Children’s Ministry

Click here for Children’s Ministry October 2017 Newsletter

The Children’s Ministry program at Skyland UMC welcomes you!  Our program is designed around our mission to:  “Love • Grow • Serve”.

Sunday Programs:

We deeply care about your children’s spiritual lives at Skyland and think it is important for them to experience worship with their families. Children learn from seeing others worship, especially their parent’s.  Our ministry format will allow children to share this experience with their family as well as attend a time that’s designed specifically for them!  For more information, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Joy Moss (revjoy@bellsouth.net).

Children’s Church for 4 years – 2nd grade, Sunday mornings

We offer Children’s Church during both The Current service (9:25 am) & the Traditional service (10:55 am) for children 4 years – 2nd  grade, except on the first Sunday of the month when children remain in the services.

Children attend the first half of the service with their family and after the Children’s Sermon are dismissed to Children’s Church for a time of learning and fun activities with their peers.  Children’s Church is held in the Children’s Wing and all volunteers are background checked and Safe Sanctuary trained. Parents need to sign their children in for Children’s Church before service in the Colonnade and sign them out after service.

Bible Exploration Class for 3rd-5th Graders, Sunday evenings

This will be a time of fellowship, games, and Bible exploration using our new Bibles, Deep Blue Sea, from 5:00-6:00 pm.  We’ll dive deep into God’s word with this engaging, interactive Bible using the Common English Bible translation.  The Bibles have illustrations throughout with a wealth of notes, devotionals, Bible trivia, and other interactive elements.

Wednesday Night Programs

God’s Kids Small Groups

God’s Kids Small Groups are our children’s programs offered on Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm, following the CHOW supper.  This is a time focused on digging deeper into God’s Word with our children in a small group format.  All small group leaders are Safe Sanctuary Trained and background checked.

God’s Kids Small Groups:
3-4 years old
Pre-K-Kindergarten
1st & 2nd Grade
3rd & 4th Grade

Nursery Care

(Click here for the current Nursery Ministry Newsletter)

Sunday Mornings: 8:15 am-12:15 pm & Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 pm    Infant Nursery (Birth-18 months): The Infant Nursery is the first room on the right in the Children’s Wing. The newly renovated space is a soothing, yet stimulating environment with cribs, rocker-gliders, changing table, infant swing, activity tables, exersaucer, and age appropriate toys. Young Child Nursery (19 months-3 years): The Young Child Nursery is the first room on the left in the Children’s Wing. Each week a short lesson is taught and songs, activities and crafts are designed around the theme. Free play is enjoyed and a snack is also served. Nursery Staff: Our Nurseries are supervised by our experienced and nurturing staff, Kristen Brown and Teri Prestridge. They are there to greet families, assist with sign-in and out procedures and ensure that your child has the best possible experience. Our staff have been back ground checked, Safe Sanctuary Trained and are First Aid/CPR certified. Nursery Paging System: We use a paging system at Skyland which serves two purposes: 1) to notify you if an issue arises; and 2) to ensure that only a parent/guardian or designated person picks up your child from the nursery. When signing in your child to the Infant or Young Child Nursery, you will receive a numbered pager. Please indicate the number of your pager on the sign-in sheet by your child’s name. When picking up your child, please return the pager with the corresponding number on the sign-in sheet. For the safety of your child, we cannot release him/her from the nursery without the pager.

Children’s Ministry Team

All of our Children’s Ministry programs and classes are made possible by amazingly gifted and trained volunteers. From our small group leaders to our VBS leaders – we value the important role that volunteers play in Children’s Ministry at Skyland UMC.  A background check and training session is required. If you are interested in serving in Children’s Ministry, please contact Associate Pastor Joy Moss (revjoy@bellsouth.net).