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At BUMC, Christian education is a priority and part of our culture. We encourage those called to the ministry of education and find  opportunities for them through a variety of classes offered each year.

We provide a loving community and church family where you can explore your faith and ask your questions.

You are welcome here

Special Events

  • Family Night
  • Bible Studies
  • Amplify Media
  • Sunday School for all ages
  • Christmas Program
  • Easter Celebration
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Confirmation Class

Special Classes

Confirmation Class 2020 - Making a commitment to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ means “to give all that we know of ourselves to all that we know… - Read More

Amplify Media is a multimedia library platform that features thousands of videos you can use for study, reflection, worship, and of course, in your own personal faith journey. You can access all of these videos anytime and on almost any device.

To login:

Amplify website

To access Amplify, just follow these simple steps:

Go to:

Enter our Access Code: NHFJSC

Once you are registered save your username and password.

You may then go back into Amplify Media any time or connect an app on your phone, tablet, or smart tv.

If you have any questions, our church Amplify team is here to help. Feel free to get in touch with us at and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions.



Laurel Phipps

Director of Christian Education


Cokesbury has joined in with Amplify to provide a designated Kids’ Channel just for them!


 Cokesbury Kids

Adult Bible Studies

Adult classes are held on Sunday mornings as well as at other times.  The two Sunday morning classes meet  between the services at 9:45 a.m. in the education wing.

Adult Class meets in the Conference Room with rotating leaders. They use the Adult Bible Studies designed to help adults understand the meaning and authority of the Bible for Christian life.

Adult Men’s Study Series class uses various resources to study the Bible in engaging ways.

Sunday School

Children and Youth are invited to attend Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. in the education wing.

Music begins at 9:45 a.m.

Lesson begins at 10:00 a.m..


Read more about our Children’s Ministries.

Nursery for Infants and Toddlers

Your infants & toddlers through four years old are welcome in our nursery where staff attendants will care and provide activities and educational materials for your child while you participate in either our 8:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. services, and during Sunday School.

Our nursery is open from 8:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Fellowship, service projects, retreats, group meetings, and other adventures are planned throughout the year.  In the fall and spring, meetings are on Sunday’s from 5:30-7:30PM and serve to charge up the youth with worship, friends, fun, and FOOD.  Drop in and check us out! 

Youth also participate in service projects in our community and have traveled to other parts of the state to be involved on SCMYP events.

Read more about our Youth Ministry.

Ministry to Parents

Christian Parenting Resources

What we do at the church for and with children matters, and we play an important role in a child’s growing relationship with Jesus. But that should never be our sole focus. There’s a simple yet vital thing to remember: Kids don’t arrive at church alone.  


Every child comes with a family attached, and every one of those families is unique in its structure, spiritual maturity, and needs. As we go about our week, we should continually remind ourselves that family plays the single most influential role in the life of a child. As ministry leaders, making an investment in parents is just as important, perhaps more important, than what we pour into kids. Family Ministry and Children’s Ministry go hand in hand. What we offer parents benefits their kids, and what we offer kids benefits their families.


It’s important to remember that we have been invited to play a part in the discipleship of a child, but we are not their primary leaders. When we keep this in mind, we foster connections based on partnerships, which is key in ministering to our families.


When parents understand they have partners in the discipleship of their children, feel connected through relationships at church, and know they are supported in the hard work of parenting, faith is infused more and more into the daily lives of their families.

A resource available to you at Bluffton UMC is the Ministry to Parents resources. We offer online resources for each age of your children to create lasting memories, keep up with their development, and knowledge to continue their walk within a Christian Family.

Along with these resources will be activities planned within the church. To find out more, email Laurel Phipps at

Parenting Kids – Infant to 5th Grade  

Parenting Youth – 6th to 12th Grade