Virtual Sunday School
This fall, kids will experience God's greatest gift with our new Simply Loved Virtual Sunday School. Videos premiere each Sunday on the Arcola Church YouTube channel. Each week includes a 30 minute video, and features familiar faces from Arcola who tell a different Bible story. The videos also include favorite Bible Memory Buddies and songs from VBS past. These can be viewed anytime, anywhere! Email Anne Moriak to pick up your at-home pack, and keep an eye out for future pack pick-up dates.
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. Contact Anne Moriak with questions.
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 with questions.
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. Please email Anne Moriak with questions.
Rocky Railway VBS is on a New Track this Summer
VBS is going to look different this summer. But one thing remains the same: In rocky times like this, the message that Jesus’ power pulls us through life’s ups and downs is more critical for your kids than ever before. Our online VBS will be simple for families yet also interactive, engaging and relational. We will be using best practices for blending technology and hands-on learning to maximize the VBS-at-home experience. VBS programs will run the week of July 19-24. Registration is open through June 14. Registered families will be able to pick up Stay-on-Track Student Packs the week before VBS starts. Dates and times will be shared with all registrants. Click here for more information and to register.
Exploring the Arts Camp for Rising 3rd through 12th Grades
This camp encompasses a variety of art forms and offers classes such as drama, art, singing, dance, drumming and more. Click here for more information and to register.
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.