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Welcome to the Children's Ministry

Welcome to Davidson UMC Main Street Kids!

HELPING CHILDREN & FAMILIES LIVE OUT CHRISTIAN VALUES.

The Vision of Davidson UMC Main Street Kids is to guide children in believing, accepting, and sharing the love and wonder of Jesus.

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Main Street Kids groups help build relationships with children as they learn that God and the people of their church love them, that God did and continues to do amazing things, and that they can learn to apply God's message to their daily life.

9:30 A.m. Main STreet Kids Groups

Preschool (three & four year olds by August 31, 2021)

Kindergarten – Fifth grades begin in large group with our drama team and then separate into small groups.  

Check-in for Main Street Kids groups is on the ground level of the Alexander Education Building. See greeter for room locations.



Childcare

9:30 a.m. Childcare for infants through age 2.

11:00 a.m. Childcare for infants through age 4.

Childcare is offered in the Alexander Education Building (Rooms 113, 115 & 117) and is staffed by a minimum of two adult caregivers. Rooms are separated by ages and life stages. Each childcare staff member has undergone a background check and received training in our Safe Sanctuary Policy and CPR/First Aid.

Check-in for Main Street Kids groups is on the ground level of the Alexander Education Building. See greeter for room locations.

Faith Milestones

Children and youth learn about faith first at home, second at church. 

Following are Milestones children/youth have the opportunity to experience while participating in the life and ministries of Davidson United Methodist Church. Consider these ministry milestones tools to help guide families in their child’s spiritual growth. 

Registration is required for all Milestones: https://www.davidsonumc.org/event-registrations/  Fees apply only to Created by God and Knowing and Following Jesus. Childcare provided for siblings during Worship 101, Sacraments and portions of Created by God.



Baptism

Contact the Church Office (704-892-8277) to schedule a baptism date.

Preschool Prayer

Children who are age 3 or 4 by August 31. will learn about prayer: who, how, when, why, and where.

Learning about Worship

WORSHIP 101: ALL ABOUT WORSHIP

Children in grades Kindergarten and Grade 1 and at least one parent will learn about worship: what is worship, what we do in worship, what we see in worship, and why we worship.

Sacraments

Children in Grades 2 and 3 and at least one parent will learn about the two Sacraments that the United Methodist Church recognize: Baptism and Holy Communion.

Learning to use my Bible

Children in grade 4 will receive a Bible from DUMC. Children will attend a one-day seminar and learn how we came to have the Bible, how to navigate the Bible and how to apply it to everyday life.

Created by God (Human Sexuality)

Children in Grades 4 and 5 will learn about human sexuality from a Biblical perspective. Children will attend a one-day seminar on a Saturday.



Confirmation

"Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation... During Confirmation Class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings of The United Methodist Church; and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing.” (Source: umc.org) 

Youth in Grade 8 (and up) spend the school year together exploring their faith. 

Contact: Evan Nester (704-892-8277)

More ways to be involved in our Children's Ministry areas

Children's Choirs

A place for kids in Kindergarten - Grade 5 to have fun singing and sharing God's love while learning age-appropriate spiritual and musical concepts.

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GEMS

"Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 DUMC sponsors GEMS, Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior, for girls in grades 1 through 5. Our vision is to see girls actively and enthusiastically expressing their love for God and others - girls equipped, motivated and passionately engaged in living out their faith. Our mission is to bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. We do this through using both a large group and small group meeting format with both peers and mentors. GEMS meets twice a month during the school year. For additional information about GEMS please visit https://gemsgc.org/about/ For further questions and registration information, please contact Melanie Chrencik (mellie_mel2007@yahoo.com, 704-728-4583).

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Special Blessings

Supporting  children, youth, & young adults with exceptional needs & their families within the life of the church. 


The goals of our Special Blessings Ministry are...

  1. To continuously find ways to educate the congregation about all types of exceptional needs in order to nurture a loving, caring, and accepting environment for families who have children with exceptional needs.
  2. To support (the) children by providing Buddies/mentors for them during children and youth programming.
  3. To support (the) parents by sponsoring support group and parent night out opportunities.

Special Blessings Buddy Teams

Youth and adult volunteers serve as Buddies for our children and youth with exceptional needs. Teams are formed upon request and availability. Contact Brittany Viehmann if you would like to serve as a Buddy or request a team during a child/youth program or class.

Meet the Team