Central Kids

Central Kids is the Children’s Ministry of Central United Methodist Church.
We aim for Central Kids to be a safe place where all children, birth through grade 5 feel comfortable to be themselves and are excited to be in Christian community with each other. Our goal is to offer opportunities for every child to connect with God, their community, and with each other. We are a Safe Sanctuaries community.

OPPORTUNITIES

Children’s Messages – These small, yet powerful messages follow the scripture and sermon theme for the week and are led by willing individuals during the 8:45am Contemporary Service. Contact Lisa Tiller if you are interested in leading a children’s message.
Acolytes – Bringing the light of Christ into worship is a privilege and an honor. Central Kids have the opportunity to acolyte each Sunday during the Contemporary Service as well as in other special services throughout the year.
Kids own Worship – After the Children’s Message during the 8:45 Contemporary Service. This worship service just for kids includes Children’s Message follow-up, scripture, music and prayer time. Open play is always a part of Kids own Worship – it allows children the opportunity to simply be themselves in a Christian environment.  Plus, a little down time is always a good thing before Sunday School.
Sunday School – For the 2019/2020 school year our focus in Sunday school is “The Bible in One Year” through Group’s Dig-In Curriculum. This is a great curriculum that allows for complete customization each week.  We have seperate classrooms for the nursery, preschool and a one-room Sunday school program for Kindergarten – 5th graders.
Kids at Play Events – Monthly event parent’s time out opportunities – event examples: Praying with Pumpkins, Thankful Turkeys, Colors of Faith Tye Dye Party, Penguins, Pancakes & Pajamas, Water Fun and More.  Check our calendar for upcoming events.
Vacation Bible School – For 1-week during the June children are invited for an evening of music, crafts, bible stories, games and more. This is always a favorite time for our kids. Volunteers are always needed to lead small groups, stations and large group time.
Worship Childcare – Nursery, toddler and preschool care are always available. We encourage all school-aged children to remain in worship unless a Kids Worship opportunity is provided.  Care is also available for school-aged children when staying in service is not realistic.
Childcare – Childcare is available during funerals, weddings and other events when approved and scheduled in advance.
Jr. Youth – Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 – 3rd and 4th Graders.

To Learn More
Ginger Hightower, Director of Children’s Ministries
ghightower@centralumcmonroe.org or 704.289.3186