► Mt. Zion follows the Safe Sanctuary Guidelines recommended by the United Methodist Church.
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ALL nursery volunteers and Sunday School teachers have passed background checks pursuant to our Safe Sanctuary Guidelines.
Nursery volunteers please check the schedule here
The nursery at Mount Zion is for infants and toddlers up to the age of 5. There are two adults supervising the nursery have passed background checks which is provided during both Sunday School and the Worship Service. The nursery is located on the lower level of the church building. You may use the stairs on the right hand side of the sanctuary or enter the lower level through the back door which leads into the kitchen. Turn left and it will be the second door on the left hand side of the hallway near the staircase. On Sunday mornings, after the Children's Moment during the worship service, the nursery-age children will be escorted to the nursery by the two nursery workers or they may remain in the worship service with their parents.
Small infants that are sleeping have a separate area where they won't be disturbed by the older toddlers.
The children at Mount Zion are a very important part of our church. They represent the future and we have recently completed a renovation of our nursery to reflect this new emphasis.
Play centers and many hands-on activities with manipulatives are available to enhance motor skills, sharing, and caring during supervised play.
► Children's Message
The children's message during the worship service is a time for the children to come to the altar for a mini lesson with the pastor. Children under the age of five may attend the worship service with their parents, participate with the other children at the altar; and when the children's message is finished, they may either return to their parents or go downstairs to the nursery. The lesson is often parallel to the pastor's sermon as recommended by the lectionary of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church.
Meets at 9:45 a.m. in the downstairs classroom area. Due to a wonderful increase in the number of cildren, beginning September 11, 2016, there will be a rotational schedule for the teachers with the creation of additional classes. The curriculum being used is Deep Blue Adventures: [http://www.deepbluekids.com/curriculum/age_group.html]
► K, 5K, Grades 1 & 2 Teacher Schedule
May - Katie Aiken and Heather Cumbie
June and July - Combined Classes
August - Drew and Ashley Gelder
September - Karen Smith and Cindy Owens
October - Sharon Chandler and Beth McWilliams
November - Katie Aiken and Heather Cumbie
December - Drew and Ashley Gelder
January - Karen Smith and Cindy Owens
February - Sharon Chandler and Beth McWilliams
March - Katie Aiken and Heather Cumbie
April - Drew and Ashley Gelder
May - Karen Smith and Cindy Owens
► Grades 3 - 5 Teacher Schedule
May - Ginger Mullinax and Elizabeth Finley
June and July - Combined Classes
August - Gene Aiken and Randy Martin
September - Ginger and Trent Allen
October - Terry Lee and Elizabeth Finley
November - Ginger Mullinax
December - Gene Aiken and Randy Martin
January - Ginger and Trent Allen
February - Terry Lee and Elizabeth Finley
March - Ginger Mullinax
April - Gene Aiken and Randy Martin
May - Ginger and Trent Allen
► Classes for Adults
There are two classes for adults. One is located upstairs in the Library and the other in the downstairs meeting room. Both classes begin at 9:45 a.m.