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

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. This childcare is staffed by two paid adult caregivers.

Worship service times are 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, 9:45 a.m. on the lawn, and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary; Sunday School for children meets immediately following Children's Time during the first two services and Nursery is available during the last service. Pick up is right after the 8:30 a.m. service is in Room 110 of the Education Building and from the playground, right after the 9:45 a.m. service, weather permitting. In the event of rain, both 9:45 a.m. service and Sunday School move inside the Sanctuary and Room 110, respectively.

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 and 9:45 a.m. services, in Room 110 of the Education Building and the Outdoor Chapel, respectively.
  • 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

Kids Club

Meets during the fall of 2021 every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. which is open to preschool children through fifth grade aged students. In this gathering we do various hands-on projects to explore God's Word and learn praise music, during the fall and spring.

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. This year it will take place on October 24, 2021 beginning at five p.m.

Advent Wreath Workshop

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

Children arrive at church 20 minutes prior to the 3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service, 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

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

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.