Duke Memorial is an exciting place for children to grow in faith with their families.
At Duke Memorial, we hope to provide a warm, welcoming, and safe atmosphere for all children. We provide activities for children and families to grow in their knowledge and love of God, and to live out this love by serving others in their community and world. To read our Children’s Ministry Vision Statement, please click here.
If you have any questions about the children’s ministries at Duke Memorial or would like to know how you can get involved, contact Chamberlyn Marks, Minister of Children.
At Duke Memorial and as United Methodists, we believe that God is at work in every person’s life, even if they are too young to realize it! We therefore baptize infants with the sure and certain trust that God longs to give to every child the gift of forgiveness, faith, guidance, and belonging. Baptism is a sacrament and a gift, and it comes with responsibilities. In our baptismal liturgy, the parents and congregation members affirm their commitment to Jesus Christ and promise to nurture the faith of the little one being baptized within the community of the church. When the baptized child becomes older, he or she has the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and to make a decision to confirm their faith and fully embrace what was begun at baptism through a process called Confirmation.To learn more about Baptism or to discuss your readiness to be baptized or have your child baptized, contact one of the pastors.
At Duke Memorial, we believe that children are a gift from God. In order to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children and youth we have a Safe Sanctuaries Policy. The Safe Sanctuaries Policy is a set of guidelines and procedures implemented to create an environment in which children, youth, and adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space. All volunteers and workers with infants, children, and youth have had background checks and have received training in our Safe Sanctuaries Policies.