At Salem UMC, we strive to create a loving and welcoming environment for children of all ages to grow in the love of God and each other. Children are always welcome in our worship services and invited to participate. We believe children are not the future of the church....They are the Church! You’re never too old or too young to serve in God’s Kingdom.
SALEM KIDS offers opportunities for children ages 2 through Elementary School. Movie nights, service days, Children’s choir, Sunday School, and Summer Fun are just a few of our many activities for children to play, grow, and experience God’s great love. Other major events during the year include The Journey to the Manger, Trunk or Treat, and VBS! All children and youth also have a prayer partner within our congregation who encourages and prays for them throughout the year.
9:30AM (Classes located on main floor behind sanctuary)
-Nursery - (Ages 3 & under)
We offer a warm, friendly nursery for infants, babies, and toddlers. With two caring adults on hand, there is plenty of time for cuddles, play, bible stories, and songs. Available during Sunday School and 10:30 am worship.
-Early Elementary - (PreK-1st grade)
includes an interactive bible lesson, crafts, songs, and games. Our Deep Blue curriculum provides meaningful and applicable lessons for children.
-Older Elementary - (2nd - 5th grade)
Explore the adventure of God’s word through activities, stories, and games. More info and take-home resources can be found at deepbluekids.com.
Children are a vital part of our Christian faith and, consequently, of Christian worship. Children help us understand our faith better, and help model Christ for us in a way we might not have otherwise imagined. Children giggle, poke, and swing their legs simply because they are children. But they also can sing, pray, and give with the congregation. So how do we intentionally find ways to make space for all God’s children? Perhaps the best advice for parents or members alike is straight from Jesus – Allow them to come.
(Click below for resources for parents and members to nurture children @ SUMC)