Birth-5th Grade

Due to COVID-19, the Kids'Ministry will continue to update families about what is going on during each month and communicate any changes that may happen. We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to Live Like Jesus. Questions? Email




nursery care

Every Sunday we have caring adults to care for our littlest disciples from 8am-12:30pm. During their time in the nursery, kids will be shown God's love through stories, snacks, and play. The nursery is run by a staff member with volunteer adults providing extra support each Sunday morning. All adults who care for and teach our kids have completed and passed Safe Sanctuaries background clearance.

Sunday school (3 & 4 year olds)

Sundays, 9:45 & 11:00am. Kids stay in worship for the Children's Chat then a childcare worker takes them to the Nursery for class. Bible stories, activities and crafts. Pick up the kids in the Nursery.


Kids'Ministry Worship at Home Worksheet

After the Children's Chat at 8:15 and 11:00am, ages 3 thru 5th grade, are invited to attend KIDS'WORSHIP. Kids will participate in a songs, crafts, and will watch a video of the Bible story for the day. A cast of volunteers will meet the kids after the Children's Chat and return the kids to Room 111 for parent pick up. At the 9:45am service, kids are invited to go to Sunday School or remain in worship at Carpet Time after the Children's Chat. KIDS'WORSHIP all takes place in the Kids Discovery Zone located on the lower level in Rooms 1 & 2. 


Sunbeams Choir - For kids ages 4 thru 2nd Grade. They meet to practice weekly during the school year, Thursdays: 6:00-6:25pm in the Sanctuary. A parent is welcome to stay for rehearsal. Choir Directors: and Leitner.

The SPArKS - For kids 3rd thru 5th Grade. They meet to practice weekly during the school year, Thursdays: 6:00-6:45pm in Room 9. Choir Director: Mater.


For all kids in 3rd thru 5th Grade. We have a special time for food, fun and learning. Dinner is provided each night. 


annual events

easter egg hunt

Saturday before Easter
CUMC KIDS'MINISTRY participates in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mt. Asbury Retreat Center. This is a church-wide event.

summer camp

Susquehanna Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries provides opportunities for authentic relationships with Jesus, experienced in community, and in the beauty of God's creation. Read more...

harvest of the arts

End of September
10:00am-6:00pm, Downtown Carlisle 
Annually, CUMC KIDS'MINISTRY participates in the Harvest of the Arts celebration in downtown Carlisle. We are located in the Kids Alley section. In the past we have offered various crafts and bobbing for apples free of charge.

harvest halloween bash

Annually, CUMC KIDS'MINISTRY participates in the Harvest Halloween Bash for the whole family at the Loudon Farm (41 Old Gap Road) in Carlisle. Hayride, Games, Bounce House & S'mores. No need to sign up, just come and have fun!

breakfast at bethlehem

A pancake bar and program are offered for the entire church. Check back here for more information. 

are my kids safe?

CUMC aspires to be a safe, loving atmosphere to share the love of Christ with everyone who participates in our kid and student programs. To best care for our kids, students and volunteers, CUMC requires everyone working with kids and students to complete our Safe Sanctuaries process. Read more...

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