Children, Parents, Families



Who's Involved?

Every Sunday morning we provide a safe environment for kids from birth through fifth grade where they can learn about Jesus and connect with each other.


Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our ministry, and it’s an honor to serve with each and every one of them as they love on kids each week! Every volunteer who leads in the Children's Ministry has had a background check and is committed to making the ministry a safe, Biblically relevant, and fun environment for your kids.

Summer Skatin'

Wednesdays 6-8pm

Kids, looking for some super summer fun?!

Join us Wednesday nights at the Skatin' Station in Canton, from 6-8pm. Cost: $8.00 plus skates

Text Linda Denzer at 734-787-6306.

American Heritage Girls

Girls K-5th grade

American Heritage Girls (AHG) was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. AHG girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement.


For more information, contact ahgsmlc@gmail.com

Children's ministry sick child policy


In order to keep our nursery and classrooms as healthy as possible we ask that you please keep your child home if he or she has symptoms of an illness to include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Fever equal to or greater than 100 degrees
  • Drainage (clear or discolored) from the eyes, nose, or ears
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Repetitive coughing/sneezing
  • Any contagious virus or disease (flu, mumps, chicken pox, etc.)

Children should not attend Sunday School or other programs until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication. If a child is displaying any of the above symptoms, the parent/guardian will be notified and may be asked to take their child home. We want to keep everyone as healthy as possible, including our children and teachers. The children's ministry team appreciates your help. For questions please contact Kassi Gilbert, Director of Children and Family Ministries at kassigilbert@smlucanton.org

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Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

Family Camps

a Great way to refresh, renew, recharge.

Many members of our congregation have been attending Family Camps over the years.  There are a few that we will cover here.

Click on each Camp link to see additional information on their offerings and registration links.  If you have questions on the experience at each camp, ask other members for their feedback. Member representatives may be listed in the future to allow a point of contact for additional questions.

DOWNLOADABLE CHILDREN'S CHURCH LESSONS

Your kids are pretty special kids. That is why we don’t want this time away from things like Sunday School and Children’s Church to deprive them of all we can give them for their spiritual journey. So, we have provided you lessons for you to use with them each week. These lessons are specifically designed to be used with varied ages within Sunday School. Just take what's helpful and leave the rest!


Lessons coordinate directly with the weekly sermon topics so you might consider watching the worship service on the weekend and then doing this lesson together. These are also the basis for our in-person class during 9:00am and 11:00am worship.


Simply click on the image or the lesson plan to download. You'll find great resources to share the weekend message with your children and engaging activities including games, crafts and prayers. There will even be a few hard copies available of the most recent lessons and activities on the lobby coffee bar during the week.