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.

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 a space 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.

Sunday Mornings

Nursery (infants-age 4)

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.

Sunday School

We offer Sunday School for children in preschool through grade 5. Check out these links for more details:

Downtown Campus                                Trinity Campus

Worship

kids.Comm (K5 – 2nd grade) – kids.Comm (Christ on my mind) is a program for K5-2nd-grade children and is offered during our 11:00 AM Sunday worship services at the Downtown Campus.  An emphasis is placed on learning and understanding the various Christian seasons of the year, the elements of a worship service, and the importance of Methodist teachings.

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

6th Grade Confirmation

Confirmation is the year-long bridge between our Children’s and Youth programs and provides our 6th graders with thorough faith foundation. To learn more about the confirmation process and what it means at Buncombe Street, visit our confirmation page:

Confirmation

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is over for 2018, but our children enjoyed four wonderful evenings on the Rolling River Rampage!

Summer Camps

Each year, we offer multiple summer camps for children, including preschool Nature Camp (rising K4 & K5), D4D Basketball Camp (ages 6-13), Day Camp (rising 1st & 2nd grade), and our popular sleep-away Camp Moseley (rising 3rd-6th grade).

 

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 Unique Needs Awareness Formthe  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. For more information, please contact Rev. Gayle Quay or Stephanie Horowitz.

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