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


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
2017-18 Volunteer Sign-Ups for Nursery and Sunday School (Note - with this sign up, you are committing for the MONTH)
2017-18 Infant Nursery Helper Individual Day Sign Up
2017-18 Toddler Nursery Helper Individual Day Sign Up

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.

Car Talk 

Are you looking for a better way to ask your children "What did you learn in Sunday School today?" Each week, Arcola Church uses the same Sunday lesson for children, youth and adults. Geared towards Kindergarten through 5th grade, Car Talk will spark conversation between kids and parents about the day's scripture lesson. Texts are sent at 10:45am each Sunday. Text messaging rates may apply. now.

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.

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

Child Protection Policy & Volunteer Application
Arcola Church Nut Policy