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Our Children's Ministry introduces our children to God’s Word. We help the youngest members of our church family discover Jesus in a safe place with meaningful activities to jumpstart their faith journey.
For the latest BSUMC Children’s Ministry News, please follow the link below:
We want children to be eager to learn about God! We want them to be active in the church and giving in their homes, community, and world. So we offer spaces where the love of God is ever present and a place where everyone is allowed to love God and one another through worship and fellowship in a safe environment.
We use Family Faith Steps with one building on the next:
As the children work their way through these steps at Buncombe Street, they also work their way toward a personal relationship with Jesus.
We can meet God anywhere. As we are currently worshiping at home, the Children’s Ministry has provided a video about creating sacred space. Preparing a special place where we meet God regularly helps us to be ready for the special times we will share with God.
Stay tuned for when Sunday morning programming will resume in-person. In the meantime, we are meeting virtually. Please see the Sunday School section below for the Fall Sunday School Parent Meeting, directions to log onto your child’s grade-appropriate virtual Sunday School, and lesson plans. Links to attend each class can be found below and on our events calendar. Virtual Sunday School offers a way for your children to learn about God with other children their age.
As always, check out our Facebook page for more interactive lessons and videos.
Videos from earlier in 2020 are available HERE.
We offer Sunday School for children in preschool through grade 5. Right now our classes are meeting virtually using Zoom. Each class meets at a specific time and the virtual space requires a password to enter. Open the links below.
Meeting ID: 869 6591 5491
Meeting ID: 859 2668 8316
Meeting ID: 849 5055 6727
Meeting ID: 847 9568 2851
During regular, non-pandemic times, the BSUMC Nursery is for children between the ages of 8-weeks-old and 4-years-old and is available during all Sunday morning services, as well as during Sunday school hours for those under the age of 2. Our nursery is staffed with trained, paid workers, as well as parent volunteers. In addition to Sunday mornings, most church-wide activities, as well as many of our special programs, include nursery-age childcare.
Our children’s activities aren’t just limited to Sunday mornings! We offer Vacation Bible School and a variety of age-appropriate camps in the summer, and various other activities throughout the school year.
Sprouts is a covenant group for 4th and 5th-grade children offered on Sunday evenings during the school year. Sprouts challenges children to grow as disciples and opens their eyes to new ways of loving God by loving others.
Vacation Bible School takes place in the summer. While in-person VBS will not take place this year, stay tuned for updates. Contact Elizabeth Loughran if you’d like more information.
Please stay tuned for 2021 BSUMC Children’s Ministry Summer Camps. Each year, we offer multiple summer camps for children, including preschool Nature Camp (rising K4 & K5), D4D Basketball Camp (ages 6-13), Kids’ Skills Camp (Rising K4 & K5), Day Camp (rising 1st & 2nd grade), and our popular sleep-away Camp Moseley (rising 3rd-6th grade).
The Children’s Ministry’s primary focus is to ensure the safety of every child attending our church activities. Through our security system, the church is able to identify and confirm the location of a child at any time, quickly alert members during an emergency, have knowledge of a child’s allergies or special needs, have confidence in matching children with guardians, and provide security badges to children, parents, and visitors. This system exists for all children from infancy through fifth grade. Want to know more?
As a church, we recognize our youngest BSUMC members may have unique needs that may make it hard to share in the abundant life of the church through group ministry programs. If your child has unique social, emotional or physical needs, please download the Unique Needs Awareness Form or stop by the office for a copy.
Children’s Sunday school classes start at 10:00 AM on Sundays. If your child needs a little extra help getting acclimated to the group educational setting at church, please fill out the Getting to Know You form.
All of our children’s programs depend on faithful and committed church member volunteers. There are many ways to be involved with the Children’s Ministry Team! Click this link to see how you can share the love of Christ with our youngest members. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Loughran.
Two years ago, Buncombe Street’s Children’s Ministry joined the Greenville sheriff’s Adopt-a-Cop program. The program pairs officers with civilians in an effort to build mutually beneficial relationships. The Sherriff’s office has been overwhelmed with support. One Children’s Ministry family has…Read More