The Mission of Children's Ministries is to teach the children in our midst, in all we say and do, what it means to act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God for their whole lives. Micah 6:8
Invitation to Children's Ministries
We are excited to welcome you and your children! Children's Ministries (a.k.a KidMin for short) is a unique set of meaningful and relevant ministries designed to help you and your family to connect to God and one another. We feel honored to join children and adults in exploring the stories of the Christian faith and the rhythms of the Christian year. As we continue to grow, these stories and rhythms offer comfort and wisdom by reminding us of God’s presence throughout the year, challenging us to see the power in each other’s individual stories, and showing us that we are all a part of God’s family.
Sunday in Children's Ministry
There are Sunday ministries for each age!
Newborn to 3 Years
9:45 am – 12:15 pm (Nursery)
Our staff and volunteers provide loving childcare for children during all Sunday services in our Nursery and Toddler rooms located on the Family Life Center side of our building.
K - 5th grade
9:45 am – 10:45 am (Room 305)
Children “rotate” weekly through theme-focused lessons where they explore a single Bible story through various rotations such as Art, Drama, Missions, Spiritual Practice, Science, and Games!
Time on the Steps
11:00 am (Sanctuary)
During the 11 am service, this is a time where ALL children are invited to come to the front of the Sanctuary for a mini-lesson just for them.
More Details for Parents
Drop Off & Pick Up
Please always sign your child in and remain on campus for any event, unless otherwise specified. For most events, kids can be dropped off in room Room 312 on the Education Wing.
Snacks and water are offered in Sunday School. If children have allergy concerns please remind the volunteers at drop-off that the child has an allergy and treatment. Also, if you need to bring snacks with your children, please give them to the volunteers to be served safely, as cross-contamination can cause a reaction in our children with severe airborne allergies.
Special Needs & Allergies
We make every effort to be as inclusive as possible to all the needs of the children in our community. If your child has needs that require special consideration, accommodation, accessibility, or training, please let us know and we will work with you and communicate with our volunteers so your child is taken care of in the best way possible. Please keep your child’s information up to date in our online membership software, Realm. This allows us to know your child’s needs and your preferences about considerations such as photo releases and emergency contacts. If you haven’t registered your family on Realm, just ask the staff to assist you in getting signed. It’s easy!
Safe Sanctuaries & Emergencies
Did you know EHUMC has a specific policy to protect children, youth, and vulnerable adults from abuse? It is called Safe Sanctuaries. This policy means that volunteers in KidMin are trained on specific guidelines followed to ensure protection and transparency.
Also, note that in the event of an emergency evacuation, volunteers are instructed to bring children to the front lawn where parents will be able to pick them up.