"Let the children come to me and don't hinder them for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." - Jesus
Children's Ministry is sharing God's love with every child we meet and helping each child build a foundation of trust and faith in Jesus.
- Available for Birth through Potty Training.
Nursery Staff is background checked, CPR trained and Safe Sanctuary trained.
We have 2-adults in the nursery that provide a safe, loving and happy environment for babies and young toddlers.
The Harbour UMC Safe Sanctuary Policy—WHY? Because we believe that Jesus taught us to care for His children and youth, we commit our churches to the practice of SAFE supervision. A Safe Sanctuary Policy sets standards for the supervision of the children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our care. Thus, in covenant with all United Methodist congregations, we adopt policies for the prevention of neglect and abuse. There, as Christian communities of faith and United Methodist congregations, we pledge to conduct the ministry of the gospel in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of ALL children, youth, and vulnerable adults and those who minister to them.
We make safety our first priority in the Children's Ministry
One of the ways we enforce this is through using Planning Center Check-In systems for our kids.
When you check kids in, Planning Center prints a name label for each child with medical notes and a security label for the parent.
We match up the labels for a secure checkout, or in an emergency, we can get the parent's phone number from the child's label
The Children’s Council Team works to better shape our children’s programs and events by planning fun, Christian-based, kid-centered events throughout the year. The Children’s Council Team is a body of Staff Members, Leadership Team Members and Church Members who meet in order to plan and evaluate the Children’s Ministry programs and structure. The Team consists of outstanding individuals that are dedicated to our children; these individuals are Safe Sanctuary Trained and have completed Background Checks. The Children’s Council Team provides opportunities throughout the year for children to learn about, and be involved in, sharing the love of Jesus throughout our community and the world. Our goal is to teach the children at The Harbour UMC to becoming a mission-minded children’s ministry.
The United Methodist Children’s Home makes a real difference in the lives of children through Residential Programs. Foster Care Pro- grams, Family Preservation & Support Services, Adop- tion Services, Family Aid, Spiritual Care and the Knabe College Scholarship Program.
The Children’s Ministry helps support this mission through their offerings each Sunday, collecting quarters in the Candy Machine in the Café and with the White Christmas Offering each year.
Wednesday Night Kids is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Nursery provided too.
Lifeway Kids Worship is our curriculum.
Pier Groups provide our meals each Wednesday.
We meet during the school calendar and take breaks from WNK during holidays and summer.
We have Family Sunday on the 5th Sunday of the month.
This is a time for children to join their families in the worship service and be part of the body of christ.
We have Nursery provided on these 5th Sundays.