At Plantation UMC, we want to join with parents to help each child become a person who loves God and follows Jesus Christ. Let’s learn together, grow together, and walk together on our faith journeys!
Children of all ages are always welcome to stay in the Sanctuary with parents during our worship services. We welcome their energy and joy as we worship God together. However, we have several options for children on Sunday mornings to meet their unique needs as they begin their faith journeys.
Sunday Mornings Kid's Classes
Age 3 thru 5th Grade
Sunday Morning Kids’ Classes provide a foundation for the children to start their faith journeys. The children learn a Bible point each week based on a story from the Bible. Interactive games, activities, stories, and songs reinforce the Bible point, providing multiple ways for kids to learn and remember the Bible point.
Kids’ Classes occur during the 9:30 and 11:00 Worship Services. The children enter the Sanctuary with parents. Registration and check-in are located in the Sanctuary Lobby. Children stay in worship with their parents for the first part of the service. They are invited to come up front for a “Children’s Moment” with the pastor, after which they are escorted to the Kids’ Classrooms by screened and trained volunteers. Parents pick up their child after worship in the Kids’ Classrooms.
nursery (birth thru age 3)
Nursery is available for infants through 3 year olds at all three Sunday morning services. Our nursery is staffed by two qualified, screened and trained caregivers from 7:30am to 12:30pm every Sunday morning. If parents’ prefer to keep their infant or toddler with them, we do have a “wiggle room” adjacent to the Sanctuary Lobby, where they can see and hear the service while caring for the needs of their restless little one.
Registration for Kids’ Classes & Nursery
We use a registration system called KidCheck to provide maximum safety for our children. To save time when you visit, you can register on KidCheck ahead of time. Go to https://go.kidcheck.com/signin.aspx to create an account. The account is made in the parent’s name. Then add child(ren), plus additional guardians who may check in/out the child (spouse, partner, grandparent, etc.).
Plantation UMC offers children’s choirs for children from our church and our community. The children learn the basics of singing, note-reading, and rhythm by making music! We do drum circles, boomwhackers, and handbells and handchimes. This spring, the children are working on a Spring Musical, a full-scale stage production that will be performed three times in May! Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons.
(1st – 6th Grades) meets from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
(age 3 – Kindergarten) meets from 4:00 to 4:40 in the Choir Room.
To see the Spring Schedule, click here. To download and print a registration form, click here. (Registration deadline: February 18). To watch last year’s musical production, The Story-Tellin’ Man, click here.
We are in the process of putting together a string ensemble for children age 6 to 14 who know how to play a stringed instrument, or who are interested in learning. This is a valuable opportunity for kids to learn the viola, violin, or cello! For more information, please contact Dr. Dilek Cary by email.
Kids at Play Preschool
(infants through age 3)
Our Kids at Play is a developmental childcare & Christian learning center serving infants through 3-year-olds. We are fully licensed by the Broward County Department of Children and Family Services, fully accredited by the United Methodist Church Association of Preschools, are a Gold Seal Award Winner, and have a Four Star Rating for Quality Service! Kids a Play is a year-round program with full-time and part-time options. Open Monday thru Friday 7:00am- 6:00pm. Check us out at www.kidsatplaypumc.net.
Plantation UMC Preschool
(ages 3 through 5)
Every child is unique and we believe that success and growth come from encouragement and praise. Our teachers focus on building every child’s self esteem and confidence through positive feedback and rewards. Our goal is to help children at Plantation United Methodist Preschool grow spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically! For more information, visit our website at www.pumpreschool.org.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
june 18th - june 22nd & june 24th 2018
Get ready for a week of venturing through uncharted waters with our 2018 Vacation Bible School program: Shipwrecked! The kids finish the week anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Vacation Bible School will take place Monday through Friday, June 18th – 22nd, from 8:30am to 12:00pm, and the VBS Celebration and Picnic is Sunday, June 24th, from 10:45am to 1:30pm. Registration will start March 25th! Stay tuned for more info. To volunteer for VBS, please click here
Not sure what to do with the kids this summer? Plantation UMC offers two summer camp programs – one for preschoolers and one for elementary schoolers. Camp will start the week of June 11th, will take a break while we all do Vacation Bible School the week of June 18th, and then will continue through the end of the summer. Stay tuned for more information!