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!

All activities occur at church (651 Country Club Road, Bridgewater, NJ) unless otherwise noted.  Events are open to ages infant to 5th grade.  For more information about any of these events, please contact bumcyoungfamilyministry@gmail.com.

On Going Activities: 

Worship Sermon Time Activity – Every Sunday during the 10:30 AM Service

Don’t forget to sign up to assist with the kids sermon time activity, which takes place during the 10:30 worship service each week. We want to make sure that we continue to offer this great opportunity for our kids (and our adults). Moms, dads, youth, and all other congregation members are welcome to sign up for this fun job. I will do all of the planning and preparations, and you would get to hang out with the kids and help with the activity as an extra pair of hands.

Click here to be a Sermon Time Activity volunteer!  

Sunday School- 9:15am Starting September 15th 

Sunday School is a great way to introduce stories of the Bible to kids with age-appropriate lessons and activities to help them understand the stories.  All of our teachers are volunteers (and a few have a teaching/school-based background) who love to work with kids and help them with their faith journey. Parents may attend worship or Adult Sunday school while children are in Sunday School.  Register here to join us for Sunday School this fall. 

Terrific Tuesday- Tuesday Evenings Starting September 17th 

Terrific Tuesday is a great way for children to become involved in worship and performing arts. We have musical choirs for 3 year-olds and above, bell choirs, and a liturgical dance team. We also have a puppet ministry that performances 3-4 times a year.  Once a month we order pizza and share in a communal dinner with each other. Register here to join us for Terrific Tuesday this fall. 

Upcoming Events

Fireworks at the Branchburg Country Fair @White Oak Park – Saturday,  September 28th from 6:30-8:30pm 

Join us for a night out at the Branchburg Country Fair for fireworks. Bring a picnic dinner and we’ll enjoy some fellowship time before the fireworks. FIreworks are normally around 8pm. We’ll set up a space for our group near the snack shack.  A few of us will have our rainbow heart BUMC t-shirts so look for those.  If you have having trouble finding us you can call Jen Schaber at 732-673-5743 or Veronica Sydlowski at 908-285-3025. Make sure to RSVP on FB or reply to this email so we know to look for you. There is a map picture attached to this email to help show our meeting location. The White Oak Park address is 235 Baird Road Branchburg, NJ.  Facebook event here

Trunk or Treat – Sunday,  October 27th from 3-5pm 

Come and join us for BUMC’s 7th Annual Trunk or Treat! We will have a great afternoon of trick or treating with snacks and drinks to share! So dress up in your costume and bring all your friends! All are welcome to join in the fun. You can just come and enjoy the event or you can help out by hosting a trunk or bringing a bag of candy to our welcome table to help replenish our trunks. Hosting a trunk spot involves bringing approx 750 pieces of candy, coming to set up the day of at 2:30/2:45, decorating your car, and handing out candy from 3-5pm. You can sign up for a trunk spot hereFacebook event here.  

Save the Date!  

Mark your calendars for these great events

Sept. 15 – First Day of Sunday School
Sept. 17 – First Terrific Tuesday
Sept. 28 – Branchburg Country Fair
Oct. 5 – Blessing of the Pets
Oct. 27 – Trunk or Treat
Nov. 15 – Dads’ Night Out
Dec. 15 – Pageant Rehearsal & Family Christmas Party
Jan. 24 – Moms’ Night Out
Feb. 9 – Kindness Cards
Apr. 11 – Community Easter Egg Hunt
May 3 – Meet and Greet
May 17 – Last Day of Sunday School
May 31 – Sunday School Recognition
May 31 – Hike-Washington Valley Park
Aug. 3-7 – Vacation Bible School