Where Children Are Seen And Heard

This mantra has been at the heart of Gainesville UMC for decades - we love our children and take enormous pride in their faith development, their fun, and their safety. Below is a sampling of the types of programs we offer to children (pre-K through 5th grade), for more information on these, please contact our Christian Education directors by email.

Our fully-staffed nursery is also available every Sunday at all three services for children from birth to pre-K.

Children's Choir Registration (Rehearses Wednesdays from 5:00-5:50pm, beginning September 11th)

Sunday School

9:30am & 11:00am Services

We offer full a Sunday School program for kids from pre-K through 5th grade every Sunday at our 9:30 and 11:00 services.

Our children grow in wisdom, faith and friendship through worship and fun engaging lessons.  Our programs and volunteers help our children learn how to take situations they face in their everyday life and relate them to the Bible to help them grow and understand how much God loves them.


The safety of our children is paramount, and we have a registration system in place to help ensure their safety.

Please proceed to the Sunday School check-in station (down the hall to your left, as you enter the church) prior to the beginning of the service to get your children checked-in.


Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

Register For AWANA 2019-20 Here

Open to all children from age 3 through 5th grade, kids in AWANA are not only learning about God, but they are building relationships with each other through reading and learning about the bible, singing songs, playing games and creating crafts.  Our children participate in a group mission project, have themed nights and even their own annual talent show!

AWANA is a place for our children to learn, play and grow together in God’s love.

Click here to contact our AWANA team via email

Vacation Bible School

2020 Dates Will Be Announced Soon!

Want to scream and shout and let it all out?  Well at Vacation Bible School you can!  We encourage it!  Children sing songs with our performers onstage, they make fun crafts and learn lessons from the bible.  When our kids are at Vacation Bible School they feel like they are part of the rock concert, surfing the waves, climbing Mt. Everest, becoming a superhero or whatever the year’s theme is!  Our VBS also supports several mission projects during the week.  Our Youth and Adult volunteers help in all capacities and we cannot say enough about them!  This is ONE AMAZING WEEK your child will not want to miss!


For more information, contact our Christian Education directors by email.

Child Protection/Volunteer Policies

We care deeply about the safety and security of our children and youth. All volunteers and those who work with our children and youth must abide by and adhere to our Child Protection Policies. In addition, everyone in these roles must pass a criminal background check, as well as complete our Child Protection training once every three years. If you desire to become a volunteer or want to learn more about teaching Sunday School, VBS, AWANA, please contact our Christian Education directors by email.

To Begin The Volunteer Registration Process, Click Here

Online Sunday School Lessons

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