Children’s Ministries

God says, “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you…”
Isaiah 66:13

Children’s Ministries are a vital part of our community life here at Deer Park UMC. We are committed to teaching children the importance of God in their lives and in helping them grow into becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. We hope that every child will know they are loved and valued by God, the church, their community, their families and their peers.

Children’s Message

Children are welcome and encouraged to share in worship. The pastor or a layperson offers a brief children’s message during both worship services. The children also collect change from the congregation, Pennies for Missions, following the Children’s Message.

Sanctuary

Sunday School
Sunday School classes are held from 9:45 until 10:45 on Sunday mornings for children three years old and older. Please note on 5th Sundays, class is at 8:45 and there is one church service at 10am. We want to build a strong faith foundation for children, bringing them to a better understanding of God and what God calls them to be and do. Please visit our Sunday School page for additional information.

Nursery Care
The nursery is available during worship services for children ages 5 and under. Nursery care is also available during the Sunday school hour for children under age 3 whose families are attending adult Sunday school.

Sanctuary Observation Room
This room, which looks directly into the sanctuary, is equipped with soft lighting and rockers for use by families who feel that their child has become too restless during the service to remain in the sanctuary. Speakers ensure you will not miss any of the service. Please don’t hesitate to ask an usher for assistance.

overflow room        

Vacation Bible School
Every year we host a week-long journey exploring God’s word through song, story, mission, craft, and science. We typically use Cokesbury curriculums. For more information on past and future events, please see our Vacation Bible School page.