Ministries

Camps - United Methodist Summer Camps
Spring is here, summer isn't too far away! Time to sign up for some fun and interesting West Ohio United Methodist Summer Camps! There are different camps to choose from: Camp Otterbein, Camp Wesley and Camp Widewater. They even offer family camps! One camp even has a New Tree House! Take a look at our Summer Camp Information website at http://www.westohiocamps.com/camp. West Ohio Camping & ... more
 
Children's Ministries
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Open Gym
Open Gym This is a FREE outreach to the community for all to use the Family Life Center during the cold winter months for basketball and other activites. Family time is 5:15 pm till 6:45 pm. Adults and teens (14 and older) can come from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A waiver form MUST be filled out in order to participate at the Open Gym. All are ... more
 
Preschool
Welcome to Christ U.M. Preschool! Who Are We? Christ United Methodist Preschool is a preschool center licensed by Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. We offer full-day Pre-K classes and half-day Preschool (3’s turning 4) and Pre-K classes. All classes are three days a week and meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our school is located at 700 S. Main Street in Baltimore, Ohio. Tuition – Tuition prices for the 2019-2020 school year are: Full-day classes: $200/month ($1800/year) Half-day classes: $130/month ($1170/year) In comparing other centers, you’ll find that our tuition prices are often one of the lowest (if not THEE lowest) in the entire county! We strive to keep our program affordable for all by hosting Scholastic Book Fairs and several fundraisers throughout the school year. Registering Your Child – You can register your child anytime on or after February 19th, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. A registration form can be downloaded (see below), completed and returned to the church office which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Preschool office is open during the same hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school year. $100 registration fee must accompany the registration. Cash or checks made out to Christ U.M. Preschool accepted. If you are registering in the summer, you may wish to email us at preschool@christum-baltimore.com to check for availability. Some classes fill up fast! Why Should I Enroll My Child in a Preschool? Good question! Enrolling your child in a preschool gives your child many opportunities and advantages they wouldn’t receive otherwise. Preschool isn’t solely about academics (and neither is elementary school); it’s about learning how to get along with others, sharing, self-regulation, taking turns and being polite. It’s about making friends, learning new songs and games and playing with others. It’s about acceptance. Patience. Laughing and having fun. All classes give children multiple opportunities to explore, work with others and learn new things. We follow and form lesson plans using Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards which are categorized into 5 “domains”: Social and Emotional Development These standards include a focus on children’s developing abilities to regulate attention, emotions, and behavior, and to establish positive relationships with familiar adults and with peers. Research indicates that early skills of social competence and self-regulation are foundational to children’s long-term academic and social success (National Research Council, 2008) Physical Well-being and Motor Development addresses motor skills and health practices that are essential for children’s overall development. Approaches Toward Learning includes children’s initiative and curiosity, and their motivation to participate in new and varied experiences and challenges. These behaviors are fundamental to children’s ability to take advantage of learning opportunities, and to set, plan, and achieve goals for themselves. Language and Literacy Development covers knowledge and skills fundamental to children’s learning of language, reading and writing. Early literacy skills include children’s developing concepts of print, comprehension of age-appropriate text, phonological awareness, and letter recognition. Cognition and General Knowledge This domain includes those cognitive processes that enable all other learning to take place, as well as children’s knowledge of the social and physical world. It includes reasoning and problem-solving and has 3 sub-domains: mathematics, social studies, science. We Make Learning FUN! Schooling is more than sitting at a desk completing papers and memorizing. The teachers partake in a minimum of 6 hours of professional training each year in order to be up-to-date on the most current, efficient and effective ways to educate your child. You’ll find that we give a lot of opportunities for children to learn through their curiosity and hands-on activities. Instead of just showing or telling students how a shadow is made, teachers are more likely to bring flashlights into class and put them on a table. Children will then be drawn by curiosity to experiment with them at which point the teacher may say, “I see you’re casting a shadow on the wall. How did that happen?” or “You’ve made a shadow of your hand. Are there other things you can make a shadow of?” Learning is a process, and if the child is part of that process they are much more likely to learn from it. If a class has a favorite book, they may decide to make props so they can retell the story on their own or in groups. We also change the materials in our room often so that there are new things to explore, build, play, learn and experiment with. Our Facility We have a wonderful facility! All classrooms and the preschool office exist off the same hallway. Most classrooms also have a sink and shared (Jack and Jill) bathroom. We also have use and access to the Fellowship Hall where full-day students have their lunch and all classes can use for special events or activities when they need more space than the classroom allows. The Family Life Center is an adjacent building the size of a gym where children can run, jump and play indoors when the weather is not adequate to play outside. The sanctuary we often use for programs, Bible story time and parent meetings. The outdoor play area is fenced in and contains an open grassy area and an awesome playground with climbing and sliding equipment and swings. Our Staff One way to compare preschools is to find out what the teacher turnover rate is. If the average teacher stays 2-3 years, then that’s a clear indication that teachers aren’t happy there. Here at Christ U.M. Preschool we value our staff and understand that, like any business, happy and valued employees can generate a higher quality product and output. Our five teachers have been here an average of 7 years; one being here 17! All total there are over 60 years of experience our teachers have in Early Childhood Education at a licensed center. Their dedication to their job flows into the classroom and is seen by their smiles, love and compassion toward their students, their constant motivation to learn, share and apply new approaches and techniques, their ability to maintain an inviting and safe environment conducive to learning, and their unending desire to effectively educate each and every child that comes through their door. Each teacher is fully certified to teach; they hold a college degree, CDA or have taken all ODJFS required classes. They also take a MINIMUM of 6 hours professional training each year. Questions? If you have any questions or would like to arrange a tour of our facility, we’d be happy to help! Just give us a call at 740-862-4343 or send an email to preschool@christum-baltimore.com . In the meantime, join us over on our Facebook site to see some of the fun activities we’ve been doing. Christ United Methodist Preschool 700 S. Main Street Baltimore, OH 43105 Phone: 740-862-4343 Fax: 740-862-6163 Web: http://www.christum-baltimore.com/ministries/preschool.html Facebook: ... more
 
Summer Lunch Program
New This Year! Summer Lunch Program at Johnson & Basil Parks this year! FREE Lunch - Children must have a permission slip filled out by a parent/guadian. Come at 10:00 am for games, crafts, learn-to-cook activities and other fun! Sponsored by Good Neighbors in the Village WHEN & WHERE: Tuesdays at Johnson Park 10:00 am to 1:00 pm June 5 to July 31 Thursdays at Basil Park 10:00 am to 1:00 pm June 7 to August 2 **All children need to be registered on or before their first visit.* See flyers and forms ... more
 
Videos
In case you missed seeing the Mothers' Day, Graduation, or Fathers' Day videos in worship, you may view them ... more
 
Worship
We would love to have you join us for worship on Sundays! 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship Service (in the sanctuary) 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages (in the designated ... more
 
Youth Ministry
All youth, grades 4-12, are welcome to participate! Click here for more ... more
 
Worship in the Park
Please Join Us! Worship & Picnic in the Park at Smeck Historical Farm & Park (7395 Basil Road, Baltimore). Worship at 10:00 a.m. Free picnic at 11:15 a.m. More information coming soon! 2018 Worship in the Park is scheduled for August 26, 2018. All are welcome. Bring your family & ... more