Children

“Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14


For up-to-date info as we transition from online to in person ministry, please see our Spark Family page.


Sundays at Severna Park UMC

Nursery Care is available every Sunday at 9:00 & 10:30, no reservations required. We use Breeze text messaging to reach you during a service if needed.

Sunday School classes are available for children during our 9:00 worship services. When children arrive at Sunday School they check in using Breeze indicate they are present.  Families new to the church need to signup online using the Breeze to ensure we can contact you in case of an emergency prior to leaving your children with our teachers.

At 9:00am children go directly to their classrooms each week.  Elementary students join together for a time of worship before dividing into age level classes.   Greeters at the front doors can guide you to the right rooms.

Wondering what is going on in Sunday School? Check out our family page monthly to stay up-to-date.


Breeze

At Severna Park UMC, nothing is more important to us than the safety and security of your children and youth. That’s why we’ve chosen Breeze as our children’s check-in solution to bring you the best check-in experience and to allow us to partner with you to keep your children safe.

It is important you create your account by going to our Breeze page and setting up your families profile.

You can create your account from the comfort of home; it’s simple and will only take a few minutes. The more info you provide, the better we can communicate with you regarding your child’s time at church and faith formation. Creating your account prior to attending Sunday School helps your first check-in go more quickly so you can get on your way.

Once you’ve created your account, simply use your name to check-in with us on Sundays or throughout the week for childcare.


What Do We Teach?

Our babies and toddlers use the Frolic curriculum which believes that it’s never too early to teach children about God. We believe that Christian faith is essential to early childhood development. Frolic is the first curriculum of its kind to connect developmental and spiritual milestones for the youngest of children—starting at birth (yes, really!)

Preschool and Elementary teachers use the Grow curriculum to teach children Biblical stories and challenge children to apply them to their lives.

Questions about our Sunday School program or any children’s programs should be sent to Erica Benjamin.

We want to equip parents to continue faith formation at home. Check out our family page to learn more.


Special Seasons

During the seasons of Advent (preparing for Christmas) and Lent (preparing for Easter), we offer additional opportunities for children and families.


Milestones

Baptism is a sign that God loves us before we are able to respond. During a baptism parents and the church make vows to care for a child being baptized and assist the child in the child’s spiritual development. A baptized child can join the church as a youth or adult when able to make her/his own commitment to Christ. Learn more about of infant, child, youth, or adult baptism…

Third Grade Bibles: A milestone at Severna Park UMC and UMCs throughout the country is giving Bibles to third graders. Each fall our third graders received their Bibles. Children come to the altar to receive their Bibles, names inscribed inside the front cover. They pick out covers and bookmarks for their Bibles crafted by the Heartfriends Circle of the UMW. These Bibles are not fancy Bibles meant to sit on a shelf, but meant to be read, studied, and marked.  During worship the congregation commits to encouraging our children to grow in faith by studying the scripture regularly. Please share your favorite stories with our children, encourage vigorous study, pray that their faith grows deep roots, and create opportunities for them to share their faith with others. With your help these new Bibles will make a great imprint on their hearts.


Summer Vacation Bible School

Each summer we have VBS! Check out our VBS page for more info


Safe Sanctuaries

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. Find out more…