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: 

Sunday School – Every Sunday during the 9:00 AM Service

The children who attend the 9AM Traditional service will be escorted to their classrooms following the Children’s Message. Families that attend the 10:30 AM Contemporary service you are welcome to drop off your children in their classroom at 9:15 and attend the 10:30 service as a family after Sunday School. There is adult Sunday School in Room 25, and you are welcome to join us while your children are in Sunday School. Please pick your children up in their classrooms at the conclusion of the service.  Enrollment is ongoing and your children are welcome to join us at any time.

 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!

Upcoming Events

Hike at Washington Valley Park – Saturday, October 13th at 3:00 PM

We will meet at the parking lot entrance on Newmans Lane and will hike through Washington Valley Park together. If you are using a GPS, the address is 766 Newmans Lane Bridgewater.  Please remember to wear comfy shoes!

Moms’ Night Out – Friday, October 19th at 7:30 PM

Join us for a night of fun and great conversation after the kids have gone to bed!  If possible, please bring a snack or drink to share.  Please email bumcyoungfamilyministry@gmail.com for the address and to RSVP.

Trunk or Treat – Sunday, October 28th from 3:00-5:00 PM 

Come and join us for BUMC’s 6th 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 if you’d like, you can host a trunk spot. If you’re interested in signing up for a trunk spot please register with Jen Schaber at Jennifer.schaber@gmail.com.  Hosting a trunk spot involves:
Bringing approx. 500-750 pieces of candy
Coming to set up the day of at 2:30-2:45pm
Decorating your car as much as you’d like
Handing out candy from 3-5pm

Dads’ Night Out – Friday, November 9th at 7:30 PM

Join us for a night of fun and great conversation after the kids have gone to bed!  If possible, please bring a snack or drink to share.  Please email bumcyoungfamilyministry@gmail.com for the address and to RSVP.

Visit to Laurel Circle (formerly Arbor Glen), 100 Monroe St., Bridgewater – Sunday, November 11th at 2:45 PM

We have scheduled a great opportunity for your little performers! The Little Angels and members of the Cherub and Lyric Choirs will be visiting Laurel Circle (formerly Arbor Glen), a senior living community in Bridgewater on November 11th so that they can sing and/or dance for the residents.  We will be meeting at Laurel Circle at 2:45 and the children will begin to perform at 3:00.  We will have more details available as the date approaches.  If your child is not currently a member of the Little Angels, Cherub Choir or Lyric Choir but he/she would like to join us, you are welcome to join in on our Terrific Tuesday Rehearsals.  The Little Angels Dancers (Kindergarten through 5th grade) rehearse from 5:30-6:00 and Cherub Choir (Pre-K through 1st grade) and Lyric Choir (1st grade through 5th grade) rehearse from 6:00-6:30.