Children and Family Ministries
- Children’s Ministry encompasses ages birth to 5th grade.
- Family Ministry focuses on those events and activities that are great for the whole family together.
Children’s ministry is diverse and active! Listed below are the many ways your child can be involved in the life of the SPUMC community:
Church School is available Sunday mornings from 9:45am-10:30am. Young people of all ages will learn lessons that coordinate with the passages found in worship. Pre-registration is not needed, but the family information form helps us communicate with you and plan.
Children’s Church is held on Sunday mornings during our 8:30 a.m. worship services September through May. In Children’s Church, kids aged 3 years to 2nd grade meet in our nursery following the children’s sermon. We read a story, do a craft, play games and learn about God’s love.
Please note: We do not offer children’s church the first Sunday of the month. This weekend is set aside for families to worship together and to participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion as a family.
Thanks to everyone who made VBS 2023 a “Stellar” experience. Watch for information about VBS 2024 in the spring.
Summer Children’s Church
Summer Children’s Church is offered during both summer weekend worship services for children age 3 to 1st grade. We DO NOT have children’s church the first weekend of the month so that families can worship together and have communion.
5th Grade Summer Mission Experience
Students who are completing 5th grade will be invited to participate in a day long mission experience each summer. The experience is designed to lay a basic foundation for mission including theology, faith formation, service and fundraising.
Sometimes adults need to worship without their littlest ones. We understand.
Our nursery is open 10 minutes before each of our worship services, with care offered for children from birth to 2nd grade. Families sign children in and leave their cell phone number (we contact parents and family members if we need them to return). Our nursery staff is CPR, First Aid and Safe Sanctuaries trained.
Family Ministries work throughout the year to provide meaningful times for fellowship and faith for families of all ages. Most of our ministry events can be found on the events page.
Family Ministries has and does include the following:
- Pre-Marital Counseling
- New Baby Welcoming
- Parenting Support and Resources at Different Stages
- Purposeful Family Centered Fellowship Times
- Family Mission Experiences
- Milestone Educational Experiences
- Liturgical Based Experiences and Resources for Families
- Summer Camp Connections and Resources
- End of Life Planning and Support
Safe Sanctuaries is our guideline to keep all vulnerable people safe. Learn more!