Children are always welcome in worship! We offer various age-appropriate Worship Bags for kids to help them experience God in worship in age-appropriate ways.   11:00am Worship features a Children's Time before the sermon.  


We also value kids leading in worship! There are openings to serve as acolye and crucifer  - Sign Up Online


Nursery is available

Located in the hallway adjacent to the Fellowship Hall/Atrium bathrooms, next to the Choir Robing Room. We have nursery caregivers who are Safe Sanctuaries and CPR trained.

8:30 Service – Nursery care is available for all infants and toddlers 8 weeks through 4 years old.

9:45 Service & Sunday School Hour – Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers (8 weeks through age 3).

11:00 Service – Nursery care is available for all infants and toddlers 8 weeks through 4 years old.  


Offered during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour for children ages 4 years-5th Grade. “E” classrooms are in the Education Building, and “Y” classrooms are located in the Youth Center.

  • E3 – Age 4 – Kindergarten
  • Y4 – 1st-2nd Grade
  • Y3 – 3rd-5th Grade


View the Campus Map or ask a staff member or volunteer to help you find your way.


Kids Choirs will meet on Sunday afternoons 1-2pm including Little Angels Choir (K-2nd Grade) and Alleluia Choir (3rd-5th Grades) as well as Bellplates (1st-2nd Grades) and Handchimes (3rd-5th grades)


If you would like more information about children's music, email Andy Eaton


All 4th and 5th Graders are invited to join us for The Bridge! The Bridge meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Kids will play games, read and discuss scripture, work in small groups, do occasional crafts or mission projects, and build Christian friendships.  Parents are invited to volunteer in a number of different aspects of this ministry.  Contact Gretchen Shea for more information.


God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from sexual and ritual abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong. (From the Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church. P. 384-386)

Thus, in covenant with all United Methodist congregations, North Raleigh United Methodist Church (NRUMC) has adopted a Safe Sanctuaries policy for the prevention of child abuse in our church. 

This policy applies to all current and potential NRUMC employees, contracted workers and volunteers who will be working in church-sponsored events and ministries that are conducted under the auspices of and/or endorsed by NRUMC and that involve children and youth of this congregation and community. This policy must be followed at all times on church property but also applies to any church related activity on- or off-campus. This policy also applies on church property for groups within and outside NRUMC specific ministries.


These are some of our beloved annual events for Kids Minsitry at NRUMC!  For the latest upcoming events and registration info, please check the Events Page of the website! 

Vacation Bible School

Sharing God's love in evenings in the summer

Trunk or Treat

Community trick-or-treat event

Advent Event

Activities & cookies with Santa

Family Christmas Eve

Family Dance

Fellowship, food, & fun

Easter Egg Hunt

Community egg hunt event



For more information about ministries for children and their families, email Gretchen Shea at or call her at 919-847-1536 x103.