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  • Serving This Week | First United Methodist Church

    Serving this week... (Sunday Service) ​ ​ Welcome & Announcements . ​ Liturgists. ​ Message. ​ Organist/Pianist. ​ Music Team. ​ ​ Parish Nurse. ​ Acolyte. ​ Greeters/Ushers. ​ Communion Servers. Prayers of the People and the Lord's Prayer. **Volunteers listed below are subject to change without notice** ​ Ms. Ruth Noecker. ​ ​ Ms. Ruth Noecker. Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher. ​ Cindy McClelland ​ Julie Saunders, Laurie Gosch, Tom McClelland, Cindy McClelland, Barb Katkowski, Jean Twardzik ​ ​​Ann Moyer ​ Mrs. Julie Saunders. ​ Mr. Tom Reed and Mr. Al Machamer. ​ . Mr. Ralph Saunders . Flowers... April 14. April 21. April 28. . May 5. May 12. May 19. May 26. In Honor Julie Saunders. In Memory of Kenneth Noecker. In Memory of Wm. Murphy by Dot Murphy. ​ Happy Birthday Walt, Love Jan. . . Congratulations Lisi! ​ ​​​Are you interested in sponsoring the altar flowers for a Sunday morning? If so, please contact the Church Office or sign-up on the 2024 Flower Calendar Poster on the bulletin board near Fellowship Hall. If the date you had in mind is already taken, please let the Church Office know as we are able to have two sponsors each Sunday. The flowers are yours to take home after the service(s). The cost is $25; checks payable to First United Methodist Church with the words "Altar Flowers" in the memo section of your check. Thank you for honoring or remembering a loved one with flowers. Weekly Prayer Vigil... Saturday Night Speakers... April 14-April 20 April 21-April 27 April 28-May 4 Cindy & Dwight Dros. Liz Wallace. Marcy Hudock. In the event of inclement weather, please call the Church Office to inquire about service cancellation. April 13. April 20. April 27. Doug Esposito. Brian Reading. Jody Scheib.

  • Weekly Announcements | First United Methodist Church

    Weekly Announcements These announcements are from the weekly bulletin and/or bi-monthly newsletter. You will find here information on regular announcements (i.e., signing up for newsletters, online giving) to special events scheduled. Please take some time to review these announcements. Prayer Opportunities | Prayer is such an important part of a church's life. FUMC offers many opportunities to strengthen your prayer life. Please check out our prayer ministry page . We offer prayer groups, a prayer chain, an intercessory prayer group, and many other opportunities to kneel before our Lord and Savior and share your burdens and worship and praise. For what other great nation has God so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call to him? ~Deuteronomy 4:7 (NRSV) Sunday Preaching Schedule (schedule may change without notice). Pastor Fisher preaching unless otherwise noted. ​ Worship Services 9AM in the sanctuary and 11:00AM (Coffeehouse Worship) in fellowship hall ​ Pastor Christopher Fisher ​​(Individual message titles subject to change) May Communion Offering TBD April 14 - "Revelation - The Glory of God and of The Lamb" April 21- "Revelation - The Scroll and the Lamb" April 28 - (guest speaker) May 5 - "Revelation - The Four Horsemen" Methodist Women Events | We will continue to meet the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in Fellowship Hall unless otherwise announced. Our focus continues to be local mission work. All ladies are welcome. Please let us know of any ideas you have or issues that you would like more information. F U N D R A I S E R BENEFITS FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PUERTO RICO MISSION TRIP 2024 First United Methodist Church Coaster Price - $10.00 each or buy 3 for $30.00, and get 1 FREE PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS FUNDRAISER BUY ONE OR MORE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIEND COLLECTING POP TOP TABS One of our little friends is collecting pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House. Please save the tops from soda cans and other pop tops. Tops will be accepted through the beginning of July. Requests for Prayer | Please remember to call the church office if you know of members in the hospital or if you are going to be in the hospital. A visit from our Pastor or visitation team can be arranged. Please continue to remember all those in the hospital, in mourning, and listed in the weekly bulletin in your prayers. ​ Website Prayer Request Page: You may also submit a prayer request by accessing our prayer request page. Weekly Prayer Ministry | Wednesdays at 6 PM Our Prayer Ministry will also continue to run every day of the week with prayer partners meeting for one hour a day with a one-week-at-a time commitment. Please sign up in pairs to pray for one hour a day during your week for the Kingdom of God to come more fully in our church and our community and beyond. We will continue to promote the prayer team ministry on Sunday mornings with the prayer clipboard circulated periodically. Please join us as we seek God together! Missions Committee Evangelism CD | Jesus – Help in Times of Need Devotional CD John Fatora and Irene Tomchik published a CD a few years back that shares the message of Jesus Christ in the spirit of John Wesley. ​ It is the vision of the Missions Committee that this CD will be a continuation of the Discipleship process that we are pursuing as a church. We have been growing and training as disciples over the past few years and feel now is the season to begin moving beyond our church family into the community using this CD as a tool to help share the life of Christ with our neighbors and friends. ​ Copies are available for drive-by pickup under the carport; or ask your small group leader for copies to give to friends who are open to receive them. Click here if you would like to listen or download the CD. ​ If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office at 570.385.3941 or office@havenfirstumc.org . Next Community Lunch is April 13 at 12 PM All are welcome to share this time of fellowship. If you would like to sponsor a C ommunity Lunch, please contact the Church Office at 570.385.3941 for contact information regarding available dates. Men's Breakfast | April 20 at 8:00 AM For more information, please contact the Church Office at 570.385.3941. There are times when things are not going well for each of us, perhaps we ourselves are sick, perhaps there are loved ones who are sick or hurting, maybe there is a family emergency or crisis, during these times you don't need to be alone. Our Pastors, Minister of Visitation, or even our Lay Leader would be very happy to come and visit with you. Before you reach a place where you feel alone and that no one cares, please call the Church Office and let the office staff know that you are in need of a visit. The message will be passed along quietly to the Pastors and a time for a personal visit can be arranged. Others of us tend to prefer to weather these times quietly and by ourselves; if that is you, please be aware that there is a Prayer Ministry team that is willing to intercede and pray for you. You can access the Prayer Ministry through the website, by calling the church office, or prayer chain . Most importantly, remember that you have a church family that is willing to walk along side of you at all times. Also, please know that you don't need to be a Pastor or Lay Leader to visit and care for your Brothers and Sisters in Christ. You can visit our homebound members. If you enjoy getting to know new people and would like to spend some time with members of our First Church family that can no longer make it to church on a Sunday morning, please call the Church office or simply put a note in the offering plate and someone will contact you. Thank you for taking the time to spend a few minutes sharing the love of Jesus with our members who can no longer come to church! Did you know…? FUMC saves Redner’s receipts Do you shop at Redner’s? If so, do you have a Save‑A‑Tape /Pump Perks/Rewards Card? FUMC participates in the Redner’s 1% Save‑A‑Tape program. Remember to use your Redner’s Save‑A‑Tape/Pump Perks/Rewards Card and put your entire receipt in the plastic containers on the table in the narthex marked Redner’s receipts. By using your rewards card each time you purchase merchandise (excludes, fuel purchases and items controlled by the federal or state government such as tax, milk, and tobacco products) at Redner’s Warehouse Markets, your receipt will be designated as a 1% Save‑A‑Tape customer receipt with a Save‑A‑Tape total printed on the receipt. Receipts that have been highlighted or written on are not eligible, so please do not mark or circle the receipts. Participating in the 1% Save‑A‑Tape program does not exclude your ability to receive gas points, etc. If you don’t already have a rewards card, you can pick one up at any Redner’s locations. The card is free and you DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION to receive the card. Your name is not on any mailing list if you request a card. Our church gets 1% of the total of all receipts. For example, if the receipts total $5,000, we would get $50 to be divided between Christian Ed and the Youth Group. Please consider participating in this easy program.

  • Calendar | havenfirstumc

    The information on this calendar is generally based on the information in the newsletter and Sunday bulletins. Therefore, this information is subject to change and may not be reflected within the calendar if changes are made by event organizers without notification to the Church Office. If you see any discrepancies and would like the information updated or have a new item to be submitted for the calendar, please contact the Webmaster .

  • HOME | First United Methodist Church of Schuylkill Haven

    ​"Our mission is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." ​ Welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! We're glad to have you come by to check out our website. We are a Bible-believing congregation that loves the Lord and has a heart for missions. We are excited to share with you the love of Christ and power of the Gospel. May the Lord richly bless you. Sunday Morning Worship Live Stream Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 9:00 AM Speaker: Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher Message : "The Glory of God and of The Lamb" Order of Worship Online Giving Worship Service Videos Archive Clicking the link above, you will go to the LiveStream page. You will see a block similar to this in the upper left corner of the video window. If you click the down arrow, you will be able to access previous weeks' messages. Dear Friends, I want to invite you to join a new Bible reading plan for 2024. Reading thru the Bible each year is a great spiritual discipline and a great way to learn the word of God and apply it in your life.. This coming year I will be hosting the plan “The Bible with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, Classic Version, 2024,” through the YouVersion Bible app. You can join the group I am hosting by letting me know so I can send you an invitation, or you can sign up to read on your own by clicking the link below. Those already participating in this (past) year’s plan will receive an invitation directly through the Bible app. I would be glad to have you join my group. There are two other versions available: youth version and express version. Either of those plans might be a good option for those looking for something youth oriented or less intense, and the links are also included below. In Christ, Pastor Chris ​ CLASSIC VERSION https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/42197 Join me in reading The Bible with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, Classic Version, 2024: YOUTH VERSION https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/42229 Join me in reading The Bible with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, Youth Version, 2024: EXPRESS VERSION https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/42228 Join me in reading The Bible with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, Express Version, 2024 Check out our Podcasts!! Our church now has a podcast that will make Pastor Fisher's sermons available. Our podcast is called, "Igniting Your Faith," and can be found on many of your favorite podcast sites such as Spotify, Apple, Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket, Radio Public, TuneIn, and Pandora. You can listen to Pastor's sermons at any time, and download them for future listening. Go to any of the podcast sites and type "Igniting Your Faith" in the search area and you should find it. There will be a picture of our altar window to help you find it. Or you can click this link and it will take you to our new page "Igniting Your Faith" and find links that you can use as well. Spread the word. Let's grow in God's Word by Igniting our Faith. Are you going through a difficult time? Are you worried, sick, lonely, down-and-out? For over two thousand years, Christians around the world have depended on Jesus to help them get through the tough times. This podcast will explain how to live a victorious life now and throughout eternity by relying on the power of Jesus Christ.

  • Live | Messages/Sermons | First United Methodist Church

    FUMC WORSHIP LIVE-STREAM Our prayer is that each of these messages will touch and bless each of you in some way. Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 9:00 AM Speaker: Rev. Dr. Christopher Fisher Message : "The Glory of God and of The Lamb" Order of Worship Online Giving Also Available On:

  • Small Groups | First United Methodist Church

    SMALL GROUPS (UPDATED 04/07/24 ) FUMC promotes participation in Small Groups as a way to meet other Christians, participate in shared interests, support each other's needs, and build lasting friendships in a one-on-one setting with limited attendance. Currently, our Groups are held in-person, virtual (highlighted in this listing) , or blended (in-person and virtual ). If you have an interest in joining one of the groups below, contact the leader directly or if assistance is needed, contact: ereed@havenfirstumc.org If Group Leaders need to change their meeting information, send updates to: ereed@havenfirstumc.org Life in Action Groups Our interest is in following Jesus' command to "go and make disciples". We study and practice within our Group and then go out into the community to make disciples. Recommended readings for this group are listed at the bottom of this page.​ ​ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sunda ys Young Adult (18 to 30-something) Led by: Adam Kraft Study: spiritual nourishment, inspiration and guidance Where: in-church Frequency: weekly, 10:15 - 11:00 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mondays Led by: Ellen Marino Study Book: Experien cing God (women's group) Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 10:15 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesdays ​Led by: Ann Moyer & Nancy Kraft Study Book: You Were Made F or This Moment (women's group) Where: Church Frequency: 2 Tuesdays a month, 2:00 PM ​ Led by: JoAnn Daum Study: The 7 Churches of Revelation (through RightNow Media ) Where: Church Office Frequency: Weekly, 3:00 PM (filled) ​ Led by: Fred Yuengling Study Book: new topic expected January, 2024 Where: Home Frequency: Weekly, 7:00 PM (filled) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wednesdays Senior High Youth : L ed by: David Williams, Stacey Lehman, Carolyn Catranis Study: Darkroom Faith Series on theological topics Where: Church Youth Room Frequency: Weekly, 6:00-7:30 PM (joint free time 7:00 -7:30 PM with Middle School) Middle School Youth : Led by: April Bergen, Don Bergen, Renee Williams, Stacey Lehman Study: various studies, changing monthly Where: Church Youth Room Frequency: Weekly, 7:00-8: 30 PM (joint free time 7:00 -7:30 PM with Senior High) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Led by: Brian Reading Study Books: from David Jeremiah ministry Where: Church Frequency: 2nd & 4th Thursdays ea. mo., 3:00 PM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Encouragement & Accountability Groups We are smaller groups which meet regularly to support and encourage each other in our walk of faith.​ ​ Mondays Led by: Darlene Beers Where: varies Frequency: Weekly, 8:00 AM (temp. filled) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesdays Led by: Lisi Fisher Where: Church (women's prayer and accountability group) Frequency: Weekly, 5:30 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Led by: Doug O'Connell Where: Men's meeting at Long Run Diner Frequency: Weekly, 6:30 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Led by: M om's O n M issions (for mom's of little ones) Where: church office Frequency: Weekly, 6:00 - 7:15 PM (childcare provided) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bible Study Group s Our interest is in-depth study of books of the Bible to better understand its teachings.​ ​ Sundays Led by: Tom Reed Study: Book of Genesis ​ Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 10:30 AM ( fall start-up mid-November) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesdays Led by: Shirley Yenilaitus Study: Books of I, II, and III John and Jude ​ Where: Y's Home Frequency: Weekly, 6:00 PM (filled) ​ Led by: Bonnie Hawley Study: Old Testament ​ Where: Home Frequency: Weekly, 7:00 PM (filled) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wednesdays Led by: Ellen Marino Study: Book of Matthew ​ Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 10:15 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursdays Led by: Eydie Re ed Study: Book of Ecclesiastes (through RightNow Media ) Where: Home Frequency: Weekly, 10:00 AM ​ Led by: Doug O'Connell Study: Books of 1 & 2 Peter (Max Lucado book) Where: Church (Zoom during Fall/Winter) Frequency: Weekly, 7:00 PM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ​ ​ Focused Groups We have a variety of Small Groups with specialized interests.​ ​ ​ Sundays Led by: Pastor Chris Fisher Type: Coffee House Worship Where: Church Frequency: Weekly, 10:45 AM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wedn esd ays Led by: Dot Murphy Meal & Chat: Women encouraging women (for widows) Where: varies Frequency: Weekly, 5:30 PM ​ Led by: Pastor Chris Fisher Type: Wednesday Night Prayer Group Where: Church Sanctuary Frequency: Weekly, 6:00 PM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ​ Saturdays Led by: Don Bergen Type: Men's Breakfast Chasing Revival (through RightNow Media ) Where: Church Fellowship Hall Frequency: Third Saturday ea. mo., 8:00 AM (none Nov, 2023) ​ Coming: Led by: Stacey Lehman and (TBA) Type: Celebrate Recovery Where: Church Frequency: (pending) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ​ ​ ​ If you would like to start a new Small Group, please contact the FUMC church office at 570.385.3941 for more information. LIFE IN ACTION GROUPS RECOMMENDED READINGS (UPDATED 09/17/2021) The books listed below have been reviewed by the Discipleship Council and are recommended for the Life in Action Groups to use as a guide in their mission to create disciples in response to Jesus' command in Matthew 28:19a. These books are generally available at www.christianbook.com and through other providers. (visual overview of the FUMC discipleship process) Discipleship Plan Components Component 1 - Experience God ​"A Firm Foundation" by Wesleyan Covenant Association Hope and Vision for a new Methodist Future "​Alpha Course" by Nicky Gumbel Creating space to explore life, faith, and meaning "Healing" by Francis MacNutt Provides a context within which to understand healing ​Component 2 - Follow the Lord Jesus Daily Devotions "Experiencing God" by Claude King, Henry Blackaby, and Richard Blackaby Carefully listening to God's voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Component 3 - Share Life Together "The Class Meeting" by Kevin M. Watson A fresh new guide to the theory and practice of the Wesley class meeting "The Band Meeting" by Kevin M. Watson & Scott T. Kisker Demonstrates that the band meeting is not merely another church program ​Component 4 - Serve the Body of Christ "Healing" by Francis MacNutt Provides a context within which to understand healing ​Component 5 - Invest in Others "The Starfish Movement" by Dan Grider Shows how to fully engage with the original Movement that Jesus launched (suggested reading for leaders of Small Groups) "Crucial Conversations" by Dan Grider Draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world "God Space" by Doug Pollock Naturally create room - God Space - for spiritual conversations to happen in your everyday life

  • Youth - Middle School Schedule | First United Methodist Church

    We reside in the Schuylkill Haven School District so in the event that the Haven schools are canceled because of winter weather conditions, our Youth Group meetings and events will be canceled as well. At the same time, in the event that prior to our Youth Group meetings the weather conditions become unsafe or too slippery to drive, we will cancel our meetings. In the event of the need to cancel, information will be communicated to you via Flocknote and Facebook.

  • Children, Youth & Family Ministry (FX) | First United Methodist Church

    ​ Welcome! We're so glad you're here! ​ We understand that children & youth are not only the future, but also the present of the church. As such, children & youth are warmly welcomed into the FUMC family and invite to participate in a variety of programs to guide them in their faith to know Jesus as Lord & Savior. Want to learn more about your specific age group? ​ ​ Children, Youth & Family Ministry at FUMC is best expressed as FX! ​FX is an abbreviation for Family eXperience. FX is a dynamic environment designed to help us as the church partner with families. FX is a fun, shared experience where families can grow closer together while growing closer to Jesus. It strategically places parents and kids in a world that helps both understand and live out essential truths regarding faith, family and friendship. NURSERY YOUTH FAMILIES CHILDREN

  • Welcome to FX! | havenfirstumc

    Welcome! We're so glad you're here! ​ We understand that children & youth are not only the future, but also the present of the church. As such, children & youth are warmly welcomed into the FUMC family and invite to participate in a variety of programs to guide them in their faith to know Jesus as Lord & Savior.​ Children, Youth & Family Ministry at FUMC is best expressed as FX! FX is an abbreviation for Family eXperience. FX is a dynamic environment designed to help us as the church partner with families. FX is a fun, shared experience where families can grow closer together while growing closer to Jesus. It strategically places parents and kids in a world that helps both understand and live out essential truths regarding faith, family and friendship. ​ We know that no one has more potential to influence a child than a parent but we also know that parents can’t do it alone so we as the church are working to partner with families to help build lifelong disciples for Jesus! Want to learn more about your specific age group? Click on the buttons below. NURSERY CHILDREN YOUTH To learn more about children's ministry at FUMC of Schuylkill Haven, please contact our Director of Children's Discipleship at 570-593-0303 or email office@havenfirstumc.org,

  • Youth Ministry | First United Methodist Church

    ​ Opportunities for Christian Discipleship and Fellowship at FUMC... The teen years are critical times for a healthy connection with a church family and we believe our youth carry great potential to be disciples who make disciples as they seek to live out their faith together - as one big family of faith. Our iGnite youth are truly world changers who are hungry and thirsty for more of God and long for authentic relationships with Him and each other. We tackle topics that are meaningful to students today. We believe in equipping and empowering young people to be the hands and feet of Christ - to be servant leaders in a world that is longing for something worth living and dying for. We find no greater cause, than the cause of Christ. Feel like something is missing in your life? Seeking something more? Come check us out! ​ We provide weekly opportunities for teens to grow in their relationship with the LORD and with each other. Please view our calendar for specific dates, times, and locations of upcoming events. ​ ​ iGnite Jr. for students in grades 5 through 8. ​ iGnite Sr. for students in grades 9 through 12. ​ ​ iGnite Jr. High Calendar of events iGnite Sr. High Calendar of Events ​ ​ ​ To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

  • Nursery (Birth through age 3) | First United Methodist Church

    Nursery (Birth through age 4) [ The Little Children and Jesus ] People were also bringin g babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” ~Luke 18:15-17 While God's littlest blessings are most welcome in all worship services, our nursery provides an opportunity during the 9:00 AM Sunday morning worship service to allow parents to grow in their faith and experience God’s presence without the distraction of an active child. After all, God did not have “stillness and silence” in mind when he created children! Along with providing an opportunity for parents to grow in their faith, our nursery is an exciting place for these little ones to grow in their faith as well as they come to know, love and follow Jesus. This spiritual foundation begins in the nursery for your infants and toddlers, as they are lovingly cared for and enjoy busy active learning as our leaders make the Bible come alive in a meaningful and fun way! PLEASE NOTE...our nursery is a bug free zone! If your child has a fever, runny nose, cough, diarrhea, unknown rash, discharge from the eyes, illness being treated with antibiotics for less than 24 hours please keep them at home. We look forward to seeing them when they are feeling better. ​ Little Blessings Nursery Policies & Procedures ​ Hours of Operation & Age Limitations Only children from birth through 4-years-old will be allowed in the nursery. Parents of this age-group must be on-site in the event of an unforeseen emergencies. Parents are encouraged to check-in up to 15-minutes after the start of the worship service to reserve your child’s place and so that a nursery caregiver is available should you decide to utilize the nursery at any point during the service. If no children are registered by that time, the nursery may close allowing caregivers the opportunity to worship. Only attendants who have been trained under the Safe Sanctuary policy will be allowed in the nursery. Classroom Check-in and Check-out There is a sign-in sheet located on top of the bookcase where parents MUST sign-in each child. This sheet must be completed weekly! A registration form with details of the child’s age, parent’s information, allergies, etc. must be completed prior to use of the nursery annually and updated as needed. All children’s belongings must have name identification (diaper bags, cups, etc.). Children will only be released into the custody of those listed on the information sheet. Diaper Changing and Bathroom Trips Parents should supply diapers, wipes, a burp pad, and a change of clothing for their child each time they drop off their child. Due to Safe Sanctuary Guidelines, parents are the only ones permitted to do diaper changes. Children who are potty trained may use the nursery restroom on their own. Discipline Policies Physical punishment is forbidden for all nursery caregivers, including parents who serve in a room with their own children. The only discipline allowed in the nursery is time-out which should be limited to the age of the child (for example, 2 minutes for a 2-year-old). Scolding, harsh words and physical punishment of any kind is forbidden. If the child’s behavior could cause physical harm to another child such as biting, hitting, throwing things, etc., then nursery caregivers will get the parent from the service and require that the parent keeps the child with them in worship that day. Children who have been removed may return to the nursery the following week. Repeat offenders will not be allowed to return. Food Parents must label all bottles and sippy cups with the child's name. FUMC does NOT provide formula, bottles, or baby food for infants. FUMC DOES provide snacks (crackers, cookies, pretzels, etc.) for toddlers. Please make sure nursery caregivers are aware of any food allergies. Meals will NOT be fed to children, even if parents provide the food. Wellness Policy For the protection of all children and caregivers, neither children nor caregivers with any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours will be admitted into the nursery: ​ Fever Vomiting or diarrhea Untreated pink eye or other eye infection Rash Sore throat Runny Nose Persistent coughing or sneezing Drainage from ears Lice, including the presence of eggs or nits COVID, RSV or flu symptoms not listed above We understand that a child may end up getting ill during their stay in the nursery. If a Nursery Caregiver suspects a child does not meet the standards of the Wellness Policy, they will notify the parent and request that the child remains with the parent that week. If your child isn’t feeling well, we encourage you to worship with us online at: www.havenfirstumc.org and look forward to seeing you next week! Medications Nursery caregivers CANNOT administer any medication (this includes Benadryl, teething or diaper rash ointments). If your child needs medication or treatment during their stay in the nursery, you MUST come to administer necessary medications. In the event of a sudden allergic reaction, parents will be notified immediately, and Benadryl will be available for parental administration until proper medical personnel can attend to the situation. ​

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