*Southern Pines United Methodist Church**


PHONE:  910-692-3518

FAX:        910-692-5875


Sunday's For Children

Sunday School

Sunday school for children is an essential time of learning and socialization.  At SPUMC, we believe that Sunday school should be a fun and safe place to learn about God's love for each child and all of the world.  The curriculum and environment must be appropriate for success.  Add to that dedicated teachers who care about sharing the love of God with children and Sunday school becomes a great time of spiritual formation and growth.  For children under three years of age, the nursery is available.  Sunday school classes are available for all children over three years old.  There are three children's Sunday school classes offered at SPUMC: 3-4 yrs old, K-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade.

Kids Own Worship (KOW)

At SPUMC, we recognize that children 3-7 years of age are just learning about worship.  To bridge the gap from nursery to family worship we offer "Kids' Own Worship" every Sunday during the 8:30 and 11:00 services, except on Communion Sundays.  Following the Children's Message in our worship service, the children will exit to KOW.  We have intentionally structured this time as an actual worship service for children.  During KOW children are taught and experience basic liturgy.  They will learn songs and liturgy similar to our worship services. There is no KOW on the first Sunday of each month; kids up to age 5 are welcome in the nursery. The children are invited to participate in the sacrament of Communion this Sunday. We hope that children will find adult worship more meaningful as a result of their worship experience in KOW.

Sunday Night Live (SNL)

In the fall of 2014, the  Sunday Evening Children and Youth program were successfully revamped and a new program called Sunday Night Live was born! SNL is our evening program for children 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 from the morning services. After the Praise and Worship Session, all age groups separate into their traditional programming.

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!

SoPines UMC Children Ministry & Music Calendar

9:00 AM Contemporary and 11:15 AM Traditional Worship Services

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.

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.

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 can drop off beginning at 6 PM and can pick up anytime until close at 9 PM. Pizza, games, and activities are available for the children. Groups are staffed by age 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!

Summer Activities

There are many camps to keep the kids active and learning during the summer months of June, July, and August. Vacation Bible School is a SPUMC summer staple, and we are excited to announce its new format, welcome to CAMP VBS 2019! Another summer program that is adding new camps is the Art, Math, and Architecture Camps! Then the LPLL Pre-school will host a week-long camp each month.

Click to learn more about SPUMC's Children's Summer Activities.

Children and Youth Summer Camps

North Carolina United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, Inc. ( www.ncumcamps.org)
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