Children's Ministry

Why Children's Ministry

It has always been part of God’s plan to have kids in the church. Jesus was dedicated in the temple as a young child and was comfortable enough there. He spent two days in the temple during a trip as a child. It’s our goal that this church be just as inviting. We want to help in the spiritual development of your children and encourage you to help out as well. We are a Safe Gatherings church meaning all staff and volunteers that work with youth are required to take training and pass background checks. We are always looking for volunteers in our children’s programs. If you would like to help out in some way, please feel free to call Jeanine Spangler at the church office, (308) 237-3158 or email her at jeanines@kearneyfirstumc.org.

Children's Ministry Offerings

Nursery

Infant - Toddler
(Looking for Nursery Staff Volunteers)

Our nursery is available during all services on Sunday mornings and can be arranged for other church functions as needed. It is located in room 131 near the main bathrooms. The nursery is designed for newborns until kids start school. There are Sunday school classes for children starting at Pre-K, but children are still welcome in the nursery until they start school. School-age children are encouraged to attend Sunday school, worship or both as parents see fit. Parents are given pagers so if there is an emergency or need of assistance from any parent, they are just a page away. The nursery is staffed by trained, paid staff members.

Sunday School

Preschool - Elementary

Sunday School is for children in Pre-K–5th grade.  We will meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.  The kids will experience God's love through Bible lessons, games, and crafts.  Check-in for Sunday School is located inside the double doors leading into the Family Life Center.  If you have been thinking of a way to help out in the children’s programs, we can always use more help.

Kingdom Kids/Grapple

Preschool - 5th Grade

Kingdom Kids is a program designed for children in Pre-K–5th grade.  We will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM during the school year.  The kids will enjoy games, bible lessons, and crafts.  Check-in for Kingdom Kids/Grapple at the main entrance.  If you have been thinking of a way to help out in the children’s programs, we can always use more help.

Children's Bell Choir

2nd - 5th Grade
(Looking to start in September)

This is a bell choir for children in 2nd-5th grade. 

Practices are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM and run through the school year.  They meet in the Open Circle Room. The choir performs during the 9:30 service on the 2nd Sunday every other month.

Cherub Choir

2 Years - 5th Grade
(Looking to start in September)

Cherub Choir is for children ages 2 through 5th grade.  They will practice on Sunday mornings from 10:30 -10:50 AM.  Children that attend the 9:30 Sunday school time will be brought to the choir room by their teachers.  Parents must come to the choir room to pick their children up after practice.  No children will be allowed to leave without a parent.