Children’s Ministry


Hi, I’m Mark Emerson, the Children’s Ministries Coordinator at Lafayette United Methodist Church. If you’re planning to visit the church or have questions about our children’s programs, give me a call or send me an e-mail. I can be reached at (925) 297-7004 or

If you’re looking for information on programs for Middle School and High School kids, visit Youth Ministries.

 Sunday Morning Programs


Our nursery is staffed by two experienced caregivers from 9:30 each Sunday morning for babies up to preschool-age children. During Sunday morning services, the children have time to play, then have a snack (when appropriate), listen to a Bible story and learn a Bible-themed song. The nursery is located on the ground floor of the Education Building.


Faith Formation

School-aged children (kindergarten through 5th grade) begin services in the sanctuary with their adults, then follow a volunteer to Faith Formation after the children’s message. Please pick up your child in classroom 7 in the Education Building (upstairs) after the service.

December Faith Formation  Is About Generosity
Every single one of us have been the beneficiaries of God’s great generosity. During December, the Faith Formation class (K-5th grades) will learn what that generosity means, and we’ll explore God’s purpose for us. Our hope is that the Christmas season will be transformed for the children as they learn to express their generosity to others.