Central Is for Kids

DSC 0747Central United Methodist is committed to children. Age-appropriate nursery rooms, professional nursery staff, and welcoming arms are here for your comfort and your child’s safety. We offer educational programs for preschoolers and up, introducing them to our Lord. Feel free to contact April Travis with any questions.

The Children of Central

There is a place for every child at Central United Methodist Church. We offer childcare for all of our services. On Sundays, we take care of each little one physically and spiritually. The nursery is available each Sunday from 8:30 am until noon for ages birth to four years.  During the Sunday School hour children ages two and up have class.  Classes are all age-appropriate.  Search below for your child's class.  All children are welcome to the Children's Sermon during the worship service.  Children ages four through second grade are welcome in Children’s Church during worship.

  • Nursery
  • Faithful Friends - Preschool Sunday School (ages 2-4)
  • Bibleville - Children's Sunday School (ages 5-11)
  • Children's Church
  • Children's Choir
  • Youth

Central has a Safe Sanctuaries policy in place.  If you would like more information the policies can be downloaded here.  Forms to register for volunteer opportunities and background checks are also here.


Ages: Birth to four-year olds

The nursery is provided for our youngest children from birth to age 4.  It is located in the “Central Tower” room near the church office.  The nursery is staffed with warm and friendly young people who will lovingly look after your child.  They will take your contact information so that you may be easily reached in case of an emergency. 

Central is dedicated the safety of our children.  We have a Safe Sanctuaries policy in place.  The policy is available, along with volunteer forms and background check forms.  

Contact April Travis with questions or concerns.

In order to stay safe during the COVID pandemic, we are not offering a nursery at this time. We hope to offer one in the fall of 2021.


Faithful Friends

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Faithful Friends is our Sunday School class for children ages 3 and 4. We use an age-appropriate curriculum from Cokesbury’s Deep Blue series.  Children engage in a bible lesson, sing songs, create a craft, and have fun.  Our goal is to provide a welcoming transitional experience from being in the nursery to being in a Sunday School class.  Faithful Friends meets on the first floor in the “Central Grocery” room directly across from the elevator. 

Central is dedicated to the safety of their children.  We have a Safe Sanctuaries policy in place.  The policy is available, as well as volunteer forms and background check forms.

Join our Bibleville friends on the playground each Sunday at 9:30 am for a short lesson and a little fun. We will hold class outside until the fall.


deep blue logo Sunday School (ages Kindergarten-5th Grade)

Bibleville is our Sunday School class for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  In Bibleville we use Cokesbury’s Deep Blue Curriculum to dive deep into bible stories from a kid's point of view.  Engaging materials, short videos, crafts, and games fill our hour together.  Our goal is to share the word of God with your children while helping them to feel at home in the church. We also participate in a number of mission projects throughout the year including donations for backpack buddies, the 'What's in Your Purse' Mother's Day mission, and making greeting cards for our homebound members. Each Sunday we make a joyful noise as we sing for part of our time together.  Bibleville is located on the 2nd floor of the educational building in “Central Park”, directly up the stairs near the church office. Sunday School is taught by our Children's Minister and other members who enjoy serving in Children's Ministry.

Central has a Safe Sanctuaries policy in place to ensure the safety of our children.  The policy, volunteer forms, and background checks are available. Contact April Travis with questions.

For the summer we will meet on the playground at 9:30 am for a short lesson and a little bit of fun! Look for Bibleville to return in the fall.

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Children's Church

Children’s Church is designed for children ages 4–7 that may not want to sit through the entire 11:00 am worship service. About 20 minutes into the service our pastor will call the children down to the felt boardfront for Children’s Time. After that, an adult will escort those who wish to go to Children’s Church out of the sanctuary and to Bibleville on the second floor.  There we will share a short bible story and discuss.  A gracious member donated several felt boards. We use those and other tools to teach a lesson. You may pick your child up in Bibleville after worship.  We do not have Children's Church on the first Sunday of each month when we share in communion or during the summer.

Children's Church is on hold until the fall when we move back to two services. 

For children ages four through second grade.  For questions and concerns contact April Travis.

Vacation Bible School

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Join us each summer for Vacation Bible School.  This summer we will have a pop up style VBS. Each Wednesday in July we will meet from 6:00-8:00pm for crafts, Bible lesson, music and more!  We accept ages four-rising 5th grade. Volunteer opportunities available.  Contact April Travis for more information.

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Concord, NC 28025
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