Sunday Worship

Centreville UMC is a kid-friendly church.  Families are encouraged to bring their children to Sunday worship.  Children are invited to participate in all aspects of worship.  Communion in our church is open to children of any age.

Families with infants and toddlers should know that they are always welcome in the nurseries. Also, the beautiful CUMC Narthex (lobby) is designed to double as a “crying room” where parents can hear and see the service while their children play comfortably without disturbing others.

Children’s church bags of quiet activities and special children’s bulletins are prepared for each Sunday’s worship service in an effort to help children feel involved and welcome in worship. Please pick up a bulletin and a church bag as you enter the service or ask an usher for assistance.

Children can also participate in worship by serving as choir members, acolytes, offering helpers, greeters and readers.

Sunday School

Children’s Sunday school classes are offered Sundays at 9:30 AM for children 3 years old through 6th Grade.  A youth Sunday school class is also offered at 9:30 on Sunday morning.

CLICK HERE to access the 2017-2018 schedule of children’s Sunday school classes.  

Emphasis is placed on providing children with a supportive, non-competitive learning environment in which they can learn the basis of their faith. Two pre-screened teachers are assigned to each class.  The average class size is 10.  (Please see class list for room numbers.) Children in the Sunday school program are promoted each fall to their new age / grade level classes.

Registration: Families with children in the nursery or Sunday school (infants – 6th Grade) are asked to complete an online Family Registration Form. Alternatively, paper forms are available at the church [in the nursery and classrooms, at a table in the education wing and at the Welcome Center in the Narthex (lobby)].

Bibles for Third Graders

Every year in the fall, Centreville United Methodist Church is pleased to present each third grader with his or her own Bible – a gift to foster a lifetime pattern of study and devotion. On Sunday, September 24, 2017 at all worship services, CUMC will present Bibles to this year’s third graders. Your family is invited to be present and your third grader to receive a Bible on this special occasion. Please let us know if you are able to participate by completing the online registration form. It is important that you indicate how you wish your child’s name inscribed on the bookplate that will accompany your Bible and which service you will attend.  Please respond by Sunday, September 17 to allow time for inscription of the bookplates.

Family Worship Sundays

Children are always encouraged to worship.  However, there are a few Sundays each year when there will be no Sunday school for K-12th grades.  We call these “Family Worship Days” and unless otherwise noted the only classes provided on these Sundays will be nursery and preschool.

September 24 –  Third Grade Bible Presentation
November 26 – Thanksgiving Family Worship
December 24 – Christmas Family Worship
December 31 – New Year’s Family Worship

Nursery Care

Nursery care is available during the 9:30 and 11:00/11:02 worship services for children under 3 years of age. The Nurseries are staffed by paid managers who are assisted by approved volunteers. Families who use the nursery are asked to volunteer once every 4-6 weeks.  A Family Guide to the Nursery Ministry is available here or in the nurseries.
Contact Diane Beatley at dbeatley@centreville-umc.org  for more information.