Our children’s ministry provides a wide variety of dynamic programs for children to learn about Jesus and to put what they have learned into action. We are committed to partnering with families to continue faith development a home. As a part of partnering with families, we have changed the name of our Sunday School to GROWING IN FAITH as we will grow in faith together.  Here at SUMC, children are welcomed into all aspects of church life, including worship! The first Sunday of the month will be Everyone Worships Sunday. We will not have GROWING IN FAITH on these Sunday’s and all children will remain in worship so that families can worship together.  We offer age-appropriate Christian children’s programming during Sunday morning worship and at other times of the week.

Visitors should talk to a Sunday morning greeter to be directed to the appropriate class. Members should submit registration information for the appropriate program by printing the appropriate form or picking one up from church: Growing in Faith (all ages, including nursery), Club 45, and Mission Mania.

Sunday Morning

Nursery: Infants to 23 months, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. The Nursery program provides a caring, safe, warm and comforting Christian environment for our youngest members (and visitors). The Nursery is staffed each week by two Nursery Supervisors.  One supervisor has a certificate in daycare management and is Montessori trained.  Both of them are CPR and First Aid trained.  The Nursery is located on the second floor in Room 148.

Tiny Treasures: 2-3 years, 11:00 AM. Our Sunday school class for toddlers is co-taught by a teaching team.  This class is located on the second floor in Room 150 and uses Cokesbury’s Deep Blue curriculum which incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, videos and games into a full faith experience that invites children to explore the Bible in fun, age appropriate ways.

Growing with Jesus: 4-5 years (Pre-K), 11:00 AM. Co-taught by teaching teams. This class is located on the second floor in Room 146 and uses Cokesbury’s Deep Blue curriculum which incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, videos and games into a full faith experience that invites children to explore the Bible in fun, age appropriate ways. .

Following Jesus: K-1st Grade, 11:00 AM. Co-taught by teaching teams. This class is located on the second floor in Room 145  and uses Cokesbury’s Deep Blue curriculum which incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, videos and games into a full faith experience that invites children to explore the Bible in fun, age appropriate ways..

Jesus and Me: 2nd-3rd Grade, 11:00 AM. Co-taught by teaching teams. This class is located on the second floor in Room 144.  New this year, this class will use Cokesbury’s Learning to Use My Bible curriculum .  As our children get older, we want them to be comfortable using their Bibles and grow in faith. This class will help them grow in God’s Word, teach them basic Bible concepts, and how to use their Bibles.

Young Disciples: 4th-5th Grade, 11:00 AM. Co-taught by teaching teams. This class is located on the third floor in Room 210.  New this year, this class will use Cokesbury’s Learning to Use My Bible curriculum .  As our children get older, we want them to be comfortable using their Bibles and grow in faith. This class will help them grow in God’s Word, teach them basic Bible concepts, and how to use their Bibles.

Middle School Sunday School: 11:00AM (second and fourth Sundays only). Taught by Jen Kidwell and Ted Hastings in the Youth Room.

 

Sunday Afternoons

Mission Mania!:  1st – 5th Grade, Second Sunday of every month, 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch is provided.  This is a service-oriented children’s mission program designed for children to learn about and share God’s love through actively serving people in our community, based on Matthew 22:39, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  This group meets on the lower level in Room 21.

Kids helping with VBS decorations at Mission Mania in March 2018.

 

Club 45: 4th-5th Grade, Fourth Sunday of the month, 12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM.  Lunch is provided. This program promotes and supports Christian values making a difference in the lives of our tweens during this critical age while also helping them transition more smoothly from elementary to middle school, and from being active in children’s ministries to participating in youth group.  This group meets on the lower level in Room 21.

We also offer a full array of programming for children in grades 6-12. In addition to Sunday school, we do a monthly worship service, a confirmation class, and Sunday evening youth group. Check out our youth group page!