Plan Your Visit

Welcome! We recognize attending church can be a big decision, and we are so glad you have decided to take a look at Matthews UMC! Please enter the Children’s Wing under the portico located in the back of the church in the large parking lot. Once inside, visit our Noah’s Ark desk where you will be greeted by a Desk Attendant volunteer who will help get your child checked-in. On your first visit to Matthews UMC Kids, we will collect some basic information and check your child into our computer-based database. We recommend you arrive at least 10 minutes before the worship experience for this initial transaction. If you would like to save some time, send us your child’s information before you arrive.

Once the volunteer checks your child in, you will be given a security sticker. That sticker will have a number on it that will match the number that prints on your child’s sticker name tag. You will need to show this security tag to pick up your child at the end of the worship experience. If you decide to return to Matthews UMC Kids in the future, you can then utilize our self-service check-in stations located throughout the Children’s Area to check in your child.

We also want you to know that if we ever needed to contact you during a worship experience, we have a system in place for that as well. As we collect information, we will ask for the number of a cell phone that you will have with you during the worship experience, set on a vibrate setting. If we need to reach you, we will send you a text message, letting you know of the situation and asking for you to come to your child.