- Phone: (651) 429-9026
- Mailing Address: 1851 Birch St., White Bear Lake, MN, 55110
The goal of Children’s Ministry at WBLUMC is to encourage faith in our children and to provide an environment that is safe, nurturing, and fun, where children can learn that they receive God’s unconditional, everlasting love. If you’re visiting for the first time, you’ll find information in our FAQs so you can talk to your child about what to expect.
Nursery doors open ten minutes before the schedule worship time.
In the summer, there is one hour of nursery care during the 10:00 service.
Starting September 17, there is nursery care available at both the 9:00 am worship hour and the 10:45 am hour. Between services, our nursery closes to prepare for the next group.
We ask you to sign your child in at the door. You will receive a pager that we will use to contact you if your child needs you before the end of the service. Thank you for promptly picking up your child after worship.
Register your child for nursery care here.
Summer Sundays: We offer children's programming (preschool - 5th grade completed) in June and July. Children who were in the nursery during the program year, remain in the nursery through the summer. In the fall, the children age 3 by September 1 will "graduate" to preschool Sunday School.
In August, all ages are invited to experience outdoor worship together.
During the school year, from September 17 through May 13 at our 9:00 AM service, we offer Sunday School for kids in grades pre-K (age 3 by September 1) through fifth grade. See the youth page for programming for tweens and teens. Please join us! We love visitors.
Interested in children's programs during the 10:45 service? Let Joan know! We'd like to hear from you.
Regardless of the season, kids start out with their family in the sanctuary. On program days, kids are dismissed to go to Sunday School following the Children's Sermon. Students gather in the theater in the lower level of the education wing for large group time (Bible story, video clips, and prayer). After large group time, kids are divided into classes for active, hands-on lessons. Preschool and Kindergarten students may end the hour in room 204 (across from nursery, upstairs).
All students are dismissed from class at the end of the hour when a designated adult or guardian arrives for pick up.
Thank you for registering your student(s). Please click here for the online form.
All programs start on September 27th.
4th and 5th graders meet in the tween room for a class that emphasizes fellowship and community building. Over the course of the school year, we transition to a "youth like" structure with deeper questions and hands-on service opportunities. Every night, we make time for snacks, fun games, and a Bible story.
Class meets from 6:30-7:30 pm, at the same time as our 6th -9th grade youth programming.
For more a more complete description or to register your 4th or 5th grade student, click here.
For all children in grades 1-5. Invite your friends to join you! Class meets from 6:00 to 6:30 pm
To learn more about Children's Choir and/or register, click here.
Please contact the Children's Ministries Director, Joan Hartman.