Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

All children are welcome in our programs. Church membership is not required.

After very prayerful and careful thought and planning, we have reopened our doors to Sunday school kids in grades

K - 8. 

I encourage all parents to contact me by phone at (315) 868-0485 or email me at contactUMCHerkimer@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Our nursery is not open at this time due to a heating issue. If someone is in need of this service, please contact me and accommodations can be arranged. 


The Sunday school kids who return will be following strict Covid-19 guidelines. This will be accomplished using social distancing, reduced capacity and the use of masks. All returning students will be required to wear a mask whenever they are less than 6 feet apart. In addition, there will be no sharing of supplies. As with all who enter our building, contract tracing including obtaining temperatures will be done each week. Anyone interested in reading our full Covid-19 Policy may request a copy.



The Youth Group will be returning through virtual gatherings only at this time. It has been decided to return the youth group to its original intent including only grades 9 through 12 to cover a more mature curriculum. 
Middle school kids are welcome to remain in Sunday school. We would welcome a new face who would like to lead a middle school group, perhaps virtually. This person would be required to meet at least the minimum Safe Sanctuary standards and pass a background check.



We understand that everyone has their own comfort level regarding this pandemic, and we respect your decision regarding your child’s involvement in our programs. We realize that attendance will be greatly reduced, but we want to make the programs available in a safe environment to those families who would like to use them. This website has been developed to allow those children remaining at home to continue their spiritual studies. Each week a Scripture reading will be provided for parents to read with their child. Next a transcript of the lesson associated with the Scripture will be provided and lastly a project or activity will be highlighted. We will start out small and hope to expand on them based upon interest in the program. Our team is praying for the day we can all come together again face to face. In the meantime we encourage parents to walk with your child on this journey and have fun with it.