Children's Ministry

We are inclusive and accepting of all youth and meet them where they are in their journey to Christ. Our programming balances volunteerism, mentoring opportunities, and mission work with fellowship, small group opportunities, and faith formation.

Sundays at King Avenue

8:45- 12:15 Nursery Care     
Birth – Age 3    Nursery (Upper Level) 

9:00 Morning Blend Worship Connections    
Age 4 - Grade 3:  Classroom L4 

10:00-10:45 Sunday School

  • Godly Play for Age 4 - Grade 1:  Classroom L4 (Children’s Hallway- Lower Level)
  • Godly Play for Grades 2 - 5:  Classroom L5 (Children’s Hallway- Lower Level)
  • Youth Sunday School for Grades 6 - 8:  Fellowship Hall Classroom (Lower Level)
  • High School Sunday School for Grades 9-12: Donnenwirth Lounge (Upper Level)
  • Real People. Real Parenting: Fireside Room (Upper Level)

11am Worship Connections 

  • Age 4-5:  Classroom L4 (Children’s Hallway- Lower Level)
  • Grade 1-3:  Classroom L5 (Children’s Hallway- Lower Level)

For the safety and security of our King Avenue Kids, everyone must be checked into KidCheck to be in the nursery or participate in Worship Connections or Sunday School. 

If you need a KidCheck login or have questions, please see one of the Children’s Ministries Staff Members and we can assist you.                 
If you are a visitor, we ask that you also check in through KidCheck. Free accounts can be created at

Volunteering with the Children and Youth
King Avenue UMC Children's Ministry is in need of volunteers. Our programs have grown over the past year to involve over 100 children each Sunday! We encourage all parents with children involved in our programs to volunteer for at least 1 event per session--each session is 12 weeks. Everyone is encouraged to volunteer regardless of age, availability, or experience. Most of the events require little or no preparation! Youth in grades 7 - 12 are also encouraged to volunteer! Training will be provided for every position. The training includes our KidCheck security system, Safe Sanctuary Policy, and training for the volunteer position. Please note that volunteers will be screened, interviewed, and asked to submit to a background check per our Safe Sanctuary Policy.   

At King Avenue UMC, nothing is more important to us than the safety and security of your children. That’s why we’ve chosen KidCheck as our children’s check-in solution to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe.
We will go live with KidCheck on October 6, 2013. It is important you create your account prior to this date. You can create your free account online now

  1. Go to the King Avenue KidCheck website
  2. Click on I'm a parent and I want to create a free account
  3. On the right-hand side, click I have never set up a KidCheck account.
  4. Fill out the information, then be sure to select King Avenue as the organization.
  5. Click Register
  6. The tabs will allow you to fill out information about your kids, and will allow you to add additional guardians.

You can create your account from the comfort of home, it’s simple and will only take a few minutes. Creating your account prior to the above date helps us have a smooth transition, and helps your first check-in go faster so you can get on your way.
Here is the direct link.

This Week

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas Eve Service Rehearsal

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Christmas Eve Service Rehearsals  Saturdays, December 8, 15, 22 from ...
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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Godly Play

10:00 am

Age 4 – Grade 1, Room L4 Grade 2 –  Grade 5, Room L5
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All-Church Christmas Caroling

12:30 pm

All-Church Christmas Caroling Sunday, December 16 at 12:30pm 
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Children's Ministry News

Christmas Eve Worship

Join us for worship on Christmas Eve. Bring family and friends. All are welcome! Afternoon/Evening Christmas Eve Services Family Worship – 4:30 in the Sanctuary Candlelight Service – 7:30 in the …Read More

Real Parenting Class

Real People Real Parenting  This Month’s Topic Schedule  December 2 Guest Speaker: Cole Mehl & Virginia Sheffield,Topic: Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent  December 9 Topic: …Read More

King Avenue Children, Youth, and Family - November & December

With the holiday season quickly approaching, there are lots of KACYFM activities to note! Confirmation Class & Youth Group Sunday, November 4 from 4-6pm (Confirmation & Youth Group) Sunday, December 2 from 4-6pm …Read More

King Avenue Children, Youth, and Family Events - October & November

Mark your Calendars for the October and November Children, Youth, and Family Ministries events. Sunday, October 7 from 4-6pm: Confirrmation on Class Youth Group  Friday, October 12 from 6-8:30pm: …Read More

King Avenue's Connection Tool - Realm!

Login online –      Realm Connect  We are excited to get started with REALM, our new King Avenue connection tool! Realm will give you an opportunity to receive …Read More