Centenary UMC
Friday, November 22, 2019
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Children's Ministries

Centenary United Methodist Church seeks to provide a nurturing, loving, and safe environment for all God’s children. The Children’s Council meets regularly to insure the ongoing activities of Children’s ministries. Current Chairperson, Lauren Woodworth, works closely with members to oversee a well-grounded Sunday School program, Children’s Church program, Acolyte program and training as well as other ministry areas.

Children’s choirs are an active and vital part of the ministries of this church. They practice on Wednesday evenings, September - December, January-April, at 5:30 p.m. There they learn of God through music – they willingly participate in special services (Mother’s Day, Children’s Sabbath, Palm Sunday as well as others.)


Acolytes participate each week in the Morning Worship Service. Children, grades 3-6 participate and assist as needed throughout the service. 

Children’s Moments are a regular part of the Morning Worship Service. Each Sunday many children gather in the front of the sanctuary for a special word. Following these moments they gather downstairs for Children’s Church.

Centenary Nursery is staffed by volunteers and paid staff. The newly renovated rooms are spacious and clean, offering a safe and nurturing environment for babies and toddlers.

Children’s Church is provided for children in Kindergarten through second grade. It is a Bible based program of games, activities, and lessons staffed by volunteers. (Children are dismissed from worship following Children’s Moments.)

Children’s Ministries sponsors  a fun evening,  called Trunk or Treat (a safe and Christian alternative to Trick or Treating). Vacation Bible School has a strong missional emphasis each year along with a special theme.