We partner with parents to invite your child to experience God’s love
Greeters are available in the Wesley Center Lobby every Sunday and Wednesday during programming. They will direct you to computer check-in stations to get a personalized name tag and receipt for pick up.
6 Weeks – 4 Years, Wesley Center First Floor
9:30, 11 a.m.
6 Weeks – 2 Years, Wesley Center First Floor
A place where our littlest disciples will hear the word of God through Bible stories, followed by age-appropriate crafts, coloring and activities. The hour is wrapped up with fellowship around the snack table and joyful fun as friends join together in play.
Sunday Morning Live
9:30 and 11 a.m.
Preschool (3-4-K), Wesley Center 2nd Floor
Grades 1-5, Wesley Center 3rd Floor
Exciting, upbeat, fun, educational — Sunday Morning Live is children’s worship and small group connection time all in one exciting hour!
- Upbeat worship time
- Age-specific small groups
- Bible stories
- Practical lessons
- Multi-sensory activities
- Ways to experience God while having fun
Sunday Night Live
5:30 p.m. The Portico campus
Kindergarten – Grade 5
Live from Downtown, it’s Sunday Night!
- Relaxed, fun environment
- Playful games
- Engaging Music
- Animated Bible stories
- Awesome Snacks
- Kid-friendly meditation
Special to The Portico Campus, at the end of our time together, elementary age kids re-join their families in the Community Hall for Communion and closing worship.
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The last Wednesday night programming for the school year is May 10, 2017. Programming will resume again in the fall.
Nursery and Child Care
6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Ages 6 weeks – 2 Years, Wesley Center Rooms 102-3
Available while parents are serving or participating in a small group. Reservations are suggested so we can provide a safe and warm environment for our children and staff, as well as be good stewards of our budget.
The Zone and Jr. Zone
Grades 1-3 (The Zone) and 3-4-K (Jr. Zone)
6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. – May
Wesley Center Rooms 306 (The Zone) / 208 (Jr. Zone)
Children have fun learning more about their faith and how to apply it to their everyday lives.
Grades 4-5, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays (Sept– May)
Wesley Center Room 308
A relational ministry specially designed for fourth and fifth graders.
- Relevant topics
- Hang out with friends
- Learn about Jesus
- Engaging prayer time
- Special field trips
- Fun together
Small Blessings Preschool
Our weekday preschool serves children from two to five years of age, Sept. – May.
Classes and Groups for Families
Birth to Preschool Parents:
Teach your child about faith early on
First Wednesday of every month Baptism classes are in the Chapel and are for parents interested in baptizing their children and adults or youth interested in being baptized themselves. No pre-registration is required and childcare is available during the class. Parents only have to take the baptism class one time.
Picture Bible Parenting Class
Coming Feb. 2018 – Learn practical steps for sharing your faith with your 2- or 3-year-old child that includes a presentation of a new picture Bible in worship.
Worship Parenting Class
Coming April 2018 – Learn how to bless your child with the most important gift – a life of worship. This three-week workshop is for parents of 4 and 5-year-old children. Explore what worship is, learn the different ways we worship, gain practical tools, and connect with other parents.
Elementary Students and Parents:
Get help to answer more of their important questions
Silent Prayer and Meditation Workshop
Coming Winter 2018 – Silent prayer and meditation literally changes the structure of our brains, but practicing these disciplines is not easy! Join us as we discover practical ways to integrate silence and stillness into the lives of our families.
Coming March 2018 – For both parents and children, grades 2-5. Explore the meaning of communion and baptism in the United Methodist Church, and gain tools to help you explain things to your child and new insights for yourself.
Third Grade Bible Parenting Class
Coming Sept. 2017 – Help your family grow spiritually with topics including family devotions, how to help your children use the Bible and be blessed with the Bible. The class will meet for three weeks. Learn more or register.
Third Grade Bible Boot Camp
Coming Sept. 2017 – In this Bible basic training, third-grade students will learn how to use their Bibles by drilling through the basics of the Old and New Testaments in this fun and engaging group. Learn more or register.
Third Grade Bible Presentation
Sept. 17 – At Hyde Park, we present all our third graders with their own Bible in worship and have a blessing for them as they continue to grow up in the church. Learn more or register.