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 Precautions

Children over 3 years as well as the staff and volunteers working with our children will continue to be expected to wear masks until further notice.

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 offer the following programs on Sunday mornings at 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. for your children:

9:15: Nursery (Infant-3s) & BUMC Kids Sunday School (PK4-5th grade) *No Wonder of Worship*10:45: Nursery (Infant-3s) & Wonder of Worship (PK4-K) *No BUMC Kids Sunday School*

We also will need plenty of adult volunteers for the new school year. If you are interested in volunteering with BUMC Kids for the 2021-2022 please fill out this form to express your interest. All BUMC Kids volunteers must be 18 or older, be able to pass a background check, and trained.

Contact Kathleen Argueta for more information about how your child can get connected in BUMC Kids.


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 services on Sunday at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.

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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.

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

Ellen Garrett

Ellen Garrett

Director of BUMC Kids


Kathleen Argueta

Administrative Assistant



Amy Glenn

Assistant Director
of the Day School



Jenny Hyams

Day School Curriculum Specialist

Mollie Johnston

Mollie Johnston

Director of the Day School



Lori Joiner

Director of the Early Learning Center



Sarah Kimball

Assistant Director of the Early Learning Center



Lynn Summar

Angel Choir Director
(Pre-K + Kindergarten)


Gretchen Voyles

Administrative Assistant



James Wells

Director of Choral Ministries


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