Children, Youth, & Families


Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry at Severna Park United Methodist Church provides a wide variety of dynamic programs for children to learn about Jesus and to put what they have learned into action. We are committed to partnering with families to continue faith development at home. Children are welcomed into all aspects of church life, including worship!


United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) offers the younger members of our church, and their friends, activities and fellowship with Christian influences. At SPUMC, we recognize youth as a vital part of our faith community.  We invite our youth to make a strong commitment to Jesus Christ and nurture their growth in Christian discipleship through opportunities for study, fellowship, and service development.

Family Ministry

Family Ministry at SPUMC organizes fellowship, mission, and educational opportunities for the church to gather as one family regardless of age or family make up.  We are one in the body of Christ and come together to enjoy one another’s company, serve God, and grow in faith with one another. Intergenerational events like the Advent Gathering, Easter Eggstravaganza and others give families a place to build faith together and form relationships with other families.


Summer Vacation Bible School occurs in July each year.  Registration is at the beginning of April and fills quickly.  Stay up-to-date on VBS dates by signing up for our e-newsletter.

Safe Sanctuaries is a program developed by Severna Park United Methodist Church, following the direction and guidance of the United Methodist Church and the Baltimore-Washington Conference, to reduce the risk of abuse and  sexual harassment to the children and youth in our care.