Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry at Kyle United Methodist Church recognizes that all children are blessings from God. We have many programs for our little ones– such as Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, Nursery Care and Children’s Fellowship events.

Children’s Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School every Sunday at 10:00am in the Family Life Center!We’ll have 2 classes for the Fall: Toddler-Kinder and First-Fifth Grade.

Our Holy Moly! curriculum strives to ignite a biblical imagination that will last a lifetime. It is the Bible, brought to life!

 

  • More show than tell
Animated Bible story videos use visuals and sound effects, giving kids the opportunity to retell the story in their own words.
  • Bible-centered approach
Kids interact with the Bible in every lesson, following the arc of the biblical narrative.
  • Continue the conversation
Kids walk away from lessons, retelling the stories theyve learned and taking home completed activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS!!

Children’s Church is coming to KUMC!
KUMC is now offering Children’s Church as an option during the 11:15am service!As always,children are welcome to remain in service with their families if you choose.
Children will start in the service with their family and after children’s time with Pastor Darlene, they will have the option to go to the Fellowship Hall for Children’s Church. They will then return to the service to take Communion with their families.
Children’s church will be available for all children that are potty trained through 2nd grade. Younger children will still be able to go to the nursery
So what happens in Children’s Church?
Children will be given a kid-friendly message based on the scripture reading for the day, and will do games, activities, crafts and songs to go along with the lesson!
If you have any questions regarding children’s church or if you would like to volunteer to help with children’s church, please contact Children’s and Youth Ministry Director, Alissa Villarreal at childrenandyouth.kumc@gmail.com.

 

 

What you need to know about children in church

What if they get fussy, or are loud, or even start crying?

When you are here, the church is filled with a beautiful, joyful noise, and we would not trade that for all the silence in the world. It might not seem that way in the moment, you might even feel like everyone is looking at you, but the presence of children in the church (regardless of whether they are quiet or loud) reminds us that worship is not about quiet contemplation and ceremony, but coming together as a community to share in the grace of God. They might not get it fully right now, but you’re helping to build a relationship between them and God, and that’s a good thing.

 Can my children participate in service?

There is a designated children’s message time just before the sermon. During that time we normally breakdown the message of the sermon in a way that children can better understand.All children (young and old) are invited to come up and participate in this part of the service, and pick something from the “treasure chest” before returning to their seats.

Preschool and nursery age children can go to the nursery at the end of the children’s message and be picked up after the service is over, but do not have to.

Where is the nursery?

All of our classrooms (including the nursery) are in the Family Life Center. If you enter the church through the Fellowship hall, it is the building across from the playground.

You are welcome to leave your child (or children) with the nursery worker for the entire service, or just after the children’s message.  Nursery is available during Sunday School as well if you would like to attend an adult Sunday school class. We have a Child Information sheet for you to fill out when you leave your child and are currently working on getting our pager system back up and running.

 

If you have any questions about Sunday School or Children’s Ministry, please contact Children’s and Youth Ministry Director, Alissa Villarreal at childrenandyouth.kumc@gmail.com.

 

ALISSA VILLARREAL, CHILDRENS AND YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Alissa Villarreal, grew up in the United Methodist Church in the Corpus Christi area. She moved to San Marcos in 2001 where she attended and graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jason Villarreal for 11 years and they have two daughters, Brooklyn and Peyton. The Villarreals have attended Kyle United Methodist Church for over 5 years now where Alissa has taught Sunday School, served on the Family Ministries committee and has led Vacation Bible School for the past 2 years. Alissa enjoys working with children and looks forward to serving the children and youth of our congregation, helping them to grow in their faith and love for God.