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Nursery at SUMC

Welcome! Thank you for entrusting your child to us. We believe that from the earliest age children begin to experience the love of God through those around them. Our mission is to provide a caring environment for young children during worship services and certain classes and workshops.

Regular Hours of Operation

  • Sundays: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Lower level of Hottle Hall


Children left in the nursery during worship services shall be age 3 or younger. Older children may attend Children’s Church or regular services with their parents. Ages of children in the nursery during other approved functions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


All children should be registered when they are dropped off. Information needed includes the child’s name, parents’ whereabouts, and any notes the parents feel are appropriate (allergies, chronic illnesses, disabilities) for the nursery staff to know.


It is the general policy that parents should remain on the church campus while their children are in the nursery.


Vibrating pagers are available in the nursery. Parents are asked to wear one while their children are in the care of the nursery staff so that they may be reached if necessary. Please remember to note on the registration sheet the number of your pager.


For everyone’s protection, children who are ill will not be allowed to stay in the nursery. Children, who have obvious signs of illness such as fever, cough, or a runny nose (thick green or yellow mucus) will not be admitted. If a child becomes ill during his/her stay in the nursery, the parents will be paged to pick the child up.

For further information, please contact the church office at 703-451-8223.