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At GMVUMC we believe that our children are the future of our church but they are also the church of today and they have the power to change the world. We also believe that the hearts of children and their parents can be changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the power of the Gospel and the Holy Spirit, we are beginning a revolution -- changing the world one child at a time -- by turning kids to Christ.

At GMV we seek to provide a safe enviornment for all of our kids, families and volunteers.

As part of that, we use the program KidCheck. This program allows you to check your child in and provide any important info. If you haven not signed up for your free KidCheck account, please visit

A background check is also required for all of our volunteers.

Sunday Mornings for Children

Nursery available for infants in the Family Ministries Building,

1st Floor. Opens for A.M. Worship at 8:00 a.m.

Beverly Hoff, Preschool Coordinator

8:30 am – Small Group

Pre-School (4yrs & Under)

Small Group time & Free Time in classroom.

Elementary (Kindergarten-4th Grade)

Opening Worship & Welcome in the Fellowship Hall, then move to classrooms for Small Groups.

9:45 am – Children’s Worship

Pre-School (4yrs & Under)

During this time, our toddlers -4yrs will join for a combined pre-school worship time. They will then go back to their classrooms for an activity or craft that goes along with the Bible story.

Elementary (Kindergarten-4th Grade)

Kids will engage in worship through singing, offering, hearing the Bible lesson and other special activities. The first Sunday of each month- we will have Communion. Fellowship Hall

11:00 am – Nursery

Nursery available for infants – four year olds in the Family Ministries Building (CEC), 1st floor.

Think Orange

“Orange is what red and yellow can do when they combine efforts. If you paint only with red, you will get what only red can do. If you paint only with yellow, you will get what only yellow can do. But when you paint with red and yellow, you’ll get new possibilities, fresh solutions, vibrant outcomes… When you think orange, you see how two combined influences make a greater impact than just two influences.” Joiner, Think Orange, p. 23

“In principle, [Think Orange] is about two entities partnering to make a greater impact or to create a better solution. In practice, it explores the possibilities of what can happen if the church and the home combine efforts for the sake of impacting the next generation. For us, the church can be represented with yellow (“bright lights”) and families with red (“warm hearts”).” Joiner, Think Orange, p. 24

At Gardendale-Mt. Vernon, we are pround to be a part of the Orange movement and working together with our families- we know that kid's lives will be changed in amazing ways.

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