At Aldersgate United Methodist Church, we believe that children are a blessing from God. It is our goal to share God’s love with our children and create a fun and pleasant experience in our nursery and preschool programs for both the children and their parents.
We encourage all parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers and anyone with a heart for children to serve in our nursery/preschool. If you are interested in volunteering, please notify a nursery staff person or call the church office (244-1820 ext. 204). We follow Safe Sanctuary guidelines at Aldersgate, which includes background checks and policy training. Opportunities for this training are provided through out the year.
The Nursery Team – comprised of team leaders, paid workers and volunteers – is committed to providing a safe, caring and nurturing Christian environment for your child so that you feel comfortable about your child’s well-being while you attend worship service and other programs here at Aldersgate.
Care is provided during both services (8:45 & 11:00 am) for newborns through age K5 . By the time they reach school age, we have special resources to help them to participate in our worship services. Sunday School classes (9:45 – 10:45 am) are provided for K3 through K5. It is our mission that every time an opportunity for study, service, or worship takes place at Aldersgate that we provide child care.
Our Nursery/Pre-school ministry is located in the classroom area below the sanctuary. Access to this area is through a door to the left of the main sanctuary door, upstairs in the Commons area.
IN OUR NURSERY/PRESCHOOL MINISTRY, WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE:
A safe and nurturing environment for our children.
A place where God’s presence is felt.
A place where parents can interact with each other on behalf of their children.
Weekly Nursery Schedule:
Sunday Mornings: 8:30 – 12:30 PM
Tuesday Morning: 9 – 11 AM for Women of Faith participants.
Wednesday Evenings (during Connect, August-May): 5:45 – 8:30 PM
Weekend Programs – We will schedule weekend program needs as they arise.
Vacation Bible School – for the children of our volunteers
Financial Peace University – when in session
Click on the underlined links for more information. We welcome any questions, concerns or suggestions you might have that will help our nursery and preschool ministries continue to grow and be a welcoming place for all church members and visitors. Please contact Johannah Myers or Ruth Hughes at (864) 244-1820.