Smoky Hill UMC is known to be a child-friendly church, and we are so blessed to welcome new children and their families every week.
We welcome children of all ages to come into the worship services with their family.
Nursery is available on Sunday mornings for all Worship Services. We welcome children birth to 5 years of age during the worship services.
Children's Time during our first Worship Hour.
Children's Church--children sit with their parents for the first 15 minutes of worship and then after the Children's Time message, they can stay with their parents or go to Children's Church in Room L32.
Sunday School during our Second Worship hour (September – May) is for children ages 3 yrs. to 5th grade. Children 2 yrs. and younger can go to the Nursery.
The Last Sunday of the month is Worship as a Family, no Children’s Church or Sunday School.
We offer Faith Passages through Christian Education programs at SHUMC. Faith Passages are milestones in a child’s spiritual journey. Through these Faith Passages children come to know, love and serve God. Children’s Faith Passages include: Baptism, a God Walk, a God Talk, Third Grade Bibles, 5th Grade Continuation, Confirmation, and Graduation. SHUMC partners with parents in celebrating their children’s spiritual journey.
Children's Library – Bears, Books, & Bibles in Room 212, kids can check out books to read at home, of if they need a minute to snuggle with a bear they are welcome to.
Other Activities Offered
Easter Egg Hunt
Vacation Bible Camp - offered during the summer for one week. It is usually held in June in the evenings.
Summer Family Camping Trip
If you have questions, or simply want to get started or learn more, please contact Crystal Duncan, the Children and Family Director. You can call her at 303-690-9816 extension 216.
TO THE PARENTS OF OUR YOUNG CHILDREN, MAY WE SUGGEST…
Relax! God put the wiggles in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are Welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little one to see and hear what’s going on. They don’t like seeing the back of other’s heads.
Quietly explain the parts of the service and actions of the pastor, usher, choir, etc.
Sing the hymns, pray, and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
If you must leave the service with your child, please do but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the Children come to me.”
Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to the church, to God, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in the house of worship.
TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR CHURCH
The presence of children is a gift to the church, and they are a reminder that our congregation is growing.
Please welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents.