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. childcare for all children infants through 4 years old. This childcare will be 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 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and 11:00 a.m. outside on the lawn; Sunday School for children meets immediately following Children's Time during both services.  Pick up after the 9 o'clock service is in Room 110 of the Education Building and from the Outdoor Chapel in the woods after the 11 o'clock service (weather permitting).

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 infants - fifth grade is offered after Children's Time during the nine and eleven o'clock services, in Room 110 of the Education Building and the Outdoor Chapel, respectively.
  • We hope to resume childcare provided for infants through 4 years old in Room 101 soon.
  • This Week's Sunday School Lesson: Emmaus.tif

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 will be offered June 14-17, 2021. Additional information will be made available soon!

Details on Music & Art Camp and Mid-Week @ the Mt. coming late spring in 2021!


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat with a Halloween Parade 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

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.


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.