Young Family Ministry

Our Young Family Ministry serves as a group at BUMC for families who have children ranging in age from birth through 5th grade. Our events are comprised of a mix of fellowship, service and spiritual opportunities. This group, and its events, allows families with young children to deepen their relationships with God so that they may become more fully involved in BUMC and the body of Christ.

You don’t have to be a member of the congregation to participate and our activities are a welcoming and relaxed place to try out a small group at the church. Come grow with us!

For more information about any of these events, please contact the Young Families Ministry Coordinator, Jen Schaber.

* Masks are required for all indoor activities, and are optional when outdoors.


Youth in sixth grade through high school are invited into one of our youth fellowships. For sixth through eighth grade, youth are a part of the Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF). The JYF meets weekly on alternating Wednesday nights during the school year for youth group as well as monthly service opportunities in Bridgewater and beyond.  We hold fun activities like laser tag and more, and a week long mission project in July.

Please contact Andi Semler, for more information.

Sunday School

We will host in-person Sunday School from 9-9:50am. During this time, parents will have an opportunity to join an adult Sunday School or socialize with other families.

We will meet in Fellowship Hall in a “one-room schoolhouse” model with opportunities to break off into smaller age groups for discussions and activities.  We will be starting off with the  “Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints” curriculum.  Masks will be worn by all and social distancing will be followed as much as possible.

Please contact Veronica Sydlowski with any questions you may have.

Church Nursery

Our youngest disciples are invited into our Church Nursery each week, beginning September 5.  Children ages 4 and under are greeted by the smiling faces of our Childcare Professionals each week.  Our childcare providers are on staff here at BUMC and have completed a background check as well as the Safe Sanctuary Training.

Terrific Tuesday

Terrific Tuesday is a great way for children to become involved in worship and performing arts. We currently have musical choirs for 3 year-olds and above and a liturgical dance team.

We are now meeting in person! Cherub and Lyric Choir will be held outdoors, and will be canceled in the case of inclement weather.

Please see the Terrific Tuesday schedule below.
Little Angels 5:00pm- (Dance group for ages 5-5th grade)
Cherub Choir 5:30pm Outdoors*- (An active singing group for ages 3-1st grade, parents stay with children)
Lyric Choir 5:30pm Outdoors*- (A singing group for ages 1st-5th grade)
Festive Ringers 6:00pm- (An introductory bell ringing group for ages 4th grade+. 3rd graders with music reading ability welcome)
Jubilation Ringers 6:30pm (An intermediate bell ringing group for ages 7th grade+)

Reach out to Jen Schaber for more info.

Children's Corner Preschool

Welcome to the Children's Corner of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, a non-profit, state certified school for children 2-1/2 to 6 years of age.

Committed to quality child care in a nurturing Christian environment, we offer full and half day programs and welcome children of all faiths, race and national origin.

We are a member of the national and local Associations for the Education of Young Children.