Main Street United Methodist Church offers a free Wednesday Night Program called “Crusaders” designed for children Preschool – 5th grade.  Crusaders runs through the school year with the school calendar.

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a meal served family style followed by stations of Bible Lessons, Music, Crafts, and Games.  The children have an opportunity to share their joys and concerns with adult leaders.  They learn about reaching out to others by remembering to pray for persons in need. 

Fun field trips are planned throughout the seasons.   Family events are planned occasionally for the whole family to come together for a meal and fun!

Crusaders, is a bus ministry available upon request.  A completed and signed parental consent is needed at the church prior to being picked up for the first time.  Register by clicking here to complete the online form, or by calling the church office, 618-462-2495, to arrange a time to complete the parental consent and to register your child.  Then click here to review the bus rules with your children.


Sunday School


9:00 am

The Children’s Sunday morning program, Orange, begins in the 9:00 am Contemporary Service. The students attend service with their families then are dismissed follwing a Children’s Message and a noisy offering. 


The children gather in the Treehouse Room to experience music videos and high tech Bible Stories and productions based on weekly scripture.  Next, they break into small grade-level groups for activities and games. Lastly they come together for enrichment activities and then dismissal. 


The last Sunday of the month the children visit the Orange Shoppe to make purchases with tickets they’ve earned from our Behavior Reward Program.

10:00 am

During our 10:00 am Sunday school, the children are divided into their age groups:

  • Preshool-1st Grades

  • 2nd-3rd Grades

  • 4th-5th Grades


Children's Choir

From September-May, the children practices songs during the 9:00 hour that they will sing during the    9:00 & 11:15 am services on the 2nd Sunday of most months from October-May.  Also all children are invited to participate in our yearly children's Christmas program.  Rehearsals usually begin around late October and the program is presented on the first Sunday of Advent at 10:15 am in the sanctuary.

Vacation Bible School

One week during summer, usually in the month of July, children are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School. VBS usually runs Monday-Friday, 6:00-8:30 pm.  During this time, the children have a ton of fun with crafts, games, music, snacks, and stories all while learning about the love of Jesus Christ.  Things can get a bit crazy around here then, but we wouldn't have it any other way! 


1400 Main St.

Alton, IL 62002

Our mission:

To make Christ known,

loved and served,

here and everywhere.

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