ChildrenMinistryBUMC Ministry with Children is committed to helping children and families grow in their knowledge of/and relationship with Jesus Christ in a loving and caring environment.

Our Sunday school classes meet from 9:55 am – 10:55 am, and are divided by age and grade. They provide a meaningful and joyous experience to share God’s love, and teach young boys and girls the stories of our faith. Through these stories, children can come to know God as a friend, and Jesus as their Savior.

Infants through Age 2 – Nursery
Available during Worship & Sunday School

2s & 3s – Room 3 Hands on Bible
4s & 5s – Room 5 Hands on Bible
Kindergarten – Room 10 Hands on Bible
First & Second Grade – Room 11 Godly Play
Third Grade – Room 12 Bible Breakout!
Fourth & Fifth Grade – Room 13 Bible in Life
Sixth Grade – Room 201 Confirmation Youth

Children’s Worship
Available during Worship Services
For children 3 years through 1st grade

Friday Night Out

A HEART FELT THANKS to our incredible Sunday Morning Children’s Workers for hosting Friday Night Out (FNO) over the 2016 Valentine’s weekend!  Children from 6 months through 9 years old came out for an evening of kid to kid fun & fantastic kid-friendly foods. The whole evening was kid-sized! Older kids enjoyed organized games, the Nerf gun shooting arcade, and the Lego room. Younger kids made valentine’s, read books, played games, and enjoyed movie time in their small groups. Parents were able to spend quality time reconnecting at local restaurants around town. Thank you, Sunday Morning Workers, for loving our children in such a special way!

The 2016 Diaper Drive was a Success!!

Thank you Boone United Methodist Church, for hearing the call for diapers in our community! Your response was overwhelming! The diaper wall reached 7 feet high and was 5.5 feet across! We collected just under 4,000 diapers to contribute the Children’s Council’s goal, “…to ensure every child in our community has enough diapers to remain clean, happy and healthy.” The Children’s Ministry Team put out a beautiful reception on Valentine’s Sunday as a way of showing appreciation and raising awareness about diaper need and its effect on children’s physical and emotional health. If you’d like to continue donating diapers, you may take them directly to the Watauga County Children’s Council, or drop them by Colette’s office.

Children’s Activities

Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. Our focus in “Ministry with Children” is not only on religious instruction or teaching, but rather spiritual formation during childhood which includes instruction, but involves much more. As teachers and leaders, our role is to provide a foundation of experiences on which children move toward a maturing faith, and a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ through which we become more like Christ living in our everyday lives in the world.

We offer many opportunities for children to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ:

Confirmation Youth – If we had to define the confirmation ministry at BUMC with one word it would be relationships. We want our confirmation youth to build relationships with other youth, with adults who care about them, and FIRST AND FOREMOST with God. 6th graders and older are invited to participate.

2016 Confirmation Class – River Baptism

  • Children’s Sunday School
  • Children’s Musical Opportunities
  • Summer Activities:
  • Summer Rotation Workshops
  • Camp Don Lee Family Sailing Camp
  • Family Fun Nights! A family oriented event each month during the summer: Roller Skating, Fishing, and more.
  • Vacation Bible School and Adult Fellowship
  • Fine Arts Camp
  • Camp Tekoa Overnight Camps

Club 45 – A Preteen Community Group designed for 4th & 5th graders.  Registration Forms are now available for the 2016 – 2017 year of Club 45.

Advent Festival – Food, fun and crafts are used to teach children about the Advent Season.  This annual event is designed especially for families with young children, but the entire church family can and does participate.

Easter Egg Hunt – Children of all ages were delighted as they explored five hands-on activity stations and participated in meaningful response opportunities to the greatest act of love of all time. easter-egg-hunt Children and families to sat with storytellers for a moment as they shared the Story of Easter.  In Christianity, the butterfly release has long been a symbol of the resurrection of Christ as well as the resurrection of believers. Just before the Easter Egg Hunt began, we released butterflies in the direction of beautiful Boone Trail.  .

Boone United Methodist Preschool (BUMP) – This is a morning program for children aged 1 to 4 years old.  This program provides experiences which encourage the child to ask questions, explore, experiment, make friends, and to know that every person has value as a child of God.

Boooo-ne Treat or Treat –  Are you looking for a place to Trick or Treat in a warm, dry and safe environment?  The Children’s Ministry host a great night of safe Trick or Treating every October 31 in the Family Life Center from 4:30 to 6:30pm. There are always lots of treats including a light dinner for those who want more than candy.

Christmas Eve – Cookie Distribution  Cookies are baked by the church, collected, and then sent out with families on Christmas Eve to be distributed to area agencies where folks are working. We have a list of places to go such as the Police Department or Fire Department.  This is one of Boone UMC’s efforts to remember those who serve and keep us safe (even on Christmas Eve).

Vacation Bible SchoolVBS is offered ever summer to the children of Boone UMC and the community.  Biblical studies are explored in a fun and informative way.  This year’s VBS starts on June 20 – 23.  Click on the VBS link to learn more about this year’s VBS…Cave Quest.