Discover what our children will be learning each week with our Sunday School curriculum:  Deep Blue.

Children

Smaller churches are healthy for children. Our children’s ministries celebrates and promotes the advantages of being a smaller congregation in these ways:

  • Community – Children feel a sense of belonging and safety here.
  • Love – Kids feel that. They like being known by name and having people know them well enough to ask about their activities. Some even find “substitute grandparents” when perhaps their own live at a distance or have died.
  • Less Overwhelming – The world is a big place. It’s easy to feel swallowed up, especially as a child. UMC offers a setting where kids can get one-on-one attention by someone other than their parents. It’s a quieter environment that can provide a safe haven that soothes them in the chaotic world. It’s a place to settle in and enjoy some peace, something that kids are hungry for today.
  • Friendships – They happen quickly and go deep because it feels more like family.
  • Teacher/student ratio – Teachers are more effective in smaller class sizes. They can tailor their lessons to their students and answer more questions they may have.
  • Mission/Service opportunities – Children love missions and get a lot of them here, whether saving their coins for Heifer International or making meal tray favors for Meals on Wheels.
 

Youth

Our purpose and goal for youth group (grades 6-12) is simple: build and nurture relationships with each other and God. We know how busy the year can get and how much stress that can bring. Our hope is that we can always provide a place for you to come that allows you to truly be yourself.

Together, those of us in youth group have braved the intimidating lines at the high ropes course, tested our skills at bowling and laser tag, and challenged each other to reach new heights at the trampoline park. To build our faith in service to others, we engage in various service opportunities throughout the year such as Habitat for Humanity and Midnight Run.

Most importantly, we welcome all teens to our community. We promise that who you are, just as you are, is a wonderful creation of God. You have something valuable to offer, and you will always be welcome.

Children's Choir

Methodists love to sing together, and our Sunday School children do, too. Cathy Mishkin, our Coordinator of Children’s Music, leads the Sunday School children age four through sixth grade in choir practice on Sunday mornings. The first 15 minutes of Sunday School is devoted to praising God through music. To the enjoyment of all, the children’s choir sings during the worship service approximately four times a year. 

Youth Choir

Our purpose and goal for youth group (grades 5-6 and 7-12) is simple: build and nurture relationships with each other and God. We know how busy the year can get and how much stress that can bring. Our hope is that we can always provide a place for you to come that allows you to truly be yourself.

Together, those of us in youth group have braved the intimidating lines at the high ropes course, tested our skills at bowling and laser tag, and challenged each other to reach new heights at the trampoline park. To build our faith in service to others, we engage in various service opportunities throughout the year such as Habitat for Humanity and Midnight Run.

Most importantly, we welcome all teens to our community. We promise that who you are, just as you are, is a wonderful creation of God. You have something valuable to offer, and you will always be welcome. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. We hope to see you soon!

Bell Choir

Bell Choir

Bell choir for grades 6 through 12 will start up in the fall of 2020.

Special Music

We love it when our youth perform!  Do you play an instrument, or are you interested in singing a solo, duet, or trio? We have all sorts of opportunities if you are willing to use your musical gifts in worship services. Please contact Brian Zuro (203-966-2666 ext. 810).