Children’s Ministry

The focus of C.U.M.C. Children's Ministry is to partner with parents to help kids apply God’s Word to their everyday lives.

Christ United Methodist Church – Franklin PA

Children’s Director:
Amy Smith

Office hours:
Monday thru Thursday 8 AM to 3 PM

814-432-3019, ext. 305


Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of your children. Every volunteer/ staff in our ministry has a completed background check. Our Safe Sanctuary Policy is posted in each ministry area.


Parents/guardians are required to accompany their children to their classrooms to check in and check out. Please notify the staff that day of any medical/allergy concerns or special needs.

Nursing/ Cry Room

Parents with children birth to 17months are welcomed to use this room during all three worship services. A video feed of all three services is set up to allow parents to still follow along with the service at their convenience.

18 months—3 years
Toddler care is offered at our 8:15 am, 9:35 am, and 11:00 am services. For your convenience, we provide a snack of one of the following: Goldfish Crackers, Graham Crackers, or Cheerios and water or apple juice. No outside food is permitted. Please label all your child’s belongings.


Children are promoted to the Preschool/Kindergarten ministry in the fall of the year when they turn 4 years old.
This ministry is offered at the 9:35 am and 11:00 am services. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a Bible journey of discovery as they explore how to live out God’s Word.

Grades 1—4

This ministry is offered at our 9:35 am and 11:00 am services. Worship, games, and creative teaching of Bible truths are used to teach this generation of kids. Parental involvement is encouraged through the weekly take home and devotionals.

Grades 5—6

This ministry is offered at our 9:35 am and 11:00 am services. Preteens will learn to use scripture to establish a firm foundation that relies on God’s Word for everyday life.

Kingdom Bound Kids Club

Kids from Kindergarten thru 6th grade are invited to attend Kingdom Bound Kids Club to share in fellowship, games, crafts, and a Bible lesson. We will also serve a meal each Friday evening for the kids. 

Check our church calendar on the home page for dates and times.

For more information, contact Dave and Tiffany Nolf 814-758-3564, or Amy Smith 814-432-3019, ext. 305.