We offer our youngest attendees many interesting ways to learn about the love of Jesus Christ, and encourage them to build a lifelong relationship with Him. In the process, they also enjoy numerous ways to share their talents, have fun, and make new friends.
We know that your children’s safety is of utmost importance. To protect all our children, youth, and volunteers, we follow the Safe Sanctuary policy of the United Methodist Church in all our programs.
Sundays are a great time for kids and families at Kingswood Church! We have a special time in worship just for the children, so they can participate, too — and great Sunday school classes for preschool through 5th grade. Finally, our youngest visitors can go to our professionally-staffed nursery.
Our Wednesday Night Bridge program is a great time to make some new church friends. Kids, invite your parents to skip cooking and come to our fellowship dinner starting at 5:30. After dinner, there are kids activities, play time, and our John Wesley Choir.
Events for Kids
Nursery services are available Sundays for both worship services from 8:30 until noon, so that parents can enjoy adult studies and worship. Professional caregivers provide a safe, fun environment for infants through age 2. The nursery is located near the library and fellowship hall.
Children’s message in worship — Children ages 3 through grade 1 are invited to join us at the opening of the 11:00 worship service for a time of praise and singing. A brief children’s message is part of our collective worship — it’s our way of including children in worship and living up to the vows the congregation promises at each baptism, to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up.Deuteronomy 6:5–7 (CEB)
Worship care — After the children’s message in the 11:00 worship service, children are welcome to go to worship care, which is a fun, loving environment with adult caregivers, or to remain in the service. While it is not required, parents are welcome to accompany their children to the worship care room and then return to worship. Children can be checked out after the conclusion of the service, or at any time. The worship care room is located in the library hallway; when exiting the sanctuary, go down the hallway to your left (as you face the outside doors of the church).
Scouting program — Kingswood Church is well known for its active scouting program. Cub Scout Pack 477 invites Kindergarten through 5th grade boys and girls to join them for a year of great adventure and fun.
John Wesley Choir — 1st through 5th graders are invited to join the John Wesley Choir, directed by Claire Botsch. The choir meets Wednesdays during Wednesday Night Bridge. The JWC participates in worship services and also performs two annual programs: Christmas and Spring.
Little Angels, directed by Kara Grant, meets on Sunday mornings, 9:45–10:00 am, in room 129 on the lower level. It offers preschoolers, ages 3–Kindergarten an opportunity to lift their voices in song. They sing in worship services and join the John Wesley Choir.
Acolyte program — This is a unique opportunity for older elementary children and youth (3rd grade and up) to serve in worship, by lighting the candles and assisting with the offering.
Director of Family and Children’s Ministries