children’s worship

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

Matthew 18:2-6

Church Street’s children’s ministry is a vibrant and fun way for our littlest disciples to engage in the glory of God. From children’s worship during our Sunday services to Vacation Bible School and our beautiful children’s choirs and services, Church Street welcomes all of His children.

children’s activities + events

And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Mark 10:16

Throughout the year, Church Street offers a variety of activities and events just for our children, including:

  • Sunday School and Children’s Worship: Ages 2 through 5th grade (Youth starts in 6th grade). Nursery care is provided during worship for children. Children’s Worship with Church Street pastors happens in all services (except on Holy Communion Sundays), and children are invited to join our Children’s Director after Children’s Worship in the Nave for activities.
  • Children’s Sundays: in which children and youth lead all aspects of worship
  • Blessing of the Backpacks & Promotion Sunday: Back-to-School worship in which we prepare our minds and hearts for a new year of learning
  • Trunk or Treat: a beloved family activity full of spooky and fun treats
  • Christmas and Easter Activities: provided for children and youth throughout these most holy seasons
  • Camp Hogwarts: A two-day magical camp that draws parallels between the themes of Harry Potter to Christian principles
  • Vacation Bible School: Each summer, Church Street hosts a four-night inclusive Bible School experience for our young people, beginning at age 4 (free dinner included!)
  • Summer Fun Days: Casual get-togethers throughout the summer for families with small children to fellowship within our Knoxville community and beyond


For more information about Church Street’s Children’s Ministry, please contact Director of Children’s Ministries Katryn Bancroft at 865-521-0282 or

Children’s News + Events

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Advent Craft Fest Welcomes the Season

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Church members and guests welcomed the Christian new year (Advent) with a potluck dinner, fellowship, a performance of Christmas songs by our youngest choir, and plenty of festive crafts at our annual Advent Craft Festival.

School Kicks off at Church Street

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From moving up to the next Sunday School class to preparing our hearts and minds through song and prayer, the school year is officially underway.

VBS at Vestal Serves South Knoxville Kids

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Beacon of Hope, located at the former Vestal United Methodist Church in South Knoxville, serves Church Street's neighbors in need through a variety of programs. This week, Beacon of Hope shared a new program with the area's children: Vacation Bible School.

Camp Hogwarts a Magical Success

Each summer, children are invited to delight in the magic and mystery of the infamous Harry Potter, through magical classes and lessons that trace back to the Bible and Jesus' teachings. The Parish Hall and various...