Jesus said it best, "Let the little children come to me!". So together with children of all ages, we play, pray, sing, serve, worship, laugh, create, and most important of all, grow 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 children's ministries, view and/or subscribe to our weekly “Kids at Glenn” E-Newsletter.
Child Abuse Prevention Training
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 422.
April is Child Abuse Prevention month and we are pleased to offer another Stewards of Children training for adults committed to preventing of child sexual abuse. Great for all babysitters, coaches, teachers, parents, grandparents, etc. and fulfills our Glenn UMC Child Protection Policy training requirement for volunteers. Led by the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy - $15 suggested donation, though all are welcome. Note the training begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. and extends until 8:00 p.m., so our regular Wednesday Night childcare staff will be available for the duration of the training, but please sign children into childcare in Room 310 and alert childcare staff if your children will be attending Children’s Choir. For more info and to RSVP, contact Rev. Susan Pinson email@example.com.
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 and Sunday School:
Nursery (infants-2 years) in Room 200
2-4 years in Room 206
Pre-K and Kindergarten in Room 310
All children must be signed in/out by a parent/guardian and we follow our Child/Youth Protection policy for all children and volunteers.
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.
New for 2018-2019 - Faith Builders: Family Sunday School
Sundays, 4:00 p.m., Room 400
For preschoolers through elementary students - with their grown-ups! Join us for a "faith building" brick-by-brick as we learn Bible stories, build with Lego blocks, and sing classic children's church songs.
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. Watch Kids @ Glenn newsletter for updates or contact us!
Through our Glenn Hoops Basketball league, we strive to provide a fun and safe space for children and youth to learn basics skills, teamwork, and respect. We focus on sportsmanship and fun in a family friendly environment. We welcome you into our newly renovated space - the Youth and Activities Building (YAAB) - complete with new wood floors, an elevator, additional bathrooms, and more. Learn more here.
Glenn Hoops Basketball Registration Now Open
Playgroups, Seasonal events, and more!
Want to learn more or have any questions about Children’s Ministry at Glenn? Contact Children’s Minister Rev. Susan Pinson.