CHILDREN

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 Karen Waddell, Children’s Resource Coordinator at karen.mainstumc@gmail.com.

“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 Karen Waddell, Children’s Resource Coordinator at karen.mainstumc@gmail.com.

Children Events & Opportunities

Sunday School
Sunday school classes for pre-k through fifth grade meet each Sunday at 9:45 am.

Deep Blue Curriculum – Multi-media materials for Preschool through 5th Grades

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. In addition, we have pagers for parents to take into the worship service. Child care may also be provided for other special events and services as needed.

Children and Worship
“Launching Point” ministry is held during the 11:00 am worship hour. Children leave the sanctuary with their leaders after the first hymn to go to the Youth Room for their activities and return to parents during the last hymn. Contact Karen Waddell at 618-771-2469 or email karen.mainstumc@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is held each summer for one week from 9:00 am – noon. It is open to our members, Day Care children, friends and the larger community. Each year provides a new theme with varied activities for the children to enjoy and grow in their faith. Youth and adult volunteers are needed to teach and coordinate activities throughout the week.

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.

Fourth Sunday of Advent
All children and youth come together to lead the 11:00 am service in worship and song for this special Christmas celebration.


Rehearsals are held during The Launching Point and UMYF.

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 www.mainstreetdaycare.org or contact Janis Greene, Director at 757-539-3431.