Sunday Activities

New to our Church – Please ask at the Welcome Desk for help finding the Nursery and Children’s Sunday School classrooms.

9 a.m. Sunday School for children of all ages. K-3rd grades is in room 140; 4th & 5th grades is room 139.

8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Nursery care is available in room 141.

10:40 a.m. Children’s Church for ages 4-12 on alternate Sundays. Begin in Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.

From the Desk of the Youth Director August 28, 2022

I hope the kids have had a great start to the school year, and all families have gotten back into their “school routine.” We have many exciting happenings going on for the children and youth here at Luminary. Here are some upcoming events, more to be added!!

September 18th the start of Children’s worship every week (The schedule below will be changed shortly)

September 24th S’more night rescheduled (see flyer)

October 22nd Haunted Ropes at John Knox Center.  Forms must be turned in.  More information to follow.

October 30th Fall Festival/Trick or Treat at Luminary United Methodist Church, includes bounce house, games and food.

November 16th Community Dinner.  Students will be performing a short skit/song.   More information to follow

We greatly encourage family and friends to attend these fun-filled events.  We love our church and want to spread the light of His love. Denise St. John, Youth Director.

Schedule for Children’s Church

Favorite Bible Stories Coming Alive

June 5                          Ten Commandments- the Golden Calf

June 19                        Wandering in the Desert

 July 3                           Invasion of Canaan

 July 17                         Samson and the Philistines

 July 31                         Ruth the Faithful Daughter in Law

 August 14                    The Story of King Saul

 August 28                    David and Goliath

September 11             Saul’s Jealousy of David

September 25             The Wisdom of Solomon/The Queen of Sheba

 October 9                    The story of Esther

 October 23                  The Prophet Elijah and the Still, Small Voice

November 6                Daniel and the Lion’s Den

November 20              Jonah and the Whale

December 4                The Birth of Jesus

Bring a friend to church incentives

Attention children and youth of Luminary.  It is time to share the Light.

Bring a friend to Sunday School and/or Children’s Worship and both of you will receive a ticket.  These tickets will be drawn at a future date to receive a $50 gift card.

Attend Sunday School and/or Children’s worship and you will also be able to pick a prize.

Lets shine the light of God’s word.


Children’s Wisdom

After watching and performing the Ten Commandments (where Moses climbed the mountain to receive the tablets) we asked some of the children what was their favorite commandment.  Here is one of their responses. 

“My favorite commandment is to not be jealous. Because if you want what other people have, you’ll never be happy with what you have.” Dalena

If you want to share your child’s thought please e-mail Denise St John at

Safe Sanctuary Training For Children’s Workers

Safe Sanctuaries Training (1) This online training was recently facilitate3d at the church on August 22, 2022. However, individuals interested in working with youth can also complete this online training on their own. Contact church office (865-466-4705) for instructions

2022 Spring Fling Activities

Seventy children participated in the Easter Egg Hunt and other activities associated with the April 16 Spring Fling at Luminary United Methodist Church. With parents and other relatives accompanying the children the church was filled with laughter and fun. A link to a short video are below.

Scenes of LUMC members supporting the Spring Fling and families from the community enjoying the event.

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