Carthage UMC offers a nursery for ages birth-pre-K. The nursery is located on the first floor of the sanctuary building. Our nursery is staffed by two paid workers. Ms. Angie and Mrs. Pearlee have been working in the nursery at Carthage for ages. They are wonderful with children and would love to have your child join them.

The nursery is available on Sunday mornings during Sunday school and morning worship. It is also available during evening worship. Accesibility: If entering the sanctuary building from East Franklin Street/Main Parking lot, you will follow the sidewalk between the chapel and sanctuary entrance. You can either follow those steps to the door or take the elevator located on your right. If taking the steps, go through the entry door and take the steps to the bottom floor. The nursery will be located on your left. If taking the elevator, go to the bottom floor. Exit the elevator, take a left, and an immediate right when the hall ends. Follow that hall and the nursery is on your left behind a gate entryway.


Our children ministry is for children up to sixth grade. It is a vital and active program. Our children participate in the church in a lot of ways. Each year they lead worship on Children's Sabbath Sunday. They also have great events like Vacation Bible School and Back to School Bashes. Our children typically meet on Sunday and Wednesday nights at 5:30 PM. The gather on the church's playground before breaking into groups. They usually have a lesson, recreation, and music. Sunday and Wednesday nights occur during the school semesters. Any information on cancellation is found in the bulletin for that week. Please join us for our children's ministry on Sunday and Wednesday night. They children also have Sunday school each Sunday at 10:00 AM in the sanctuary building of our campus.


Carthage Methodist Youth consists of kids from grades 7th-12th. Our main goal is to study God’s Word so as to help young men and women become followers (disciples)of Jesus. We want our kids to actively serve and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus to the community. We often tell them the biggest mission field is the one called high school. We are fun, vibrant, and passionate because that is how we perceive our Creator to be. 

We enjoy basketball, kickball, bowling, board games, movies, trips throughout the U.S, and many other mission projects that help us grow as a family. We are active! God’s word is taught every Wednesday and Sunday night. We meet at the youth house at 5:40 p.m and engage in games or other activities. Usually, supper is provided on Sunday nights, and we begin our lesson around 6:15 p.m. Our youth meets Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for Sunday school and that is also in the youth house.  A link is provided for our facebook page.



5:40 p.m Youth house opens/games 6:15 p.m. Lesson; Depart 7:15 p.m


5:40 p.m. Youth house opens/activities , 6:00 p.m Supper, 6:20 p. m Lesson; Depart 7:30 p.m. 

You can join the youth's facebook page by clicking HERE (this will redirect you to our youth's Facebook page)