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

Upcoming Events

Lake Day at Round Valley Reservoir Recreation Area (1220 Stanton Lebanon Road, Lebanon, NJ) – Saturday August 18th from 10am-1:30pm ish?  

Come join us for a day of swimming and picnicking at Round Valley State Park in Lebanon NJ right off Rt 22.  It is $10 per vehicle to enter the park.  Parking can get busy on the weekends so if you can get there between 10 and 10:30am you’re best off. Follow signs in the park to the parking for the beach. There is close parking and restrooms, changing rooms, and showers at the beach area for swimming on the lake.  There is also a snack shack where you can buy lunch or you can bring food in with you. Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed in the lake but no other rafts, beach balls, etc.  If you have any other questions about the park, feel free to reply to this email or visit the state park website link below.

Playdate at Children’s Corner Playground (BUMC) – Thursday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM

Pack a lunch and join us for some fun in the sun (hopefully).  It will be a great opportunity for the children to have fun together.  Don’t forget to bring water bottles and sunscreen!

Open House and Picnic – Sunday, September 9th at 10:00 AM

Join us for our combined worship service at 10:00 AM. Following the service, families will be invited to Fellowship Hall where the children can meet theirSunday School teachers for the upcoming school year. Then, at 11:30 AM, we will enjoy a picnic lunch together.

First Day of Sunday School – Sunday, September 16th at 9:00 AM

The children will begin their morning with their families in the sanctuary for the 9:00 traditional service.  At approximately 9:15 the children will be invited up to the front of the sanctuary for the Children’s Message.  Following the Children’s Message, the children will be escorted downstairs to their classrooms.  There will also be a class for adults taking place at the same time in Room 25 that you are welcome to attend.  Click here for the Sunday School Registration Form.

Picnic and Playdate at Children’s Corner Playground (BUMC) – Sunday, September 30th at 11:30 AM

Following the 10:30 AM contemporary service, we will head out to the playground for a picnic lunch and some playground fun.  Don’t forget to pack a lunch!