Children's Department 2017-2018

Treehouse Trades Gatherings 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8

Moms Bible Study-Hoodwinked-Begins September 18th and meets for 7 weeks

Moms SOAR Getaway October 27th & 28th

Trunk-or-Treat October 29th

Treehouse Trades Showcase November 15th

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

Family Event: October 29th 4:00-7:0

Prizes for the best trunk, best costumes, and best covered dish* will be awarded this year.

4 p.m. Gate opens for trunks to be set up

4-5 p.m. Inflatables for kids

5 p.m. Dinner

"Trunk or Treating" will take place after dinner.

Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be provided. 

*Assigned Covered Dishes:

Nursery: Salad or Fruit

Pre-K: Salsa/Dip and Chips

K:Side Item (Cooked Vegetable )

1st grade: Side Item (Starch)

2nd grade: Side Item (Cooked vegetable)

3rd grade: Side Item (Starch)

4th grade: Yummy Dessert

5th grade: Cooler of drinks

Directions: Take exit 135 toward Marshallville. The Walker Barn is located at 2699 Marshallville Road. Look for balloons and follow the signs to the barn.


***Please call the church office or text or e-mail Krissy or Christie to sign up so we know how many to prepare for!

Treehouse Trades Fall Session

  • Introduction to gymnastics

    (ages 4-6) Children will Learn the basics of gymnastics; will Gain Upper body strength while swinging and doing bar skills; will Develop balance and coordination on the balance beam; And lastly, will  learn flexibility and gymnastics skills like cartwheels and handstands on the floor mat! Abbie stembridge will lead this treehouse.

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  • Jewels for Jesus

    This treehouse is for 4th and 5th grade girls who want to learn more about making jewelry. We will learn a different Bible passage each week and then make a piece of jewelry we can wear as a reminder of the scripture. This treehouse will be taught by katie cawthon.

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  • Random acts

    This treehouse is for boys only. led by frank arnold, these boys will participate in random acts of kindness, service, and adventure over the 8 weeks. some off-campus field trips will be a part of this treehouse.

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  • Farm to Table

    Children will learn how to use fresh foods from the farm to prepare delicious dishes! children in this treehouse will create their own cookbook and will meet and hear from some real farmers who grow the food they cook. Paula Bulger is the mentor for this treehouse.

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  • Handbells

    An introduction to the basics of music reading, handbell ringing techniques, and choir chimes. this treehouse will be conducted by caron williams and carla hillis.

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  • Heart of a Champion

    This trade will utilize bible study, professional athlete testimonies, local student athlete visits and basic sports skills, practice and games to guide young athletes toward having a heart for Christ—the Ultimate Champion. This trade is open to boys and girls in 3rd-5th grade. samantha hulbert is the mentor for this treehouse.

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    This trade will show children how to fold some 3D origami crafts, paper airplanes and napkin shapes. This trade is good for children that already have some folding skills, but that is not a prerequisite. MICHAEL O'NEILL WILL BE THE MENTOR FOR THIS TREEHOUSE.

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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)