Children's Ministry

Our ministry dedicated to children ages birth - 8th Grade


At SFUMC, children and their families are our heartbeat, 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 to empower them to lead today.


Wednesday Nights are our favorite night of the week! With dinner, games, worship, relevant Bible teaching, and friends,

it's a great place to come as you are and leave encouraged. 

2:30 p.m. - Children/Youth Drop Off

3:00 p.m. - Snack Time

4:00 p.m. - Homework Time/Assistance

5:00 p.m. - Joyful Noise Choir Practice

5:30 p.m. - Dinner

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Student and Children Services in the CAC


Sunday school: Children's Sunday School Classes are held in the the education building.

Nursery (Ages birth to 4 years): Our nursery is available during all Worship services and Bible studies.

Beginners (Pre-K to 1st Grade): Using Bible stories and captivating lessons, our focus is to help our children

link life experiences and put into practice what they are learning.

Elementary (2nd to 5th Grade): Emphasis is placed on classroom involvement by reading Bible

stories and applying the Biblical principles learned that week.

Children's Church: Children ages 3 through 5th grade are released from our 10:55 a.m. adult worship service to participate

in Children's Church located in the Education Building.

Family Sundays: The first Sunday of each month there is no Children’s Church.

Instead, we invite our children to participate in our adult worship services by worshiping as a family.

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 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 Names(s)
  • Child's Name
  • Child's Birthdate
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number
  • Any Special Instructions (allergies, special needs, etc.) for Your Children

Nursery Director

Mrs. Alice Holden is one of Somerville FUMC'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.

Have A Question?

If you have further questions concerning our children's ministry,

please fill out the form below and our Youth & Children's Director will get back with you soon!