Connect | Kids

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Lisa Hendry

Children's Minister


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  • Play cafè

    wednesdays Afternoons during the sChool year

    3 - 5 PM, in KUMC's Gym

    Parents, bring the kids and let them enjoy open gym time in our indoor gym play area while you relax and get to chat with other parents after school ends. Let the little ones wiggle out that afternoon energy while you catch up with friends or meet new ones!


    Lisa Hendry



  • Cool to Be Kind Group (3rd, 4th & 5th Grades) G

    First and Third Sundays of the Month, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

    The "It's Cool to Be Kind" group is for kids currently in 3rd, 4th & 5th grades who want to have fun meeting new friends, playing games and doing some mission activities. Together with Children's Ministry Leader, Lisa Hendry, they'll meet at KUMC and occasionally meet outside of the church for fun outings too!  On meeting days, meet in the gym to do some team-building activities and play some games, then we'll head down to Room 105 for a story and discussion.

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    3rd - 5th Graders Upcoming Winter/Spring Meeting Dates: 

    • March 12
    • April 15: Feed My Starving Children Packing Event, 9:30-11:45 am (see below)

    • April 2 & 16
    • May 7 & 21

    Cool To Be Kind Group Feed My Starving Children Packing Event

    Saturday, April 15, 9:30-11:45 am

    KUMC's "It's Cool To Be Kind" Group is volunteering at the Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Event at Queeny Park on Saturday, April 15 from 9:30-11:45 am. If kids in 2nd-5th are interested in helping us pack food, contact Lisa Hendry for more details.

  • Souper SaturdayS

    First Saturday of the Month, 4:30 - 6:30 PM, in KUMC's Gym

    Do you have young children? Are you looking to find playmates for them and connect with other families nearby? You're invited to come and develop close friendships and join the fun at Souper Saturdays at Kirkwood United Methodist Church.  The kids will make lasting friendships as they run off energy, and you won't need to cook! Older and younger siblings are welcome to come along too. Parents will enjoy soup, and kids will have their own kid-friendly meal. Please email group leader Scott Kennedy to let him know you would like to come so he can plan to have enough food for everyone. 

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    Upcoming Dates

    • Saturday, April 1
    • Saturday, May 6
  • Parent's Night out

    On Friday evenings -TBA; check back to find the next date & time

    On some Friday evenings, KUMC Children’s Ministry hosts a fun evening for kids at church from 5:00-8:00 for kids age 2 years old through 5th grade so parents can enjoy a relaxing evening out! Kid's will enjoy a dinner of pizza, applesauce and cookies for dinner and then do crafts, play games and have open play time in the gym. Please plan to pack a meal with your child wants/needs a different dinner. Their evening will end with some stories and a movie to help them wind down so they are ready to tuck into bed when you bring them home. There is no cost for this event, but KUMC will gladly accept donations to cover the cost of food and supplies for the evening. Watch here for a future date to be announced, and then follow the link to registration that will appear at the bottom of this announcement to register your child or children - then go get those dinner reservations for you and your significant other! 


    Lisa Hendry




    Children’s Day Out provides care for children aged infant through five years in a loving Christian atmosphere.  We offer quality childcare in a non-daycare setting, a trusted and caring staff, socialization, a safe environment, and meaningful age-appropriate activities.

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    Beth Seley


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  • Kirkwood United Methodist Preschool check our website for any changes to due to COVID-19.

    Kirkwood 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.

    KUM Preschool Website | circlerightarrow


    Jenny Goff

    314.966.8167 x116

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