Children are an important part of Plymouth Park UMC. We believe that Jesus said, “Let the children come to me” because he knew that children are the present and future reality of this church and the church universal. We strive to be sure that they are prepared for it while still having fun in the Word.
Children’s Time and Children’s Church
Children’s Time is a special part of the 11:00 am service in which children come to the front of the sanctuary and are told the lesson in a child-friendly way. They may then go back to their parents or follow the Children’s Minister to Children’s Church. All children younger than kindergarten are taken to the nursery while kindergartners through second graders head to Room 106 for a lesson.
Nursery care is available on Sunday mornings for infants-pre-K children. Infants are cared for in Room 105, toddlers in Room 103 (the Jungle Room), and 3-4 year olds in Room 101 (the Ocean Room). Care is available on a request basis for other events. Please give 24 hours notice for special child care needs by contacting Cori Bell.
On Sunday mornings after 9:30 am, 3 and 4 year olds can be left in Room 308 for care before Sunday school. They will be brought back to Room 101 after class is over (about 10:45 am.)
Engaging Sunday School classes that appeal to children of today are offered for ages 2 years old through 5th grade from 10:15 to 10:45 am. Click here for detailed information.
Kid’s Club meets every Wednesday during the school year from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Activity Room. We have free play followed by a Bible lesson. Children who need to stay until 8:30 pm can head to Room 101 for a movie and snack.
Wednesday Night Dinner is from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and the cost is $6.00 per person. Please RSVP to Cori Bell.
June 8-July 27, 2016
SuperReaders Academy is a new program to help get 4-6 year olds ready for school. We’ll use music, movement, books, and DVDs to get kids moving and learning.
There is no charge, but you must register.
Children’s Council meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 pm to discuss and plan events and ideas for our children’s spiritual journey. This is not a closed meeting, and all are welcome to join us.
Children’s News and Events
Our Mother/Daughter Tea Party will be on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. We’ll be making crafts, eating delicious tea party food, and just have fun being together! Read More »
All girls grades 3-12 are invited to spend the night in the Youth Hall @ PPUMC playing games, eating snacks, and watching movies! Read More »
Mark Your Calendars! Wednesday, January 11, 2017 We will resume all Wednesday night activities on January 11, 2017. Children’s activities will be in the Activity Room. Student Outreach will be in the Youth Hall. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will take place in the Namaste Classroom and the buffet will be across the hall. The cost is $6.00 per person, and everyone needs a reservation. Please email Cori Bell with your reservations and questions. Read More »
We will have lots of fun activities and crafts to help us keep Christ in Christmas! Adults are welcome to come and join the children in the sharing of this preparation for the coming of Christ. Read More »
Enroll Now! Wesleyan Academe is enrolling students 2 years through First Grade for the 2016-2017 school year. We offer half day or full day options for the working parent. Wesleyan Academe will help prepare your child for future success through a knowledge based environment, combining social awareness with varied learning experiences, including music, Spanish and chapel. Our experienced teachers nurture each child’s spirit through individual instruction in the classroom. Our goal is to enhance your child’s future endeavors inside and outside [...] Read More »
Trunk or Treat will be on October 30, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the East parking lot. Read More »
Learn to Help with the 11:00 a.m. Service by Becoming an Acolyte Acolyte training for all interested 3rd-5th graders will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Acolytes help in the 11:00 a.m. service with lighting candles, helping with the offering, and snuffing out the candles at the end of service. If your child has never been an acolyte and would like to be he/she must attend this training. There is also training for the parents so if you have never had [...] Read More »
Time to Move On Up! Sunday, August 21, 2016 Promotion Sunday will be held August 21, 2016. All incoming kindergartners will head to the Kid Kingdom room, 3rd graders will go to Club 345, and 6th graders will head to Youth Hall. What a bittersweet moment as we promote the 5th graders. Read More »
Back to School Blessings Sunday, August 21, 2016 The Blessing of the Backpacks will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016, in both the P3 and 11:00 a.m services. All students (pre-K through Ph.D.) and all school faculty and staff will receive a special blessing. Read More »
Calling All Third Graders! Sunday, August 28, 2016 Bibles will be presented to new 3rd graders on August 28, 2016, at either P3 or 11:00 a.m. You should have already received an email if you have an incoming 3rd grader who will be presented with a new bible. Read More »