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Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning Kids Ministry offers an array of engaging, faith-building experiences for our youngest generations here at Schweitzer. From loving arms in our nurseries, traditional Sunday School classes and hands-on Kids Worship services, we offer many different options that kids of all ages, abilities and interests will enjoy. Each lesson we teach shows our kids how God has been loving his people for thousands of years and how he still loves us today!

Class Locations

Nurseries & Childcare


In our nurseries and childcare, our mission is to provide a convenient, safe, and loving environment for the children of those involved in the ministries and activities of Schweitzer.

Childcare is offered for babies and toddlers during all worship services and Sunday classes. Childcare is also provided on Wednesday evening wile parents are involved in ministries of the church.

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Mothers of Preschoolers (M.O.P.S.)


M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers (birth to kindergarten) to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.

MOMSnext is a community of moms with kids past the preschool years. It is a division of MOPS International but is meant to meet the needs of the mother of school-aged children.

When we meet: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month September through May.
Where: Schweitzer UMC – Memorial Hall
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $110 per year or $55 for fall/$55 for spring. Covers breakfast, crafts, speakers, snacks, and childcare. (scholarships available)

For more information, contact Nina Verbanaz, [email protected], or visit

Grow to Know Preschool


At Grow to Know Preschool, we believe we are called by God to provide a rich, loving atmosphere in which children can learn and grow. Through our Christian example, children will learn about the love and acceptance of God. Children are each a unique creation. They should be able to express that uniqueness in a vast variety of play options. The social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth of each child will be fostered by these learning experiences. The focus will be the child; their needs, interests and learning styles.

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Sunday Mornings


  • Infant Nursery | Room 140


  • Infant Nursery | Room 129
  • Toddler Nursery | Room 140
  • Age 3 | Room 131
  • Pre-K | Room 105
  • Kindergarten | Room 107
  • Grade 1 | Room 120
  • Grade 2 | Room 118
  • Grade 3 & 4 | Room 112
  • 5th & 6th Grade (Discover Ministry) | Room 127


  • Infant & Toddler Nursery | Room 140
  • Age 3 | Room 131
  • Pre- K & Kindergarten | Room 109
  • Grades 1 – 4  (Kids Worship & Music) | Room 112

Nurseries and Childcare

Nursery Hours
Sunday mornings, 8:00am-12:00 p.m., and Wednesday evenings, 6:00–8:00 p.m. For safety measures, all parents are asked to check in at the Kids Connection Desk before entering the Kids area. Childcare for children, infant through grade 4, is available for special church services and activities. Please refer to the church bulletin or call the church office for additional information.

Please inform nursery staff of any important information regarding your child and provide any necessary items for your child.

Nurseries are located at the North end of the Cather Building.

Infant Nursery | Room 129 | Newborns to one year or walking defensively.
18 Months – 2′s | Gym Hall 140 | Supervised play time with a simple Bible lesson.

Wednesday Night Kids

Come join us for fellowship, food, and fun on Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. at Schweitzer. Kids from birth to sixth grade are invited to join us for dinner, active lessons, and worship. We look forward to exploring how messages in the Bible apply to each of our lives. Want to join in the action and fun? Contact Nina Verbanaz at [email protected]

  • 6:15 p.m. - Dinner: All ages (except nursery) join in gym
  • 6:45 p.m. - Inspiration: All ages worship God and grow in the Word of God
  • 7:05 - 7:45 p.m. - Recreation & Exploration: Children rotate by grade through Christ centered application activities.
  • 8pm - Pick Up: Children will be in the gym or playground

Get Connected

Got questions? We've got answers. Want to sign up for the Parent Newsletter? Maybe you want to get involved by volunteering in the Kids Ministry?
Simply fill out the form below to get in touch with our Kids Ministry team.

Nina Verbanaz headshot

nina verbanaz

director of kids ministries

”I love sharing God’s love with children. Their caring hearts and infectious enthusiasm for life and learning make teaching them a blessing."

Email Nina at [email protected]