Rummel Church of the Brethren offers many different activities and services for children at various times of the year. All adult leaders who help out must have a criminal background check to ensure the safety of the children involved.
Children’s Church – is for children who are in preschool through grade 5 and is offered Sunday mornings at 10:30. There is a Bible lesson with other activities to reinforce the lesson learned. Some activities include acting out the story, games, music, crafts, etc., and every week uses a different element to keep it fresh and unique. One Sunday each year, children spend this hour filling shoeboxes with items provided by the church for shipment to needy children around the world.
Bible School – Bible School is held one week during the summer, usually in the evening. Bible lessons are taught using activities, music, crafts, games and more. We “go all out” for this week decorating the building inside to match the theme for the week.
Release Time – We host a Bible class for approximately 45 minutes prior to school dismissal on Tuesdays (Grades 1-2), Wednesdays (Grade 5) and Thursdays (Grades 3-4). Release time is conducted by Child Evangelism Fellowship volunteers and is held in cooperation with the Windber Area School District.
Nursery – We provide a child friendly space for parental use that is furnished in bright colors and pictures. Provided is a rocking chair, Pack-N-Play, changing table, toys, books, tables and chairs for small children. There is a sink available in the nursery with small child compatible restrooms nearby. Currently the nursery is not staffed full time.
Christmas/Easter Programs – For a few weeks before these Christian holidays, children are invited to the fellowship hall during the worship service. They learn songs and lines in order to present a program to the congregation on the Sunday before the holiday.
Participation – Children who are able to read aloud well are invited to be Scripture readers in the worship services as well as distribute palms on Palm Sunday, gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Day, etc.