A United Methodist Community
Mt Pleasant, MI

WHAT TO EXPECT

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WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

Welcome Home! Regardless of where you are on your life's journey, we invite you to let First Church be your spiritual home. We are an accepting, engaging church with many programs designed for your whole family.

Whether you are a longtime Christian looking for a church, a curious inquirer weighing organized religion, or someone who just wants to belong, First Church will welcome you with open hearts.

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The two worship spaces each set the tone for worship at First Church. The Great Heritage traditional service is held in the sanctuary on the main floor of the building. The Chancel Choir and organ lead the music and congregational singing uses the hymnal. Often worship music is augmented by other groups such as bells, vocal or instrumental soloists, or liturgical dancers.

The Bridge contemporary service is held in the fellowship hall in the basement in an informal gathering with round tables. Snacks are provided. The music is lead by the praise band. Congregational singing uses a screen. The sermon is the same in both services. And there is a special children's time in both services.

First United Methodist Church

400 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
989-773-6934
office@mtpfumc.org

First Church is located downtown in Mt Pleasant, MI four blocks south of Broadway Street. It occupies the entire block between Main Street and Washington Street. Main Street is one way going north. Washington Street is one way going south. Parking access is available from both Main and Washington Streets. Look for the tall, bell tower! For a full map, click here. http://yhoo.it/1D5DojN


Children at First Church have several opportunities to learn about God and grow with other children. We have Sunday school for ages 3 through 6th grade. Youth group for 7th grade on up. And we have a nursery for infants though age three.

In addition to the opportunities on Sunday, during the week we operate a preschool whose page with more information can be accessed here.  And during the year there are special events such as the Back to School Carnival, VBS, and the Easter Egg Hunt.

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Regular Worship Schedule

Starting after Labor Day
9:00 Traditional Worship Service
10:05 Adult Bible Study Classes
11:00 Contemporary Worship Service
11:00 Children's Sunday School
Child care available 8:50am to 12:15pm

Summer Schedule

Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 Combined Worship Service

Our Christian Preschool

Preschool photoOur Preschool meets Sept-May. The Preschool year is 34 weeks long. The school will begin after Labor Day and run until Memorial Day weekend.

We provide a safe, fun and educational environment which prepares children for elementary school.

Certified instructors, well equipped classrooms, and a secure play area provide wholesome environment for preschool aged children.

Easy access, reasonable pricing and a sense of  “ school community” are all part of the Christian Preschool experience at First Church.


Philosophy

The foundation of this school is a child-centered program in an atmosphere of love, fundamental to learning in a Christian setting. Each child is unique, a child of God. In this light, it is essential that the parents and teachers work together in a sincere effort to understand each child as they strive to help each one meet his own goals, and to help him or her grow from dependency toward a happy, self-directing, responsible, contributing member of society.

Our Program (Click)

We work on numbers, colors and shapes, letters, math, rhyming, opposites and more.

Each month the students will learn a different color and shape. One day a month kids can wear that color for ‘color day.”

We work on 2-3 letters a month. The 4 & 5 year old classes learn Zoophonics. They work on upper and lower case letters and the sound it makes, just like the local schools.

We plan at least 6-7 field trips and guest speakers for our 4 yr old classes a year.

We have different themes each week and our lesson plans and centers are based on these themes.

Curriculum

Preschool photoThe curriculum of the school will be unique for each group of children. It will be determined with specific needs of a group in order to meet each child’s individual developmental needs at hand. There will be learning experiences in art, music, numbers, language, nature and science, dramatic play, social studies, as well as Christian living in a balance of quiet and active play, individual and group learning and directed and free choice of activity. Featured are many first-hand experiences in nature and science, food preparation and community exploration.


Our Classes (Click)

All Kids Must be Toilet-Trained. They need to be 3 by Dec 1st.

All families in the community are invited to enroll children 3 to 6 years of age in the school.

Classes are held according to the following schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am to 11:30 am for ages 4 and 5
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am to 11:30am for age 3
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:00pm to 3:30pm for ages 4 and 5

Tuition Fees (Click)

$85 per month / $765.00 per year for our 3yr old program Tuesday & Thursday 9-11:30am
$120 per month / $1080.00 per year for our 4 & 5 yr. old program Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-11:30am.
$160 per month / $1440 per year for our 4 & 5 yr. old program Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-3:30 pm
A reduction of 15% of the tuition will be made for the families enrolling more than one child in the school. The non-refundable registration fee of $30.00, not applicable to tuition, must be submitted with the completed enrollment papers. A registration fee of $15.00 is required if enrolling a second consecutive year or enrolling more than one child in a year. Tuition may be paid yearly, semi-annually, quarterly, or in nine equal monthly payments with the May payment being made by mid August. Monthly payments should be made the first week of the month. Payments made preferably by check to the preschool. Anyone delinquent in tuition payment for one month will be contacted by the treasurer to set up a payment schedule. If ignored, the child could be withdrawn from the school.
Tuition Grants
A limited number of grants will be available so that some children may be accepted at reduced tuition. Parents desiring to apply for a grant should request an application form. Each request will be considered by the Tuition Grant Committee. 

Location

Preschool photo A spacious, cheerful, well equipped, ground floor room of the church is directly accessible to the outdoor play area. A protected area with sand box and playground equipment is used for outdoor play.

Daily Schedule (Click)

9:00-10:15 / 1:00-2:15 - Arrival, Center time, Small group

Clean up

10:15-10:45 / 2:15-2:45 - Group time ( calendar, literacy, learning activity, music and movement)

Wash hands

10:45-11:00 / 2:45-3:00 - Snack time

11:00-11:30 / 3:00-3:30 - Outside

Enrollment Form (Click)

Tuition Grant Forms and Contact Information (Click)

These forms may be obtained from the preschool at 772-1580 or from Tina Rudoni at 989-506-3363 or through email at tinarudoni@yahoo.com




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