Children's Department 2017-2018

Keepsake Christmas Family Event & Caroling December 17th

Treehouse Trades Kicks Off Again January 24th (Meets 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21)

SouperBowl Sunday February 4th

We Saved You a Seat 4th &5th Grade Girls Retreat February 23rd-25th

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch March 31st

Children’s Led Worship Service Rehearsals April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Children’s Led Worship Service April 29th at 9:00 & 11:00 services

Spring Treehouse Trades Showcase April 29th at 10:00 am

Weekend VBS April 13th-15th

Summer Kick-Off June 3rd

VBS June 18th-22nd

Children’s Camp July 16th-20th

Keepsake Christmas family event

Keepsake Christmas Family Event and Caroling Mission

Sunday Afternoon, December 17th 2:30 until...

An afternoon of family time sharing traditions, enjoying

fellowship, and creating a keepsake nativity.

Following our hour of fun at the church, 

we will head out for Christmas caroling.

There will be a family photo opportunity at this event as well as guest appearances by Mary, Joseph, and an angel!

This is an event you will want to make fit into your

busy holiday schedule!

***Families must sign up by December 8th to attend this event.***

Youth helpers needed! Cookie bakers also needed! 

Contact Krissy to volunteer to help with this special afternoon!

Sundays in the back yard

Sunday mornings for Children at Perry UMC:

9:00 & 11:00 Worship Services

*Children's Church during 11 am service for children 4 years of age through 1st grade. Children go into the service with their family and leave during the designated hymn. Children can be picked up following the service in the basement of the education building

10:00 Sunday School

We have Sunday school classes for children age 3 (3 year olds must be potty trained) through 5th grade. Classes meet in the basement of the Education Building.

Acolytes in Worship

Our 2nd-5th grade children serve as worship leaders in our morning services by bringing in the light of Christ and the cross. Contact Bethany Ballard, Acolyte Coordinator, if your child is interested in being an acolyte

l.u.c.a.s. SPECIAL NEEDS ministry

LUCAS Ministry

Loving Unconditionally Children with Autism and Special Needs

Our LUCAS Ministry serves children and youth with special needs. We have a group of trained volunteers who serve during the Sunday school and 11:00 church hour on Sunday mornings so that parents and caregivers are able to worship while their children are in good hands. 

We have 2 “soft rooms” that provide a safe place for play and lessons for children of all ages. Our younger special needs classroom is on the main floor of the Educational Building adjacent to the nursery. This room is for children with special needs from age 4-2nd grade. Our older special needs classroom is downstairs in the basement of the Educational Building on the Children's Sunday school hall. This room is for children with special needs in 3rd-5th grade.

The LUCAS ministry form will equip us to be able to better serve your child. you can find it here. Please print it, complete it, and bring it with you the first time you attend.


The Perry UMC Nursery is open to babies 6 weeks of age through children 4 years old.

Our nursery is always open on Sunday mornings and during most church events.

We have a staff of 5 ladies in our nursery who love children and are mothers or teachers themselves.

The nursery area is divided into an infant room and a toddler room, but children are all checked in at the main entrance. 

We do have a nursing room available if mothers need it.

What To Bring

When packing a diaper bag for your child, please include the following items: 

1. Two or three disposable diapers. No cloth diapers, please. 

2. Pacifier or other item, should your child need it for security. 

3. A complete change of clothes in case your child would require that. 

4. A bottle or sippy cup with lid of milk, formula, juice or water. 

5. A snack, if you feel your child will need it. (only finger foods)