Kids matter at Kirkwood UMC. Our goal at KUMC is to create a place for children and families to pray, worshipread and learn Scripture, and serve all while having fun and growing spiritually.

Every week at KUMC, children do this in Sunday morning small groups and child care, Sunday morning worship, Wednesday afternoon Play Café

and  Wednesday afternoon children’s choirs.

Be sure to check out KUMC’s weekly schedule and Special Events Calendar below for times and more information.

If you have any question or would like more information, please
Welcome New Director of Children’s Ministry  
Jacob Nault

Hello! My name is Jacob Nault, and I am blessed to be your new Children’s Ministry Director! I am a second year student at Eden Theological Seminary, preparing for pastoral ministry (Master’s of Divinity) with music emphasis in the United Church of Christ. I am excited to have the opportunity to work in a large congregation, as my home church near Green Bay, WI has between 150-200 members! I have worked in children’s ministry in a variety of contexts, including several years as a camp counselor, and as Interim Christian Education Coordinator, and Angel (Children’s) Choir Director. I received my Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with a minor in Church Music from Lakeland University, a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. These days, I also work as a professional musician, composer and arranger, providing musical leadership for concerts, youth events and other functions in the wider church and in other community contexts. I play piano with six fingers because of my mild cerebral palsy, and the witness of God’s presence and goodness in my life in the midst of physical challenges is a message I enjoy sharing! I love sharing with each and every person I work with that they are an image of God, and I look forward to helping your children live into the joy of discipleship and being images of God together! Please contact me anytime via email at

Special Activities
 February 2020
Play Café
Valentine’s Day Party! 
Wednesday, February 12
3 -5 pm
in KUMC’s Gym
Join us for a special play cafe with Valentine’s Day themed crafts and games, along with all the other fun activities you’ve come to expect at Play Cafe!

Valentine’s Day
Kid’s Night Out
Friday, February 14
5:30 pm – 9 pm
Parents, this is a fundraiser event for KUMC Children’s Ministry. For a suggested donation of $20, your child can go to a fun party while you go out for dinner. The kids will get to hang out with friends at KUMC and enjoy pizza, watch a movie, and play games while you enjoy your evening elsewhere!
Please register your child as soon as possilbe to guarantee their space. Then you can get those dinner reservations you want, while we plan for childcare and supplies. Use this button below to register now: 
If you have not registered by 2/13, we may not be able to take your child if there is not enough scheduled childcare workers on hand. We’d hate to turn you away, so please make those reservations today! 
President’s Day
Bounce House Event
Monday, February 17
9 am – 12 pm

Nothing to do and no school? Bounce that boredom away with a Bounce House in KUMC’s Gym! There will also be a selection of other games and activities. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Fall & Winter Saturday-Sunday
Weekly Schedule
Saturday Night Common Kids (5-6pm)
Join us for games, a bible story, fun and fellowship at Common worship 
Sunday Morning 
9am Children’s Programming 
Faith formation for all ages 
Infants and Toddlers (up to age 3): Room 204 
PreK: Room 212 (3 year olds have the option of going to this if they would like) 
K-2nd grade: Room 309 
3rd-5th grade (tweens): Room 104 (downstairs)  
Please begin by signing in at the Welcome Desk 
10:30 Children’s Programming 
Bible Explorers (Infants-PreK): Room 204 
Children are welcome to worship with their families 
**Check back soon for expanded children’s activities for PreK-5th grade during the 10:30 service** 
Please begin by signing in at the Welcome Desk

Wednesday Weekly Schedule

Wednesday Play Café
 Wednesday afternoons, 3:00pm – 5:00pm in the KUMC Gym
Parents, bring the kids and let them enjoy open gym time in our indoor gym play area while you relax and have a cup of coffee with other parents. Let the little ones wiggle out that afternoon energy while you catch up with friends! 
Play Café will resume for the Fall on September 4, 2019
Wednesday Children’s Choirs
Wednesday afternoons the halls fill with music when the children’s choirs meet for practice.
Children’s choirs meet weekly and perform once a month in worship services. 
We offer the following choir programs for grades K – 5: 
Cherub Choir: K – 2 Grade 
Celebration Choir: 3 – 5 Grade
CLICK HERE to go to the KUMC Music Page and learn more about these programs.
(Scroll to the bottom of the page to find Children’s Music and select the Children’s Choir that’s right for your child’s age.)

Kid’s Corner (during Worship) You and your family are encouraged to worship together with your children in the Kid’s Corner. The Kid’s Corner is located in the front, left (northeast) corner of the Sanctuary and The Wood and features age-appropriate games, toys, and activities for infants to 3rd graders.


Cry Room A “cry room” is also available for families and is located off the main sanctuary.


Child Care Rooms Families can also utilize KUMC’s child care offerings during Sunday worship.  Infant Room | 0 – 17 months | Room 206  Toddler Room | 18 – 35 months | Room 203/204 Kid’s Room | 3 – 5 years | Room 205

Other KUMC Children’s Ministries

Children’s Day Out Children’s Day Out provides daily child care for children ages infant (6 weeks – 5 years) in a loving Christian atmosphere during the week (Mon – Fri). Click HERE for more info!


KUM Preschool KUM Preschool offers a play-based learning curriculum with emphasis on fostering young children’s abilities to become self-directed, self-reliant, sensitive to others’ views, and to achieve personal, social, and academic success. Visit the Preschool’s website for more information.

President’s Day
Bounce House Event
Monday, February 17
9 am – 12 pm

Nothing to do and no school? Bounce that boredom away with a Bounce House in KUMC’s Gym! There will also be a selection of other games and activities. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.