BUMC Kids

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.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings with BUMC Kids is a unique time for children to grow in their faith through fun Bible-related activities, small group connections, and prayer. Faith formation activities are age appropriate and designed to help children grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

We are excited to offer BUMC Kids on Sunday Mornings for Nursery (beginning at age 8 weeks) through 3rd grade. Our nursery will operate as normal, and all PreK4s through 3rd graders are invited to first attend worship with their families and then participate in BUMC Kids with our staff and volunteers. Instructions will be given during the worship service for when children may leave for BUMC Kids.

In Stage 3 of our reopening plan, registration is required for BUMC Kids and encouraged for worship. Use the buttons below to register for this weekend. Let us know if your family is attending so we can prepare for your arrival.

4th and 5th graders are encouraged to attend worship with their families and participate in the 4th & 5th Grade Sunday Night Bible Study.

We will continue to offer a virtual Sunday morning experience for all ages through May 2021. Check out our BUMC Kids videos on our YouTube Channel. Contact Gwen Sass (PreK-Kindergarten) or Megan Teegarden (1st-5th grades) for more information about how your child can get connected.

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Online 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.

Children are encouraged to participate in worship with their families during our three services on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

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Check out our YouTube Channel!

BUMC Kids Online Worship Activities

  • Download our BUMC Kids Worship Activities which will help your child connect with the services and reflect on what they are seeing and hearing.
  • Stream our online worship services here!

BUMC Kids Weekly Newsletter

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

BUMC Kids Resource Packet

Fill out our form to request monthly faith curriculum from BUMC to your mailbox!

Births + Baptisms

In the event of a birth or adoption to a church member’s family, please contact Julie Donley in our Congregational Care office. Births and adoptions are listed on our weekly prayer list. You can find that list on our Online Worship page. As a United Methodist Church, we practice the sacrament of infant baptism. Though it is most frequently done between one and six months, baptism can be performed at any age. Contact Haley Durham to schedule a baptism.

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

 

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

LynnSummar

Lynn Summar

Angel Choir Director
(Pre-K + Kindergarten)

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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