Nursery and Sunday School

Safe Sanctuary Guidelines for the Nursery and Sunday School

Mt. Zion follows the Safe Sanctuary Guidelinesrecommended by the United Methodist Church. 

ALL nursery volunteers and Sunday School teachers have passed background checks pursuant to our  Safe Sanctuary Guidelines.

The nursery at Mount Zion is for infants and toddlers up to the age of 5. It starts at 9:45 a.m. and ends when the worship service is finished. 

  • There are two adults supervising the nursery at all times.
  • All volunteers and staff have passed background checks.
  • The nursery is provided during both Sunday School (9:45 a.m.) and the Worship Service (11:00 a.m.)

The nursery is located on the lower level of the church building. You may use the stairs on the right hand side of the sanctuary. Follow the stairs down and the nursery will be immediately on your right. You may enter the lower level through the back door which leads into the kitchen. Turn left and it will be the second door on the left hand side of the hallway near the staircase. On Sunday mornings, after the Children’s Moment during the worship service, the nursery-age children will be escorted to the nursery by the two nursery workers or they may remain in the worship service with their parents.

The children at Mount Zion are a very important part of our church. They represent the future and we have recently completed a renovation of our nursery to reflect this new emphasis. 

Small infants that may need to sleep or rest quietly have a separate area where they won’t be disturbed by the older toddlers.




Play centers and many hands-on activities with manipulatives are available to enhance motor skills, sharing, and caring during supervised play.


Sunday School

Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m. in the downstairs classroom area. Due to a wonderful increase in the number of children, beginning September 11, 2016, there will be a rotational schedule for the teachers with the creation of additional classes. The curriculum being used is Deep Blue Adventures.

Since attendance is very low during the summer months, there will be NO CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL during the months of June, July, and August of 2019.

K, 5K, Grades 1 & 2 Teacher Schedule

January – Sharon Chandler and Beth McWilliams
February – Katie Aiken and Heather Cumbie
March – Drew and Ashley Gelder
April – Karen Smith and Cindy Owens
May – Sharon Chandler and Beth McWilliams 



Grades 3-5 Teacher Schedule

January – Terry Lee and Elizabeth Finley
February – Ginger and Trent Allen
March – Gene Aiken and Randy Martin
April – Rotation Until Teachers Found
May – Terry Lee and Elizabeth Finley

Adult Sunday School

There is an adult Sunday School class which meets at 9:45 a.m. It is located in the upstairs classroom on the right hand side of the sanctuary.



The Children’s Message

The children’s message during the worship service is a time for the children to come to the altar for a mini lesson with the pastor. Children under the age of five may attend the worship service with their parents, participate with the other children at the altar; and when the children’s message is finished, they may either return to their parents or go downstairs to the nursery. The lesson is often parallel to the pastor’s sermon as recommended by the Lectionary of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church.