At PWUMC, we are dedicated to providing a nurturing, inviting and safe environment for your child. Whether it’s small groups, Vacation Bible School, childcare, children’s arts or any other activity, we strive to present God’s love to each and every child. We have a number of ministries especially geared to children.


Our programs look a little different right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are still here to support your family. Check out this graphic for some of the ways you can interact as a family and guide spiritual development at home.

Special Events

Summer GPS
10:15-10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Get ready for Summer GPS with our amazing Kid Connection team!  Each Sunday we’ll have thirty minutes of faith-filled, family fun starting at 10:15 in the Sanctuary.
We’ll gather, pray, & sing together as we explore the life app, wisdom!

Faith Finders LIVE!
9:00-10:00 a.m. in Room 54

Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to Faith Finders LIVE! We’ll gather together with friends for a Bible Story, songs and engaging activities! For more information, please contact Jen Bruce, director of Kid Connection.

Kid Connection Team Training
July 29th
7:00 p.m.

We are so excited for Kid Connection to soon be live, in person, and back in action for the 2021-22 school year. At Kid Connection, we are passionate about connecting kids to God & one another and we know the most important thing we can do for kids is be present in their lives! Are you looking for an opportunity to serve? Do you want to learn how to floss & dab and show kids who Jesus is? Would you rather serve behind the scenes to make sure Kid Connection is prepped & ready to go each week? No matter what role you’d like to play, every member of the Kid Connection team is valuable and appreciated. Come join us for a sweet treat, summer refreshment, and an opportunity to learn more about serving!

Family Fun Night
August 5th
7:00 p.m.

Grab your bikes & let’s get ready to roll! You’re invited to Kid Connection Family Fun Night. Kids will be able to ride on our parking lot bike course and the playground will be open for those not quite ready to ride. Come for an evening of family fun & enjoy a cool treat on us!

Please Note: Kid Connection is currently offering online options, modified in-person Sunday programming, and occasional outdoor activities. Masks are required for those over 5.

Stay tuned for more updates!



First Visit


If you’re new to Platte Woods UMC, stop by the KIDS Guest Check-In, located on the main floor to get started. If you’d like, you can preregister your kids to speed up the process by clicking below.

Kid Connection


Kids (birth-5th) check-in through a secure, computerized check-in prior to entering their age-appropriate room. Check-in stations for all ages are located on the main floor.  Every family is assigned a family security code that both child and parent wear. 


Babies & Toddlers


Children younger than 2 are cared for in our crib nursery or toddler rooms filled with music, story time, and interactive play.




Preschoolers are invited to explore God’s Word in an interactive and engaging way at both 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Circle time, music, crafts and games are often a part of their experience.


K-3rd Grade


In our elementary environments, we desire to connect kids to God and one another through high energy worship, engaging Bible stories and small group activities.


Grades 4 & 5


We call it “Route 45!”  Preteens in 4th and 5th grades are at a pivotal time in their spiritual life when they often begin to ask questions about faith.  We want to offer them a fun and encouraging environment and show them how to apply truths from the Bible to their lives at school, with friends, and at home with their family. 


More Information

For more information about our Sunday children’s small groups program, please contact Jen Bruce, director of Kid Connection. Interested in receiving engaging curriculum for your kids while you worship at home? Join our Facebook group, Platte Woods UMC Kids!


All children are welcome in our worship services!  Nursery for age 2 & under is available at both the 9:00 & 11:00 services.

Safety Procedures

Because we care deeply about the welfare and safety of every child and youth who participate in the programs and ministries provided by PWUMC, we take seriously our responsibility to do everything in our power to see that no physical, emotional or sexual abuse occurs in any ministry setting sponsored by PWUMC. We recognize every person as a child of God who is created in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, we have a strong commitment to make the church a safe place for children and youth. Supervision policies and procedures are in place.


The PWUMC “Because We Care” policy includes having all adult volunteers screened and registered.


7310 NW Prairie View Road  ♦  Platte Woods, MO 64151  ♦  816.741.2972
Serving the Kansas City Northland/Parkville community.


Online Sundays at 9:00 (Contemporary) and 11:00 a.m. (Traditional)
In-Person Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Leading people to follow Jesus.