Welcome to Belmont’s Children’s Ministry!!

We are so glad you stopped by to check us out! 

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 CLASSES // 9:15-10:15am

AGE

ROOM

CURRICULUM

3 yrs- Kindergarten

220

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

1st & 2nd grade

217/219

Godly Play with some adaptations for their age stage development.

3rd & 4th grade

213/215

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

5th & 6th grade

306/308

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. 

8:15 a.m. Worship in the chapel with weekly Communion

10:30 a.m. Worship in the sanctuary

10:30 a.m. 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.

Our regular Wednesday night nursery hours are: 5:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

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

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

SAVE THE DATES

March 1

Music Makers and Joyful Noise sing; Children’s Ministry Team meeting at 11:45

March 3

11:45-1:00 Children’s Team Meeting

March 16-20

Metro Nashville Spring Break

March 18

No choir

April 4

Easter Egg Hunt

April 5

Palm Sunday

April 12

Easter Sunday

April 15

Last Choir rehearsal before musical

April 17

Chapel Choir Dress rehearsal and pizza dinner

April 19

Chapel Choir Musical (The Truth About Ruth) in 8:15 & 10:30 worship

April 22

All choirs to sing at Morningside Senior Living

April 26

11:45- 1:00 Children’s Ministry Team Meeting

May 17

Last day of 2019/2020 Sunday School

May 24

Memorial Day Weekend: No Sunday school activities

May 31

No Sunday School Activities

June 7

Combined Summer Sunday School begins

June 26

Combined Summer Sunday School ends

August 2

Blessing Breakfast/Blessing of the Backpacks

October 9-11

All Church Retreat

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

We have a wonderful children’s library that children are welcomed to explore! We also provide books and worship bags for children coming to worship services!

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