Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church Nursery School

Jesus once said “Whoever welcomes (a) child…welcomes me.” (Matthew 18:5)

We are pleased to be open and offering high quality nursery care:

It is in keeping with the above words from Jesus that Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church offers a free and fully staffed and equipped Nursery. Infants and toddlers too young to participate in the regular Sunday school program are welcome to attend! But also know that we love to have the children as part of our worship, and parents should feel free to keep even the littlest ones with them throughout the service.

The Nursery, which is conveniently located in the church, is open every Sunday during the hours of Worship and Sunday school (10:00 to 11:00 a.m.).

If you have any questions about the Nursery, or would like more information, feel free to contact Pastor Effie.

Meet our Nursery Staff

  • AIix Etheridge is 20 years old and is currently a junior at URI, studying history and anthropology. This semester she is working with a professor to research the Chagos Archipelago in preparation for the professor’s underwater archaeological trip this December. Over the last school year and two summers, she worked at the Smithfield YMCA as a camp counselor. Alix has been working at Shepherd of the Valley since December 2019. In her free time, she enjoys talking with her brother and sister and watching Big Brother.
  • Trista Silveira is 16 and a junior at Smithfield High School. She plays for the girls lacrosse team there, as well as being a part of the Rotary
    and SEL clubs. Outside of school she volunteers at a dance studio designed for children with special needs, and she also figure skates. She is excited to help with all the children and can’t wait to meet all of you.