Perry UMC Children's Department

Childrens Ministry Covid-19 Update

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

Children's Department paint party!

When? Wednesday Night, July 8th at 5:30pm

What?  Paint some sunglasses as a door hanger for your house.  

Where? will be emailed to all who sign up by emailing Krissy at  

Who? Christie Rooks will lead the paint instruction.  

How?  Sign up online by July 5 here and materials will be left on your doorstep.  

Children's Camp "All the feels" Night

When? Wednesday Night, July 15th from 6:00-9:30 pm

What? A Night of some camp feels including famous counselors, a short devotional, a movie, prayer prompts, door prizes, fellowship, and fun!

How? Once you sign up here, a list of items you’ll need will be sent to you (think “mini packing list”)

Where? will be emailed to all who sign up

Who? Children's Campers (rising 4th through rising 6th graders)

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)