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Welcome to Manchester United Methodist Church Children’s and Family Ministries. At MUMC, we offer many ways for children to grow in faith and knowledge of God, and for families to grow together in faith. Our children and families are ALWAYS welcome, safe, and loved by our staff, volunteers, and of course by God. We hope you will join us as we continue to educate these wonderful ever-growing minds on their faith journeys.   

Sunday Mornings (click for more info)

Nursery:  9:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
(ages 6 weeks - 2 years old)

Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 A.M.
(ages 2 years old - 5th grade)

Safe Sanctuary Certification

Nursery & Childcare

Children’s Ministry Staff
 
Chessey Brenton
Director of Children and Family Ministries
(636) 200-4731
 
Sally Cleveland
Director of Children’s Worship and Nursery
(636) 200-4707
 
Linda Simino
Education Administrative Assistant
(636) 200-4710



Nursery

The nursery is available for ages three and under for children of members and visitors during worship services from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Little ones will join the infant room if they are not yet walking and move to the toddler room when they are steady on their feet. In August, children are promoted from the toddler room to Sunday school, if they are two years old by August 1st.

Childcare
At times during the week, there is a need for childcare so that parents may participate in Bible study, and attend classes and meetings. A minimum of two Safe Sanctuary Certified childcare workers/volunteers, who are knowledgeable in providing developmentally appropriate activities, in a safe and happy environment, will care for your child. Reservations should be made one week in advance by ministry leaders for those individuals requesting care.

Blessings at Birth
Whenever a new baby is born to MUMC members, a baby blanket, which has been lovingly made and blessed by the members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, is delivered to the family.  Parents should contact the church office with information of the birth.

Safe Sanctuary
In order to provide a safe place for all children and youth to grow in faith, all persons working with children and youth must be Safe Sanctuary Certified at MUMC. Each United Methodist Congregation is mandated by the 2000 General Conference to have in place a Child Protection Policy. Ours has been in place since 1998 and is reviewed and updated each year.  The training consists of attendance at a one-hour class and the completion of a Covenant/Application and background check form. After the paperwork is completed, an interview is scheduled with a designated staff member and an Identification badge is issued.

 

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