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Welcome to Bridge Kids Children's Ministry!

All of God's children are welcome to come experience the love of Jesus Christ while they learn how to live out their faith in new and exciting ways.
Be sure to stop by The Bridge Kids Welcome Desk to register and get more information on how you can connect with our ministry.

Click on one of the headings immediately below to expand the selection. 

+ Sunday Morning Small Groups

Do you know who the two biggest influences are in a child’s life? The answer is…. the church and the family. Our goal here in Bridge Kids is to partner with families to make the biggest impact possible in a child’s faith journey. The church only has 40 Sunday’s in a year to minister to kids. Parents have 3,000. Let us help you start to build this foundation, after all, who says church should only happen on Sunday? And who says you can’t have FUN at church every week? Not us!

We offer FUN and ENGAGING ways to learn about Jesus!

  • 8:45 a.m.: Nursery/child care available for infants – 5 years, K thru 5th grade children will attend service with parents (No Sunday School this hour).

  • 10:00 a.m.: Nursery/child care available for infants – 5 years, K thru 5th grade Sunday School Hour – Large Group/Small Group format, Praise team and drama opportunities available this hour for the kids.

  • 11:00 a.m.: Nursery/child care available for infants – 5 years (check-in with Ms. Jill @ the Nursery Desk), K thru 5th grade children will check-in in the Bridge Foyer this hour only and will attend the first portion of service as a family and then be dismissed to one of the options below.

New 11:00 a.m. programming details and notes:

Creation Station: Every Sunday
If you attend the 11 a.m. The Bridge service, your child will attend the first portion of the service and then be dismissed to Creation Station. Creation Station is a time of crafts, fellowship with peers, and organized games. Drop off in The Bridge Foyer and pick up in rooms 153 and 155.

M.A.D. about Jesus: 2nd and 4th Sunday, Music And Drama for K-5
from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in rooms 153 and 155. Children will learn music to sing in worship, participate in creative drama games and skits that teach Biblical values, and learn how to use their gifts to serve God during worship services and during Sunday school large group activities.

Parents wishing to volunteer for Creation Station or M.A.D., please contact Stephanie Jordan or Tracy Lastrapes. Parents interested in doing an adult group study during the M.A.D hour, please contact Pastor Jana.

+ Children's Small Group Room Assignments

  • 3 years - MC152
  • 4 years - MC152
  • K-2nd grades - MC153
  • 3rd-5th grades - MC154

+ Nursery Care at 8:45, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

The Bridge Kids Nursery provides a safe and loving place for your children to be loved, rocked, played with and cared for while their parents attend worship services. Parents receive pagers that vibrate if they are called back to check on their children or if the nursery workers should have any questions. Two paid staff workers are assigned into each nursery room. Church security procedures ensure proper background checks are performed on all paid staff workers in Bridge Kids Children's Nursery. For more information, contact Jill Dyer, Coordinator of Nursery.

+ Mission Kids

Mission Kids focuses on providing opportunities for children to participate in mission projects that benefit the community.

Once a month from 12-1:30 p.m., kids fellowship during a pizza lunch. After that, kids will work together to complete a service project that benefits organizations right here in McKinney. Optional field trips will be coordinated so that families can go directly into the community to serve.

$20 annual dues cover pizza, drink, and a t-shirt for the whole year.

  • October 27 - Reverse Trick or Treating @ Brookdale Assisted Living
  • November 3 - Family Promise/The Little Pantry
  • December 1 - Shopping Day for Angel Tree Toy Shop
  • December 14 - Christmas Parade in McKinney - Float to Promote our Church and Mission Kids

+ KidCheck

All children attending Children's Sunday School or the nursery are checked in through KidCheck. KidCheck's easy to use electronic check-in system improves child security and streamlines the check-in process. Learn More:

KidCheck Express Parent Introduction Video from KidCheck, Inc. on Vimeo.

+ Fine Arts Ministry

For Kindergarten through 5th Grade...

M.A.D. about Jesus: 2nd and 4th Sunday Music And Drama from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in rooms 153 and 155. Children will learn music to sing in worship, participate in creative drama games and skits that teach Biblical values, and learn how to use their gifts to serve God during worship services and during Sunday school large group activities. Contact Tracy Lastrapes or Stephanie Jordan for more information.

For ages 9-99...

Fine Arts Ministry: This is a group of people who enjoy acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreographing, painting, set building, sewing, writing, running sound and lights, video recording and editing. Our desire is to use our talents to bring Glory to God during church services, online, and at special events. There will be a monthly training hour. No experience is necessary, and rehearsals are as needed for specific performances. Please contact Tracy Lastrapes for more information.

Stephanie Jordan

Stephanie Jordan
Children's Ministries Director
stephanie@mysumc.org
972-529-5601 ext 326

Jill Dyer

Jill Dyer
Nursery Coordinator
jill@mysumc.org
972-529-5601 X316

Children's Time
Children's Sunday School