Mt. Zion Children’s Ministry
Our mission for the Children’s Ministry at Mt. Zion is to make, mature and mobilize strong disciples for Christ. We encourage children to develop an authentic relationship with Jesus and we partner with their families in raising their children in the United Methodist faith. At Mt. Zion, children learn the stories in the Bible, serve on mission teams and are challenged to put their Christian values into practice on a daily basis. We believe it is important to have a creative, imaginative ministry that will encourage children and families to commit to their own Christian growth as we all strive together to walk in the light of Christ. Facilitating our mission is a host of programs and special events for our children to have fun and learn about God.
For the safety of all of our children, we require all teachers, assistants, and parents who work with children at Mt. Zion to have a background check and go through Safe Sanctuary training.
Infants to 4 years old
Every Sunday from 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., childcare is provided for all children infants through 4 years old. This childcare is staffed by two paid adult caregivers plus volunteers from our church family.
The nursery/childcare provides parents the choice of attending any of our worship services and adult Sunday School. (Worship service times are 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.; Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.)
Location: Education Building, Room 101 (the building behind the sanctuary)
Two Years Old through 5th Grade
Every Sunday 9:45 –10:45am – Education Building
- Lectionary based Sunday School classes for children ages 2yrs-5th grade.
- Childcare provided for infants through 2 years old - Room 101
Wednesday Night Kids Club (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
(Starts back up in the Spring)
Wednesday Night Kids Club is for children ages preschool to fifth grade. In this class we do various hands-on projects to explore God's Word, Bible stories and Bible themes. Come out in the fall and join us for s'mores!
Wednesday Night Kids Club meets on Wednesday nights during the fall and winter/spring, preschool and elementary classes meet in the Education Building. Preschool Class (2's through 4's) Elementary Class (Kindergarten through 5th grade)
There are several ministries offered at Mt. Zion for praise through the gift of music including LOVENOTES - music for the unborn child and expectant parents; Babygarten - for newborn through 18 months; choirs for children of all ages; children's dance; and summer music camps.
Sign-Up for Children's Ministry Updates
Stay up to date by checking the calendar and signing up receive children's ministry updates.
Other Events/Programming Throughout the Year
Vacation Bible School, Music and Arts Camp, and Summer Sleepover.
Easter Egg Hunt
Community wide Easter Egg hunt for all ages of children. Fun, games, devotion and hunting for eggs at church.
Great Pumpkin Event
Preschool – 5th Grade, Trunk or Treat Event with games, candy and a movie. Costumes are optional (not too scary, please) – it’s always a fun night!!
Advent/Christmas Greenery Wreaths (intergenerational family event)
The church family joins together to make and design Advent wreaths to use at home during the Advent/Christmas season.
Scratch Nativity/Children’s Christmas Program – Christmas Eve
Children arrive at church 20 minutes prior to the program, select costume, and participate in a reader’s theater version of the Christmas story.