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A nursery is available for younger children throughout the 10:00 worship service. Children are always welcome to stay in worship!


At 11:00am (immediately following our 10:00am worship service), children ages 0-5th grade meet across the hall from the sanctuary to explore Whirl, a fun and engaging curriculum that explores the scripture used in worship that day. Middle and high school students meet in the upstairs chapel for games and the chance to relate scripture to their everyday life.

GSUMC: Safe Sanctuary​ for Children & Youth

The Children's Education Committee has prayerfully developed Safe Sanctuaries Sept. 2014 Revision GSUMC.pdf for Children and Youth for Garden Street United Methodist church.  These guidelines are intended to help the church provide a safe and secure place for children and youth to experience God's grace and love. 

​​College Age Ministries

During the school year, Garden Street offers WESLEY@WWU. Students from Western Washington University, Bellingham Technical College, and Whatcom Community College, as well as young adults in their 20s, are welcome to join us​ for a home cooked meal, worship, study and other fun activities from 6:00-8:00pm every Wednesday night. Check out Wesley's website for more information!


Our College Age contemporary worship services include music, food, and great discussions. Opportunities for faith-fo​​rmative travel and mission trips are available throughout the year.

College students are also invited to join Angie for coffee on Campus at WWU's Underground Coffeehouse. Quarterly Study Nights are held during Dead Week. ​