Perry UMC Children's Department

2020 Calendar of Events

  • march 2020

    • Events for the remainder of March have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus! Stay tuned for the rescheduling of these events at a later date!
  • april 2020

    11th-Backward Easter Luncheon and Egg Hunt

    26th-Children's Led Worship Service

  • may 2020

    10th-The Great Mother's Day Bake Off

    31st-Summer Kick-Off!

  • june 2020

    15th-19th-FOCUS! Vacation Bible School

  • july 2020

    13th-17th Children's Camp

    23rd-5th Grade Day

anchored weekend vbs

This event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

We hope to reschedule for a later weekend this Spring!

Backward Easter Saturday Luncheon and egg hunt

Saturday, April 11th, at Noon in the Perry UMC Fellowship Hall

Sign up here to join us for a twist on our annual Easter Family Day...this year, we are flipping things around! Our lunch will be served backward and kids will participate in a backward egg hunt! It will be fun and meaningful for the whole family! 

$8 per person (Reservations required by April 6th)

Treehouse trades winter 2020

The final week of Treehouse Trades and the Showcase have been cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus. 

  • whose team are you on?

    through video testimonies of famous christian athletes, team-building activities, sports-related devotionals and recreation, we will affirm that we play on God's Team! this trade is limited to boys in 4th and 5th grades and samantha hulbert is the mentor for this trade.

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  • kiddie kitchen basics

    in this treehouse, laura leigh george  teaches basic kitchen skills, etiquette, and safety. after you learn the basics, you will be ready to prepare different kid-friendly meals that are easy and delicious!

    this treehouse is for kids in 1st-5th grade.

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    back by popular demand, this treehouse will be the same as the fall session...a fun-filled hour of singing, hand motions, skits, and more.  tami daniels will bless another group of kids with her talents in these three areas. 

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  • PlayFit

    Todd George will lead this treehouse where kids will play games while incorporating fitness and movement! kids will explore different physical activities that will test their coordination, improve their balance, increase their endurance, and show them fitness is fun!

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  • ZUMBA! moms!

    Zumba is being offered this session for moms only! mandy kirschke is coming back for more fun! This time, the zumba class will be for moms while their children are in treehouses! This class will run from 5:00-5:50 in the classroom above the sanctuary. 

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  • God's Girls

    it's craft time, girlS! this will be a treehouse led by dana collier mckenzie for girls in 1st-5th grade and will be an arts and crafts extravaganza! come play with glue and feathers and washi tape and more and use your creativity to glorify our creative God!

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  • Peace, Joy, Grace

    Have you ever wondered what these words really mean? Through music, books, crafts, and more we will embark on the journey of discovering the meaning of these words of faith! We will also learn how to channel our energy into praise as we celebrate the goodness of God! kids in pre-k and kindergarten are invited to join matty hulbert on this adventure of learning more about these fundamental concepts and praising the lord for all that he does for us!

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  • Journaling the word

    Bible Journaling is a creative way to study the Bible! this treehouse is open to girls in 3rd-5th grade who would like to learn more about how to study the word of God in a hands-on way. Materials will be provided. katie cawthon will lead this treehouse. This treehouse will be limited to 8 participants.

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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 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

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)