Children’s Ministries

Children at Bracken serve alongside all other generations, to support our Church’s mission:  “To Love, Grow, and Serve.”  Here at Bracken, we value children (in Worship, in ministry, and in community outreach) for they are the joy of today and of tomorrow.  Will your family join us in serving others in Jesus’ name?     


Mid-Week Children’s Ministry (W.O.W.) 
Each Wednesday (Sept. through May) from 6:00-7:30pm
6:00pm:  Inter-generational Dinner in our Fellowship Hall
6:30-7:30pm:  Children participate in fellowship, play, learning, and exploring
Spring Break Week:
Family Zoo Trip!  Contact Ms. Nicole for more information.
5th:  Palm Sunday; children help us celebrate during worship by participating in the palm waving triumph and celebration!
12th- Easter Sunday; join us at 10:15 for our ginormous Easter Egg Hunt in between Worship Services!
 VBS Registration will OPEN mid-April!  
Vacation Bible School will be July 27-31, 2020!  We hope to see you there!
Opportunities at Bracken:











Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir Opportunities!!! Our Children’s Choir is for all children, age 4 through 5th grade, who love to sing unto the Lord. In the fall we sing together and prepare for our   annual children’s Christmas pageant. In the spring we often will switch to hand bells. Each Spring the children have the opportunity to lead the music portion of worship.


Children’s Choir meets September-May. For more information contact  










Children and Church

We value intergenerational worship here at Bracken UMC, meaning, we love having all ages of the family worship together.  At each  of our worship services the children have a time of teaching (Children’s Time), as part of our worship experience. In addition, when you visit Bracken UMC, look for our “Worship Bags” and “Children’s Worship/Offering Card” to use and enjoy during  the service.  Nursery is also available for our littles- but we do not mind the wiggle!











Mid-Week Ministry (W.O.W.)

Our Mid-Week Ministry meets on Wednesdays (September-May)  from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and begins with a home-cooked dinner.  All children, ages Kindergarten  through 5th grade, are welcome to attend this mid-week ministry full of Bible stories, games, drama, crafts, music, food & fellowship.  For more information, contact Nicole, our Children’s Ministries Director, at












Bracken United Methodist Preschool (BUMP): A licensed preschool providing high-quality early care and education program to benefit children.  Children who experience a quality program have greater academic success, enhanced self-esteem, and increased self-control.  Visit our Preschool’s page for more information.

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Sunday School

Classes for Pre-School through 5th grade are offered each week. The children follow curriculum written by professional Children’s Pastors and are lead each Sunday by our Children’s Ministries Director.  We are currently learning about “Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus”.











Vacation Bible School

A fun, faith-filled week where kids and adults get to know Jesus better through music, story, games, and activities.  Open to all kids ages 3 years-5th grade (children must be potty trained to attend).  We also love youth volunteers!                 









​Our VBS will be July 27-31, 2020.  Registration will open in April.