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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.



9:30, 11 a.m.
6 Weeks – 2 Years
, Wesley Center Second 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 Mornings

9:30 a.m.
Preschool (3-4-K)
, Wesley Center Second Floor
Grades 1-5, Wesley Center Third Floor

Exciting, upbeat and fun ways to experience and learn about God — children’s worship and small group connection time all in one exciting hour!

  • Age-specific small groups
  • Engaging Bible stories
  • Practical lessons and multi-sensory activities



Nursery and Child Care

6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Ages 6 weeks – Preschool,
Wesley Center Room 201

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.

Weekday Preschool

Small Blessings Preschool

Our weekday preschool serves children from two to five years of age, Aug. – May.


Classes and Groups for Families

Birth to Preschool Parents:

Baptism Classes
Classes for parents interested in baptizing their children and adults or youth interested in being baptized themselves. Parents only have to take the baptism class one time.
Picture Bible Parenting Class
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.
Picture Bible Presentation
We present all our littlest disciples with their own picture Bible in worship at Hyde Park, then have a blessing for them as they continue to grow up in the church.
Worship Parenting Class
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:

Sacraments Experience
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
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.
Third Grade Bible Boot Camp
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.
Third Grade Bible Presentation
We present all our third graders with their own Bible in worship at Hyde Park, then have a blessing for them as they continue to grow up in the church.

Children’s Music

Hyde Park Children and Youth Music
(Four-Year-Olds – High School)

Our children’s and youth choirs allow students to serve God starting at an early age. They teach music, the importance of attendance, positive behaviors and teamwork. Each choir performs in worship and other performances a few times a year.

Lumina Youth Choirs at Hyde Park

Lumina Youth Choirs has ensembles for students in second grade through high school. They will hold weekly rehearsals on the Hyde Park campus, offer several concerts each season in our Sanctuary and provide occasional music for our Sanctuary Service. Learn more here.





 Angel Choir

Ages PK4 – Grade 1
10:30-11 a.m. Sundays

Celebration Choir

Grades 2 – 5
5:15-5:55 p.m. Wednesdays

Celebration Chime Choir

Grade 4 – High School
6-6:35 p.m. Wednesdays

Current Information and Forms for Children’s Ministries

Questions? Contact the Children’s Ministries Staff

Kim Apthorp
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries – Elementary

Amanda Galbreath
Nursery Supervisor and Preschool Coordinator

Ginger Griggs
Children’s Ministries Coordinator at The Portico

Our Children’s Ministries team is dedicated to providing you with resources and materials to not only minister to your kids and to equip you, the parents, to spiritually guide your family.

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