We have an active and diverse set of ministries for children of all ages here at Sterling United Methodist Church. We agree that children are God’s gift to us, and we seek to raise them in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.
9 AM Sterling Kids Church
For Children age 4 through 6th Grade in Gallihugh Hall. Please bring children ages 0-24 months to the Nursery (Room 101) and ages 2-3 to Room 100.
The heart and soul of our children’s ministry is our Sunday School. Sunday School meets during Sunday morning worship services as follows:
10 AM Sterling Kids Sunday School
- Sterling Kids Sunday School at 10 AM
- Ages 0-24 months: Nursery – Room 101
- Ages 2—Kindergarten: Room 100
- 1st – 4th Grade: Rooms 102-106
- 5th & 6th Grade: Room 204
- 7th Grade: Confirmation – Room 205
- 8th Grade & High School: Jacobus Building
Nursery: Ages 0-24 months begin their spiritual journey and learn how God loves them through the use of stories, music & picture cards. Nursery is provided during worship services and Growing Deeper hour.
Two’s and Three’s: Children continue to Grow Deeper in their spiritual growth through Bible stories, games and arts and crafts.
Preschool & Kindergarten: Children discover what it means to be a disciple of Christ through the use of Bible stories, arts and crafts, active games and animated video
First – Fourth Grade: Children learn Bible stories utilizing a rotation model. Each rotation is 4 weeks with students rotating to a different workshop each week. Discovering the same Bible story for multiple weeks improves Bible literacy. Examples of workshops include cooking, art, games, movie and new for this year LEGO! The possibilities are endless!
Fifth & Sixth Grade: Preteens Grow Deeper into God’s Word as they study the Old & New Testaments preparing for Confirmation.
11 AM Service
Children attend the 11 AM worship service with their parents. Quiet, sitting activities are provided to make the worship experience real to them at their individual ages.
Nursery and Two’s and Three’s classes are provided during all Sunday morning service times. Please remember to pick up your children in a timely manner. Thank you!
To find out more about our Sunday School programs, contact Michelle Caldrone at
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long Bible adventure during the summer for children ages 3 (as of 9/30/17) through rising 6th grade. VBS 2018 will be Submerged, an adventure like no other, deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24 (HCSB)
Motto: Jesus sees. Jesus knows. Jesus saves.
REGISTRATION for next summer’s Vacation Bible School will open in March 2018.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Michelle Caldrone at .
In God’s Backyard Summer Camp
Registration for summer camp will begin in early spring 2018.
Preschool & Elementary Camp (ages 2– current 5th graders)
To see photos from last year’s In God’s Backyard Summer Camp, click here.
For a camp counselor application, click here.
To volunteer for summer camp or for any questions you may have, please contact Katie Plys, Camp Director, at
Children’s Music Ministries
We have an active and dynamic children’s music ministry, with vocal and instrumental groups for all ages, starting at age 3. Our children’s chimes and bell choirs, vocal choirs and ensembles perform regularly in worship services. In addition, our children perform in a Children’s Christmas Pageant and participate in our annual youth musical production. Our choirs also participate in festivals during the year. To learn more about our children’s music ministries, click here.
Kids Under Construction (KUC) Preschool
Our Kids Under Construction (KUC) Preschool is a great learning environment for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. KUC is open throughout the academic year, with 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day classes. To learn more about KUC Preschool, click here. (This link will direct you to KUC’s own website).