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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.

Childcare is available on Sunday morning for all worship services and Sunday School Hour.


We welcome children six weeks of age to 5 years of age during the worship services and children up to 5 years of age during the Sunday School hour.


Sunday School (September - May; some classes do not run during summer time)

Sunday School is for children ages 3-11. Children 5 and younger can go to the nursery. Youth and Adult classes are also offered during Sunday School hour. Visitors are welcome to attend 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 – Room 212


Children's Time at 10:00 Worship Hour

Children's Church--children sit with their parents for the first 15 minutes of worship and then after the Children's Message can stay with their parents or go to Children's Church in Room 107. First Sunday of the month is Worship as a Family, no Children's Church.


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

  • Trunk-or-Treat

  • Christmas Program


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


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.  


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.  

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