Ministries for Children

K3 - 5th Grade

Welcome to BASE CAMP! Base Camp is our ministry for children from birth to 5th grade!

We think children matter and that our time with them matters!  We want children to know:

  • That God loves them and created them
  • That Jesus is our Redeemer
  • That the Holy Spirit guides and directs us
On Sunday Mornings we offer nursery care during all three worship services for children up to age three. Nursery care is also available during select ministry opportunities during the week. While the children are in the nursery, we use music, songs, and stories to share God’s love with them. All Parents are encouraged to participate with their children, and we have large and small opportunities for all those who would like to work with children.

We provide Safe Sanctuary training and do background checks on all those who are in ministry with our children. Please contact Anne Shelton, Director of Children's Ministry, for further information at [email protected] or at (864) 288-8217.

What's Happening in Children's Ministry


August - June:  Children's Worship Meets every Sunday, except the first Sunday of the month. Meets on Sundays during the 8:30 am and the 11:15 am worship service for K3 - K5 Children. Children start in the worship service and leave for Children's Worship following the Children's Message.

September - May: Sunday Morning LifeGroups 9:55 am - Age level groups for children. Elementary groups (K5 - 5th) are based on current grade levels. 11:10 am - Small group for Elementary Students (K5-5th) in a multi-age environment.

Midweek (September - May)

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 7:00 pm - SHINE Children's Choir K3-5th grade students  - Education Building

Please register your child for LifeGroups and SHINE Children's Choir using the Register Your Child tab below.

Upcoming Events

March 31 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Advent United Methodist Church

For a full listing of Children's events, please visit our Calendar of Events.

Are You in the Loop?

With so many children's activities at Advent, Anne Shelton is responsible for sending out email newsletters to those on the list to keep them in the loop about the different events that are happening. If you would like to be on this list, please email Anne Shelton.

Need to Register Your Child?

In order to comply with Safe Sanctuary, all children must be registered. Please click on the sign up below that applies to you.

Sunday Morning LifeGroup Registration 

SHINE Music (K3-5th)

If your student has special needs for success, we welcome the opportunity to work with your family. Please contact Anne Shelton, Director of Children's Ministry at [email protected] or at (864) 288-8217.

Our staff, Children's Council, and the entire Advent Family join together in being in ministry with our children. For more information about our ministry offerings, feel free to contact Anne Shelton, Director of Children's Ministry.


Nursery care is provided for babies 6 weeks through 2 years on Sunday Mornings. Our young babies and toddlers are lovingly cared for in two child safe rooms, with fully trained caregivers. Nursery care is provided on Sunday Mornings along with other events at Advent. We use a pager system to communicate with parents if there is an issue that needs their attention. We consider our Nursery at Advent not to be childcare, but to be a ministry. We ask that parents clearly label any bags brought with them. We also ask that parents not bring food into the nursery (bottles of formula or breastmilk are acceptable) due to the risk of food allergies. If your child is potty training or potty trained, please make sure that you bring a change of clothes with them as well, just in case! Please let the nursery staff know of any special needs your child might have. We will do our best to accommodate them.