Children’s Ministry

Return Policy for COVID diagnosis/exposure

Under the advisement of United Methodist Church guidelines, local health care leaders, and the CUMC COVID-19 Task Force, we are implementing the following plan for re-entry back into church life after having COVID-19 or being exposed to COVID-19 within a family household.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19: Before participating in any activities at Central UMC, you must quarantine for 10 days beginning the first day you had symptoms and/or a positive COVID test.

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 within your family household or high risk exposure outside of household: You must quarantine until the last person in your household that tested positive for COVID has completed their 10 day quarantine (beginning the first day they had symptoms and/or a positive COVID test). Following that 10 day quarantine period, wait an additional 5 days or test negative for COVID-19.

*This standard will be the same for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated church members and will apply to all church activities- worship attendance, music rehearsals, Sunday School, Open Table, Children’s Ministry gatherings, Youth Ministry gatherings, etc.)*

Sunday School is Back!

It has been over a year since our halls were filled with everyone going to Sunday School on Sunday mornings…. We are glad to be back!!!  There will be a few changes, but we hope you will return to studying the Bible with others.

Sunday School locations:
Nursery (4 year old & Under)- Room E106

K-5th Grade- Holy Moly! Class in Room E301


 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


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!



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 4 Years, E1, Room 106 Babies and preschoolers are loved and begin hearing of how love comes directly from God.

3RD-4TH GRADE DISCOVERY BIBLE CLASS — E3, Room 312 Third and Fourth graders gather each week to dive into scripture in a new way. This class will run September 12-October 31st.

HOLY MOLY! Mixed-Age Class—All elementary Grades, E3, Room 301. Come learn all the amazingly cool stories that the Bible is full of!


VBS--Each summer we host an open invitation to all children from preschool to 5th grade to join us for a fun-filled adventure into the stories in the Bible.


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 Music Programs; Central Kids for 4 year olds to 5th graders which meets 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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