Developing your child’s faith journey

“Let the little children come to me.”

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14

We welcome children and families at Main Street UMC. We offer a safe and loving environment for children to grow in their faith. For more information or to sign up for any of the children’s ministries opportunities listed below, please contact Holly Richardson, Director of Discipleship Ministries at gro.cmutsniam@nosdrahcirh.

Children Events & Opportunities

Sunday School
Children Preschool through 5th Grades meet in the Fellowship Hall to play games, watch videos and do lessons themed around the weekly church lesson through the Grow Kids curriculum.

Nursery Childcare
We provide quality child care for babies through 3 year olds in our nursery area for all services. Child care workers are carefully screened and supervised. Child care may also be provided for other special events and services as needed.

Children and Worship
11:00 a.m. service only, October through May. Children leave the sanctuary after Children’s Moment with Pastor Rich, and go to the Fellowship Hall to experience an age-appropriate continuation of church. This includes a story/lesson based on the weekly church lesson, prayer, music and movement.

Vacation Bible School
Each summer we offer a family-friendly Vacation Bible School that includes activities and lessons for all ages. We meet four evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m, beginning with dinner and fellowship before moving into age-appropriate lessons and activities. Please plan to join us for our next VBS, June 23-26, 2024. For more information contact Holly Richardson, gro.cmutsniam@nosdrahcirh.

Christmas Eve Family Service
At 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve, a special worship service is held for families with young children. A child appropriate Christmas message is given along with a little gift to take home. A special offering is taken for a designated outreach mission of the church.

Palm Sunday Processional
During the Sunday school hour families are invited to walk along Main Street waving palms. The children then lead the processional for the 11:00 am service. This gives them an opportunity to participate in worship and it enriches the worship experience.

Main Street Day Care and Preschool
Main Street Day Care and Preschool as a ministry of Main Street was started in 1988 and is a fully licensed child care center for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. The center uses a Christian curriculum and is open to anyone who wishes to attend. For more information visit or contact Heather Abbot, Director at 757-539-3431.

Main Street Day Care and Preschool Contact Info