Children's Ministry

Children’s Ministries

Our Mission:
  The Children’s Ministry at SAUMC is called to:
  • Demonstrate and shine a light on God’s love and grace to the children of our church and community
  • In partnership with parents and families, provide spiritual guidance and mentoring to children in the core truths of our faith
  • Develop crucial faith skills necessary for children to have stronger, deeper, and more authentic relationships with God
  • Empower children in ministry and service to each other, the church family, our community, and the world

Core Truths:
  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Faith Skills:
  • HEAR (Listen to God’s Words): Read and listen to what God has to tell us through His Word
  • PRAY (Dialogue with God): Connect with God by showing gratitude, apologizing, and expressing feelings
  • TALK (Articulate the faith): Talk about our faith with others to learn more and to tell others about Jesus
  • LIVE (Worship with your life): Living life in a way that honors God

For more information about any of these programs or how to get involved in Children’s Ministry at SAUMC, please contact the Director of Children’s Ministry, Becky McNeill at



hand_thumbnail.jpg (74x100)pxChildren’s Message: Children will engage with God's Word during the Children's Message offered at the beginning of the 8:30am and 11:00am services in the main sanctuary. This message is geared toward children in grades K-3, but all children are invited to participate. At the completion of the Children’s Message during the 8:30 service, children will return to their families to participate in the remainder of the worship service. Following the 11:00am children’s message, the children will be led from the main sanctuary to the Fellowship Hall for W.O.W. Worship Our Way. The Fellowship Hall is located on the main level of the church building, directly across from the main sanctuary.

W.O.W. (Worship Our Way)
During 11:00am Church Worship Service: W.O.W. is a chance for children to experience a child-centered worship service intended to help them understand and participate in the traditional order of worship. Children will pray, sing, read scripture, and listen to a “sermon” based on the scripture. This is a high energy, fun, and interactive time of worship! W.O.W. is geared toward children in grade K-3, but 4th and 5th grade students are welcome to attend if they would like. This group gathers directly after the Children's Message during the 11am service. The children will be led from the main sanctuary to the Fellowship Hall. The Fellowship Hall is located on the main level of the church building, directly across from the main sanctuary. Please pick up your child in the Fellowship Hall after service.


Team Discovery: Children in grades K-3 are invited to join Team Discovery! Children on Team Discovery gather together for an engaging, relevant, and hands-on lesson from the Bible! Bible stories are brought to life and kids get to experience God's Word first-hand through music, games, art, and theater. Team Discovery meets downstairs in the children’s hallway.

Club 45: Young people in grades 4-5 are invited to join Club 45! Members Club 45 gather together for an age-appropriate, engaging, and relevant lesson from the Bible! Bible stories are made personal and children are encouraged to begin to live out God’s Word in their own lives. Members of Club 45 earn Ministry Mileage for serving in ministry within the church or in the community. Be sure to ask the Club leaders for more information about this exciting program! Club 45 meets downstairs in the children’s hallway.




Kids on a Mission: Kids on a Mission is the mission and outreach component of our Children’s Ministry. Children in grades K-5 are encouraged to participate in these exciting events. KOM meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00pm in the church fellowship hall unless otherwise specified. Regular events on the KOM calendar include Family Partnership Nights, Missions Nights, Share the Love Sunday events, and community outings. KOM Programs are designed to emphasize our Core Truths and Faith Skills. Please check the church calendar for details on upcoming events!

Church Missions: Our Children’s Ministry is also active in church-wide outreach and missions projects. We traditionally participate in events such as Relay for Life, Crop Walk, Live Nativity, Turkey Tree, Angel Tree, etc. Please check the church website for more information about ongoing missions and outreach projects at SAUMC.

Special Events: Each year our Children’s Ministry hosts several special events for members of our church and community. Please plan to join us for our Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival, and Christmas Program.

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