Children's Ministry

And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. read more.  "And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me" 

- Matthew 18:2-5

  • padc (Performing Arts Day Camp) 

    and PMAC (Preschool Music and Arts Camp)

    Performing Arts Day Camp (PADC) is a summer camp for children, held each year in late June/early July, who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade (must be 6 years old by August 31st). Each day of camp will include singing, learning choreography, practicing lines and solos, recreation and games, crafts, and dancing. Most days include a light snack. Friday mornings are spent at various assisted living homes in the Durham community performing for the residents, with a pizza party following, and Friday evenings include a performance and reception for all friends, parents and family.  

    PADC 2018 is June 17th to June 22nd

    9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m for morning camp activities - $50 per camper for the week

    12:30 to 5:00 p.m. for optional afternoon activities - $100 per camper for the week

    (This price includes day camp, lunch, and all afternoon activities.)

    Click here for the PADC registration form.

    Click here for the mandatory medical release form.

    Preschool Music and Arts Camp (PMAC) is a Summer Camp just for our Preschoolers, ages 2 - 5 year olds having not been in Kindergarten. PMAC happens during the same hours of PADC from 9am to 12:30pm. Our preschoolers will have a blast learning through music and art. 

    PMAC 2018 is June 18th to June 22nd

    9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m  - $25 per camper for the week

    Click here for the PMAC registration form.

    Click here for the mandatory medical release form.

    Contact the church Children's Coordinator, Ms. EB, for more information at 919-471-0032.

  • sunday morning nursery - OPEN SUNDAYS 8:15 AM-12:15 PM

    For children who have not yet entered elementary school. If you have little ones, our nursery is the place for you. We are blessed with great volunteers that love kids. All nursery workers have undergone a thorough background check and have been trained to follow Safe Sanctuaries procedures (through the program, churches train and certify persons as safe workers with children and youth in United Methodist ministries).

    The nursery is found just down the hall from our fellowship hall, in the education building located across from the church sanctuary. Please ask any church member and they will be happy to point you in the right direction. Nursery is provided for children who have not yet entered elementary school. When you come to our nursery, you will find a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere. We are honored to be in ministry to them while you are in worship…they are in great hands! 

  • Children’s Programming on Sunday Mornings 

    Sunday morning Sunday School starts each week at 9:45 am in our very own Children's Center. Our Sunday mornings are spent learning the wonderful stories of the Bible through two wonderful programs Play n Worship and Godly Play.



    Our Preschoolers use a curriculum called Play in Worshipis designed for preschoolers using age-appropriate lesson to get kids worshipping God and learning to trust Jesus through play, music, movement, and fun. Our Preschoolers have so much fun each week



    Our Elementary Schoolers use a curriculum known as Godly Play. This curriculum is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance, with 40+ years of research and practice. It values openness and discovery through community and relationships. The stories of the Bible come alive with symbols and rituals found in Christian congregations. Children are encouraged to explore their faith in a broader sense through wondering and play. There are stories, play time, and a feast with prayers, which represents the community we have with God and with one another. 

  • Kinder Garden - EVERY SUMMER AT MT. SYLVAN

    For ages 4-6 years old

    Kids are invited to spend time in the garden each summer with Ms. Kathy and Ms. Linda! The summer fun will begin in early June and meet on successive Wednesdays. 

    Contact: Kathy Powell for more details.


    Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized form of religious education which focuses on children. Every summer we hold a week-long series of bible based learning activities that engage our children's senses and enrich them with the lessons of scripture. The themes change every year. Registration begins in early June. Forms will become available at church and online at that time.  Contact the church Children's Coordinator, Ms. EB, for more information at 919-471-0032.