Children's Ministries

* Due to COVID-19, our children are only meeting online at this time

Willa Kids

Willa Kids is Tuskawilla UMC’s Children’s Ministry, serving children age 3 through 5th grade and their families. They meet in room 16/18 in the Education Building.​

Willa Kids gathers:

Sundays from 9:30–10:30 a.m. for Sunday School
Sundays following the Children’s Moment (11:00 a.m. Worship)
Wednesdays from 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Children's Sunday School Class

Our Willa Kids Children's Sunday School children are nurtured and supported through the earliest introduction to God and teaching the basic principle's of God's amazing love to more advanced thought-provoking spiritual curriculum to keep kids of all ages engaged. 

Designed For: Children ages 4 - 5th Grade
Date/Time: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Curriculum: The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum
Location: Willa Kids Room 16/18 in the Education Building
Leaders: Shrell Chamberlain, Family Ministries Director and Ashley Lilly

Family Encounter Night

6:30 pm Worship
6:45 pm Willa Kids meet on Zoom
6:45 pm Choir Rehearses
6:45 pm Youth hang out time
7:30 pm Gravity Youth group time together


Our Nursery is provided on Wednesdays beginning at 6:30pm, and Sundays beginning at 8:30am during the Morningsong Service, through Sunday School Classes and TUMC's Traditional Worship Service at 11:00am. You and your child will be warmly greeted and directed to our check-in/out procedures. Our Nursery attendant(s) will then give you a tour of the Nursery and go over any specific information for your child to have a wonderful fun experience at TUMC. TUMC attendants will care for, play with and engage the nursery children by singing songs, having play time, reading a story that corresponds with our theme of the week and of course having fun! Parents are to fully supply any items needed for younger children including ready-made bottles, diapers, wipes, snack, sippy cup, changes of clothes, etc. 

Tuskawilla UMC seeks to create environments and equip families to grow in their faith together. We believe that faith is caught more than it is taught. Therefore, at Tuskawilla UMC we take great emphasis on children being engaged in worship and study alongside persons of all ages in response to the covenant that we make at the time of a child’s baptism:

"to surround all children with a community of love and forgiveness, that they may grow in their trust of God, and be found faithful in their service to others as we pray for them, that they may be true disciples who walk in the way that leads to life"

---UMC Baptismal Covenant 


​All staff and regular volunteers with Tuskawilla UMC’s
Nursery, Willa Kids and Gravity Youth
receive annual training on safety and protection procedures and are fully Level II Background Check compliant.

Links to Child/Youth Protection Policy, and Children's Registration Form
(both these are in Adobe PDF format)