Equipping families to grow together on their journey to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.

Our Children's Ministry is dedicated to the gospel; reaching kids and reaching families with the transformational truth found in God’s Word! Together we can lead our children to become disciples of Jesus Christ who will love God, love others and serve the world. We also want to be a place where kids can’t wait to go to church, so we provide ample opportunities for children to GATHER in fellowship and fun throughout the year. Check us out! But first, you have to check in.


KidCheck check-in system:

KidCheck Secure Check-in System is an online database hosted and secured by the security company, KidCheck. Using the check-in kiosk, parents can quickly and conveniently check their children into Sunday school or other worship services. This is a full account completed by a parent or guardian, which includes a user name and password. The login account includes all pertinent family information including the child’s information, allergy or medical info, authorized/unauthorized guardians, and their preferences (i.e. text messaging capabilities). 

Sunday morning childcare:

Nursery childcare is offered during all services including Sunday school. Parents are free to worship knowing their children are well taken care of by our nursery staff and volunteers. All childcare workers (and Sunday school teachers) have completed background screenings and training in Safe Sanctuary and CPR.

Children’s Moment (Stump the Pastor) and 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday school:

We try hard to encourage families to GROW and experience church together. Our 9:30 & 11:00 services begin with the adults and children GATHERING in the sanctuary. Then the young ones (and the young at heart) join Pastor Ross near the pulpit for a short sermon inspired by the children themselves! A child is chosen to surprise Pastor Ross with an item and he must create a sermon about the item on the spot before the kids head off to their Sunday school classes.

Mission Kids

Mission Kids meet Sunday during the 11:00 am service. Here elementary age kids GIVE of themselves by making gifts and filling baskets to take to hospital patients or the home bound, helping package care kits for the homeless, filling hygiene kits for hurricane victims,  etc. It is important for our children to know that their small bodies can hold very big hearts and many small hands can do amazing things.

Spring Carnival has been a growing tradition at Morning Star and every year we strive to make it bigger and better! Much like our Fall Festival, we will block off the entire lower parking lot and fill it full of games and decorated cars full of candy, as well as special guests, such as  Aprendamos, Early Head Start, Lions Club vision screeners, and the Sheriff’s Department car seat safety check site. Check Events Calendar for dates and times.


Sunday School

9:30 am 

Preschool to Fifth Grade

11:00 am

Preschool to Fifth Grade, Youth Sixth to 

Twelfth Grade


Mission Kids

11:00 am 

Elementary Ages

Welcome to Deep Blue Sunday School!

This is what the kids will talking about in Sunday school Nov. 19th:

Bible verse of the month: "God gave Solomon wisdom and very great understanding."  1 Kings 4:29

Bible story of the week: 1 Kings 6

Solomon Builds The Temple

King Solomon loved God. The Israelites loved God. They all decided it would be good to build a special place where Solomon and the Israelites could worship God.  Almost five hundred years after the Exodus, and four years after he became king, they began to build a temple. The building of the temple was a massive undertaking, lasting seven years. The Bible provides a detailed description of the dimensions and layout of the temple. Since the temple itself is no longer standing, one must imagine what it would have looked like based on the details given in these scriptures. The reason the temple was built was to serve as a concrete reminder of God’s presence. Every church that is built serves as a reminder that God is present among God’s people. God did not dwell among God’s people because they built the temple. We know that God is with us wherever we are and does not need a physical dwelling place. God’s people built the temple because God was in their midst. The temple was for the Israelites, as our churches are for us, a reminder of God’s constant and unfailing presence with them.

Wonder together about the following questions:

Is God with us everywhere?

Where is God?

Where do you feel close to God?

What is your favorite way to worship God?

Next Sunday, go to worship together as a family. Ask your children where they see God in the worship service.

Pray together: Share joys and concerns with your child, and then say this prayer:

Dear God, thank you for always being with us. Amen. 

a united methodist community



2941 Morning Star Drive

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Worship Services:

Sundays: 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Children's Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00 AM

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