Children’s Ministry

Summer Children’s Ministry at Myers Memorial UMC for Toddlers-3rd graders. Join us and enjoy summer playdates with children, parents/grandparents and friends! Please rsvp to Connie by Thursdays before our playdates on Mondays. 704-864-3222 ext. 105 Unless otherwise noted, please pack a morning snack/early lunch for your family. Rain will not spoil our plans!  We’ll meet in the church building if the weather threatens our fun!

Monday, June 10 | 10a | Fun at the Stables Thanks to the Averys for hosting us at Spring Creek Stables (179 Bessemer City Hwy. Dallas) Carpool from the church at 10am or you can meet us there! We will see the beauty of the horses, play and enjoy a picnic. Bring your picnic, blanket and wear your tennis shoes! We will return to the church by noon.

Monday, June 17 |  10a | Bikes, Trikes & Balls Gather at the church to enjoy playing together on our playgrounds. Bring your bikes, trikes, favorite balls and we will create a safe zone in the parking lot and playgrounds for rolling fun! We’ll ride home at 11:30a.
Monday, June 24 | 10a | Fine Feathered Friends Join us as we travel to the Carolina Raptor Center. We will leave the church at 10a. We’ll have lunch in the picnic area. Adults $12, children $8, under 3 years free.
Monday, July 1 | 10a | ImaginOn Charlotte
ImaginOn is a one-of-a-kind destination in Charlotte as the #1 children’s library in the US.  Its a wonderful place to explore!  Meet at the church at 10a to ride the bus.  Free Admission.
Monday, July 8 | 10a | Playing at Poston Park We will leave the church at 10 am or you can meet us there (1101 Lowell Spencer Mtn. Rd.) There is a bike park, playgrounds, fishing and more so bring along what you’d like to do! We will return to the church by noon.
Monday, July 15 | 6p-8p | To Mars & Beyond! It’s VBS Week at Myers Memorial UMC!  Be sure register for our VBS which is Sunday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 17 from 6-8p each evening.  VBS is for all ages! Parents and Grandparents are invited to volunteer or go to a class of their very own!
Thursday, July 25 | 10a | All Aboard!
M3 is on the move because the Shelby train is closed on Mondays! We can’t wait to ride the 1919 Carrousel and the Rotary Special Miniature Train, plus the playground! Carrousel and Train Rides are $.50 and one adult can stand with a child free. We will stop for lunch on the way home.
Monday, July 29 Music Camp | 9a to 12p | Monday-Friday It’s Music Camp week for our rising 1st graders and older. Please register for Music Camp What’s Up Zak! with Tony Sane, Director of Music.
Garden Day at Daniel Stowe | 9:15a Small Stalks is a special program for 2 to 5 year olds to  explore nature with stories, song, plantings, crafts and play in the Lost Hollow at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Admission for this special program is $14 total for one child and one adult. Others that are older or do not wish to participate in Small Stalks can still join us to explore the gardens, for the price of admission into the Garden. We will leave the church at 9:15a. We will return to the church by noon.

Monday, August 5 | 10a | Game & Art Gallery Let’s spend the morning creating and playing at the church! We will have games and art projects, but if you have a favorite one to share with your friends, we’d love to have you bring it along!

Monday, August 12 | Morning at the Museum Explore the Schiele Museum and trails with your friends! We will leave the church at 10a or you can meet us there. Admission: Adult $7, Children $6, 3 & younger are free. Gastonia City Residents receive a $2 discount and if you have a membership, it’s free. We will return to the church by noon.
Monday, August 19 | 10a – 12p | Floaties & Fun End of Summer Fun at Pastor Sally’s family pool (1100 Heatherloch Dr)!  Bring your floaties, towels and sunscreen and make a Splash!! A snack lunch provided

Nursery & Preschool

Myers Memorial UMC strives to maintain the best quality childcare ministry for all children who enter our doors.  Childcare is provided Sunday mornings, evenings and Wednesday evenings and by request for all bible studies and small groups. All persons who are paid or volunteer workers with the children are screened through our Safe Sanctuary Policy.

On Sunday mornings, Preschoolers gather with their teachers and Pastor Sally at 9:45a in Room E-110.  After Sunday School, preschool children will stay in their room for worship nursery unless picked up by a guardian at 10:40a. Older preschool children will join Pastor Sally for Children’s Time in worship and return to the Nursery.

Infants: E-103

1’s & 2 Year Olds: E-118

3’s & 4 Year Olds: E-109


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Spark (Early Elementary K-3rd)

Early Elementary Children, known as the Spark Group, will gather on Sundays at 9:45a in Room 110 with Pastor Sally and their teachers to kick of the morning sharing “highs” and “lows” and prayer with one another.  At 10a the children will head upstairs to their classes to go deeper in God’s Word.  Children are to be picked up at the gathering room at 10:40am.

Spark: K-3rd Grades


Teachers: April Proctor, Justine Snyder,

Jen Butler, Jerri Lynn Boggess

The Sunday School Curriculum provided for our children at Myers Memorial UMC is Cokesbury’s Deep Blue: Deep Blue Connects is a comprehensive three-year Bible study with stories organized by theme: Family, Community, and World. This year’s stories focus on the role of families—siblings, parents, friends, grandparents, foster families, church families, the list goes on—and what we can learn about God from these close relationships. This new format is designed to help churches and caregivers work together to teach children about faith by exploring how families work together, communicate, and worship God.

Sunday Night Live

Resumes in August!


We recognize there are times when we’re just in between: too old for some things, not old enough for others. Or maybe you know some of the older kids yet you’re too young or visa versa Therefore, we’ve created a small group opportunity for the rising 5th through 8th graders under the leadership of Tresca McSwain. Those older children and younger youth who feel they’re… well… In}{Between are invited to join this group as they meet through out the year for events created just for them.
In}{Between meets on Sundays
9:45a for Sunday School downstairs in the Lounge Classroom
5p for Youth Chorale in the Choir Room
5:30p to 7p for Dinner & Programs

Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)

DC4K is a powerful ministry for kids 5–12 years of age.

Are your children angry, hurt and confused about your divorce? Finding help for your children can be frustrating. Divorce Care for Kids, DC4K, provides a safe, fun place where your children will

  • Learn to understand their feelings
  • Express their emotions appropriately
  • Feel better about themselves
  • Develop coping skills
  • Be introduced to biblical concepts that will bring comfort
  • Make new friends
  • Helping to Build Relationships
For more information contact Connie Elzey

Created By God

One of the conversations we don’t want to have is the one we really need to have and that’s the awkward conversation about how we are created ~ male and female. We at Myers Memorial UMC want to help you have that conversation with your child and lay the ground work for any future conversation that seems awkward and embarrassing.  We ask that you please commit to the entire day from 9a to 2p as each session builds on another. We are created by God and God is still at work helping us become the person we were created to be.  It’s not always an easy process but with accurate information and a safe environment to learn and question, growing up can be a little bit easier. Questions? Contact Connie Elzey, 704-864-3222

Camp Tekoa Church Retreat

A wonderful weekend away with your church family! There are lots of things to do for the whole family! Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Porch Rocking, Worship, S’mores, Napping, Crafts, Shopping in town and more!

Safe Sanctuaries

Myers Memorial UMC is a Safe Sanctuaries congregation following guidelines as presented by the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.  This means we ensure extra precautions are in place for all children and youth are protected.