Have kids? No worries, we've got you covered. Shen UMC offers programs for kids who are six weeks old through 5th grade. Your children will be in a safe environment where they will learn about Jesus and have a fun time doing it. 


If your kids are 3 years old through 5th grade, then they come to worship with us in the sanctuary. After the opening worship, all kids are dismissed to follow their trained Shen Kids volunteer to their age appropriate room for the rest of service where they will have a blast! Kids check in starts at 8:45am for the 9am service & 10:45am for the 11:00am service. You can save some time by pre-registering your child below.

Vacation Bible School


August 1 - 5 from 9:00 AM - Noon

Ages 5 years old - 5th Grade 

Calling ALL kids, age five years to 5th grade for Vacation Bible School!  This year's theme is "Monumental" so buckle up and get ready to explore.  We'll be going off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest.  By exploring God's awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.  The week will be filled with Bible-learning, Sciency-Fun gizmos, team building games, cool songs, tasty treats and LOTS of fun!

Volunteers are needed for Crew Leaders (adult or high school student), Registration Helpers and Snack Helpers.  No experience needed!  Thank you so much for serving God by teaching the children in our church and community about Jesus!

Click the button below to volunteer and/or register a child.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Nealon at or Denise Gottung at


Visiting us for the first time? No fear! Our friendly host will show you where our Shen Kids Check-In is when you arrive. We will meet your family, check your child into class, and answer any questions you may have. We can't wait to meet you!


Volunteers for Shen Kids are trained to create an atmosphere where families can confidently leave their children while they are in service. Every volunteer is screened with a background check and the kids hallway is outfitted with security cameras for added peace of mind. Don't worry parents - we've got this!


Your kids will experience an age appropriate lesson that will teach them about God and His love for them. The teaching is interactive and utilizes multiple approaches for different learning styles. The goal at Shen UMC is for kids to understand who Jesus is and how He can make a difference in their lives. They will also have a lot of fun!

Shen UMC Preschool

Shen UMC has a well regarded Preschool that provides high quality Christian Education; helping children thrive academically, socially, physically and spiritually.  To learn more about our program, click the link below to visit the preschool website.