Our nursery provides caring adults who will share Christ’s love with your youngest family members during every worship service at Brainerd UMC. We listen to music, sing, color, and play with your babies and toddlers while you enjoy your own Sunday School class or worship experience. 

We also have a Cry Room available in the balcony area for any parent(s) wishing to keep their children with them during the worship service but whose children might not be quite ready to participate in a full hour long worship service.

Sunday School

At Brainerd UMC, we want to surround your child with dedicated adults who will teach them a strong Biblical foundation. We provide Sunday School classes each week for ages 3 through 5th grade. Each classroom learns about the same scripture with activities tailored to its particular age group. This allows you to discuss the material with all of your children, hearing the unique perspective on the same topics from each child.  

Children’s Church

During the worship service, children are encouraged to begin the services with their families.  The youngest worshippers, through age 7, are then invited by the pastors to follow our children’s church leader out to the Children’s Wing for a lesson and activities of their own for the remainder of the service.  This time is noted in the Sunday Bulletin.

And remember there is a Cry Room available for any child who might not be quite ready to participate in a full hour long worship service.  The Cry Room is located in the balcony of the Sanctuary. 

Parent’s Night Out

Every other month, our preschool hosts a Parent’s Night Out for both preschool and church families. We provide a meal, activities, and a movie for children from 6 weeks through 10 years old. The cost is $15 for one child, $27 for two, and $35 for three or more. Our PNO is from 5:30-9:30 and reservations can be made with Kelcy Chambers at 423.698.2030. Watch for news in The Latest for the next Parent’s Night Out!

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, join us as we spend a week having fun and learning more about God and His love for us. We come together each night for one week and play games, make crafts, hear stories, and spend time with our friends in a unique environment. Watch for details about this year’s VBS beginning in the spring.