Children's Ministries

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." - Matthew 19:14 (NRSV)

Sunday School

Our nursery, Pre-K room, and children's Sunday school classrooms begin at 10am on Sunday mornings! The nursery and Pre-K room are fully stocked with age-appropriate toys, activities, and resources for even the littlest child of God to have a joyful time at church. Sunday school for kindergarteners through high schoolers includes an opening game or activity, a lesson, and a time of prayer. 

All ages 5 and above are invited to join us for Sunday worship at 11am. The nursery and Pre-K rooms are open for kids ages 0-4 to play and fellowship together during our 11am worship service. 

Chatham County Teacher Workday ChildCare Program

At MPUMC, we recognize and understand that finding childcare for elementary aged children is a challenge. In May 2023, we were graciously and generously awarded a $5000 grant from the Foundation for Evangelism, and we are using these funds to provide FREE childcare on 8 of the Chatham County Teacher Workdays (dates found in signup link). This program is led by a licensed, certified teacher who structures the days and plans, implements, and supervises activities. Children are divided into age-appropriate groups, and each group has 2 adult leaders. This program is designed to provide elementary aged children from Pre-K to 5th grade a safe, welcoming, loving place to be on Teacher Workdays, and it is designed to address a real need and challenge for parents and our Chatham County community. For more information about this program, email the church at 

Use this link to sign up your children or join the waitlist:

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is a great time in the church when we celebrate our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! We love to celebrate with our community by hosting an Easter egg hunt! We have three egg hunting areas - an open field for the littlest littles, the playground area for elementary aged kids, and an "advanced hunt" for older kids. The 2024 Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Sunday, March 24! Check back later for the time.   

Playground Project

We have been hard at work renovating our playground so it is welcoming, inviting, and FUN for children of all ages! Our playground has swings for babies and toddlers, swings for the big kid in all of us, a basketball net, and a play set with two slides, rock wall feature, and a wheel and binoculars for imaginative play! Come and embrace the kid in all of us! 


Our Vacation Bible School program is in the works. Check back later for our 2024 VBS. 


Children's Books Resources:

God’s Dream - by Desmond Tutu  

When God Made You - by Matthew Paul Turner

When I Pray for You - by Matthew Paul Turner

May God Bless You and Keep You - by Sarah Raymond Cunningham

This is the Church - by Sarah Raymond Cunningham

Don’t Forget to Remember - by Ellie Holcomb

Maybe God Is Like That, Too - by Jennifer Grant

Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor, Too - by Jennifer Grant

The Boy on the Yellow Bus - by Crystal Bowman


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Fun placemats that can be printed out and then colored.  


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Link to resources for children from the NC Methodist Conference.