Welcome Garden Street Kids!

Our congregation believes that children are the future and appreciates their high energy, loud voices, and endless curiosity. We are committed to teaching them to love all people, God, and the world.

On Sunday mornings during the worship service,  loving childcare is provided for children ages 0-2 years old and a Sunday School program is taught for children ages 3-10 years (pre-school through 5th grade).

The children are encouraged to join their families for the beginning of the worship service, participate in the Children’s Message, and then go to the Nursery/Sunday School room for the remainder of the service.

Please check your child in with the Sunday School staff prior to the 10 AM service.

Sunday School Curriculum

The Sunday School curriculum we teach is Sparkhouse Holy Moly which engages children in four ways:

  • Discover – Introduce kids to the Bible story characters and begin to discover the story by watching a short animated Bible story video
  • Relate – Discuss what surprised them, what makes them wonder, and how they feel about the story they just saw

  • Connect – Open kid friendly Bibles and explore the day’s story

  • Create – Imagine and reflect on the Bible story through hands-on activities or games

Garden Street Kid Events

Throughout the year, our church hosts various family friendly events to encourage fellowship among the children and their parents. Join us for one of the fun events!

Trunk or Treat

Our first annual Trunk or Treat will take place in the parking lot behind the church with congregation members decorating their trunks in a variety of themes for the kids to trick or treat from.

Advent Celebration

This fun filled afternoon is for families to make crafts to celebrate Jesus’ birth! We enjoy chili, hot chocolate, and cookies while making crafts to decorate our homes and the church in preparation for Christmas.

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt prior to the worship service on Easter Sunday. Eggs are hidden throughout the playground (or church basement in inclement weather) and all kids will be successful in finding eggs and goodies!

Volunteer

 There are many ways to volunteer with children beyond teaching Sunday School, so please contact Katie if you are interested in impacting the lives of children at Garden Street UMC!

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