Children

Jesus loves the children, and at Marlow FUMC we love them too! As a church family, we believe the children are our most important asset. We gear our children’s bible studies, Sunday School and recreation to be Christ-centered. We are intentional about reading, learning and being guided together by God’s Holy Word. A good foundation steeped in Bible literacy is the goal for our children’s ministry. Come as you are…Jesus loves the little children.

Biblical Musical Camp 

Two week Bible-based musical camp
Monday – Friday, April 20 – May 1st, 4pm-5:30pm
Performances | Sat, May 2nd, 9am & Sun, May 3rd, 6pm

Calling all 3rd – 6th grade friends!  Sign up today to join us for a fun time of singing, acting, building set pieces, props and costumes for this year’s Biblical musical! You will help bring to life a story that shines all the light on the most important person of the Bible – Jesus Christ! This year’s musical is … well, you will have to come and find out!  Come help solve the mystery and share the Good News…our Savior is proclaimed everywhere in the Bible! 

To find out more information or to register, please contact Melody Hansen at (405) 205-3461.

~NEW~ Bright Lights Club for Young Ladies

Sunday Evenings  |  next meeting March 22nd

5pm – 6:30pm, lower-level, Chapel

What does it mean to be a young lady living devoted to Christ? How should that affect her relationships at home? How can she serve the Lord in her youth? What challenges should she expect? How can she be working on growing in godly character now as she prepares for the future God has for her? The Bright Lights material covers many practical topics that help young ladies answer these question. Girls will be encouraged to read God’s Word daily, to grow in their walk with the Lord Jesus, to develop close relationships with parents and siblings, to choose contentment, to develop biblical discernment, to fear God rather than men, to control their words, and to choose wise friends. Each lesson contains Scripture, biblical insights, practical applications, and testimonies from girls who share how the Lord has been working in their lives.

Mothers are encouraged to attend with their daughters. If a mother is unable to attend, a mentor will be assigned to any young lady wanting to join.

For more information, please contact Melody Hansen at (405) 205-3461.

Sunday School

9:45 am, 3rd floor, Children’s Wing

Nursery [Located on main floor in the west foyer]: You are never too young to begin learning about Jesus and His love for you! Each Sunday a meaningful and age-appropriate lesson is shared by our church family’s Nursery Volunteer at 10:00 am. We use the Frolic Nursery curriculum that shares the Revised Common Lectionary teaching also heard in the sermon during worship. This allows parents to carry on the theme of that week’s message at home.

Pre-K | Kindergarten: How exciting to share the love of the Bible at such a young age! Through story cards and songs, we guide this young age group through the books of the Bible, the Biblical timeline, memory work, all while interacting with real Bible content. We use the Bible Study Guide curriculum for ages 3 to Kindergarten for our study time together.

1st to 3rd Grades: Your children won’t simply learn lessons based on the Bible, they will study the Bible itself! Through an interactive, illustrated Bible study, review games, Bible drills, time line and map drills, application activities and more, we learn together of the love of Jesus. We continue with the Bible Study Guide curriculum, and learn even more about God through His Word.

4th to 5th Grades: It is very important at this age that we as a church family share a solid ground of evidence for our faith. A faith that can be passed down and claimed as their own. Using the Bible Study Guide curriculum from Pre-K to 5th grade allows a child to read and study the Bible TWICE! At this level of learning, 4th and 5th graders are interacting with the Bible by reading, studying content, applying it to their lives…all through Bible drills, review games, a comprehensive time line and historical maps.

To find out more about our children’s Sunday School, please contact Melody Hansen at (405) 205-3461.

Wednesday: Jesus Power Hour

5:30 pm, Dinner, Lower Level, Fellowship Hall
6 pm, Bible Study, 3rd Floor, Children’s Wing

Pre-K to 2nd Grades: There is nothing more powerful than gathering around the dinner table and sharing our lives together. That’s why Jesus is so often found at the dinner table in the Bible! Our Wednesday nights begin with a time of sharing stories of our week, laughing and getting to know one another. Through the 2020 spring we will be learning together through Bible stories from Genesis…and beyond! using Sparkhouse curriculum.

3rd to 5th Grades: We first come together around the dinner table to kick-off our time together. We laugh, play games, share stories and most importantly learn about Jesus together! We use a variety of curriculum to sharpen our knowledge and wisdom of our Savior, for instance Cold Case Christianity, the Parables of a King, the Imagination Station series, and others! Through the 2020 spring we will be learning together by reading Case for Miracles for Kids by Lee Strobel including science experiments and Bible verse memory!

To find out more about our children’s Wednesday night Jesus Power Hour, please contact Melody Hansen at (405) 205-3461.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a time for your youth to experience the teachings of Christ and learn more about Methodist theology. It is a time to explore more of your faith journey with others. The class is geared towards 5th and 6th graders and is taught by our pastor [older youth and adults are also welcome to attend]. The class begins each spring and is held following Sunday’s late worship service (11:45am – 1:00pm) and is six weeks long. 

2020 Confirmation Class will be each Sunday beginning February 23rd –  March 29th from 11:45am – 1:00pm. Confirmation of attendees will be during worship on Sunday, April 5th at 10:45am.

More information about joining the Confirmation Class will be posted in our News and Events Calendar.

Parent Resources

Articles and Information to help bolster your guidance of your child’s faith in Christ Jesus and help navigate their world.

Article: 10 Things Children Should Learn About Faith

Article: 5 Things Christian Parents Must Do to Raise Godly Children in a Secular World

Article: Your Kids Need to Think Critically About the Resurrection Because Secular Media Does Not

Article: Rethink Your Family Bible Time to Be More Successful

Article: How Not Letting Your Children Ask a Question Leads Them to Atheism

Article: A Parent’s Guide to the 5 Skeptics Who Want to Shame Your Kids for Being Christian

Article: Follow the Bouncing Ball: Sports from a Christian Family Perspective

Article: What Pornography Does to Our Children

Article: The Opioid Epidemic: Think Your Family is Immune?