Children

Arcola Children's Ministry

Jesus loves your kids, and so do we!

Sundays

Children's Worship, Preschool, and Nursery Care

K-5 kids experience God's love through a dynamic, interactive worship and Sunday School classroom experience at 10am each Sunday, and then get to worship with their families at 9 or 11am. See the full Sunday schedule here

Our youngest disciples - infants, toddlers and preschool age - are welcome in a more intimate classroom or nursery environment during both the 9 and 11am worship services and the 10am Sunday School hour, where they learn about God's love for them through caring volunteers and age-appropriate activities. Nursery and preschool classrooms are located in the hallway between the Great Room and Ruth Hall; you can be directed there when you enter the Worship Center.

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Vacation Bible School

VBS is one of the highlight weeks of our year! Kids explore God’s awesomeness throughout the week and form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

Each day at VBS, kids discover the vastness of God's love through station rotations that reinforce Bible Points and point kids' eyes up to a loving, powerful God who is bigger than... well, anything! Stations include Sing and Play Celebration, Imagination Station, KidVid Cinema, Games, Bible Adventures, and snacks. And we'll have our Bible Buddies characters to guide us through the week!

VBS Morning Session 2023: 9:30am-12:30pm

Monday-Friday, July 17-21 (Rising PK4 - 5th Grade)

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VBS Evening Session 2023: 6-8:45pm

Sunday-Thursday, July 16-20 (Rising 1st -5th Grade)

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Grow in Faith

Communion Class

All 2nd and 3rd graders are welcome to attend this 3 week winter class to teach the why and how of our celebration of Communion in the United Methodist Church.

Contact Anne Moriak

5th Grade Bible Group

Your 5th grader is ready to explore their faith more on their own, and this class will help them get a taste of Middle School Youth, get to know the Middle School youth leaders, and learn about the Bible. The class meets January through May each year, and the students receive Bibles at the end!

Contact  Anne Moriak