Children are the Church now.

We believe that children are not just the future of the church but are the church now! We seek to provide spiritual growth opportunities for children, birth through Fifth grade, and to establish each child’s faith in a loving, caring, forgiving, Christian community.

Children’s programming is more than just “babysitting”. It is a time when the children themselves learn about and grow in their friendship with Jesus. Developing relationships with each other and Jesus is important to our programming. ​

Our mission is to nurture children in the faith so they may have a deep friendship with Jesus and each other; know they are loved, forgiven, and saved by a risen Savior; and equip parents to be successful spiritual leaders in the home.

Please take a look at our children’s page below – if you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to our Director of Children’s Ministry, Mona Walker.

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Sunday School

9:40am-10:50am

A wonderful time of Biblical exploration. Instruction is designed to meet the learning needs and interests of all children by incorporating visuals, music, art, group activities, games, etc… Parents are asked to check-in their children on the check-in computer, currently near the classroom areas.

Two badges will print after the check-in procedure. The child is to wear one badge on the front of their shirt or dress and the parent is to use the second badge when picking-up the child at the end of Sunday School.  Please, for the safety of all of our children, and to comply with our Safe Sanctuaries Policy, only parents are allowed to pick-up children from Sunday School.

Classroom Locations

InfantsToddlers2 to 3 Year Olds3 to 4 Year OldsElementary Large GroupK & 1st Grade2nd & 3rd Grade4th & 5th Grade
Room 106
Room 104
Room 103
Room 107
Room 207
Room 204
Room 205
Room 209

Sunday Childcare

On Sundays we offer traditional childcare for infants and toddlers in case you do not want to bring your child with you into the worship service. All of our childcare providers have been background checked and have experience in childcare.

Classroom Locations

8:15am-9:35am

InfantsToddlers to Kindergarten
Room 106
Room 104

10:50am-12:15pm

InfantsToddlers & TwosWiggle with Jesus
Room 106
Room 104
Room 109 – Wiggle with Jesus is a children’s worship education opportunity, for children who were 3-years-old by August 1, 2018, through Kindergartners, who desire an alternative experience to the 11:00 am worship services. The Scripture used the majority of the time in both worship services is incorporated into the Wiggle with Jesus lesson plans. ​

Children's Upcoming Events

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August

Soccer Shots Free Day

9:00 am — 12:30 pm
@ Athletic Field
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September

Kids Consignment Sale

September 13, 2019 9:00 am — September 14, 2019 2:00 pm
@ Middletown United Methodist Church
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Pathways Junior

Wednesdays Starting Sept. 4th, 2019 • 5:00-8:00pm

Pathways Junior is a time for families to take a break from their busy lives and and come together to eat, and children to participate in music and spiritual education. Children have a natural longing for values and ideals, but our ever-changing society is often not the place that harbors these feelings. The purpose of spiritual education is to fulfill the divine potential of children, and to prepare them for life by giving them the tools they need to keep on learning throughout the many experiences that will come to them.

Wednesday Night Schedule

5:00-6:30 pm–Connection Center Opens for Brown Bag Supper
6:00-8:15 pm–Childcare for Little Ones
6:00 pm–Sonshine Choir (3s-5s)
6:00 pm–Hallelujah Kids Choir (K-3rd)
6:30 pm–Kids’ Connection Activities for 3s-5s
6:30 pm–Children’s Chimes (1st-8th)
7:00-8:00 pm–Kids’ Connection Activities for K-8th

The Prayground

Available in the Sanctuary and the Connection Center

Good news parents! Children of all ages are encouraged to join us in worship! If you have a baby or toddler who likes to move, but you’d like to stay in the service, there are “Praygrounds” in both of our worship spaces with room for your child to stretch their legs.

Opening the door for children to participate in worship is the best way for children to begin a lifelong routine of prayerful discipline. We encourage you to bring your children with you and help teach them why we worship God.

Did you know we also have Family Quiet Rooms located off of each of the worship spaces? You can bring a chatty or fussing child to these rooms to have a minute to calm down. Plus, the audio from the worship service is connected so you won’t miss a thing!

FAQs

What can my children do during worship services?

Where does my child go?

What if my child needs me during the worship services?

What safety measures do you have in place?

Is there a cirriculum that you use?

How can I volunteer with the Children’s Ministry?