Birth-5th Grade

Fall 2019 Calendar


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 children have completed and passed Safe Sanctuaries background clearance.

Sunday school (3 & 4 year olds)

Begins September 8, 2019 at 9:45 & 11:00am. Children 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 children in the Nursery.


After the Children's Message 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 Message 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 Message. 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.


A group of moms of little disciples (ages 3 and under) meets the 2nd Sunday of every month (starting in September 2019), 11:00am, Room 111. Childcare available in the nursery. We will work on teaching your toddler to pray. Sign up here.


Sundays: September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17 & 24, 5-7:30pm, Room 2
For all kids in 3rd thru 5th Grade. We have a special time for food, fun and learning. Dinner is provided each night. 



Thursdays: September 26, October 24 & November 21,
6:45-7:30pm, Gathering
For all kids, ages 5 thru 5th Grade. Meet in the Gathering immediately following choir rehearsal on the 4th Thursday of the month.

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019
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

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Annually, CUMC KIDS'MINISTRY participates in the Harvest Halloween Bast at the Loudon Farm in Carlisle. 

breakfast at bethlehem

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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 youth programs. To best care for our kids, youth and volunteers, CUMC requires everyone working with kids and youth to complete our Safe Sanctuaries process. Read more...

i want more info

If you are interested in knowing more about KIDS'MINISTRY and all the events we offer, please contact Schory, Kids & Family Director.

i want to help

If you are interested in volunteering and becoming involved in KIDS'MINISTRY, please contact Schory, Kids & Family Director.