Mt. Zion Children's Ministry

Our mission for the Children’s Ministry at Mt. Zion is to make, mature and mobilize strong disciples for Christ. We encourage children to develop an authentic relationship with Jesus and we partner with their families in raising their children in the United Methodist faith.  At Mt. Zion, children learn the stories in the Bible, serve on mission teams and are challenged to put their Christian values into practice on a daily basis.  We believe it is important to have a creative, imaginative ministry that will encourage children and families to commit to their own Christian growth as we all strive together to walk in the light of Christ. Facilitating our mission is a host of programs and special events for our children to have fun and learn about God.

For the safety of all of our children, we require all teachers, assistants, and parents who work with children at Mt. Zion to have a background check and go through Safe Sanctuary training.

Child Care

Infants to 4 years old

We hope to resume soon every Sunday from 8:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Soon childcare will be provided for all children infants through 4 years old. This childcare is staffed by two paid adult caregivers plus volunteers from our church family.

The nursery/childcare provides parents the choice of attending any of our worship services and adult Sunday School. (Worship service times are 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.; Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. are temporarily suspended due to the Pandemic and the North Carolina State-At-Home Order.)

Locations:  Education Building, (the building behind the sanctuary), the Family Life Center and the Outdoor Worship Area.

Sunday School

Three Years Old through 5th Grade

We hope to resume every Sunday 9:45 –10:45 a.m. in the Education Building soon. For now:

  • Lectionary based Sunday School classes for children ages 3 years old - fifth grade is offered after Children's Time during the nine o'clock service in Room 107 (temporarily suspended do to the pandemic and Stay-At-Home Order).
  • We hope to resume childcare provided for infants through 4 years old - Room 101 soon.

This Week's Sunday School Lesson:


Children's Music Ministries

There are several ministries offered at Mt. Zion for praise through the gift of music including Babygarten - for newborn through 18 months; choirs for children of all ages; and summer music camps. 

Other Events AND Programming throughout the Year

Summer Activities

Vacation Bible School, Music & Art Camp, and Mid-Week @ the Mt. coming in 2021!

Easter Egg Hunt

Community wide Easter Egg Hunt for all ages of children. Fun, games, devotion and hunting for eggs at church in the Spring of 2021.

Halloween Parade with Trunk or Treat

Halloween Parade with Trunk or Treat Event for children that are in preschool through 5th Grade. Costumes are optional (not too scary, please) – it’s always a fun night!

Advent Wreath Workshop (inter-generational family event)

The church family joins together to make and design Advent wreaths to use at home during the Advent/Christmas season. More details coming soon!

Spontaneous Christmas Pageant - Christmas Eve Service at 3 PM

Children arrive at church 20 minutes prior to the program, select costume, and participate in a reader’s theater version of the Christmas story. 

Please see our Facebook page for other updates


If you are interested in volunteering with our Children's Ministries, please contact the church office at (704) 892-8566.