Children

From birth through 4th grade, Pathway Kids offers fun and engaging ways for your children to learn who Jesus is and why a relationship with Him is important—all in a safe and secure environment. To learn more, email our Children’s Minister Laura McCoy.

Weekly Programming

Sunday Mornings 9:15am & 11:15am
Wednesday Evenings 6:00 – 7:30pm

what it means to follow Jesus

in your relationship with Jesus

others to Jesus

Safety First

We have a passion for child safety and believe every child deserves a chance to grow and learn in a safe environment. Our children’s classrooms are in a keycode protected hallway accessible only to authorized personnel once programming begins—these individuals have been background checked and trained. Additionally, we utilize a web-based children’s check-in system called “Church Teams” that is easy and simple for parents to use and update, yet provides the necessary security features to give parents piece of mind. Click the button below to pre-register your child for programming using Church Teams.

Sunday Mornings 9:15am & 11:00am

Nursery

Infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years) are cared for by loving staff and servant leaders in secure rooms with age-appropriate activities and toys.

Pre-K

Pre-Kindergarteners (age 3 and potty trained through 5 years) experience age-appropriate worship and activities using the “First Look” curriculum.

K – 4th Grade

Kindergartners through 4th graders get the best of both worlds through our Large/Small Group format. Following check-in, parents drop off their children in their grade-specific Small Group classroom. The children then move to a Large Group experience for worship and a lesson about the Big God Story using the “Go” curriculum. The morning concludes with a return to their Small Group rooms for fun activities before dismissal and parent pick-up.

Wednesday Evenings 6:00-7:30pm

Kids Club

Fun, worship, music and learning time in grade-banded groups: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten/1st grade and 2nd through 4th grade.

Nursery Care

Infants and toddlers are cared for by loving staff and servant leaders in secure rooms with age-appropriate activities and toys.

In the Bible, Mark 16:15 says “Go into the all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”  Providing a safe place for ALL children to learn about Jesus and grow closer to Him is our highest priority.

About the Ministry

Children ages Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade with special needs are provided a “buddy” to help them navigate our programs and ministries—all while growing in a relationship with Christ in a safe and accepting environment. The spirit of the Buddy Ministry is one of inclusion.

We focus on each individual’s ability—not their disability. We strive to create a space that meets the specific learning and social needs of each child and work with each family to ensure a safe and positive experience.

Request A Buddy

Complete the Buddy Ministry Intake Form so that we can better meet your child’s needs and individualize a program for them. If you have any questions, email children@rumc.org. Once your forms are completed, someone will contact you, within 48 hours, regarding the next steps for your family’s worship experience.

Be A Buddy

Join our team of trained leaders who feel called to serve our families with children with special needs.  In addition to our regular orientation/training process for Children’s Ministry servants, you’ll receive additional training to help you feel empowered, set you up for success and equip you to serve.  If you feel God calling you to serve in this ministry, email children@rumc.org.

Upcoming Events

Kids Club
Wednedsday night fun
Pre-K-4th grade
6-7:30pm
2nd Wednesday of the Month
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 Resources

Parent Handbook

Our mission is to partner with families to provide a foundation for their children and to assist families in developing their children into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Lesson Plans

Our lesson plans are grade-banded and designed to glorify God, grow disciples, and change the world one child at a time. Click the buttons below to download our lesson plans.