update from ms. natalie and ollie

Hello, Children's Ministry family, it's Ms. Natalie and Ollie here to give you an update on ways we can stay connected online during this time period. We miss all your wonderful smiling faces and can't wait until the day we get to meet face to face again. Hope this message finds you all safe and well. God Bless!


stay connected with our children's ministry facebook groups

   FUMC Clermont Children’s Ministry

   FUMC First Look For Preschool Families


   FUMC Clermont 252 Elementary Families

FUMC children

Vision Statement 

Connecting Kids to Christ


Mission Statement 

We strive to connect kids to Christ by providing a safe and fun environment where they can develop and understand their faith, connect with other believers, and put their faith into action.

Connecting Kids to Christ

(for children 0-5th grade)

We “Think Orange”  by partnering with parents to disciple all of our children. We believe that two combined influences have a greater impact than either influence could alone.  That’s why our church loves the color Orange.  When we combine the light (yellow) of the church (us!) with the heart (red) of the family (you!), we get a stronger, more vibrant color.


  • See God for who He is
  • See themselves the way God does
  • Love others the way God does

Sundays at FUMC Kids

We LOVE Sundays at FUMC Kids! Each of our services begins with an energetic large group experience that will captivate your child’s attention and teach them more about God and His Word – the Bible! Following large group, kids shift into small group environments designed to connect them to Christ and others through age-specific games, activities, prayer, and discussions. All are invited to join us at 9:30, 11:00, or 11:11 AM. We look forward to seeing you!   

new nursery & childcare ministry coordinator!

Hi FUMC Family! It is with great joy that we introduce Cindy Zifka as our new Nursery and Childcare Ministry Coordinator! Many of you may already know Cindy as she has been a dedicated member or our childcare team for the past year and has called FUMC her church home for over 20 years now. Cindy and her husband Tom have been married for almost 41 years, and have two daughters, two son-in laws,  and four wonderful grandchildren, whom they love spending time with! She is also an avid horseback rider with two horses of her own. Before joining our team, Cindy served families at Disney World for 40 years as a lifeguard, Recreation Coordinator, and Coordinator of Training. Cindy has a heart for connecting kids to Christ and loves watching our faith community grow and reach others for God’s glory! Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Cindy to her new role!  

Children's Choir Launch - POSTPONED - TBD

We are excited to announce the launch of our Children’s Choir! We love hearing our kids praising God and we want to be able to share that joyful noise with the rest of our church family! Our Children’s Choir will meet seasonally to learn music and perform during special holidays and seasonal events, beginning with Palm Sunday. We would love to have your little ones join us! Here are some important things to know about this fun, new opportunity:

Our preschool choir – Joyful Noise – is open to all preschoolers ages 3-5.

Our elementary choir – Hallelujah Singers – is open to all kids in K-5th grade.

To sign up CLICK HERE

Children’s Choir will meet Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30 PM beginning February 23. For more information email childrensministry@fumc-clermont.org.

Upcoming Events

  • cm & awaken movie night - POSTPONED - TBD

    Save the date! More details to come!

  • CM & WCA Splash into summer - May 15th

    Save the date! More details to come!

  • Worship Readiness graduation - may 17th

    Save the date! More details to come!

  • Vacation Bible School (VBS) - June 8th-12th

    Registration is temporarily paused until further notice.

    We are gearing up for another great week at Vacation Bible School! VBS will be held June 8-12 from 9AM-Noon. Cost is $15 per child and includes their t-shirt, snacks, daily VBS buttons, and an end of week Glow Party. VBS is open to all kids entering K-5th grade next fall (2020-2021 school year). CLICK HERE to Sign-up today!


    Scholarships are available! For more information, contact Natalie at childrensministry@fumc-clermont.org.

lift kids ministry

L.I.F.T Kids

“Leading in Faith and Truth”


We love watching our kids become all that God has created them to be! They are not our future leaders; they are leaders now! Here at FUMC Kids, we strive to help kids discover, develop and use their God given gifts to bless others. Each week, 3rd-5th grade LIFT Kids leaders serve their peers in every area of ministry. They are also partnered with adult and youth mentors who help them to develop their leadership gifts. If your kids are interested in joining LIFT Kids, or you would like to know more information, please contact Natalie at childrensministry@fumc-clermont.org.



Following the leader is definitely something preschoolers love and understand. What they need to learn is that throughout life there will be countless choices of leaders they can follow. We want them to know who the best leader is to follow. And that is Jesus! Jesus is the best leader we can follow!


By the end of this month, when we ask preschoolers who can you follow, our prayer is that they will answer, I can follow Jesus. Why? Because Jesus loves us, and He will always lead us in the best way.


For more info contact Natalie at childrensministry@fumc-clermont.org





Throughout the Bible, we can read about the importance of forgiveness. Right from the start, God made a way for Adam and Eve to have a relationship with Him again. The same is true for us. No matter how much we mess up, God will always make a way to forgive us. When it comes to forgiveness, we can also look to Jesus, who chose to forgive even those who were crucifying Him. Because of God’s amazing forgiveness, we should work hard to forgive others.

For more info contact Natalie at childrensministry@fumc-clermont.org



  • parent cue

    What is a Parent Cue?  It's a prompt.  It's a whisper in your ear: "Talk to your kid about this," or "Why not try this at dinner tonight?"  A nudge to talk about God, faith, life or to just have fun together.  

    Connect to God's story.

    Uncover something about life.

    Experience something together.

    Parent Cue provides several different ways for you to use key times in your day; like mealtime, driving in the car, bedtime or just when you’re hanging out, to remind your kids about what they’re learning and to share what they think.

    There’s even an Iphone/android app  called PARENT CUE that helps you wherever you are! You can also check out TheParentCue.org

"We are here with you thRough every stage" 


First United Methodist Church of Clermont

950 7th Street

Clermont, FL 34711

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Ph: 352-394-2412

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