Perry UMC Children's Department


2019-2020 Calendar of Events


  • August 2019

    • 18th-Back to School Breakfast Bonanza
    • 21st-Registration Opens for Treehouse Trades Fall Session
    • 25th-Acolyte Training and Kick-Off of "Take Your Kids to Church" Campaign
  • September 2019

    • 4th-Treehouse Trades Kicks Off
    • 9th-Moms Bible Study Starts "Says Who" Part I
    • 27th-29th-Women's Conference
  • october 2019

    • Treehouse Trades meets the 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
    • Moms Bible Study meets the 21st and 28th
    • 27th-Trunk-or-Treat
  • november 2019

    • 4th-Moms Bible Study Luncheon
    • 13th-Treehouse Trades Showcase
  • DECEMBER 2019

    • 1st-Animated Advent
    • 15th-Kids go to see SHREK! on Stage at Perry Players
  • January 2020

    • 22nd-Treehouse Trades Kicks Off for Spring Session
    • 27th-Moms Bible Study "Says Who" Part II begins
  • february 2020

    • 2nd-Souperbowl of Caring
    • 9th-Love Your Neighbor Event
    • Treehouse Trades Meets the 5th, 12th, and 19th
    • Moms Bible Study Meets the 3rd, 10th, and 24th
  • march 2020

    • Treehouse Trades Meets March 4th, 11th, 18th
    • Moms Bible Study Meets March 2nd and 9th
    • 20th-22nd-Weekend VBS
    • 25th-Treehouse Trades Spring Showcase
  • april 2020

    11th-Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt

    26th-Children's Led Worship Service

  • may 2020

    10th-The Great Mother's Day Bake Off

    31st-Summer Kick-Off!

Treehouse trades fall 2019

Pre-registration for Treehouse Trades has ended. Kids are welcome to show up on any Wednesday to be a part of the fun and we will get them registered!

The format for Wednesdays is as follows:

4:00-4:30 Children's Choirs

4:30-5:00 Large Group Bible Study based on the theme "When I Grow Up"

5:00-6:00 Treehouse Time! (Descriptions Below)

  • The girl hour

    The Girl Hour is a treehouse just for the girls! led by kyla rooks, this will be a fun-filled hour of girl bonding, crafting. laughing, and more! For girls in 2nd-5th grade

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  • Art from the heart

    Led by Lisa Storm and Meg Adkins, this will be a treehouse filled with design and creativity...some projects to donate, some to keep! kids will need to come prepared to get messy! Lots of different mediums and methods, but creating beautiful works of art each week, just as God has created a work of art in each of us!

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  • MEDIEVAL TIMES

    Have you always wanted to live in the medieval times? to drink from a goblet? and make your family crest? To dress as a knight or a maiden? then this is the place for you!! lacey wallace and jessi niederkorn will travel back in time with the kids in this treehouse, make crafts, dress up,  and learn about the armor of God!

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  • MUSIC, MOVEMENT, THEATRE

    This will be a fun-filled hour with tami daniels. tami is the musical director at perry players theater. she is excited to share her gifts and talents with the kids!

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  • The Proverbs 32 man

    There is no chapter 32 in Proverbs, but the 31st chapter of Proverbs describes a woman of many talents. This Treehouse will be led by some incredible dads with a variety of talents! The boys in this treehouse will do something different each week, but it will make them a better man! This treehouse is for boys in 2nd-5th grade.

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  • ZUMBA! KIDS!

    Zumba is back on the treehouse list by popular demand! mandy kirschke is coming back for more fun! This time, the zumba class will be for kids in 3rd-5th grade. if you attended the spring showcase, you know this is an amazing class! sign up for some fun dancing and exercise!

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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 gARDEN NURSERY

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)