Garden Kids Ministry
At Sedge Garden, we understand the importance of providing a safe and welcoming environment for children to learn about God. That's why all of our children's ministry leaders and volunteers are safe-sanctuary approved. We offer a variety of engaging programs and activities for children of all ages that are designed to help them grow in their faith and build meaningful relationships with other kids. Join us for our children's ministry services and see the difference for yourself!
During each of the church worship services, the Garden Kids have their own, age-appropriate, worship service in the Garden Kids Worship Center! During this worship service, the Garden Kids sing and dance, play games, and hear a Bible story that is presented creatively and in a way that connects to their level of life experience.
Starting in Preschool, the Garden Kids have Small Groups that are divided based on age and grade level. These Small Groups meet weekly between the two worship services from 9:45-10:45. This is a time for them to dive more in-depth to the Bible story that is presented during the Garden Kids Worship. Each Small Group has consistent leaders each week, so relationships are built within the group, providing a safe place for the Garden Kids to learn and grow to know God.
An active, fun, and welcoming community for children from birth to 5th Grade, where learning, worship, service, and discipleship is geared to young people in way that is meaningful to them on their journey to meet and get to know God!
During both worship services and Small Groups, a Nursery is available for children from birth to age two. Between our two Nursery Staff, Ms. Penny and Ms. Sonia, and our faithful Nursery volunteers, your child will be cared for and loved while you worship and study each Sunday.
Easter Egg Hunt
We all know what Easter really means, but for the kids, we love to watch them enjoy the fun traditions of Easter! Each year, we host a huge Easter Egg Hunt for Preschoolers through 5th graders. We also have Easter crafts, a pancake breakfast, and the highlight – pictures with the Easter Bunny! Be sure to join us for this family fun event!
Garden Kids Mission Week
We are all called to be the hands and feet of Jesus…even the youngest disciples! During Spring Break and in the summer, the Garden Kids serve locally during a day-camp style mission week. The focus of each Garden Kids Mission Week is to serve our church family, our community, and the world in ways that are accessible to kids.
Annual Garden Kids Events
Vacation Bible School
We know that for kids, studying the Bible occurs best when we infuse fun activities. Each year, we provide a Vacation Bible School (VBS), which offers four days of Bible learning, dancing, craft-making, and outdoor gaming fun! A true community event, we host Preschoolers through 5th graders and offer a summer experience that leaves a lasting impression on our young disciples. Be sure to join us this summer and celebrate learning about Jesus is a fun, interactive way!
4th/5th Grade Retreat
The 4th and 5th Graders are invited each year to participate in two separate retreats hosted by the Western NC Conference of the UMC, and serves as a great transition opportunity between the Garden Kids Ministry and the Youth Ministry.
It’s a fact – kids love candy! Each Halloween, we host a Trunk-or-Treat in the church parking lot, providing kids and families a fun and friendly trick-or-treating experience. Be sure to join us in your best costumes!