Meet Our New Children’s Director

Ally Ruszkiewicz

Our new Children’s Ministry Director, Ally is a Downriver native having grown up in Taylor. She attended Southgate schools and just finished her first year at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Ally is studying Communications but has a passion for children’s ministry. She has served at Metro City Church and Kirby Church. Ally has worked with all ages of children Pre-K thru Middle Grade.

 Ally’s favorite bible verses are Philippians 3:8-11 and Psalm 36, because both paint a beautiful picture of God’s love for us!




Encouraging, open, and fun environment based on God’s Word for kids ages PreK-5th grade. 

  • Bible stories
  • Crafts and games 
  • Music and singing
  • Prayer 


For grades 6th to 8th, a positive and  meaningful experience focusing on relationships with other children and adults.

  • Bible lessons
  • Games 
  • Music
  • Prayer 

*Nursery care is available on Sunday morning’s during worship service for children under the age of PreK.



DRUMC Kids meets every Sunday at 10:30am during our regular worship service. All elementary aged children are welcome to join our one room classroom for devotionals on Jesus, stories, crafts, games, and MUSIC! 

Nursery care is available for our youngest children. 

Children are also welcome to join their parents in the worship service.


“All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.”

Downriver United Methodist Church
14400 Beech Daly Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180

Office Phone: 734-442-6100
Office Email:

Office Hours:
M, T, TH: 9am-2pm

Pastor Jackie’s Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Pastor Email:


We mean it when we say, “You are welcome here.”

Traditional worship service can be a bit intimidating to those who are not familiar with the method and routine of a church service. Here at DownRiver United Methodist Church we worship in a contemporary format. Worshiping in this modern way is meant to be welcoming to those who are not acquainted with the old-style mass of a United Methodist Church.

We make an effort to give you a casual worship experience where you feel welcome and uplifted by God.