Children's Ministry

At CHUM our focus in the Children’s Ministry is living the image of Christ by loving all and serving with grace. Sunday school and Wednesday Night Kids' Connection provides weekly studies that create faith based knowledge, fellowship and belonging, and a multitude of opportunities to serve others. Our teachers are super dedicated to the spiritual development of our children.


Serving others is at the core of who we are. Children are considered active members in the functioning of our church. From opportunities to help lead worship, to clean up days around the church and opportunities to serve the world, CHUM kids are making the world a better place and forming their faith at the same time!


Missions are another way we express our faith. The children of CHUM raise funds or collect donations for various groups. Past projects have been: Nets for Watoto (mosquito nets for Kenyan children battling Malaria), Hat and Mitten Drive for local school children, holiday care packages sent to those serving in the military, blanket and towel drive for local no-kill animal shelter and a Read to Feed Sunday to provide animals through the Heifer Foundation. Stocking our Blessing Box located next to our playground with food and personal care items. Our kids are learning about social justice. Through these projects they are exposed to the need and therefore recognize our ability to provide.


If you have questions regarding the Children’s Ministry please contact

Jodi Rice at jodi.rice@collegehillumc.org or by phone at 683-4643 ext 208

Sunday School: Sundays @ 10:15 a.m.

Sunday School 2nd through the 4th Sunday each month @ 10:15

Dive deep into the stories and practices of the faith as we explore God's love in our lives together at Sunday School! Children, ages two through 5th Grade are invited to join in the fun of Sunday School three weeks a month with engaging activities that will encourage faith formation and love of neighbor and God! With Weekly activities including art, science games, cooking, music, mission projects and prayer practices, your children will hear the stories of the faith and learn how to connect them to their everyday life!

Kid's in Worship: 1 st Sundays @ 10:15 a.m.

First Sundays at CHUM are a special time for children and families to gather together and worship a loving God! At CHUM we know that the best way to help children feel emotionally connected to God and to their church is by worshiping with the grown-ups who love and care for them. Children will participate in the Contemporary Worship Celebration with their families, staying in the worship hour for music, prayer, a children's moment and communion.

Vacation Bible School - VBS

Who: 3 Years Old (Potty Trained) - entering 6th Grade

When: June 17-21, 2019

Time: 5:30-6:00 p.m. Dinner and 6:00-8:00 p.m. VBS


Vacation Bible School is taking us on a mission TO MARS AND BEYOND it is for children ages 3 (potty trained) through entering 6th grade.


VBS will be nightly the week of June 17-21st. at TO MARS AND BEYOND children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they explore Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.


Each evening will begin with a meal from 5:30-6:00 p.m. for volunteers and children. Then they will begin their journey TO MARS AND BEYOND with a high-energy Opening Assembly time in the sanctuary. Voyagers then make their way to a variety of activities – Bible Story, Music, Art, Science and Recreation time. Our Mission Possible voyagers who are incoming grades 4th-6th grades will have field trips on two days. Your voyagers will also discover our Vector Verse, Ephesians 3:20-Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us!


Children will expand on their discoveries by making their own art projects, singing songs, and playing games. Along the way, the Voyagers will hear about our God’s awesome power at work in their lives!


The last night of our event will conclude with a presentation by our Voyagers so they can share all that they learned with their families at 7:25. On Sunday June 23rd the kids will wear their shirts to perform a song they learned during VBS with the congregation during both services.



If you are interested in volunteering, you can register online. 

You can also register your children online at the link below.


CHUM VOLUNTEER and VBS REGISTRATION



Nursery: Sundays and Wednesdays during Worship and Education Programming

Kids, birth to Pre-K are invited to join Miss Terri and her loving crew of nursery workers as they play, read, dance to music and enjoy time together. This safe and inviting environment is sure to help your little one feel at ease as they experience the church’s and God’s love for them! Nursery is open 8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. on Sundays.