Welcome to Belmont’s Children’s Ministry!  We are so glad you stopped by to check us out.

Children’s Sunday School meets from 9:15am-10:15am at these locations:

Godly Play (3-5 year olds) – Purple room on 2nd Floor
Godly Play (1st-2nd grades) – Orange room on 2nd Floor
3-4th grade Sunday school – Yellow room on 2nd Floor
5-6th grade Sunday school – room 306 on 3rd floor (Youth Hallway)

Want to help with Children’s Ministry this year? Contact Pastor Kate

We are also in need of childcare workers on Sunday morning and for special events. Click here to learn more.

We are a beautiful community who seeks to learn to live like Jesus and share God’s love with everyone. Our congregation seeks to uphold our baptismal vows as we support children (ages birth through sixth grade) on their lifelong faith journey in service with others. 

Our Children’s Ministry reflects a beautiful diversity of children in many ways and seeks to continue to meet the needs of diverse learners. It is our honor to get to walk on this faith journey with your child! 

A note to parents/guardians/caregivers: We know parenting is one of the deepest gifts in life but also a big task! We believe as parents and caregivers, you are the primary faith-former in your home and we seek to provide resources and support you as you teach your children about God’s big and wide love! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kate Fields, Pastor of Children’s Ministry and Discipleship.

There are many ways for your children to get involved in our children’s Ministry! One big way is Sunday school! 

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS  (9:15-10:15am)

AGE

ROOM

CURRICULUM

3-5 year olds

Purple room

A Montessori based experience called Godly Play where they are invited to wonder and explore the stories of our faith.

1st & 2nd grade

Orange room

Godly Play with some adaptations for their age stage development.

3rd & 4th grade

Yellow room

Uses Holy Moly curriculum to explore stories of the bible and sometimes uses Godly Play stories as well. 

5th & 6th grade

306 

Start to make the transition from children to youth and really start to take ownership of what they believe and why they believe it.


Worship: We love having children in worship!

Our children often help lead worship at Belmont! This is a very important value to us as we believe that children are made in God’s image and if we don’t listen to how children know God then we will miss a part of knowing God too! Therefore, our children have a critical place in leading our congregation in worship and in the knowledge of who God is, and our children are empowered to lead us in many ways at Belmont! 

We love having children in our worship services! We provide worship bags for children to follow along in the service and also encourage families to sit in the front so their children can see all the sights, sounds, and action at the altar! 

We have rocking chairs available in the back of the sanctuary for parents, as well as a cry room located in Room 122 in an adjacent hallway. The Cry Room has a changing table, rocking chairs, toys and a live feed of the worship service. 

8:00am Worship in the chapel with weekly Communion

10:30am Worship in the sanctuary

10:30am Worship in the Chapel (in Karen, English, and Thai languages)

Nursery and Childcare at Belmont

We provide a nursery staffed by trained childcare workers for children from age 6 weeks up to 3 years. Children age 3 by September 1 begin in our Sunday School Program.

Our Nursery rooms are located on the first floor, rooms 111 and 115. Our sign in/sign out systems alerts workers to allergies and special needs and provides safety in knowing that our babies and toddlers are picked up by their parents or guardians.

Click here to download our Belmont UMC Safe Sanctuary policy.

Our regular Sunday nursery hours are: 8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Be on the lookout for these big events in the Children’s Ministry!

Easter Egg Hunt, Summer VBS, Blessing of the Backpacks, Third Grade Bible Presentations, Kindergarten Prayer Friends/Mentors, All Church Retreat, Wonderfully Made Retreat, Advent Family Festival

Children’s Outreach

We believe that our faith and love should have feet, so we seek to create opportunities where our children can serve others. Such opportunities vary according to ages but have included: writing signs of welcome with sidewalk chalk in front of the church, writing cards to church members, cleaning the children’s library, making lunches for Room in the Inn, and more! 

Volunteering in our Children’s Ministry

Are you looking for a fun way to serve? Plan to be a part of our amazing Children’s Ministry. We invite YOU to meet fabulous children and creative adults. The job description is to have a loving heart, a ready smile, and a desire to have fun. 

Children’s Library

The Children’s Library is now located in the 2nd floor children’s hallway. It functions much the same as a free library where children and families are invited to take books and then bring them back when they are done. Please check in with Pastor Kate if you have book donations that you’d like to contribute.

We also have four amazing Children’s Choirs! Click here for more info!