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.

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 Church Time for 4 and 5-year-olds. Sunday School is 9:30-10:45 a.m. for 4 years through 5th grade.

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!

Church Time

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

Church Time 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 begin announcing the start of Church Time. At that time, parents can escort their children to the Church Time room.

Want to know more about Church Time? Contact Ellen Garrett at egarrett@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!

Looking for a Sunday School class for yourself? Learn more about all of our adult Sunday School classes.

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!

Wednesday Nights

6:15-7 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

    • Affirmation Retreat
    • Day School Spring Program
    • Stations of the Cross for Families
    • Wonderfully Created
    • Children's Choir Spring Program
    • End of School Picnic

  • Summer

    • Vacation Bible School
    • Kids Music Camp

  • 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

  • Winter

    • Family Advent Festival
    • Children's Choir Christmas Program
    • Kindergarten Worship Readiness

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.

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