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.
We offer Nursery and Sunday School for Preschool through 5th grade at both worship services throughout the school year.
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.
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 will be held February 17, 24 and March 3 at 11am in Room 112. Please email Anne Moriak if you would like to register.
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. Please email Anne Moriak if you would like to register!
The God and Me program is designed for young scouts in grades 1-3 to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith, to see how other people have translated beliefs into actions, and to provide young people with the opportunity for Christian service to others. Click here for more information and to register.
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 next summer! The 2019 VBS dates and info are as follows: Evening VBS is July 14-18; Morning VBS is July 15-19. 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.
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.
The Children's Celebration Choir is for children in grades K-5. The choir sings for worship throughout the year and emphasizes the importance of children leading in worship and to praise God through song.