Welcome, families!

Welcome! We are so glad you found us! At Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, children experience a nurturing and faith-filled environment that encourages their growth as followers of Jesus. We want to partner with parents so that all children will know they are connected with God’s family. Our Children's Ministries Director,
Heather Thompson, is always happy to share and answer any questions about our program.

  • Children’s Sunday school 

    Sunday morning Sunday School starts each week at 9:00 a.m. 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 SERIES: April 2024 Throw Back: A 4-week series from the Gospels on Jesus' teachings.

    SERIES OVERVIEW: From retro toys to fashion trends, we all love a good throwback. There are things that remind us of a moment in time, but other things feel timeless and like they're always in style. In this four-week series, kids will travel through the decades and see that the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels are always trending. As we hear from Jesus, we'll see it's always good to be humble, we can always forgive, Jesus is always fair, and love always needs action.

    We'd love to have you join us for Sunday Morning Sunday School! 
    Contact Heather Thompson (heather@mtsylvan.org) for more information!

  • Nursery

    Nursery is provided for children infant-3 yrs. 

    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. Questions - contact our Nursery Coordinator here: nursery@mtsylvan.org

  • Performing Arts Day Camp (PADC)

    Performing Arts Day Camp (PADC) is a summer camp for children, held each year in June. It is for children 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 residents with a pizza party following. Friday evening includes a performance and reception for all friends, parents, and family! 

    2024 Dates - June 16-23