Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14)
We are honored that you trust us with your children, and we take that trust very seriously. We strive to ensure that every child in our care is safe, nurtured and loved as they learn about God's love for them. We know that you, as their parents, are their primary teachers and role-models, especially in matters of faith. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with you to help your children know Jesus, grow in their knowledge and love for Him, and share His love with others.
For more information, please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Kim Garland at (828) 682-2835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays for Children
We welcome children of all ages in all of our worship services. Children's Church is available on Sundays during our 8:30 service. Kids ages 3 through 3rd grade have their own time of worshiping God and learning about Him in a fun atmosphere. Our 11:00 service includes children's message and a Kid's Corner where children can play during the sermon.
Infants & Toddlers
If you need privacy to nurse or change your baby, there are rocking chairs and changing tables available. A nursery, staffed with nurturing volunteers, is available in the Children's Ministry Center during all services.
Fun, age-appropriate Christian education for preschool through 5th grade is offered at 10:00 every Sunday in the Children's Ministry Center. Children must be signed in and out by a parent or garden
Middle School and High School youth have classes geared for them as well. See our Classes & Groups page for listings & locations.
Living Inside Out
Become a LIO Kid! Over 20 years ago, Higgins began a weekly after-school Bible club, and it is still going strong! Kids from kindergarten through 5th grade are coming to know Jesus, growing in their relationships with Him, and sharing His love with others.
Twenty LIO Kids are picked up from Burnsville Elementary every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon from 3-5 for a snack, playground time, Bible lesson, crafts, activities and music. Each K-3 child has a mentor that helps with homework, reads with the child, and plays games with them. The 4th and 5th graders even do Lego Robotics on Tuesdays. On Thursdays all the kids have a special time of learning music and Spanish!
LIO Kids share the love of Jesus through local and foreign mission projects.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Higgins hosts the Yancey-Mitchell MOPS group that meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10-12.
MOPs is an international organization that helps moms be the best moms they can be during the most important time in a child's development, before the age of five. Moms of preschoolers get to support one another and learn how to be better moms, while their kids make friends, have fun, and learn about Jesus. Free childcare is provided in a nurturing environment.
Higgins adheres to the United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuaries Policy to ensure safety of all of our children. As part of Safe Sanctuaries: