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

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

  • 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 and from 9:45-10:45 a.m. during the second service. Both opportunities meet in Room 107 of the Education Building.
  • 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

Children's Christmas Musical

Our Annual Children's Christmas Musical will be on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This year's performance is titled, "Random Acts of Christmas."

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.

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.

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

Music & Arts Camp, Vacation Bible School, and Midweek at the Mt. will be offered again in the summer of 2022.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat with Halloween Fun Event for children that are in preschool through 5th Grade. Costumes are optional (not too scary, please) – it’s always a fun night and the Sunday before October 31st every year.

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.

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