SEVERNA PARK United Methodist Church
Sunday school for children ages 18 months through high school is offered throughout the school year during the 9:30 and 11:00 AM Services.  We offer Sunday School in the summer, but only at the 9:30 AM Service.

Cribbery -

Nursery care is available every Sunday for infants through 18 months during all Services from 8 AM to noon in room 106, no reservations required.

Our nursery is equipped with the Nursery Silent Paging System. This is a system that allows the nursery to immediately contact a child’s parents with the touch of a button. The pager will then vibrate, telling them to return to the nursery. The pages provide immediate, silent communication anywhere in our facilities*, at any time. Worship services are uninterrupted and ushers do not have to go up and down the aisles looking for parents.

9:30 Elementary

Children meet in room 208 to worship then rotate to awesome classes such as music, art, science, drama, and cooking that teach Biblical story units.

11:00 Elementary

Children meet in two classes: lower elementary (K-2nd grade) and upper elementary (3rd-5th grade).  They learn Bible stories through movies, games, art and discussion.

9:30 Middle High

"Believe in God, believe also in me" (John 4:1).  Each lesson includes interactive activities to invite the students into the lessons, delving into the Bible and applying the lesson's focus to their lives.

9:30 High School
11:00 Youth

Unlikely People, Extraordinary Stories Re:form is a youth Bible study that explores the ancestors of our faith by exposing the real unpolished and unexpected personalities of Bible characters.  Youth discover similarities between themesives and the unlikely people selected by God to do extraordinary things.

For Children's Sunday School

8:00 - 12:00 Nursery (Infants - 18 months) 106
 9:30  - 10:30  Nursery (Infants - 18 months) 106
  Toddlers & Twos (18 - 36 months) 117
  3 year olds 116
  4 & 5 year olds (not yet in kindergarten) 115
  Elementary (K - 5th Grade) 208
  Middle High 302
  High School 303
11:00 - 12:00 Nursery (Infants - 24 month) 106
  Preschool (2 - 5 year olds) 116
  Lower Elementary (K - 2nd Grade) 201
  Upper Elementary (3rd - 5th Grade) 202
  Youth 6th - 12th Grade 302

Communion for Children and youth

On the first Sunday of the month, children preschool - high school participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Preschool and Elementary children gather together to learn about the sacrament prior to participating in it.  Middle High and High School youth join the congregation when participating in it.

Special Needs Children

We have a team of teachers who have received special needs training and are available to be paired with a child in a classroom with his or her peers or to teach a class one on one.  Please contact Erica Benjamin to make these arrangements.


In September, 3rd Graders receive a Bible and lead worship on Christmas Education Sunday.  On Christmas Eve, the 2nd Graders help tell the story of Christmas by participating in a pageant.  On Palm Sunday, the children process into the sanctuary to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week.  Confirmation is on Pentecost each year.

Substitute Teachers

We are always looking for substitute teachers for our children's Sunday School Program.


Erica pic  

For More information about our children's Sunday School Program, contact Erica Benjamin, ebenjamin@SevernaParkUMC.org  or call 410-987-4700

We believe adult Christian education is important for everyone; and to that end, we offer a great variety of classes and studies.  Some run for the entire "school year" and are not really designed to have people come and go.  Other classes are short-term, on a variety of topics. Classes are usually offered in the fall, Advent, Lent and sometimes spring.  Watch the Headlines page of this website and The Octagon for current class offerings.  Adult Sunday School classes are held every Sunday.
8:15 ADULT

Search the Scriptures
Taught by John Covington in room 203
A 3-year study of Scripture which you can join any time. Includes thought-provoking questions, daily reflection, and class discussion. Begin any time.
The book is $18.00

9:30 ADULT

Saints and Sinners
Taught by Nancy Landers and Dick Legare in room 301
Various short term studies.  Begin any time

11:00 Adult

Reid's Class
Taught by Reid Reininger
in room 203

Various short term studies. Attend as often as you can, begin at any time.


Other Sunday Schools and Bible Studies are held at various times throughout the year and during the Lent and Christmas seasons. A list of the current Bible studies can be found on our Adult Education webpage. Watch the Headlines webpage and the Grow In Faith corner of Fellowship Hall for these additional studies.

Safe Sanctuaries

Welcome Video Icon    Music Ministry video Icon    Worship Video Icon    Memorial Gardens Slides Icon

L Ferrell

For more information please contact Rev. Lee Ferrell:
Phone: 410-987-4700. 

Severna Park United Methodist Church
731 Benfield Road,  Severna Park,  MD 21146
Phone: 410-987-4700    Emergency Pager 410-991-6639

Copyright © 2008 Severna Park United Methodist Church
The Cross and Flame is a registered trademark of The United Methodist Church