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

Family Retreat - NEW this year!

April 22-24 (registration and deposit due by March 1)
We are reviving a Glenn Church tradition of the “Junaluska Jaunt” to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. We have reserved Lagaolinda Inn (just like “the good ole’ days” for some of our 2nd generation Glenn families!). Recommended donation is $100 per adult and $50 per child (max $250 per family) – includes two nights, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Scholarship subsidies available – just ask. (And let us know if you have other accommodations, but want to join us for activities/meals, etc. More accommodations available at Lake Junaluska.) 

The weekend will be low-key, relaxing fun. We are within steps of the beautiful mountain lake, 2.5 mile walking path, a brand-new playground, tennis and shuffleboard courts, and more! Bring your bikes, balls, kites, Frisbees, musical instruments and board games! Enjoy family time, get to know other Glenn families, and explore the quaint mountain town of Waynesville.

Vacation Bible School

June 13 - 17
Mark your calendars, registration is here for our annual free and fun-filled week of VBS. Join us for from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for Rising Pre-K thru 5th grade, plus youth and adult volunteers. Optional VBS Afternoon Camp from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for $125. This optional camp is a separate registration (see form here) and payment is due by May 1.

For questions or to volunteer with planning, send an email to vbs@glennumc.org.

Register here.