Children

Glenn is constantly in ministry with children and their families – worshiping, studying, playing, serving, and most important of all, growing together in our understanding of what it means for all of us to be children of God. We seek to help children learn of God’s love for them through worship, Sunday School, and other experiences of faith such as Vacation Bible School. And we love when volunteers join us in this enriching journey. Whether you consider yourself "too young," "too old," or "too busy," we need you!

For more information on our school programs, visit The Glenn School for Young Children and the Glenn After School Program.

View and/or subscribe to our weekly “Kids at Glenn” E-Newsletter.
 

Worship

Children are wanted and welcomed in worship at Glenn. Children’s bulletins and Worship Activity Bags are available at all three services and a special “Children’s Sermon” is a part of the 11:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. Children lead worship on occasion by reading one of the Scripture lessons, assisting as ushers and greeters, and singing with one of our three children’s choirs.

We provide safe, fun, and loving childcare for infants, toddlers, and pre-school/Kindergarten children during all regularly scheduled worship services:

8:30 a.m. service, 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour, and 11:00 a.m. service

  • Nursery (infants-2 years) in Room 200
  • 2-3 years in Room 206
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten in Room 310

5:05 p.m. service

  • Kindergarten and younger in Room 310
     

Sunday School

Each Sunday from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the Church School Building, we offer age level appropriate classes for children - from nurturing care and playtime for our infants, to playtime and short Bible stories and activities for Toddlers through 5th graders.

Our Toddler, Pre-K and Kindergarten children explore Bible stories through play, songs, crafts, and snacks.

Our 1st through 5th graders journey together on "The Power Xpress", following a rotation model of encountering a Scripture lesson through multiple media over successive weeks. The rotation “train stops” meet throughout the Church School Building. Children are signed in by a parent/guardian in Room 419 for the All Aboard! Assembly at 9:45 a.m. and then journey to a scheduled “station” each week: Storyland Stop, Music Junction, Creation Station, Cookville, Science Station, or Games Crossing. Parents/guardians - don’t forget your claim ticket and to sign your child out, as we follow our Child/Youth Protection Policy.
 

S.P.A.R.K.

Serving People and Reaching Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) is our ministry for 4th and 5th graders that combines fun and faith building activities. With the help and support of parent volunteers, S.P.A.R.K. engages in service at Glenn (such as Snack in a Backpack) and at the local food bank, enjoys outings to visit with older adults, and goes on day trips such as skating and bowling.
 

Learn more

Want to learn more or have any questions about Children’s Ministry at Glenn? Contact Children’s Minister Rev. Susan Pinson.


Upcoming Events

Join the Summer Scripture Challenge!

Children of all ages are invited to participate in this year’s Summer Scripture Challenge. Transform your kids' summer into an unforgettable faith adventure. Complete the 12 weekly readings of Bible stories and turn in your completed Scripture sheet signed by a grown-up at our Back to School Bash on Sunday, August 21 for a prize! Check out the challenge at tinyurl.com/summerscripture. For more information, contact Rev. Susan Pinson.

 

Summer Camp

Summer Camp at Glenn is a six-week camp program that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Each class is staffed with two experienced teachers. Weekly themes are offered for 3 year olds through
rising 4th graders. Children may experience drama, “hands-on” science, clay working, cooking, nature explorations & music. An art teacher will offer additional fun experiences. Each class offers indoor free play, outdoor fun, water table play, reading and writing time, and safe socializing throughout the day. 2 year olds sessions available, too. $125 per session.

Session 1: June 6-10
Session 2: June 20-24
Session 3: June 27-July 1
Session 4:  July 11-15
Session 5: July 18-22
Session 6: July 25-29

Click here for the registration form. You may pay for your sessions here. Contact Summer Camp Director Carol Wilson for more information.

 

Vacation Bible School

June 13 - 17
VBS registration is now closed. All families who have registered should receive a confirmation email and details by May 20. Volunteers are still needed, however! Email vbs@glennumc.org if you'd like to volunteer. We also are in need of empty water bottles and toilet paper rolls for crafts during VBS and donations of food for the week. Sign up to help provide breakfast or lunch items or give a little time to help prepare the food and clean up afterward. All are invited to VBS celebration breakfast on Sunday, June 19. Catered by Waffle House for $5 person. Dads eat free for Father's Day!