The Children's Ministry at Arcola Church offers programs and classes for infants through children in 5th grade.

Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.


~Proverbs 22:6


Arts Camps

Sunday School

We offer Nursery and Sunday School for Preschool through 5th grade at both worship services throughout the school year. This fall the children will be learning about praying which will follow Pastor Chris' sermon series, "Lord, Teach us to Pray". 

Sunday School Classes and Locations
Sunday School Teacher Guides
2018 Summer Volunteer Sign-Ups for Nursery and Sunday School (June/July and August)

Children's Worship

Children's Worship takes place during your child's Sunday school hour for Kindergarten through 5th grade. This dynamic, interactive worship experience includes music and movement, scriptures, videos, prayer and more. Led by our two Children's Worship leaders, children receive a consistent Bible message from week to week that is reinforced in their grade level classrooms through activities and discussion.

Communion Class

All 2nd and 3rd graders are welcome to attend this 3 week class to teach the why and how of our celebration of communion in the United Methodist church. This class is typically held in early spring

5th Grade Bible Group

All 5th graders are invited to attend our 5th grade Bible group, which meets one Sunday a month, January through May each year. This is a fun way for 5th graders to get a taste of Middle School Youth, get to know the Middle School youth leaders, and learn something about the Bible! Click here to register.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is for rising preschool 4s through rising 5th graders. Vacation Bible school is filled with hands-on, interactive fun including crafts, science, music, drama, games and more! Join us this summer! The 2018 VBS dates and info are as follows: Evening VBS is July 15-19; Morning VBS is July 16-20. Online registration begins April 1 for church members/5 day volunteers and May 1 for the community. There will be a special nursery and PK3 program for children of volunteers.

Arts Camps

Summer in the Arts Morning Camp (9am-4pm)
This camp encompasses a variety of art forms and offers classes such as drama, art, singing, dance, drumming and more. Ages are rising 3rd-10th grade. 
Participants must bring a nut-free packed lunch each day

School of Christian Rock Evening Camp (5-8pm)
Specializes in Christian Rock instruments for older students who currently play and have experience on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum set, and keyboard. This camp will also include vocalists who are familiar with Christian Rock music. 
Ages are rising 7th-10th grades.

Arcola Children's Choir

The Arcola Children's Choir is for children in grades 1-5. The choir sings for worship throughout the year and emphasizes the importance of children leading in worship and to praise God through song. 

Partner with Us

We invite you to choose your month of Sundays to help in Children’s Sunday School and Nursery. Large group Children’s Worship provides a springboard for classroom activities and discussion on God’s message for the day. Young or old, male or female, loud or quiet, everyone will find joy in this partnership to love and educate our children! Email Anne Moriak for details or click on the Sign up Genius on our website!!

Related Links

Friday Food Pack Drive 2018
Child Protection Policy & Volunteer Application
Arcola Church Nut Policy