Children are very important to Washington Street. At Washington Street, children are guided to grow in their faith and become genuine followers of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to partner with families for the spiritual formation of their children.

In addition to Sunday School, WSUMC offers various programs and activities throughout the year for our children. Programs such as Kids Choir are year-round. VBS is offered every summer, and we offer Parents’ Night Out at various times throughout the year. Special events are also planned during the year such as an Easter Egg Hunt and Fall Festival. For more information about any of our children’s activities contact Sarah-Kate Gravely at [email protected].

Young girls from 3rd to 6th grade are invited to participate in Mary’s Maidens, a United Women in Faith group. This group is led by Mary Lide and Kathy Wright. Mary’s Maidens meets monthly at the church and are engaged in many community and church-wide community activities and fundraisers including UNICEF and Heifer International. For more information, contact Mary Lide at [email protected]


Washington Street Youth Group is a safe place for young people from 6th to 12th grade to join in the community together. We understand the importance of having loving adults who can lend a listening ear and we also understand the pressures and stress young people face today. Washington Street is here to provide a supportive and welcoming space to all young people. During the months of June and July, students are invited to gather in the Youth Room on the 3rd floor to engage in Sunday School at 10:00 am before attending worship.   Youth will also gather together to share a meal, engage in fun activities and spend some time in faith exploration at several social events during the Summer.

For more information, please contact Rev. Kathy James, Minister of Discipleship [email protected] 

Safe Sanctuary: Washington Street UMC is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all young people. All volunteers and Staff are Safe Sanctuary Certified.