HUMC embraces families and provides many options in order to make the church going experience a positive one for both parents and children. We are committed to providing a caring and secure environment for children and youth. Our program follows the requirements set forth in our Safe Sanctuary Policy.
Near the beginning of the worship service, children are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary for a lesson designed especially for them. Following the lesson, children are escorted by members of the Children’s Ministry Team to the classrooms in the education wing to participate in age-appropriate activities related to the theme of the worship service. Children are always welcome to remain in the sanctuary during the worship services. Child-friendly worship resources (such as stickers, crayons, Bible games and stories) are available in the Welcome Center to keep children engaged during services in the sanctuary.
In addition to the worship services, Sunday school classes are available for children of all ages (while parents are in Adult Sunday School classes, attending meetings, or just need time to relax and have a cup of coffee with a friend). Sunday School classes are taught by an amazing group of talented people who have been called to teach the stories of the Bible, strengthen children’s relationship with God, and deepen children’s understanding of their faith. For those that would like a different option during worship we offer the following:
- For infants through age three, we have nursery services available. Nursery services are available September through May from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. During the Summer months of June, July, and August from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Sunday School provides Christian education for children from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Our Children Ministry program is also offered to children in Preschool through 5th grade during the 8:30 a.m. worship service and after children time during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Please register your child for our Children Ministry program by completing this Children Ministry Registration Form and returning it to Jennifer Austgen, Director of Children Ministries, via email or in the church office.
If you have any questions about Hinsdale UMC’s Children’s Ministries, please contact Jennifer Austgen.