Mt. Sylvan 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

  • Children’s Sunday school 

    Sunday morning Sunday School starts each week at 9:30 in the Children's Ministry Tree House (Children's Center). 

    In both our PRESCHOOL and ELEMENTARY classes, we are following the Grow curriculum where each month becomes a new themed adventure as we explore and grow through scripture, music, crafts, and fellowship! 

    CURRENT MONTH: JANUARY

    A 5-WEEK SERIES FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT ABOUT JESUS’ EARLY LIFE & MINISTRY

    SERIES OVERVIEW:

    Museums have the unique ability to transform learning! Instead of merely reading words on a page, we can experience them through all of our senses! A Day at the Museum is a series all about helping kids interact with the stories of Jesus and connecting them to God. Jesus’ life and early ministry helps all of us experience (see, hear . . . even taste!) and follow God in new, tangible, and real ways.

    We'd love to have you join us for Sunday Morning Sunday School! If you aren't quite sure about attending in-person yet, participate from the comfort of your home! 

    Contact Heather Thompson (heather@mtsylvan.org) for more information!

  • Nursery is provided for children who have not yet entered elementary school.

    Whether you need nursery care so you can attend a Sunday School class and/or while you join us for Worship, your child will be in great care! When you come to our nursery, you will find a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere! 
    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.

    Safe Sanctuaries training certifies individuals as safe workers with children and youth in United Methodist ministries. 


    The nursery is found 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.

  • Performing Arts Day Camp (PADC)

    Performing Arts Day Camp (PADC) is a summer camp for children, held each year in June, 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 2022 is June 19th to June 24th

    Morning camp activities: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m

    COST: $50 per camper (Scholarships Available)


    Registration Form: COMING SOON!

  • Growing Gardeners (Summer Children's Garden Program)

    More information coming soon...