We value children at St. Luke's. We believe they have a special place in the Kingdom of God and at St. Luke's. Children are treated with dignity and are encouraged to participate and lead in worship. Connect with our dedicated children's minister Pat McKim to learn more about our children's ministry. We're always happy to add to our amazing group of ministry leaders!
Camp E.D.G.E. Adventure
When: June 25 – 29, 2018
Who: K – 5th grade (completed)
Camp E.D.G.E. Adventure is for students who have completed K – 5th grades, Camp E.D.G.E. Adventure will be a day camp held at Camp Tekoa Foothills June 25th – 29th. We will meet at St. Luke’s UMC every morning at 9am and will travel to Camp Tekoa Foothills in Casar, NC where we will spend the day at camp, learning about Jesus! We will return to St. Luke’s UMC by 5pm each day. Camp E.D.G.E. Adventure will be $25 until April 15th and then $30 after April 15th. Scholarships are available upon request. Please pre-register below, noting that a letter will be sent to your home in mid-April (or after, depending on when you register), giving you more detailed instructions about payment, permission slips and other important information.
Camp E.D.G.E. Joy
When: July 23 – 27, 2018
Who: Age 2 (by July 23) – pre-K
Camp E.D.G.E. Joy is for preschool students age 2 (as of July 23rd) through pre-k (students entering Kindergarten). Camp E.D.G.E. Joy will be held from July 25th – July 29th at St. Luke’s UMC from 9am – 12pm and is free to the community. Please register your child below, noting that space is limited.
Below is a list of activities for children offered at St. Luke's. For more information, contact Pat McKim.
Join us every Sunday in the Children's Building at 9:50 AM for fun, age-appropriate Bible lessons for all children from toddlers to 4th graders. (Our 5th graders join with our 6th and 7th graders for a special "tween" class held in the youth building.)
Children's church is held during our later worship services. The children are dismissed during the service to gather in the Narthex of the Sanctuary and have their own worship service in a kid-friendly space. All children ages 5-3rd grade are welcome to join
During our 8:45 AM Awakening Service, we have a special place set up in our Fellowship Hall (where the Awakening service occurs) for children of all ages to engage in worship in their own ways. There are two tables and a rug, with quiet toys, books, crayons, coloring sheets, and other fun things to engage little hands during the worship service.
We offer nursery during all of our worship services for children from birth-4 years old. Children too young for Sunday School have a safe, fun place to be during that time in our nursery. We also have childcare available during our Wednesday night Bible studies and rehearsals for infants-5th graders. In addition, childcare is provided during special services and large events that are especially for adults.
In conjunction with the music department, we offer two choirs for our children. K.I.C.K.S. (Kids In Christ's Kingdom Sing) meets on Sunday mornings as part of Sunday School in the Children's Building. This group is for preschool-1st grade children and performs in worship every 4-6 weeks. Kids of the Kingdom Choir meets on Wednesday afternoons with pick-up from area schools. This group is for 2nd-5th graders and learns one musical per semester in addition to performing for worship. For more information about either group, contact Jessica Stamey.
In addition to our regularly scheduled activities, we also offer fun and exciting activities for children and families throughout the year. Autumn brings us Pumpkin Patch Bash and a visit to a local farm. During Advent and Christmas we have family friendly activities throughout the season. Spring brings us the Children's Easter Celebration and Children's Day. In Summer, we have Vacation Bible School, Wild Wednesdays, Summer Sing and Play Music and Drama Camp, and our Back to School Bash.