Children's Ministries

Together we can help your child grow in their faith and help them

mature into more of the image of Jesus Christ.

Upcoming "Flock" Children's Ministries Activities

December Lessons:

January Lessons:

1/5 - Joseph Takes His Family to Safety in Egypt (Lesson 5)

1/12 - Jesus is Baptized (Lesson 6)

1/19 - Peter and Andrew Meet Jesus (Lesson 7)

1/26 - News About Jesus Spreads (Lesson 8)

Junior Choir: Come and sing in the Junior Choir (Kindergarten to 5th grade). Practices are held every Sunday morning from 8:45 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. in Room 11. Junior Choir performs the last Sunday of every month during the 10:45 a.m. service. Please contact the Junior Choir Director, Periann Smith at periann.smith@shepherdstownumc.org if your child is interested in joining.

Children’s Church During 10:45 a.m. Service:

Kids ages 3yrs old through 5th grade are invited to participate in Children’s Church during the 10:45 a.m. Service. Children are dismissed to Children’s Church following the Children’s Sermon. Please be sure to fill out a green card for your child to bring along to Children’s Church. Following the Service the children can be picked up in the Children’s Center.

Family Sunday – December 29, 2019

During Family Sunday, elementary kids worship with their family during the 10:45 a.m. The Family Sunday service is intentionally designed with them in mind. On Family Sunday there is no Children’s Church for elementary age children (Kindergarten through 5th grade). Preschool Children’s Church is available for the younger children (3yrs to 5ys).

Volunteer Opportunities:

If interested in helping with the Flock as teacher or helper, contact the church office or check out the sign-up sheet in the hallway by the Children’s Center.

Children's Missions


Note: Childrens Ministires are active in giving to *insert missions*. Wording on Missions

Compassion International: The children bring their loose change every week to support a child overseas through Compassion International. We currently support Salomon from Peru.

Dog Tags: Train Assist Guide Serve - this 501c3 non profit oraganization provides Service Dog Owner Training Programs for soldiers suffering from PTSD and is one of multiple organizations to receive Word Work proceeds.

New Hope Ministries: www.nhm-pa.org New Hope Ministries is a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need. By completing their 2010/2011 winter word works, the FLOCK earned 113 canned goods to donate to NHM food bank.

Mission Central: Mission Central is the mission warehouse of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church located in Mechanicsburg. The FLOCK volunteers there occasionally. Through Word works they sponsored 12 School kits. (Winter 2009/2010) and additional school kits in 2013.

CURE International: The Flock sponsored 13 casts to be provided to children in need. In 2014, they raised $150 to help provide surgery for 4 patients.

Truck Stop Ministries: This ministry is located in Carlisle and provides counseling and support to truck drivers. The Flock prepared cookies for their Christmas ministry of delivering home baked treats to truckers traveling away from home over the holidays. Since 2008, the Flock has sent 30-35 bags of cookies each year.

WWJD Challenge: Each week, the children are encouraged to do one thing over and above the normal in honor of Jesus. Their actions are posted on a bulletin board.

Bulletin Covers: The last Sunday of the month, a child designs the bulletin cover for the church service.