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 and Sunday school opportunities


Infants to 4 years-old

Childcare for all children infants through 4 years-old is available every Sunday from 10:45 - 12:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Education Building.


Children's Sunday School

Worship service times are 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary; Sunday School for children meets immediately following Children's Time during the first service and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Room 107 of the Education Building during the second service. The Nursery is available during the last service for children 4 years-old and younger.

Sunday School



Three Years Old through 5th Grade

  • Lectionary based Sunday School classes for children that are preschool aged - fifth grade is offered after Children's Time during the 8:30 a.m. service, in Room 107 of the Education Building, and from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in Room 107 for Elementary Students and Room 101 for Preschoolers.
  • Childcare is provided for infants through 4 years-old in Room 101 of the Education Building during the eleven o'clock service.

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 & Arts camp.

Other Events AND Programming

throughout the Year


Acolytes

During the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. services, acolytes are needed to light the alter candles. Those children who are rising third grade and older can contact the church office to get more information on training and scheduling. 


Hand Chime Choir for 3rd-5th Graders

This opportunity starts meets on Sunday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in the Bell Room of the lower level of the Sanctuary for children that are in 3rd-6th Grade.


Kids Club

Meets during the fall and spring every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. All preschool children through fifth grade aged students are invited to join. In this gathering we do various hands-on projects to explore God's Word and learn praise music. This opportunity will through Wednesday, November 16, 2022 before breaking for the winter.


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. for children that are in preschool through 5th Grade. Costumes are optional (not too scary, please) and it’s always a fun night!


Advent Wreath Workshop & Kick-Off

The church family joins together to make and design Advent wreaths to use at home during the Advent/Christmas season on the first Sunday in Advent from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. Crafts and refreshments are provided for families while a Christmas movie is shown of the gym of the Family Life Center.


Children's Christmas Musical

Every year our children perform a Christmas Musical that is the first Sunday in December.


Spontaneous Christmas Pageant

Children arrive at church 20 minutes prior to the 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Services, to select costume, and participate in a reader’s theater version of the Christmas story.


Easter Egg Hunt

Community wide Easter Egg Hunt for all ages of children. Fun, games, devotion and hunting for eggs on the front lawn of the church on the Saturday before Palm Sunday.


Summer Activities

Vacation Bible School was June 13-16. Please see our Facebook page for photos of this Monumental event! VBS will be offered again in summer of 2023!


Music & Arts Camp was July 18 - 21 from 9:30-11:30 AM. Please see our Facebook page for photos of this event! This camp will be offered again in summer of 2023!


Midweek at the Mt. will be offered again in August of next summer.


Please see our Facebook page for other updates

https://www.facebook.com/MtZionKids/


Volunteers

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