The Perry UMC Children's Department is continuing to adapt programming to sustain the spiritual growth of the children of our church. Due to the unknowns surrounding the virus, all in-person activities have been suspended. We are working daily on a plan to gather again as soon as that is allowed. Please watch the PUMC Children's Department Facebook page for updates on virtual events. You can find that page by clicking here.
*A decision on Children's Camp will be made June 1st*
Sunday May 31st
The first clue will be posted on the PUMC Children's Department Facebook page at 3:00 pm. The scavenger hunt will take you around town to five different spots and ends with a prize.
Summer t-shirts will be distributed during this event,
13th-17th Children's Camp
23rd-5th Grade Day
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PUMC VBS 2020 will be a virtual experience due to COVID-19. We will gather in small groups, while social distancing, on Monday. If possible a celebration gathering will be held on Friday. Details for that TBA. Sign up here to be part of this unique experience.
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 can be checked in to children's church starting at 10:40 after sunday school in the "back porch" downstairs in basement of 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
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)