We partner with families and the Church Community to support children (birth through 5th grade) in their growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. It is our goal to create a culture of love where each child can discover who God is and learn that they are made in the image of a wonderful God.
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.
8 weeks – 3 years
Our Nursery is available for children ages 8 weeks to 3 years. Our trained Nursery staff are eager to care for your child while you worship and grow your faith in a Sunday School class.
Nursery is available at our 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m. hours of worship and Sunday School.
WONDER OF WORSHIP
PreK-4 – Kindergarten
Wonder of Worship is a time for our PreK-4s and Kindergartners to be excused from the worship service to learn more about God and worship. Dismissal for Wonder of Worship happens between the scripture reading and sermon.
Wonder of Worship is available at our 8:30 & 11 a.m. services.
PreK-4 – 5th Grade
Sunday School is a unique time for children in PreK-4 through 5th grade 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.
Sunday School classes for adults, children, and youth meet at 9:45 a.m.
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 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. BUMC Kids provides children's worship bags to add to the experience!
Connect With Us
BUMC Kids Weekly Newsletter
Stay connected and in-the-know with BUMC Kids! Our newsletter offers church news, program updates, and parenting resources for all ages.
BUMC Kids Small Groups
We have age-specific small groups that meet throughout the school year and summer. Contact Abby Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about small groups (or volunteer to host!).
Sign up to receive our newsletter and resources for Sunday Mornings.
Serve With Us
BUMC Kids Volunteers
We're always looking for adult volunteers to help with Sunday School and other BUMC Kids activities throughout the year! Contact Heather Rainey to help in the Nursery or Abby Owens to serve as a Sunday School leader!
Acolytes are important leaders in our 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services. They bring the light of Christ into the Sanctuary, assist with offering, baptisms, Communion, and more! Students in 4th grade or older can serve as acolytes. Contact Ellen Garrett email@example.com to learn more about how your child can lead.
Births + Baptisms
In the event of a birth or adoption to a church member’s family, please contact our Caring Ministries office.
New BUMC family members receive a rosebud and gift from our Children’s Ministry. 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 Rosanne Schenck to schedule a baptism.
Want to learn more about what United Methodists believe about baptism?
Contact Rev. Casey Orr for a conversation.
Our Weekly Preschools
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I check in my child?
Once your child is in our BUMC Kids online system, you can check your child in at any computer kiosk. Two nametags will print. One is for your child and one is for you to hold on to in order to pick up your child at the conclusion of the program.
First time? Visit our Connection Desk in the Chapel Narthex, and we will get you plugged in!
Who can pick my child(ren) up from their class?
Parents and guardians with the matching name tag from check in are the only individuals that we allow to pick up a child. If you misplace your name tag or have a question, please visit our Connection Desk in the Chapel Narthex.
Where do I drop off and pick up my child?
- Nursery classrooms (Infant-Young Preschool) are located down our Nursery hallway.
- Wonder of Worship drops off in the Sanctuary Narthex and picks up in room C-204.
- PreK-4 Sunday School drops off and picks up in room C-204.
- K-5th Grade Sunday School drops off in the Family Life Center and picks up on the 3rd floor. Visit the Connection Desk in the Chapel Narthex if you need your child’s classroom number.
Who is allowed to work with my child?
In our Nursery, we have 2 paid staff in each room, all of whom have been background checked (18 years+), Safe Sanctuary certified, and trained in CPR/First Aid and emergency preparedness.
Our Sunday School classes and Wonder of Worship are led by trusted volunteers in our church community. We guarantee at least two volunteers for each classroom who have been background checked (renewed every 3 years), Safe Sanctuary certified (renewed every 3 years), and trained in our curriculum and emergency preparedness every year.
I have a new addition in my family! Who do I contact?
We're so excited to celebrate your growing family with you!
In the event of a birth or adoption, please contact our Caring Ministries office. New BUMC family members receive a rosebud and gift from our Children’s Ministry. Births and adoptions are listed on our weekly prayer list. You can find that list on our Online Worship page.
I would like to schedule a baptism. Who do I contact?
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. If you're already a member of BUMC and are ready to schedule your child's baptism, contact Haley Durham in our Worship & Arts office. If you're new to BUMC or have questions about the theology of infant baptism, contact Rev. Casey Orr to learn more.
I would like to get more involved with BUMC Kids. Who do I contact?
We would love to have you join in all the fun that BUMC Kids has to offer! Contact Kathleen Argueta to learn how you can get connected.
Meet the BUMC Kids Staff
Angel Choir Director
(Pre-K + Kindergarten)