Children's Ministries

Our Children’s Ministry is uniquely designed for children newborn through 5th grade. We believe children are a blessing from God and we are passionate about creating an environment that is safe, age-appropriate and fun where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way allowing children to grow in their relationship with Christ.


Join the fun and experience a world where children meet Jesus on their level!


Nursery

The Bandera UMC Nursery is a friendly place to be! Children ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten enjoy toys, books, and games while in our care. We are available during the first and second services on Sundays. During the Small Groups hour, we invite babies up to preschool age (have not started Kindergarten) to listen to a Bible story, do a craft, and eat a snack with us. The nursery staff also offers care during various church activities throughout the year. 

Sunday School

  • Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Class is taught by Jean Darling. (Room 104, Fellowship Hall)
  • 3rd Grade through 5th Grade Class is taught by Shawn Morrison and Sheila Antenen. (Room 101, Fellowship Hall)

Both of these classes use the Cokesbury curriculum. The children listen to a Bible story, talk about how the Bible message applies to their lives, and also participate in fun crafts and activities that make the Bible story real.

Kids for Christ or KFC

KFC started with some parents of kids having a once a month gathering to play games and have snacks. God put it on the heart of Shawn Morrison to keep this going, but on a weekly basis and invite others outside of our church to join. 


We meet every Wednesday during the school year from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at BUMC.

We follow the Bandera ISD schedule for holidays, breaks, and weather cancellations. A bus brings the local kids and drops them off. We play games, have snack,  a "sermon time", and a time of prayer. This is about gathering elementary children together, in a safe and Christian environment, and having fun in the name of Christ.  Kids for Christ is led each week by Shawn Morrison and Susie Lewis. 

Kid's Kingdom

Kids' Kingdom is a two day a week preschool program for 3 & 4 year olds -  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30am-2:30 pm. 

Here is a sample of the daily schedule:

8:30 - 8:45        Arrival / free play
8:45 - 9:00        Group Circle Time
9:00 - 9:30        Chapel with Music and Prayer
9:30 - 9:45        Group Circle Time
9:45 - 10:00      Snack
10:00 - 11:15    Classroom centers: Math, L/As, Free-Writing
11:15 - 12:00    Playground
12:00 - 12:30    Lunch
12:30 - 12:45    Story Time
12:45 - 2:00      Rest Time
2:00 - 2:30        Free Play and Closing Circle
If you are interested in more information, please contact the church office at (830) 796-3849.

More information . . .

For more information about our Children's Ministry, please contact the church office.

Bandera UMC is a Safe Sanctuary Campus. To view our organization's Child Protection Plan, click here.

Upcoming Events for our Children's Ministries

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