Children’s Ministries

Our Children and Youth Ministries use and love the “Orange” approach to ministry; combining two influences, the light of the church (yellow) and the heart of the home (red), to result in one combined goal= a love and passion for Jesus in the hearts of children (orange).




Mid-Week Children’s Ministry (W.O.W.) 
Each Wednesday (Sept. through May) from 6:00-7:30pm
5:00-6:00pm:  Children’s Choir in the Sanctuary
6:00pm:  Dinner in our Fellowship Hall
6:30-7:30pm:  Children participate in fellowship, play, learning, and exploring
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 switch to hand bells. Twice a year  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).                    

​Our VBS will be July 22-26, 2019..