Childhood is a time of wonder, exploration and discovery. Our Children & Families group ministry serves children from infants to 5th grade.  Through this time of great discovery, your children and family will form a faith foundation and grow in relationship with God, all while making friends and sacred connections with one another. We hold Vacation Bible School and Elementary Music Camp each summer, as well as fellowship and service events for children and their families throughout the year.

For more information about our Children and Family Ministries program, contact Stephanie Ham, Director, Children & Family Ministries, email Stephanie.  Read “What’s Happening” this month in Children and Family Ministries.


 Sunday School for Children, 9 am Sunday Morning

The Children’s Sunday school at SRVUMC operates on three basic principles –

  • God love us, unconditionally & nothing can separate us from God’s love
  • God holds us in the palm of his hand & he’s with us at all times
  • By learning about God’s story, we learn the unique role we play in bringing the story to life

Sunday Morning Schedule –

  • Childcare is offered during both worship services on Sunday mornings, downstairs in the Children’s Building
  • Preschool – PreK, meets downstairs in the Children’s Building
  • Grades K-5th gather in Lamm Hall for large group Bible story time, then moves to grade-level classrooms for small group Bible activities. Grade-level classrooms are located upstairs in the Children’s Building

Children’s Music Program


Children explore singing, playing musical games and playing instruments as part of our Children’s Music program.  The children’s choirs welcome new members throughout the year.

  • Cherub Choir – Ages 3 yrs., 9 mos (by 9/1) – 1st Grade
    • Director: Aimee Knese, email Aimee
    • Rehearsal on Thursdays, 4-4:45pm in Lamm Hall
    • Sing the 3rd Sunday of each month during the 9am service
    • Sing at the All Choir Christmas Concert performed each December
  • Archangel Choir – Grades 3-5
    • Director: Teri Hawk, email Teri
    • Rehearsal on Thursdays, 4-4:45pm in the Wesley Music Room
    • Sing the 4th Sunday of each month during the 10:45am service
    • Sing at the All Choir Christmas Concert performed each December

Service Opportunities for Children & Families


  • Acolytes – At our 9:00 a.m. service, Acolytes are responsible for bringing the Light of Christ into worship and carrying the Light back out into the world at the end. They also assist with the offering and occasionally baptism. Open to 3rd through 7th grades. Acolyte training is held periodically throughout the year.
  • Mission Saturday – This fall, all-church day of service includes mission projects especially geared toward families with young children.

United Methodist Preschool


Learn more about our United Methodist Preschool, located on our church campus, at www.unitedmethodistpreschool.org.