Children's Ministry

Ministry Dedicated to children Birth - 5th Grade


At SFUMC our heartbeat is children and families, and our passion is doing life together. We are dedicated to partnering with families to help children in becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We strive to provide a welcoming, encouraging, and fun place for children and families to be strengthened in their faith. Our aim is to equip the Next Generation for great things and empower them to lead today.

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting Somerville FUMC for the first time:

First, all of our children's classes are located in our education building on the left side of our campus. There we will meet your family and then one of our volunteers will lead your child to their age-appropriate room.

Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child's name
  • Child's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

Our goal is that our children be loved, valued, and nurtured in their faith. We have many activities for children here at Somerville FUMC. We have the following classes on Sunday mornings for Sunday school and Wednesday evenings for our Wednesday night Bible study and dinner.

Nursery: Ages 0-4 years

Our nursery is available during all worship services and bible studies.

Beginners: PreK - 1st Grade

Using Bible stories and lessons, our focus is to help our children link life experiences and to practice what they are learning.

Elementary: 2nd – 5th Grade

The curriculum focuses on the importance of reading the Bible and bringing it to church. Emphasis is placed on classroom involvement by reading the Bible story and applying the biblical principles learned that week.

Lindsay Dunn - Director of Children's/Youth Ministries

Lindsay Dunn is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ who has 8 years of experience in student ministry. She loves seeking out and using innovative ways to reach students, families, and the local community.

Nursery Director

Mrs. Alice Holden is one of Somerville UMC's very best treasures! She has been with us in the nursery for 15 years and is one of the most friendly, nurturing, and energetic people you will meet.

Got questions?

If you have further questions concerning our children's ministry or are planning on visiting Somerville UMC with children, simply fill out the form below and our Children's Director will get back with you soon!