Children’s Ministry

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Since we can’t be together for our usual Pumpkin Carving Contest, let’s do it virtually! Win prizes like a VR headset, Lily Bean gift cards, candy, and lots of other cool stuff! You can send Savanna pics of your entries by text or email ([email protected]). Submit anytime between October 20th- 31st.



Monthly Discipleship Resource Kits

Next kits will be sent out November 1st

The first week of each month, we will be providing Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry families with discipleship resources for the month including Sunday School lessons, music, crafts, and other supplies. This will be supplemented with videos and social media posts done by Savanna and Danny.

Family Day Camp

As you can see, we had an awesome time axe throwing, hiking, boating, and just enjoying our time together at Camp Tekoa Foothills. Many thank yous to all who participated, especially Tekoa Foothills for letting us share their wonderful space. If you weren't able to join us, stay in the loop for many more family opportunities to come!

Check out their website for all of the events that are available this fall. They’re offering day passes, tent camping and a LOT of adventure!





Children and Youth Resource Page

While we are in social distancing/stay at home mode, here is a link to a Google Doc that Savanna has compiled of resources to hopefully make sheltering at home a bit less stressful and a little more fun. There are all kinds of things on it, and she will be continually updating it as she finds things worth adding! So, keep this link handy for when you need some home life inspiration. If you know of good resources that are not on this list, please let her know and she will add them so everyone else can benefit. Children and Youth Resource Page


New Gathering Place!

Parents, we have a hospitality room just for you and your kids! It has resources for you and a reading nook for your children and on Sunday mornings it'll have coffee, drinks and doughnuts to enjoy before Sunday School. So come join us in room 301 of the Education Building from 8:30-9:00 am every Sunday!

 Parent Information

Hello, Parents! In order to ensure the safety of each of the kids that you have entrusted into our care, we've developed 3 forms that we will keep on file during each calendar year. Please turn in your completed forms to Savanna as soon as possible. Below are the links to each form that you can download, complete, and return to the office. You may contact Savanna at [email protected] with any concerns or questions.

CUMC Photo Release Form

Parent and Child Information Form

CUMC Kid's Medical and Liability Release Form

Newborn Visitor Committee
The purpose of the Newborn Visitor Committee is to make a visit in the home of babies born to church members. We present a small gift to the child on behalf of the church. In addition, we typically take a gift of food. We offer support to the family and let them know the church is thinking of them during this time.

Every Sunday morning The Lambs (infants and young toddlers), The Guppies (toddlers and twos), and The Stars (threes and fours) make up the nurturing environment of our children’s nurseries. At each level, children experience God’s love through play, stories and manipulatives.

Kid’s Place is a weekday preschool program for children six months to five years of age. We are open 9am to 1pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Kids Place lovingly serves the community’s preschool children and encourages them to make the most of their mental, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development within a Christian environment. For more info click HERE or contact Director Shelley Rempson at 704-487-6357 or [email protected]

Sunday School

NURSERY — Birth thru 2 Years, E1, Room 107 Babies and toddlers are loved and begin hearing of how love comes directly from God.

PRESCHOOL — Age 3 thru Pre-K, E1, Room 105 These children will be learning about our God as they discover the very beginnings of creation.

EARLY ELEMENTARY — K-2nd Grades, E3, Room 312 Through the beauty of Godly Play storytelling children will experience the stories of beginnings found Genesis — creation, sin, leadership, and community.

3RD GRADE BIBLE CLASS — E3, Room 309 Third graders gather each week for THE Bible Class, receiving new Bibles and learning how to use them to grow in their understanding of God and who God has created them to be.

OLDER ELEMENTARY—4th-5th Grades, E3, Room 304 Our older children will come to know kings in the Bible and how God can use all of us, often despite us!


Virtual VBS- July 13-17- Because Central is unable to be open until the first week of August, we will be doing VBS in a new way! Get ready for COMPASSION CAMP! We will provide you and your family with everything you need for a simple, successful, and meaningful VBS week. We will provide you with supplies, ideas, and stories in a user friendly format to engage in Vacation Bible School virtually alongside myself and a few other leaders.

This will be appropriate for preschool age through rising 6th graders. Because we are making kits for everyone. It is important that we have an accurate number of participants. So, just like regular VBS, register at this link by June 30. If July 13-17 doesn't work for your family, our curriculum can be done at any time, so please consider signing up for a kit anyway! If you know of a family that would want to participate, please share the registration link with them!


Girl Scouts— Girl Scouts meet at various frequencies and days of the week depending on the age group. Brownie troop leader is Wren Westbrook, Junior/Caddette is Heather White, Caddette/Senior is Liz Popwell and Caddette only is Andrea Wright. Contact Liz Popwell at [email protected] for more information.

Boy Scouts--Scout Master is Gary Romich, Assistant Scout Master is Randy Tuttle and other leaders are David Champion, Joel Hoard and Dana Lundquist. New Cub Master is David Crow. Both groups meet in the Porter Activity Center. Cub scouts meet on Monday evenings, Boy Scouts meet on Tuesday evenings. Our scout council website has more info at


Central has two Children’s Choirs; Butterfly Choir for 4 year olds to Kindergartners and Sonshine Choir for 1st-5th graders. Both Choirs meet on Wednesdays from 5-5:45pm during the school year. Crossfire is for 6th-12th graders and meets on Sundays 4:30-5:30pm during the school year.

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