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.
Children’s church bags of quiet activities are prepared for each Sunday’s worship service in an effort to help children feel involved and welcome in worship. Please pick up 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.  Acolyte training sessions for children in third grade and older are offered periodically throughout the year.

Children's Sunday School

Children’s Sunday school classes are offered Sundays at 10:15 AM for children 3 years old through sixth grade. A youth Sunday school class for grades 7-12 is also offered at 10:15 on Sunday morning.  For details, please see the 2019-2020 schedule of children’s Sunday school classes (coming soon).

Registration: Families with children in the nursery or children’s Sunday school (infants – 6th grade) are asked to complete an online 2019-2020 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)].

Registration must be completed each school year to ensure we have the most accurate information on file. Even if your family doesn’t attend regularly, we prefer that all children and youth are registered so we can ensure a safe environment for all. Please take the time to register your children using our online form by September 8.

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.

Sunday School Curriculum

Our Sunday school curriculum is published by Cokesbury, the United Methodist Publishing House. We're using Deep Blue Kids: At Home with God for preschool through 4th grades and Submerge: Deep Blue for Tweens for 5th and 6th grades.

Nursery Care

Families with infants and toddlers should know that they are always welcome in the nurseries during the 9:15 and 11:15 worship services, and the 10:15 Connect and Grow Hour.  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. 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.

A Family Guide to the Nursery Ministry is available here or in the nurseries.

Contact Elizabeth Diehl at ediehl@centreville-umc.org  for more information.