May 13
Fellowship Event
S'mores and More
TONIGHT | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Children and families of all ages, we invite you to join us for s'mores and fellowship after the UMM Chicken Barbecue TONIGHT! Buy your BBQ around 6, then join us at the Fire Pit near the playground to eat and we will start s'mores at 7.

All s'mores supplies are provided!

The weather forecast is not looking good. If there is rain today at any time between noon and 6:00 p.m., this event will be canceled. Watch future Kid Blasts for events scheduled for families throughout the summer!
Help Us Appreciate Our Preschool Teachers!
Teacher Appreciation Bag Project
´╗┐May 22

Over the last two years our preschool staff have worked hard to maintain a safe and fun learning environment under difficult circumstances. The staff has done an amazing job! We'd like to give the preschool staff a gift to show them our appreciation. On May 22 at 2:00 pm. We will meet in Room S2 to fill the bags. All NRUMC families are invited to participate. Let's show the preschool staff some love!

VBS Registration Open Now!

We are excited to announce our VBS theme for 2022 - Champions in Life! VBS will be from 6-8 p.m. from June 26 - June 30. We will be indoors, and masks are optional for all participants and volunteers.

VBS is open to all children age 4 and up. Childcare for Infants - age 2, as well as a 3-year-old group, are available for VBS Volunteers only. Click the link below to register today! Questions, email Gretchen at


We need YOUR help to make VBS great! If you feel called to serve at VBS this year, please click one of the links below to sign up as a volunteer! There will be a Volunteer Training meeting on June 18 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The first hour will cover VBS needs, and the second hour will be a Safe Sanctuaries training for anyone who needs it.

Meet with Gretchen

Gretchen will continue to host Coffee Talk on the first Friday of each month (not including holiday weekends) at NoRa Cafe on Strickland Rd. The time for these has shifted! You will now find Gretchen at NoRa from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

During the summer, Gretchen is also available to meet families for lunch after church on the following dates: 6/5, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 8/7, & 8/21. Please email Gretchen at if you are interested in having lunch with her.

Both Coffee Talk and lunches are a great opportunity for Gretchen to get to know your family better, and for you to share your thoughts, ideas, and dreams for our Children's Ministry at NRUMC.
Coming Up Next Week

Sunday | Sunday School Pre-K - Elementary | 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Sunday | Nursery Care Infant - Age 3 | All Worship Services
Gretchen Shea
Director of Family Discipleship and Engagement

Elizabeth Lebria
Program Assistant