“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Mark 10:14
Here at the Otsego United Methodist church our Nursery and Children's Ministry are of the highest quality, excellence and safety.  We want to minister to even the youngest members of the church while their parents are hearing God's word in the adult classes or during one of the two church services occurring upstairs.
In both our nursery and children's ministry we take the safety and security of your children very seriously.
  •  All of our Nursery and Children's Ministry teachers  undergo background checks and have been trained in abuse prevention.
  • Our church has an Abuse Prevention Policy and it is available for viewing in the church office.
  • Many of our staff members are trained in CPR/First aid.
  • We use an electronic check-in system in both our nursery and Children's Ministry that allows us to quickly and easily check-in all the children as well as check them out safely.
Our nursery is located downstairs right at the bottom of the stairs.  It is available to children ages infant to 5 years old. They are lovingly cared for by two adults at all times.  Our staff consists of 8-10 adult workers who have cleared a background check.  They work in pairs and rotate through a four week schedule.  Our nursery is open during both church services every Sunday (9:15am-noon).  While in the nursery the children enjoy playtime, singing, reading or even snacking on goldfish crackers.  Parents are welcome to stay with their children for any amount of time your child may need to settle in.  We also have a diaper changing station with extra diapers available for those parents who wish to change a diaper and then return to the service with their baby.  Feel free to come downstairs anytime to meet our staff and see our nursery!
The key element in our Children's Ministry is our Sunday Morning Children's Sunday School Program for all ages, from 9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m., throughout the School Year.  We also offer events to supplement this program throughout the year.  If you would like to talk to one of our Nursery or Children's Ministry Leaders, please call the Church Office, 269-694-2939, for contact information.