Children

Children’s Activities

The children’s activities of De Soto United Methodist Church are open to all students from birth to fifth grade. Children are invited to participate in a variety of activities that guide them in growing as Jesus’ disciples.

All of our staff and volunteers who work with children & youth complete the Safe Gatherings Certification, a biblically based boundary awareness and abuse prevention program developed to certify volunteer workers, staff and clergy.

To learn more about our programs, contact Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Coordinator, Sabrina Wellman, at youthfamily@desotoumc.org.

Older children may be interested in our Youth Group.

Sunday School

Preschool children through 5th grade students are invited to attend our Sunday School every Sunday at 9:00 am. Led by adult volunteers and staff, at Sunday School we grow as Jesus’s disciples through music, story, & fun. Plus, there’s always a snack! We engage in Bible stories and activities like crafts and games, rotating to different centers. Children’s Choir is offered in the fall and spring.

Children’s Choir

Ms. Linda and Ms. Kristie invite all preschool through 5th grade students to come join your friends in praising the Lord. In the fall and spring, Children’s Choir meets at the beginning of Sunday school for a 20-minute rehearsal. We offer our songs in worship, present a Christmas musical, and share our music in the community. On dates we do not rehearse, Sunday school will meet for the full time with additional activities beginning at 9:00 am. Please view our current newsletter or church calendar for updates.

Worship and Children’s Church

Children are always welcome in 10:00 am worship. We offer children’s bulletins & quiet activities with crayons that engage your child with a Biblical coloring page and puzzle. All children are invited forward for the Children’s Moment where they hear a brief story and the scripture for the day.

Following the Children’s Moment, children who are in preschool to 5th grade are invited to attend Children’s Church on the lower level. Classes are taught by two volunteers and last approximately 20 minutes.

Nursery

Our nursery for ages birth through preschool is located on the main level of the church near the sanctuary. It is staffed by a paid nursery worker and volunteer attendant Sunday mornings and opens at 9:00 a.m. Summer hours may vary – please view our church calendar for updates or contact us with questions.