In Children’s Ministry at Centenary, we strive to instill in our kids at the very core of their being the knowledge that God loves them no matter what. This knowledge comes from the staff and volunteers who pour God’s love into our kids through teaching about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and then walking and ministering alongside them as they grow into the person God created them to be.
If you are new to Centenary and want to know more about children’s ministry or if you would like to be involved as a volunteer in children’s ministry please contact Rev. Kate May.
What to Expect on Sunday Morning
We hope you will come and join us on a Sunday morning. As you prepare for your visit, here is some helpful information to help you have the best visit possible.
Baptism is one of the two sacraments that the United Methodist Church celebrates (the other being communion). In sacraments, God is present with the community in a very physical way, in the form of water at baptism and bread and juice in communion. We, as United Methodists, baptize people of all ages who have never been baptized before and who wish to celebrate God’s claim which we hear at Jesus’ baptism that “this is my child with whom I am well-pleased.”
In order to help families make the most of their child’s baptism day we ask that parents schedule a baptism orientation before scheduling their child’s baptism. We celebrate baptisms at any of our worship services so that families can choose the service that will be most meaningful to them, however, we only celebrate one baptism in any given service. To schedule, a baptism orientation and baptism contact Kate May.
Throughout the year, we offer a variety of special activities for our children and parents to participate in. These events are designed to allow the children to learn about the love and majesty of our Savior in a fun kid-friendly way.
Children's Music Ministry
Children's Choir meets on Wednesday evenings and we have offerings for children ages 2 years through 5th grade. If you would like for your child or children to participate please register here so we can help them to have a great experience. Questions? Contact Jonathan Emmons (ext. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vacation Bible School
Each year we look forward to a joy-filled Vacation Bible School! Online registration opens on May 1 and closes approximately 2 weeks prior to the week of Vacation Bible School. Members of Centenary and guests alike are welcome to participate. Are you an adult or youth who would like to be a part of sharing God’s love at VBS? Contact Kate May for more information.