Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry exists for one purpose: to help children grow in wisdom and stature, just like Jesus!

Our mission is to provide the best possible care, comfort, guidance and instruction in the Word of God for your children. Our adult volunteers work to demonstrate the love of God and life-changing principles to your children.

Each week, we offer Bible studies during Sunday School. We have many fun and educational events and programs for kids and families. During the summer months, we offer interactive children’s programs including Vacation Bible Camp.

In addition to traditional Sunday activities for kids, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO), Weddington Christian Preschool and Weddington Christian Academy offer academic excellence in learning and spiritual formation on a weekday basis.

Upcoming Events

Blessing of the Backpacks

Weddington UMC would like to send children and youth back to school with a bag tag and a blessing!  All children and youth are invited to bring their backpacks to church on Sunday, August 25 at one of our services so that their backpacks can be blessed. After the blessing, each child will receive a bag tag to put on their backpacks to remind them that God is with them in their daily life and that their church family will be praying for them throughout the school year.

Teachers and staff of schools (preschool, elementary, middle, and high school), please stand up so we can recognize you during the blessing – you deserve to be blessed too!

  • 8:15 a.m. service:  Children and youth will be asked to come to the front of the pulpit to receive your blessing. 
  • 9:30 a.m. service:  Children will gather in the hallway alongside Helms Hall and proceed into the Sanctuary at the start of the service to receive their blessing.
  • 10:10 service: Children will gather under the sound booth in the Family Life Center and proceed to the pulpit to receive their blessing.
  • 11:00 service: Children will gather in the hallway alongside Helms Hall and proceed into the Sanctuary at the start of the service to receive their blessing. 
Please join us at one of the services so we can start your child’s school year off right! 

Children’s Ministry Sick Policy

It’s that time of year when a lot of our children are coming down with nasty colds and viruses.  In order to keep our nurseries and classrooms as healthy as possible, please adhere to our Children’s Ministry Sick Policy.

 

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For more information, please contact Carolyn Nelson at carolyn.nelson@weddingtonchurch.org.