Children's Ministry

SUMC is committed to providing a safe place where kids of all ages can learn about God in an exciting and active environment. 


Children's Sunday School

Sundays, 10 - 11 am 

Grades PK - 1: Meet in Theater Room, Move to Room 124

Grades 2 - 3: Meet in Theater Room, Move to Room 122 (Art Room)

Grades 4 - 6: Meet and Stay in Room 119


We also have a nursery Rm 125 available from 8:30 am - 12:15 pm for children age 0 - 4.


Children's Church

Children (K - Grade 2) are invited to attend the first part of the Sunday morning worship services, and are then dismissed before the sermon to go to Children's Church where we study the Bible, play games, make crafts, and do activities to help reinforce our lessons.


M&M Kids & M&M Minis

Wednesdays, 6 - 7 pm

Ages 2 - 5: Nursery

Grades K - 1: Art Room

Grades 2 - 4: Room 119

Grades 5 - 6: Room 113


M&M Kids (or Music & Missions) is open to children Grades K - 6 and meets every Wednesday night during the school year from 6 - 7 pm. We do mission projects, music, and learn about the Bible. It's a great way for kids to have fun, learn about God, and to serve Him! We also offer "M&M Minis," a class for children ages 2 - 5 in the nursery, where we learn short Bible lessons and do lots of fun things.

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Children's Ministry October Schedule

Through October 15: Casting for SUMC's Christmas Musical

SUMC’s ORIGINAL Christmas Musical “Christmas, Hallelujah!”, written by our own Beth Correa, will begin casting for ALL AGES in September and run through October 15th. Adults, youth, and children interested in having a part in the Christmas musical, or helping in any way, can contact Kristen Von Gonten between now and October 15th. See below for more information.


October 4, 11, 18, 25: M&M Kids

See information above.


October 29: Trunk-or-Treat

Trunk or Treat is around the corner and we need your help. Sign-up in the atrium or the chapel to bring your decorated car and hand out candy! We are also in need of individually wrapped candy donations. Candy can be dropped off in the church office or the atrium no later than October 29th. Trunk or Treat is Sunday, October 29th from 5-7 p.m. See below for more information.

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Children's Behavior Incident Report Form

Behavior Expectations Statement


For more information on Childern's Ministry please contact Kristen Von Gonten email: Kristenvg@saladoumc.org

Special Events


Trunk or Treat - Sunday, October 29, 2017

5-7 pm in Salado UMC Parking Lot

Halloween is a time for fun at SUMC with our Trunk or Treat. Church members arrive in the church parking lot, decorate their car trunks, and hand candy out to all children in attendance. Food, games, spook houses, hay rides, and many other activities can be found at this free family friendly event that is open to the community. 


Children's Musical-"Christmas, Hallelujah!"

Each year, children grades 1-6 have the opportunity to take part in our annual Children’s Christmas musical. Rehearsals start in September and result in two December performances.


Casting for SUMC's Christmas Musical SUMC’s ORIGINAL Christmas Musical “Christmas, Hallelujah!”, written by our own Beth Correa, will begin casting for ALL AGES in September and run through October 15th.


Adults, youth, and children interested in having a part in the Christmas musical, or helping in any way, can contact Kristen Von Gonten between now and October 15th. Please make sure Kristen has your name, grade (if applicable), and area of interest (speaking role, non speaking role, singing role, non signing role, stage hand, set, props, etc.) by October 15th.


For any interested, we will have a sign up and script read through on October 15th at 4:00 p.m. in the worship center. Attendance at this sign up is not mandatory for participation, but it is the deadline to express interest and get a part.


Easter Egg Hunt

SUMC hosts a community wide Easter Egg Hunt each year on the week before Easter. Hunts are divided by age, and each hunt as a few “grand” prizes! There are games, food, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public.  Please bring a canned good or non-perishable item to donate to the Salado Food Bank.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a yearly event for ages 4 through the completion of 5th grade, held each summer in July. This week long experience teaches Bible stories and concepts though crafts and hands on experiments, games, mission projects, Bible stories, and worship times. Registration opens in May.



Ministry Safe

SUMC adopted a Safe Sanctuaries Policy in 2011, and transitioned to a Ministry Safe policy in 2015. The purpose of this policy is to make our church a safe place for children to be, and for members and visitors to feel that children are safe when they are left in their Sunday School classes, nurseries, or at other events.


This policy serves to protect and inform volunteers who work with Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults.

This policy serves as a minimum standard to be upheld by staff and volunteers for all ministries and activities at SUMC. The Central Texas Conference requires that we provide adequate adult supervision at District and Conference Events and Ministries attended by Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults.


The steps to complete the training program are:  

Fill out the employee/volunteer safety application & reference form  

Pass background check  

Complete online training sent to you after filling out application  

Complete an in person interview  


Reference Check Forms, Policies, Paperwork and Training Material below:   

Salado UMC Ministry Safe Policy

Ministry Safe Children's Policy

SUMC Employee/Volunteer application and background check

Reference Form

Employee/Volunteer Statements and Agreed Code of Conduct

Report of Suspected incident of Abuse Accident Report Form


Questions regarding the Salado United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policy may be directed to the Ministry Safe Committee, the Pastor, or the Director of Nurture