On Sundays from 9:55am to 10:45am, Sunday School classes are offered for infants through 5th graders in the Craven Education Building. Detailed descriptions of the classes can be found on the Sunday school page.
Our kindergarten through 3rd graders gather for a time of games, fellowship and devotion each Wednesday evening from 5:00pm to 5:45pm in the Children’s Assembly Room in Craven Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to join us!
Our 4th and 5th graders gather twice a month for a time together. We focus on serving others and having a good time together. Our meeting dates can be found on the Event Calendar. This group also gathers for Club 45 Hang Out on Wednesday evenings from 4:30pm to 5:00pm.
Children's Music Ministry
To register, please fill out the online registration form. For more information or to join, please contact Beth Juran (336-722-7563).
Cherub Choir - Rehearsals on Wednesdays (6:15pm – 6:45pm)
The Cherub Choir is open to children ages 3 to Pre K who are interested in singing and learning fundamentals of music and steady beat and rhythm.
Joyful Noise Choir - Rehearsals on Wednesdays (6:15pm - 7:00pm)
Location: Room E22/Education Building
This Joyful Noise Choir is open to students grades K-5 who enjoy singing. Children learn fundamentals of music and singing, and perform in church services several times throughout the year. The children's choirs also present a musical once or twice per year.
Children’s Handbells - Rehearsals on Wednesdays (5:00pm - 5:45pm)
The Children’s Handbell group is open to children grades 4-5 with an interest of learning the fundamentals of music and playing handbells.
Celestial Chimes - Rehearsals in Wednesdays (4:30-5:00pm)
Location: Room E23/Education Building
The Children's Handchimes group is open to children grades K-3. Children learn to read music while learning to play the handchimes.
Nursery is provided during all worship services for children preschool age and younger. Every child that comes into Maple Springs is a treasurer and we strive to provide childcare at such a level that parents are at ease leaving their children to attend worship. Nursery is staffed by church volunteers and is overseen by our employed nursery coordinator. Pagers are provided to parents as a safety precaution at check-in/check-out procedure.
It is important to us that a parent is not kept from attending a function at Maple Springs because of lack of childcare. We try our best to provide childcare for children up through 5th grade when there is a church event being offered.
Safe Sanctuary Policy
Maple Springs celebrates its children, youth, and the adults who serve with them. Safe Sanctuaries is an initiative of the United Methodist Church to adopt policies and procedures to reduce the risk of child abuse in the church. Maple Springs is committed to creating a caring, nurturing, and safe environment for all of our children, youth, and the adults who minister to them.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer, Maple Springs offers a spirit-filled week of high energy, creative learning about who God is and how He is working in their lives. Each night includes crafts, games, Bible story dramas, music, missions, and more! We had a wonderful VBS last year and look forward to 2017. If you’re interested in serving throughout the week, contact Mary Taylor Setliff.
Throughout the year, children’s ministries celebrate a variety of special activities together. Events such as Pumpkin Patch Palooza, Advent workshop, Easter Eggstravaganza, and Mother/Daughter Brunch help keep us connected in fun ways.
Four times a year, our kindergarteners through 3rd graders leave worship during the sermon time for worship education. In the fall, we focus on communion and Advent. In the spring, we focus on baptism and Lent. This is a special time for our children to learn a little more about the sacraments and the liturgical year.