April 8.  We hope your child can join us as we study Pentecost.

Our memory verse is: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:4

Date 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B 5

AMOG- A Maze of Grace Room 218

AOF- Acts of Faith Room 206

BSC- Brown Street Chapel Room 204

BOL- Bread of Life  Room 203

CP- Crossing Point Room 202

HGTA- How Great Thou Art Room 206

Children’s Ministry Spring Mission closed on Sunday, May 20

A Heifer gift is the beginning of an extraordinary chain of giving. Giving an animal is like giving someone a small business, providing wool, milk, eggs and more. Animal donations can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food and a sustainable livelihood and self-reliance. Heifer International puts faith into action with its time proven principle of passing on the gift. Every family who receives livestock agrees to pass on one or more of its animal’s offspring to another neighbor in need.

In January, children in Sunday School set goals with their class. Each picked an animal to purchase. All offering collected in Sunday School helped them work toward that goal. Some children even went door-to-door in their neighborhoods collecting money for this mission project. In twenty weeks, the children in kindergarten through fifth grade brought in $2,618.68! All classes reached their first goal and second goal animals. The fifth graders selected the most expensive animal, a heifer, which costs $500.

As of May 20:
 An anonymous donor from First Church gave $1000 to Children’s Ministry for Heifer International, so each class got to choose new animals totaling $100. The remainder of this gift went to help reach any unmet goals.The total amount donated to Heifer in honor of Children’s Ministry at FUMC-RR was 9 flocks of chicks, 6 flocks of ducks, 4 honeybee hives with bees, 6 trios of rabbits, 4 schools of fish, 1 pig, 3 llamas, 1 goat,1 heifer… plus, $1623 given to where it is most needed. These gifts include $1490 given in the offering plate in worship designated to Heifer International. Due to an anonymous donor to Heifer International, all of these gifts have been tripled. Way to go on all your efforts. You have made a difference totaling $17,785! We are so proud of our children!

Crossing Point returns!

Crossing Point returned for all 5th graders on January 7, 2018!   5th graders meet as one Sunday School class for the spring semester.  Crossing Point is a class that delves deeper into the Bible using fun and challenging curriculum. You will have an exciting new lesson each week that will include Scripture, fun activities, and even some mission work! Cassandra Ricks and Stella Roberts are teaching Crossing Point.  5th graders will begin meeting in Bldg. 5-202 on January 7.

This class is intended to be a transition from Walk of Faith to Sunday School to the Youth Ministry Sunday School class that you will start attending in June. We hope to see you there! Please contact Tammy Parks, tammy@fumc-rr.org, if you would like more information.