Nursery & Elementary

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14


We welcome you and your small children to our Nursery at Baker Memorial UMC every Sunday at the 9:30am service and 10:30am Recharge time. Our Nursery is available to children 4 years and under (infant) year-round. Our staff engages the children through active playing, and teaching simple Bible stories. We also take the time to love and pray for your children each week.

All toys and surfaces are cleaned and sanitized each week and between services. Baker Memorial UMC follows a Safe Sanctuaries Policy for volunteers and staff along with background checks. Nursery workers maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification.

VBS for all Ages!

Summertime is VBS time. This year, our VBS format has changed and we are super excited. So, what does that mean?

This is an intergenerational VBS event. That means we are inviting and encouraging all ages to participate. All children must be accompanied by an adult, but all adults don’t have to be accompanied by a child. We’ve got lots of fun cooked up for all ages. You won’t want to miss it!

The theme is Food Truck Party: On a Roll with God. It is five separate days—two Sunday mornings after church and three evening times to accommodate a variety of schedules. See the schedule on the graphic below. Hopefully, you can make all five sessions. We understand if you can’t make them all—although we hope that you can.

Each session includes a snack/meal together, loads of fun, and an interactive faith component. What kind of fun you ask? Intergenerational recreational activities, making food, serving, sustainable crafts that even adults will love and cherish, mission opportunities, and science.

All of this is only $10 per person and it covers all five days of your food, craft/activities, and a wonderful time learning and being in community. If you think about it, that’s only $2 a day for great food, faith, and fun. So, you will want to invite your friends and neighbors.

On Sunday, June 5th, we will kick things off with a Hawaiian Food Truck. It’s available from 10am-1pm. (Bring extra cash that day, as this is not included in the fee. However, your snack that day is included). You can also purchase your own apron at $10 per apron. Yes, there are both children and adult sizes available.

Don’t wait! Register today for yourself and/or your family. All are welcome. Be sure to invite your friends, neighbors, and other families. Sign up here.

Recharge: Children

PreK/K and our elementary children will begin each Sunday with singing songs before they head into their classrooms. The children will dive deeper into God’s word with Bible lessons, songs, videos, and hands-on activities. Celebrate Wonder curriculum will help engage our children’s natural curiosity to help them understand God’s word through storytelling, life applications, and exploring God’s word. Celebrate Wonder encourages creativity along with using their imagination to bring the Bible stories to life to help them understand God’s love.

Are you interested in supporting our children in a small group by being a teacher, shepherd, or leading an event? Contact Shelly Stienbarger at

NURSERY: Opens at 9:20 am on Sundays.

Music Makers

Youth Music Makers is an exciting new program for kids in 3rd-12th grades to share their musical gifts with the congregation. Whether you sing, play an instrument, want to perform solo or in an ensemble we want to hear from you! Get more information and sign up here.

Registration - Release Form

This year we have one Registration/Release form for your whole family. Please download the form, fill it out and bring it with you to Recharge or hand it to or email it to Pastor Kim or Shelly Stienbarger.