Welcome to CUMC Children’s Ministry!  If you are seeking information about the Countryside United Methodist Preschool, please click here.

The purpose of the CUMC children’s ministry is to create a loving and accepting community that fosters a lifelong Christian faith foundation for our children.  We invite you to join us for any of our many ongoing activities!

Child Care

Child care is available for our youngest disciples, children ages two weeks through five years old, and is provided during all worship services and most evening activities.  Care is provided by our trained and certified staff, who want to share God’s love to the highest degree as they care for your children in a safe, warm, welcoming environment.

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Throughout the school year, we offer Sunday Morning Small Groups for children ages 3 – 6th grade, with classes that provide a curriculum engaging the Bible in fun and enlightening ways.  We strive to provide self-directed activities to develop children’s independent learning skills and instill a life-long faith relationship.  We have a special class for our Tweens (5th-6th grade) that engages them in increasingly hands-on mission projects as they continue to learn and grow.  For more information or to register you child for Sunday Small Groups, please click here.

Wednesdays for Kids

Our Wednesday evening program for kids runs from September to May and provides a fun environment  with different opportunities for kids to learn more, worship God, and make new friends.  For more information about Wednesdays for Kids,  visit here. 

Thrive @ Countryside

Thrive @ Countryside is a special, once-a-month worship experience designed with families in mind. This service will meet on a Sunday evening from 5:30-6:00pm in the Celebration Center, with the option of joining for a special fellowship activity or family mission project immediately before or after worship. Thrive will meet on September 16 (carnival from 6-7:30pm), October 14 (mission Sunday), November 25 (Family Advent Workshop immediately following), January 6 (Family Fun Night from 6-7:30pm), February 3 (followed by a Valentine-themed mission project), and March 17 (dinner from 5-5:30pm).

Other Special Events

  • 3rd Grade Bible Presentation (2018 TBA)
  • Trunk or Treat at Halloween (Sunday, October 28, 2018- 4-6pm)
  • Christmas Caroling (2018 TBA)
  • Children-led Christmas Worship Celebration (December 16, 2018 at 5pm)
  • Family Fun Night (January6,  2019)
  • Easter Egg Discovery (April 20, 2019 from 10-11:30am)
  • Vacation Bible School  (June 24-28 from 9am-noon daily)

There is always something fun going on at Countryside’s Children’s Ministry!

For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Children’s Ministries, Becky Ericson, or call 785.266.7541.

For our partners in ministry who are seeking Safe Gatherings certification, online certification is available HERE.

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