Children's Ministries

Our Mission: To uplift children and to help them see Jesus and have a relationship with Him.


Our Purpose: To provide age-appropriate programming (birth-5th grade) and spiritually-focused family resources to children and their families


Our Goal: To equip children to be able to share their faith and gifts to the glory of God, in a safe and secure environment, while assisting them in their transition to the broader faith community of St. Matthews UMC and the world.


During the school year, there is programming for children on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.  Also throughout the year we have several special events planned for children and their families.


Our Tween Ministry (3rd-5th grades) meets regularly on Sunday evenings.


We would love to have you join us.  Check out our Facebook pages (below) or feel free to email HERE or call (502-897-6449) with any questions you may have.



Sunday mornings

10:00-11:00 Sunday School in the Children’s Wing (first floor)

  • Children learn about the Bible in age-appropriate ways that are relevant to them, in separate age-level classrooms (preK, K-2nd grades, 3-5th grades)

  • During the Summer, we have combined Sunday School for all ages.


11:00-12:00 Wiggle Worship

  • Wiggle Worship is a worship service for kids.

  • Wiggle Worship uses music, crafts, videos, and many other fun tools to help children praise the Lord.


Nursery is available during this time for all children ages 3 and under and for those older children who may need more one-on-one attention.

  • The nursery is a fun, safe and secure environment for children.

  • The children learn about God and his love for them through play.


Sunday nights during school year

5:00-5:45 Tweens Social / Mission Time

5:45-6:15 Supper

6:15-7:00 Tweens Bible Study


Tweens don’t fit with kids, but they don’t fit with teens either.  That’s why we’ve created a ministry just for them!  They can come and grapple with questions they deal with everyday.  This fun, positive ministry is transforming hearts and attitudes through Jesus Christ.  We enjoy fellowship, dinner, study, crafts and games, all at an age-appropriate level during this special time.



Wednesday Nights during school year during Wednesday Night Live!

6:30-7:30 Children’s Choirs

Our children’s choirs learn about music theory, various instruments and how to lead worship through music.  They sing often in both worship services and special holiday services.  They also hold at least two programs a year.



Events During the Year (Check website calendar for activities)

Vacation Bible School

Family Movie Night

Lenten Family Workshop

Easter Celebration

Advent Family Workshop

Paper Bag Christmas

Other Family Mission Opportunities, Bible Studies and Events