SoPines UMC Children Ministry & Music Calendar

The children's ministry at SoPinesUMC serves kids from birth through 5th grade.  We believe that each child is a unique individual loved by God.  Whether boy or girl, short or tall, energetic or calm we are committed to teaching them of God's love of this world and of them, through his son Jesus Christ.

Our hope is that they not only grow to become good people but that each one matures into adult disciples of Jesus.  For now, we want them to be who God has created them to be for this time, children.  Children who are loved by God, by you, and by us here at SoPines UMC.  

Below you will find a brief description of some of the children's ministries we offer at SoPines UMC.  We encourage you to read about them, and then to allow your child to experience them first hand.

Kids Own Worship (KOW)

KOW is a worship education program for children ages 3-7 held during both Sunday morning services. KOW begins after the children's sermon. This program helps to prepare children for full participation in worship. There is no KOW on the first Sunday of each month; kids up to age 5 are welcome in the nursery.

Sunday Night Live (SNL)

​​In the fall of 2014 our  Sunday Evening Children and Youth programming was successfully revamped and a new program called Sunday Night Live was born! SNL is our evening program for chidren and youth during the school year.  Each week,  our preschoolers, children and youth all come together for a meal before heading into the sanctuary for a Praise and Worship experience led by the Jubilee Youth Praise Band; this Praise and Worship session closes with a devotional that centers on the theme that was preached on during morning services. At the conclusion of the Praise and Worship Session, all age groups separate into their traditional programming.

Fun FRiday

Fun Friday is for parents who are looking for THREE KID-FREE HOURS a Month and for children ages six months through 5th grade! Cost is only $5 per child! Parents you can drop off beginning at 6 PM and can pick up anytime until close at 9 PM.

Pizza, games, and activities will be provided for children. There are staffed age-appropriate groups and two adult males for security. To participate, you MUST register by the Tuesday before Fun Friday. Please make adjustments by the same date if you need to cancel. Please send diapers, wipes, bottle, change of clothes; as necessary. Click here to Register!

Faithful Families

Join us once a month for our Faithful Families event in the Fellowship Hall. Each month we will focus on a new way to incorporate our faith at home while singing songs, learning scripture and having fun with our kids!


Pre-School: Little People Loving and Learning (LPLL)   

Available for kids 1-5 years old, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30. Children are engaged in developmentally appropriate learning activities in a nurturing and safe environment. All of our teachers have degrees in education and provide the very best of instruction and care for our children. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please click here or head to Facebook/LittlePeopleLovingandLearning.

Vacation Bible School: Camp VBS 2019

Vacation Bible School is taking on a new look this year. Welcome to CAMP VBS 2019! The camp will take place June 24-27 (9a-4p) Early Bird Registration will open Feb. 3: $95 per child and will be open until March 10. After March 10, the cost will increase to $120 per child. Campers who have completed Kindergarten thru completion of 5th grade can attend. Click below for a registration form or find one located in the Narthex, fill it out,  and drop it off to the church office. Camp VBS 2019 Registration Form

Children and Youth Summer Camps

North Carolina United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, Inc.

The NC United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries run three camps in North Carolina; Camp Rockfish, Camp Don Lee, and Camp Chestnut Ridge. Programs include family and mini-camps throughout the year and great summer camps creating memorable experiences.  Summer camps include day camp, mini sessions, and week-long resident and adventure camps.  Early spring begins the registration process and is now all online.  You can pay your deposit during your online registration or pay by check.  You will also have the opportunity to set up a payment plan before camp begins.  Please contact the camp directly to work out a payment plan.

Children's Ministry