Children's Ministry

  • Children's Sunday school will continue to be offered this summer. Current 2-4 year olds will have Sunday school in the nursery, while current K-5th grade students will be in our current Sunday school room. Sunday school is offered every Sunday from 9-9:45 (ish) a.m.
  • M&M Kids Summer II sessionwill be July 12-August 2. Kiddos entering Kindergarten-6th grade are welcome to join us on Wednesday nights from 6-7 p.m. in room 117. M&M Kids this summer will have videos, comics, games, Bible lessons and fun snacks!
  • We are taking kids to summer camp! Incoming 3-6th graders are welcome to join other United Methodist children from around Central Texas at Glen Lake summer camp. We've got kiddos and at least one adult from our church going the week of July 16-21. The cost is $475 per child, and scholarships are available. Glen Lake summer camp is an awesome experience for children, and we hope you will consider having your child join us.

  • And finally, we are opening up a prayer ground during both worship services starting this June! This will be a space open to children ages 2-10 and their families to use. It will be equipped with child sized chairs, tables, a rug, and quiet children's toys and activities. It will be a quiet, but not silent place for children and their families to gather for worship to they may all worship together. Parents will sit near the prayer ground to monitor their children and pick up and put away toys and supplies used during the service.

Childcare is also available for children 4 and younger Sunday mornings.

For more information, contact Missie Steigerwalt at, or join the Children's Ministry Facebook Group


Children's Behavior Incident Report Form

Behavior Expectations Statement

Special Events


Each year, Salado UMC provides a safe, fun, and family-friendly way totrick-or-treat on the church grounds. 

The event is free, and the community is invited to attend!

Easter Egg Hunt

SUMC hosts a community wide Easter Egg Hunt each year during the week before Easter. Hunts are divided by age, and each hunt as a few “grand” prizes! There are bounce houses, games, hot dogs, and fun for the whole family.The event is free

and open to the public.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a yearly event for ages four through incoming 6th grade, 

held each summer. This week long experience teaches Bible stories and concepts though crafts and hands on experiments, games, mission projects, Bible stories,

and worship times. 

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 Safety Application Form for Volunteers and Employees

Pass background check  

Complete online training sent to you after filling out application  

Complete an in person interview  

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   

Safety Application Form for Volunteers and Employees