BUMC Kids

The Brentwood United Methodist Church campus is closed until further notice. No in-person programs or gatherings will take place until we are reopened.

We partner with families to guide children (0 - 5th grade) in their growth as disciples of Jesus Christ through hearing stories from the Bible and experiencing God’s love. It is our goal to create a safe and loving environment where each child can discover who God is and learn that they are made in the image of a wonderful God.

COVID-19 Resources

BUMC Kids Weekly Newsletter

Stay connected and in-the-know with all the BUMC Kids is doing! Our Newsletter offers  church news, program updates, and parenting resources for all ages.

Online with BUMC Kids

Every Friday, BUMC Kids staff will share a story and activities to help you continue to open your Bibles and engage with God's Word together! Past story videos can also be found on the Brentwood United Methodist Church YouTube Channel.

BUMC Kids Online Sunday School

Our weekly Online Sunday School is delivered to your inbox on Saturday so that you can prepare for Sunday worship.  Prepare to help your children engage in worship with these questions and activities for all ages, as well as links to download children's bulletins.

Worship

We believe in corporate worship where children of all ages are welcome in all of our worship services, and we strongly believe that worshipping together as a family is vital to a child’s spiritual development.

Our services times are Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8:15, 9:45 & 11:05 a.m. For all services, we have a Nursery for 8 weeks to 3 years and Wonder of Worship for 4 and 5-year-olds. Sunday School is 9:30-10:45 a.m. for 4 years through 5th grade. For now, we are only worshipping online at 9:45 a.m.

Nursery

Our trained Nursery staff provide a safe, loving environment where children feel, see, and hear the love and teachings of Jesus.

  • Nursery Parent Information

    • Parents must remain on campus
    • Please notify us of any allergies
    • Please label all belongings
    • For young children, pack an extra set of clothes
    • Due to allergies, we serve only graham crackers and Cheerios
    • No meals or outside food may be served

  • Register for Nursery

    If you're planning on joining us in worship for the first time soon, know that we can't wait to meet you! Registering for our Nursery before you arrive on campus not only saves you time, it also allows our volunteers to anticipate your arrival and greet you once you arrive!

Wonder of Worship

For 4 and 5-year-olds during all worship services.

Wonder of Worship is similar to a Sunday School class, in that your child will hear a Bible Story and do an age-appropriate activity. Children are invited to the beginning of worship with their families, and a worship slide will show before the sermon begins announcing the start of Wonder of Worship. At that time, parents can escort their children to meet Miss Gwen in the Narthex.

Want to know more about Wonder of Worship? Contact Gwen Sass at gsass@bumc.net to learn more.

Sunday School

9:30–10:45 a.m. in the Children's Wing

Sunday School is a unique time for children to grow in their faith through fun Bible-related activities, small group connections, and prayer. Our Sunday School classes are led by background checked and trained volunteers, many of whom are parents themselves!

If you're planning on joining us for Sunday School for the first time soon, know that we can't wait to meet you! Registering your child for Sunday School online not only saves you time, but it also allows our volunteers to anticipate your arrival and greet you once you arrive!

Looking for a Sunday School class for yourself? Learn more about our adult Sunday School classes.
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Wednesday Nights

Programs run from 6:15 to 7 p.m.

On Wednesday nights, we offer multiple children's choir opportunities for 4 years through 5th grade. We have 3 age-specific choral groups and an instrumental group called Rhythm & Bells for 2nd-5th graders.

Want to learn more about our children's music opportunities? Contact James Wells at jwells@bumc.net to learn more.

If you'll be on campus for a class, study, or Refuel with a child younger than 4 years, we also have childcare available for 3 and under (advanced notice required).

Want to request Wednesday night childcare? Contact Kathleen Argueta at kargueta@bumc.net for more information.

Events Throughout the Year

  • Spring

  • Summer

    • Vacation Bible School – June 22-25
    • Kids Music Camp – July 27-30

  • Fall

    • Student Commissioning
    • Preschool Bible Presentation
    • 3rd Grade Bible Presentation
    • Day School Fall Festival
    • Early Learning Center Trunk or Treat
    • SHOPapalooza benefitting the BUMC Day School – November 11

  • Winter

    • Family Advent Festival
    • Children's Choir Christmas Program

Day School

Part-time preschool for 1-5 years

The Day School's purpose is to provide each child with a program of planned experiences in living and growing with others, as well as to serve the community by offering parents a safe, educational environment for their children. We believe every child is a very special person, and it is our goal that each one leaves our program with a feeling of self-worth, a caring spirit and a love for learning.

Early Learning Center

Full-time preschool for ages 6 weeks to 5 years

The BUMC Early Learning Center ministers to the needs of young children and their families by providing a safe, loving, Christian environment to foster intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth and development.

Meet the BUMC Kids Staff

GarrettEllen

Ellen Garrett

Director of BUMC Kids
egarrett@bumc.net
615.577.7261

ArguetaKathleen

Kathleen Argueta

BUMC Kids
Administrative Assistant

kargueta@bumc.net
615.324.7241

S_Cage

Sarah Cage

Early Learning Center Curriculum Coordinator
scage@bumc.net
615.324.8202

 

CraftAmanda

Amanda Craft

Associate Director of Choral Ministries (Children)
acraft@bumc.net
615.577.7278

GlennAmy-DAYSCHOOL

Amy Glenn

Assistant Director
of the Day School

dayschool@bumc.net
615.373.2523

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Jenny Hyams

Day School Curriculum Specialist
jhyams@bumc.net

JohnstonMollie-DAYSCHOOL

Mollie Johnston

Director of the Day School
mjohnston@bumc.net

615.324.7226

JoinerLori-ELC

Lori Joiner

Director of the Early Learning Center
ljoiner@bumc.net

615.324.8202

KimballSarah-ELC

Sarah Kimball

Assistant Director of the Early Learning Center
skimball@bumc.net

615.324.8202

SassGwen

Gwen Sass

Associate Director of BUMC Kids (PreK4 + Kindergarten)
gsass@bumc.net

615.324.7239

TeegardenMegan

Megan Teegarden

Associate Director of BUMC Kids (1st-5th Grade)
mteegarden@bumc.net
615.577.7272

VoylesGretchen

Gretchen Voyles

BUMC Kids
Administrative Assistant

gvoyles@bumc.net
615.373.3663

WellsJames

James Wells

Director of Choral Ministries
jwells@bumc.net

615.324.7228

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