Children's Ministry

Birth through 5th Grade

At Crestwood United Methodist Church, we are dedicated to the youngest members of our church. Not only do we learn about the life of Jesus and how to live for Jesus, we have FUN.

Pastor Kim Tribolet

Children and Family Minister

Pastor Kim Tribolet

Children and Family Minister

Gretchen Sheridan

Nursery

Children's Ministry

On Sunday & Wednesday

Childcare

We love Children at CUMC. All Children are always welcome in worship. We do have a quiet room for parents with young children located upstairs in the balcony of the Sanctuary. The quiet room is equipped with rocking chairs, a comfy couch, and a baby changing table. We also offer childcare for youngest children. Childcare is staffed by two adults who are dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of our little one. We follow the Child Safety Safe Sanctuaries policies at all times. Childcare is available for children up to preschool age during worship services, the Sunday School hour, Wednesday night dinner and programming, and other special events.

Children's Church & Prayground

Children's Church is available for children preschool age through 2nd grade on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and sometimes 5th Sundays of the month. Children’s Church begins in the Sanctuary. Children worship with their families for the first part of the worship service. After the Morning Prayer or the Children’s message children will meet Pastor Kim and a parent volunteer by the main doors to the Sanctuary to walk together downstairs for Children’s Church. The children will participate in an activity to learn about the Bible story/scripture that the parents will hear about in the sermon. Children will return to their families in the Sanctuary during the closing hymn.The 1st Sunday of the month is Communion Sunday; children remain with their families on the 1st Sunday of the month to worship and receive communion together. Quiet activities are available for all children in the Pray-ground.The Pray-ground is a children friendly area in the back of the Sanctuary. It is available every Sunday for all children during worship. The Pray-ground offers quiet activities for children during worship. Children (and parents, too) can set at the tables and color, work on puzzles, read books, and build with foam blocks. Or, children can take an activity with them to their seat in the pews.

Children's Sunday School

Sunday school for all ages is offered at 10:00am. Children’s Sunday school classes for preschoolers through 5th graders meet in the rooms off the Fellowship Hall. During Sunday school children learn the stories in the Bible about God’s People through crafts, games, and dramatic play.

Wednesday Evening Programing - GAFFA

Wednesday nights from August through May Preschoolers through 5th graders can join the fun from 5:30-7:45pm. GAFFA begins with a family dinner at 5:30pm; then fun fellowship play time at 6:00pm. Preschool and Elementary choirs practice at 6:30pm. Faith building time begins at 7:00pm. Wednesday evenings focus on how children can live out their faith by serving God and serving others. Activities include crafts, games, bible and current stories, and mission projects.

Children's Ministry Events

We host many events for Children birth through 5th grade throughout the year.

Easter Egg Hunt

Each Spring, right before Easter Sunday, we host an Easter Egg Hunt at Maples Park for children up to 5th grade.

Vacation Bible School

Every summer in July we host Vacation Bible School for Kids up to 5th Grade. It's always free and everyone is invited!

Children's Choir & Musical

We have many opportunities throughout the year for children to be involved in choir and musical performances.

Trunk Or Treat

Every year, right before Halloween, we host our annual Trunk or Treat and Chili Cook off. Everyone is invited to join us for a meal and trunk or treating!

Upward Basketball

Upward Basketball is offered for girls and boys 1st-6th grade during the winter. Signup begins late fall and practices begin in November. Games are in January & February.