Children

We partner with parents to invite your child to experience God’s love

 

 

New Here?

Greeters are available in the Wesley Center Lobby every Sunday and Wednesday during programming. They will direct you to comptuer check-in stations to get a personalized name-tag and receipt for pick-up.

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Sundays

Nursery

8:30 a.m.
6 Weeks – 4 Years
, Wesley Center First Floor

9:30, 11 a.m.
6 Weeks – 2 Years
, Wesley Center First Floor

A place where our littlest disciples will hear the word of God through Bible stories, followed by age-appropriate crafts, coloring and activities. The hour is wrapped up with fellowship around the snack table and joyful fun as friends join together in play.

Sunday Morning Live

9:30 and 11 a.m.
Preschool (3-4-K)
, Wesley Center 2nd Floor
Grades 1-5, Wesley Center 3rd Floor

Exciting, upbeat, fun, educational — Sunday Morning Live is children’s worship and small group connection time all in one exciting hour!

  • Upbeat worship time
  • Age-specific small groups
  • Bible stories
  • Practical lessons
  • Multi-sensory activities
  • Ways to experience God while having fun

Sunday Night Live

5:30 p.m. The Portico campus
Kindergarten – Grade 5

Live from Downtown it’s Sunday Night! This is an unhurried time for kids to question and consider how God is working in their lives and in their community. Sunday Night Live is child led and includes a small group and a meditation time.

Continue the Conversation at Home

Tips for parents to help your children grow in faith:

Wednesdays

The last Wednesday night programming for the school year is May 10, 2017. Programming will resume again in the fall.

Nursery and Child Care

6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
Ages 6 weeks – 2 Years, 
Wesley Center Rooms 102-3

Available while parents are serving or participating in a small group. Reservations are suggested so we can provide a safe and warm environment for our children and staff, as well as be good stewards of our budget.

The Zone and Jr. Zone

Grades 1-3 (The Zone) and 3-4-K (Jr. Zone)
6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. – May

Wesley Center Rooms 306 (The Zone) / 208 (Jr. Zone)

Children have fun learning more about their faith and how to apply it to their everyday lives.

Club 45

Grades 4-5, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays (Sept– May)
Wesley Center Room 308

A relational ministry specially designed for fourth and fifth graders.

  • Relevant topics
  • Hang out with friends
  • Learn about Jesus
  • Engaging prayer time
  • Special field trips
  • Fun together

Small Blessings Preschool

Our weekday preschool serves children from two to five years of age, Sept. – May.

FAITH STEPS

Classes and Groups for Families

Birth to Preschool Parents:
Teach your child about faith early on

Baptism Classes

First Wednesday of every month Baptism classes are in the Chapel and are for parents interested in baptizing their children and adults or youth interested in being baptized themselves. No pre-registration is required and childcare is available during the class. Parents only have to take the baptism class one time.

Worship Parenting Class

Coming Fall 2017 – Learn how to bless your child with the most important gift – a life of worship. This three-week workshop is for parents of 4 and 5-year-old children. Explore what worship is, learn the different ways we worship, gain practical tools, and connect with other parents.

Picture Bible Parenting Class

Coming Winter 2018  Learn practical steps for sharing your faith with your 2- or 3-year-old child that includes a presentation of a new picture Bible in worship. Learn more or register now.

Elementary Students and Parents:
Get help to answer more of their important questions

Third Grade Bible Parenting Class

Coming Fall 2017 – Help your family grow spiritually with topics including family devotions, how to help your children use the Bible and be blessed with the Bible. The class will meet for three weeks.

Bible Boot Camp

Coming Fall 2017 – In this Bible basic training, third-grade students will learn how to use their Bibles by drilling through the basics of the Old and New Testaments in this fun and engaging group.

Sacraments Workshop

Coming Winter 2017  For both parents and children, grades 2-5. Explore the meaning of communion and baptism in the United Methodist Church, and gain tools to help you explain things to your child and new insights for yourself. Learn more or register now.

We’re here with you: we partner with parents to invite your child to experience God’s love, develop a solid foundation of Bible knowledge, teach and inspire children to become disciples of Christ, and encourage children to share God’s love with each other and the world.

Questions? Contact the Children’s Ministries Staff.

Kristin Passath
Director of Children’s Ministries

Melissa Torres
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries – Preschool

Melinda Livingston
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries – Elementary

Jen Wotsch
Nursery Coordinator

Kathy DiRaimo
Administrative Assistant

Questions? Contact the Children’s Ministries Staff.

Kristen Passath
Director of Children’s Ministries

Melissa Torres
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries – Preschool

Melinda Livingston
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries – Elementary

Jen Wotsch
Nursery Coordinator

Kathy DiRaimo
Administrative Assistant

Children’s Music

Children’s Music (Four Year-Olds – High School)

Our children’s choirs allow students to serve God at an early age. They also teach music, the importance of attendance, positive behaviors and teamwork. Each choir performs in worship other performances a few times a year.

The choirs are:

Angel Choir (PreK, Four Year-Olds and Kindergarteners)

Celebration Choir (First – Fifth Graders)

The Celebration Handbell Choir (Third Grade – High School)

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