Children are an important part of our congregation. Jesus wanted children near him. They are not just the church of the future but part of the present body of Christ.  

We welcome children in all worship services. God put the wiggle in children...don't feel like you need to suppress this in God's house. Check with an usher for an activity bag.

Children are invited to begin the day upstairs in the Worship service.  After the Gathering Music the children will go Sunday School downstairs in our education building. All of our Sunday School volunteers are Safe-Sanctuary trained and have had a background check.

During the 8:45 outdoor and 10:00 am service in the sanctuary, a nursery is provided for infants and toddlers and childcare for children under 6 years old. It is located downstairs in the education building adjacent to the sanctuary.  We have a paid certified staff member and a Safe-Sanctuary trained and background checked volunteer in the nursery at both services.

children's sunday school

Sunday School is offered during the 10:00 service.  After the Gathering Music, we go downstairs to the children's wing together. 

We gather in the double Sunday School classroom (Room 112) for age-appropriate Sunday School classes at 10:15 AM.

Nursery (Infant to age 2) -- Room 108

On Holy Communion services, we return to the sanctuary and share the meal. Other weeks, parents come downstairs after the service.

What are Mt. Carmel Kids up to?

  • Kids Night Out | December 2, 2022

    Join us for a fun-filled evening on Friday, December 2nd at Mt. Carmel! Parents drop off your kiddos (2 and up) from 6-8:30pm for Kids Night Out! We will have pizza, play games, and end the night with a movie. Donations accepted, email to reserve your spot! We will offer more KNO opportunities in 2023!

  • Adventure through Advent: Sunday School 10am SundayS

    Join us Sundays at 10am in the Double Classroom. Children will begin in the Sanctuary and be released to go downstairs to Sunday School following music. On the first Sunday of each month students go back up to the Sanctuary to participate in Communion. 

  • Children's Christmas Pageant | December 18, 2022

    Come one, come all, everyone invited to participate in our Children's Christmas Pageant coming up this December. We will work on songs during Sunday School and have two rehearsals: December 11th and December 17th. Friends from the community, preschool, and grandchildren of members are all invited to join in the holiday fun Sunday, December 18th during the 10am worship service. Stick around for the Down Home Holiday afterwards, too!

  • kids helping kids: Angel Tree

    Each year Mt. Carmel partners with local schools to help families wake up to gifts under their tree on Christmas morning. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about being generous at such a special time of year. The Angel Tree can be found in the church foyer. 

  • Down Home Holiday: December 18, 2022

    Stick around after the Children's Christmas Pageant for a very fun Down Home Holiday! Complete with lunch, a visit from Santa Claus, and a Polar Express train ride outside. This event will kick off at 11am on Sunday, December 18th.