Children & Youth
Children and Youth
We are committed to fully including children and youth in our LPUMC church family. We are blessed with a totally remodeled Nursery and Sunday School classrooms.  Children enjoy a Children's Sermon at the 9:30 service, followed by age-level Sunday School classes.  At the 11am hour, children begin in worship with their families, then are dismissed to Children's Church for a kid-friendly worship experience.  A children’s sign & praise group known as Little Hands for Christ participates in our services once a month; and a Youth Handbell Choir 'rings' in worship as well.
 
A Family Ministry Team plans special events throughout the year for families with children.  Our youth group offers great opportunities for Middle & High School youth to be in ministry, fellowship & recreation together.   Our numbers are growing. We invite you to join us as well.  See below for more information on all these programs!
 
STAFFED NURSERY FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS
We offer a professionally staffed nursery during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services.  Children receive not only secure care & playtime, but age-appropriate Christian education with video, music and Bible stories, rounded out with a nutritious snack.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES at 9:30am
We offer age-level Christian Education opportunities for ages 4 through Senior High.
Classes for children and youth begin by sharing in the opening portion of our 9:30 a.m. worship service, with a Children's Message, and then move to their classrooms for learning activities.
(Adult Sunday School classes meet in the chapel and/or the library at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.)
 
CHILDREN'S CHURCH at 11am
This worship service is designed for children  from age 4 to 3rd grade whose parents wish to worship at the 11am traditional service.  Children begin in worship with their parents, then move to their own kid-friendly experience which is a true worship event for children.  This is a great option for families who prefer the later worship hour & the traditional format.
 
YOUTH HANDBELLS
3rd thru 8th graders rehearse every Sunday evening (7pm), for 30 minutes conveniently following Children's Fellowship & Youth Group.  No experience required.
 
JR. YOUTH IN SERVICE
3rd thru 5th grades
This group of children meets to plan & carry out acts of service to our community in the name of Christ.  Each project includes Biblical learning, practical planning & carrying out the project to completion.  Participation in this group requires a brief orientation for child & parent, so to learn more, contact Joy at joys605@yahoo.com or lauramberryman@gmail.com.
 
UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
Middle School Youth meet at 6-7pm every 2nd & 4th Sunday.  Senior High Youth meet every Sunday, 5:30-7pm.  Both groups include faith-building activities, fellowship & fun.  Opportunities are also provided for youth to participate in annual regional gatherings with other Christian youth, such as ROCK & IMPACT.  Our youth group is always welcoming to newcomers.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - VBS
Children Pre-K to 5th grade are invited to come have a blast while learning about Jesus and His love.  Come for Supper starting at 5:30PM or join us at 6PM for the start of the VBS program.  VBS typically runs for one week in July.  Registration forms available on the top menu under the Forms tab.
 
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT
LPUMC has sent volunteer teams of youth and adults to ASP for many years. ASP is a youth oriented service project that fosters human development by addressing the housing needs of Central Appalachia – repairing homes for 400-500 low-income families. The goal is to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families in need, while offering transformational experience for families, volunteers and staff alike