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  

PreK - 1st Grade: Meet in Theater Room, Move to Room 124

2nd - 3rd Grade:  Meet in Theater Room, Move to Room 122

4th - 5th Grade:  Meet in Theater Room, Move to Room 119

6th - 7th Grade:  Meet in YAC (Youth Activities Center) Kitchen

We also have a Nursery in Room 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.


Sign up here to have your 1st -12th grader acolyte in the 9 or 11 am service, or contact Kristen at Acolytes participate in the worship service by carrying a cross and lighting the altar candles. The cross and lit candles symbolize Jesus and His light coming into our church. At the end of the church service, taking the cross and lit candle lighters out shows that Jesus Christ is for everyone, and you are taking the light of Jesus out into the world.

M&M Kids & M&M Minis

Wednesdays during the School Year, 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.


Children's Behavior Incident Report Form

Behavior Expectations Statement

For more information on Childern's Ministry please contact Kristen Von Gonten email:

Special Events

ONLINE Vacation Bible School

June 29 - July 2, 2020

Register through June 12 to receive supplies!

Vacation Bible School is a yearly event for ages 4 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. This year, out of an abundance of caution for our children and volunteers, we will hold an all-online VBS! Register today to receive supplies to accompany the lessons!


Halloween is a time for fun at SUMC with our Trunk or Treat. Volunteers hand candy out to all children in attendance. Food, games, bounce houses, spook houses, and many other activities can be found at this free family friendly event that is open to the community.

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.


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

SUMC Employee/Volunteer application and background check

Reference Form

Background Check Renewal 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