At least through April 3, we are suspending all group gatherings at DSUMC which includes Sunday School and TeamKID. We will be streaming Sunday Service online on our Youtube channel, so you can watch from home, but all other services and classes have been suspended.

I am deeply saddened by the news, but I am also very supportive of the call. The safety of our children and families is of utmost importance during this uncertain time. 
Online Sunday School
Since we cannot meet in person, I will have the Sunday school and TeamKID lessons online for you to look at and use with your children. The lead Sunday school teachers and I have included lesson plans, craft ideas, videos, games, etc. for you to use at home. I’ve put all the lessons on and will update it weekly. Once you’re on the Google Classroom page, click the plus sign button on the top right of the screen and ask to join the class, and then enter Google Classroom code: 43khne5. I will also be sending out a direct invite to our Google classroom.  


Activities and Resources for Your Kids
I also invite you to like the DSUMC Children’s Ministry Page on Facebook. Each day I will be posting challenges for you and your kids to do at home. It is a fun way to work together with your kids, doing something fun. I have posted two so far, and my kids have had a good time participating.

If you want to receive packets with the supplies included and lesson plans printed out, I can do that for you. Please contact me, and we can set up a pick-up/drop-off time.  Also, please let me know if you are in need of anything during this time. The church is ready to offer prayers, support, and assistance.   

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. Psalm 5:11   

Celeste Gamble

DSUMC Children’s Faith Formation Director 

(Ages/Grades as of Sept 1, 2019)
3 Year Olds
 Please drop off and pick up your child in the Nursery
4 Year Olds
 Please drop off and pick up your child in Room 126 
Kinder – 5th Grade
Please drop off and pick up your child in the Children’s Room (check in at the Sanctuary)
Interested in serving in children’s ministry? We’d love for you to join us! We want to partner with parents in the spiritual growth of their children and this is a great opportunity to do that! We provide everything you need, offer flexible scheduling, and have non-teacher roles available too! 
Contact Celeste at
Located on the main campus. Available during all our Sunday morning worship services.
WEDNESDAYS 6:15pm-7:30pm
Children’s Room – Check in at the Sanctuary

TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship! It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging mission videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus. Hope to see you there!



We need you! If you’d like to be a part of any of these activities even if it’s just once a month, we’d love to have you! Kids love seeing their kids get involved and having fun with them!

Contact Celeste Gamble with any questions and to serve with us!

Join us for summer fun as we explore our world through the eyes of a preschooler! Camp classes are 9am-2pm and designed for children 3 years old through kindergarten. Campers will need to bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle each day.
NURSERY (0-4yrs)
The Nursery is available for many activities, including all church services, Wednesday night Bible Studies/classes, and other activities/classes throughout the week. We generally have a mix of free play and guided play in the nursery, free play on the playground and usually a snack time, if available.
The mission of our nursery is to prepare children to become disciples of Jesus Christ through nurturing care from trusted, Christian adults, socialization with fellow children of God, and instruction in our Sunday School classes.
We fully encourage family worship. However, if your child is not quite ready for church worship, they are welcome in the nursery. A good way to begin the integration of family worship is to start by having them attend the songs and then bring them into the nursery. This will get them used to church time and the church/worship atmosphere.
Junior Bible Quiz offers a fun and exciting way to motivate children to understand the all-important truths in God’s Word. Children ages 4 through 6th grade are invited to participate.
As a part of the Children’s ministry here at DSUMC, Pathways School has been leading children into discipleship since 1985 through our preschool and Kindergarten.We are a Christian preschool. All children are welcome. We invite anyone who would like to take a tour and see the teachers and children in action.
Contact us at 512-858-7541 or at
DSUMC is the charter organization for AHG, a Christian scouting program for girls. For more information, please contact Cheryl Calvert at
A Christ-centered outdoor character development adventure program open to boys and young men aged 5-17. Boys will love the fun and adventure! Parents will love the commitment to a Christian worldview and moral consistency. For more information, please contact Patrick Welton at