Children’s wellbeing and safety during Grace Group meetings is our priority. Just like with everything else we do at FUMCFW, we follow Ministry Safe rules for childcare in our groups. We have two options for childcare to choose from, depending on what works best for you personally and for your Grace Group:
Your Grace Group meets at the church and the children are cared for by our FUMCFW childcare team, directed by Paula Wagstaff. This option is available for Sundays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:00 pm. If these time slots do not work for you, please discuss alternatives with Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez.
Your Grace Group meets at a host home or other location and you arrange for childcare on your own. Since the meeting happens outside our church facilities, we cannot guarantee safety of your children during these meetings. We are happy to provide free online Ministry Safe training that will help you be more aware of potential problems and solutions when you arrange childcare for your kids.
You should not bring children to the place of the meeting. From our own experience and after consulting with other churches about this question, we have found out that even when children are in a separate area of the house, they can still cause distractions for their parents and other group members.
Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez is available to discuss with you your particular circumstances and help you make the best decision concerning childcare during your Grace Group meetings.
Contact: Dr. Zhenya Gurina-Rodriguez | firstname.lastname@example.org | 817-339-5067