Children’s Ministry

Panther Springs United Methodist Church is a community of faith that is passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our goal is to provide opportunities for children and their families to KNOW Christ as Lord and Savior, to GROW in their faith and love of Christ as a part of the body of Christ, and GO live lives that share that faith and love of Christ with the world. To accomplish this goal, we offer Biblical preaching, inspired music, small group studies, mission and fellowship opportunities.

Some of the opportunities offered by the children’s ministry team are (but not limited to); vacation Bible school, a fall festival, breakfast with Santa, a children’s Christmas cantata, an Easter egg hunt, Operation Christmas Child, making and sending cards to homebound.

The children’s ministries team stays very busy at Panther Springs United Methodist Church on Sunday morning and Wednesday night. During Sunday worship we have an opportunity for children of all ages to come forward and interact with the minister and/or trained leaders in an abbreviated message, usually based on the sermon topic for that week. Children from birth through preschool may be taken to the nursery area immediately following this time. A team will welcome the children and have an activity prepared for them. Children five and older are encouraged to remain in the sanctuary for the full worship service. They will be provided with a worship wiggle bag. Please leave the bags in the pews at the end of worship. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend all activities at Panther Springs UMC.

Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:15pm with children’s choir, under the direction of Kelley Harold and Kate Harper. Following choir until 7:30pm, grades 1-5 gather in the Junior Youth room with Robbie Roark and a volunteer for a time of Christian instruction and fellowship.


Panther Springs UMC abides by a “Safe Sanctuaries” policy, mandated by the United Methodist Church. This policy is to protect the children and vulnerable adults that are a part of the congregation and community.

The safe sanctuaries policy highlights are:

  • All employees and volunteers will have a criminal background check, all volunteers will be affiliated with the church for 6 months prior to a leadership position.

  • When possible there will be 2 adults present during ministry events, if 2 leaders are not possible, there will be an individual roaming the halls to check in on the activities taking place.

  • Children are to be signed in and out of an event.

We will observe the 4 year rule: volunteers and assistants will be 4 years older than those they are supervising.


  September 2020  
Upcoming Events


Sunday School
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Sunday Worship
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
NA Meetings
6:00 PM


Boy and Cub Scouts
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM




6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM to 8:15 PM


Sunday School
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Sunday Worship
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
NA Meetings
6:00 PM
Bible Search
  • New You Tube Children's Stories

  • Online Giving

    Follow this link for online giving 
    through our Conference. 

    You will select Mountain View
    District and Panther Springs UMC 
    and your gift will be credited to PSUMC

    This is a great way to support your
    church in this unusual time. 


  • Weekly Bulletin

  • New Bible Study

    "Renovation of The Heart" by Dallas Willard is our new Bible Study that will begin on August 26th. We will join together at 5:30. It is not yet decided if this will be a Zoom meeting or if we will meet in the pavilion at the church. If you are interested in joining us, please purchase your book and read the first chapter by August 26th. Also, please let me know if you will be joining us so that I can include you in the Zoom invite and any other updates you may need. Email:


    Renovation of the Heart, a bestseller by Dallas Willard, explains the common misunderstandings about human nature and the discipleship process by outlining the general pattern of personal spiritual transformation―not as a formula, but as a systematic process. As intentional apprentices of Jesus, we are to move deeper into a relationship with God while becoming more like Jesus. In his unique, winning way, Willard guides you in discovering your true identity while exploring spiritual growth in a new way. Includes discussion questions.

  • School Supplies for West Elementaty

    Here is a list of school supplies for West Elementary.

    School Supplies

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