Children

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:

Children’s Ministry Updates

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:

  • Baptism
  • Preschool Sunday School
  • Rotation Sunday School
  • Third Grade Bible presentation
  • Confirmation

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. For those continuing to worship 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.

Children’s Ministry Events

Sunday Mornings

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 Plan, which includes a class schedule, teacher information, and directions to log onto your child’s grade-appropriate virtual Sunday School. You’ll also find our monthly lesson plans. Links to attend each class can be found in the above calendar and on our events calendar.

As always, check out our Facebook page for more interactive lessons and videos.

Videos from earlier in 2020 are available HERE.

Sunday School

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. The class schedule with Zoom links can be found on the events calendar at the top of the page, and directions are below in the Fall Sunday School Plan.

Fall 2020 Sunday School Plan

November 2020 Sunday School Lessons

Nursery (infants-age 2)

We are currently offering nursery for children aged 2 and under. 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.

Other Activities

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

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.

Sprouts

Vacation Bible School

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.

Summer Camps – Stay tuned for 2021 Summer Camps

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).

 

Click here for more information about Summer Camps, scholarships and registration.

 

We want you to know…

We’re serious about security!

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?

We want to offer ALL children the best possible experience at Buncombe Street.

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.

We want to get to know your children.

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.

There’s always a place for you to volunteer.

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 and this link to apply for Safe Sanctuary approval. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Loughran.

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