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: Pastor Heather Harding and Ashley Lilly
Family Worship Night
Wednesdays from 6 - 7:45 pm
6:00 – 6:25 Dinner (free for children and youth, $5 for adults)
6:30 – 7:15 Nursery, Willa Kids, Gravity Youth, Adult Small Groups and Activities
7:20 – 7:45 Contemporary Worship
Designed For: Families who are invited to share a meal together. After dinner, there are breakout groups for different ages.
Willa Kids curriculum: Route 66: A Trip Through the Bible
Location: Education Building room 16/18
Leaders: Chris and Suzie Lilly
We invite our children to join us for the first half of the 11:00 Worship Service. We will have a special message for the children, and they will go to the Willa Kids room to have some activities and discussion about the morning's scripture lesson.
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.
Designed For: Infants - 3 years old
Date/Time: Sundays beginning at 8:30 a.m., and Wednesdays beginning at 6:30pm
Location: Nursery in the Sanctuary Building
Leaders: Ashley Lilly
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.