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
    • Cokesbury’s Wonder Curriculum, 2K-4K
    • Godly Play, 5K-2nd grade
    • Third Grade Bible presentation
    • Using Your Bible, 3rd-5th

As the children work their way through these steps at Buncombe Street, they also work their way toward a personal relationship with Jesus. It’s important to remember that children do not just encounter God in the church buildings! We can meet God anywhere. Sacred Space helps us to be ready for the special times we encounter God. To that end, we have prepared Sacred Space kits that help children meet God in any setting!  Come by the church office to pick up a sacred space kit for your child anytime during office hours.

Children’s Ministry Events

Sunday Mornings

In-person Sunday morning programming has resumed. Videos from earlier in 2020 are available HERE.

Sunday School

We offer Sunday School for children in 2K through grade 5. For the summer (May 9-August 15), our classes are meeting in 2 groups: 2K-3K, in the amphitheater and 4K-5th grade, in Drake Hall.

Nurseries (infants-age 4)

The BSUMC Nursery is for children between the ages of 8-weeks-old and 4K and is available during all Downtown Sunday morning services, as well as during Sunday school hours for those under 2K. 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. We hope to reopen the nursery at the Trinity Campus at a later date.

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. This summer, the children will gather on the Trinity Campus lawn on June 13-16.  Contact Children’s Ministry if you’d like more information.

Summer Camps

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 when we are meeting in person. 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 apply for Safe Sanctuary approval. For more information, please contact Children’s Ministry.

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