children's ministries

(Nursery - 5th grade)

  • sunday school

    Children's Sunday School is offered on Sunday @ 9:30am & 11:00am

    Desert Spring uses a wonderful rotation model Sunday School at the 9:30am hour, and a two room (age 5 - 5th grade) Sunday School at the 11:00am hour.

    Both Sunday School times engage the kids in discussion of the scripture and message. Teachers lovingly answer questions such as: How does that scripture apply in today’s world? Is God saying something to ME in this scripture? Teachers offer activities, games, or crafts to enhance the understanding of the scripture while engaging the children in learning fun. Desert Spring Children's Ministries encourages families to incorporate scripture study and prayer into their daily activities.

    Teachers are needed for the 9:30am and 11:00am hour. Please contact the church office if you are interested in helping. In keeping with safe sanctuary policies, all teachers are background checked.

  • nursery/toddler/pre-school care

    Nursery, Toddler &  Pre-School care is offered on 

    Sunday @ 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am

    Sunday mornings the nursery receives babies from newborn – 18 months. 

    The Toddler Room receives toddlers from 18 months - 36 months.

    The pre-school room receives pre-schoolers ages 3 - 5 years.

    The children are cherished as teachers play and show the children the love of Jesus Christ.

  • reading with rascal

    saturday, april 14, 10:00am - noon

    no appointment necessary

    Reading with Rascal is a therapy dog reading program. People of all ages participate in our program. Children of reading age bring a few of their favorite books and find it fun and challenging to read to our dogs while the younger children listen, run around and play.

    The children see that our dogs are non-judgmental, so they feel very comfortable reading to them. Dogs listen attentively while allowing children to read at their own pace. A child’s success in school depends on great reading skills and this is the perfect place for the child to accomplish this.

    Adults relax, and enjoy the children and dogs. We serve refreshments and have handouts for the children. We generally have 10 therapy dog volunteer teams at each session. 

    Reading with Rascal dogs are registered through many national organizations. To name a few: Alliance of Therapy Dogs; Michael’s Angel Paws; Independent Therapy Dogs, Inc.; etc.

    Handlers bring their dogs to Reading with Rascal; find an area to put down a blanket for the dogs and the kids and wait for the children to come to them. It’s a fun morning. 

    This program is sponsored by Desert Spring United Methodist Church; however, NO CHURCH AFFILIATION IS NECESSARY to participate! Reading with Rascal is free. Refreshments are served and a variety of small toys are given to the children.


    January 13 - New Year's Celebration

    February 10 - Valentine Party

    March 10 - St. Patrick's Day Party

    April 14 - Easter Party

    May 12 - Graduation Summertime Party

    September 8 - Back to School

    October 13 - Costume Party

  • potosi pines camp

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    We are proud to be a part of the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. We are pleased to share the beautiful gift God has given us in Potosi Pines Camp.

    A big part of our ministry is to the children and youth of Las Vegas and the surrounding area. We have program goals that we follow, so that all that come to this camp will feel their lives have been renewed!

    Potosi Program Goals:

    1. We will work to insure campers are: physically and emotionally safe, have fun, and feel comfortable being who God created them to be.

    2. We will work to build confidence and leadership skills in all who participate in our programs.

    3. We will work to create a Christian community were all feel safe and loved by God. 4. We will work to build appreciation of God's creation and encourage all be active in its care.

    Come sit on our porch: enjoy the beautiful desert surroundings and feel your life being renewed!! 

  • acolytes

    3rd grade and up

    Acolytes are young people who assist with worship services. 

    They light the candles at the beginning of the 8:00am and 9:30am services, shake hands with worshipers during the greeting, help collect the offering during the 8:00am service, assist with communion (with their parents' permission), and extinguish the candles at the end of the service.

    During the 8:00am service, acolytes remain in the sanctuary. Most of the 9:30am service is spent in Children's Sunday school.

    Each month, a schedule is prepared for the acolytes. Changes are made as needed to fit family plans, vacations, etc.

    As a convenience to the family, if two or more acolytes are in the same family, they will be scheduled to serve together unless the parents request otherwise.

    If you have any questions or if your child would like to serve, please e-mail Sally Rogers at

  • boy scout troop 912

    Mondays @ 6:30pm

    Desert Spring Church is proud to sponsor Boy Scout troop 912.

    The scouts meet at Desert Spring on Monday evenings from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

    For more information, please email

  • babysitting ministries

    Baby sitting is a wonderful blessing to parents wishing to participate in various events and classes here at Desert Spring. The lovely little angels of all ages are invited to play, read, watch a move, color and create crafts in a comfy, cozy classroom. Please contact the church office if you require baby sitting in order to attend an event at Desert Spring Church.

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