Children's Ministries

At Crestwood United Methodist Church, we are dedicated to the littlest members of our church. Not only do we learn about the life of Jesus and how to live for Jesus, we have FUN. Activities during the year include: our annual Father/Daughter Dance, an Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat, a Children’s Music Camp, and so much more!! These events are open to members of our church as well as members of the community.

From left: Easter bunny, VBS, Children's Choir, Trunk or Treat

Our nursery has adult staff and volunteers who are dedicated to the safety and well being of our little ones in a fun-filled nursery. We follow Safe Sanctuaries policies at all times. The nursery is available for children up to 36 months during worship services, the Sunday School hour, Bible studies and other special events. A cry room with a rocking chair and toys is also available, in the balcony of the sanctuary, during all worship services.

Children's Church is for children from Kindergarten up to 5th grade, during our 11:00 service. Children start out attending church service with the family and are invited to come to a brief Children’s Moment during a designated time of the service, in the front of the sanctuary. After that time the children will leave through the back of the sanctuary. The preschoolers are taken to the Fellowship Hall for an age appropriate time of story and crafts while the older children journey to the Chapel and experience an age appropriate worship service filled with worship music and a lesson from our Children’s Minister, associate pastor Rev. Kevin Johnson. The children may be picked up from assigned locations after the church service.


Vacation Bible School

VBS is Coming July 9-13th! This year’s program is called Amped, and promises to be an exciting week of learning to “Live like God is with us!” Click here for Amped online registration.

Prior to the start of VBS, Valerie will be hosting a two-day VBS Music Leadership Camp on Thursday and Friday, July 5th and 6th, from 9 to noon each day. Camp participants will learn VBS theme music, participate in opening and closing, and help to lead the Music rotation during the next week. This camp is open to rising third through rising seventh graders, and the cost will be $25, which includes snack each day and an exclusive Amped t-shirt to wear during VBS. 

Online registration for music camp is available here:


Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is a "seasonal" outreach of our Children's Ministry. Led by our associate pastor, Rev. Kevin Johnson, and numerous hard working and dedicated volunteers, Upward Basketball is one of our most well-attended outreach ministries.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions pertaining to your children's church experience. We welcome you and your children!


















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