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 CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Growing Together in Faith & Fun

 

Kids are important members of the Body of Christ today!  In the children’s & youth ministries, it is our calling to empower young people to lead the Church and the world into a new day.
 
We explore faith, love, justice, diversity, compassion and service in an open atmosphere that doesn’t fear questions or differences of opinion.  This friendly, faithful gathering of kids and youth also manages to have a lot of fun together!
 

Your youth & children are welcome here!

Babies to Age 3

 

Sunday Morning Nursery

9:00a-12:00p Sunday mornings
 
Nursery care is available for your child (6 months to 3 years) during worship and Enrichment Hour on Sunday mornings.
 

Our care provider has undergone a complete background check and is well-prepared for your little one.  Upon check-in you will be given a beeper to notify you if your child could use your comfort.

 

P B & J – Enrichment for little ones

10:00a Sunday mornings
 
Parents, Babies & Jams is our Enrichment Hour class for our smallest members and their families.  Little ones and their parents/grandparents will sing and move to music that celebrates God’s love and community.  It is a great way for grown-ups to meet other parents with little ones too!
 
Meets September through May. Drop-ins are welcome.
 
 

Milestone Ministry

Sunday mornings

We celebrate faith milestones once a year with each age group.  Learning about everything from baptism to serving our world, these parent-child events are moments for your family to grow in faith together.

 
 

Baptism

Baptism is the celebration of the beginning of a child’s lifelong faith journey.  You can be baptized at any age at Lake Harriet UMC.

As you plan your child’s baptism, contact Pastor Melanie to schedule a time to talk further about the meaning of baptism and select an available date.

 

Preschool to Third Grade

Enrichment Hour Sundays at 10:00a

Sunday mornings during the school year, we offer Godly Play, a non-traditional approach to nurturing the faith of children through storytelling, art and imagination.  This Montessori-style classroom shares the stories of our faith with children, while giving kids the language to talk about God and encouraging their questions.  No pre-registration is necessary.

  • 3 year-olds to Kindergartners gather in Room 204
  • 1st to 3rd graders meet in Room 205
 
Milestone Ministry

We celebrate faith milestones once a year with each age group. Learning about everything from baptism to serving our world, these parent-child events are moments for your family to grow in faith together.

 

Children’s Choirs

Wednesday Nights at 6:30p

We have two choirs for kids that meet during the school year.
 
  • Cherubs (3 years to Kindergarten)
  • GodsKids (1st to 6th grade)
Our children frequently lead worship with their singing and lead a whole service with their own spring musical, having a lot of fun in the process! 
 
Families of choir members often choose to come a little early on Wednesday nights and enjoy a slice of pizza at our Family Night Dinner at 6:00p.

 

For more information, click here to email Jungjoo Park.

Vacation Bible School

 

Usually the second week of July, 9:00a-12:00p

Age 4 – rising 5th Graders

Cost: FREE

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Lake Harriet UMC is the most fun week of the summer! This summer our theme was “Rolling River Rampage” and our campers discovered that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise. Each day the campers enjoyed music, crafts, stories, games, snacks, science activities, and FUN. We had an energetic team of youth and adult volunteers on board to provide leadership.

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Children’s Choirs

Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm

We have kids choirs that meet during the school year.

Cherubs (3 years to Kindergarten)
 
GodsKids (1st to 6th grade)
 
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Our children frequently lead worship with their singing and lead a whole service with their own spring musical, having a lot of fun in the process!

Families of choir members often choose to come a bit early on Wednesday nights and enjoy a slice of pizza at our Family Night Dinner at 6:00p.

For more information, please email Jungjoo Park.

Lake Harriet UM Preschool

 

September-May

Lake Harriet UMC is home to a NAEYC accredited preschool as an outreach to the community. With both morning and afternoon half-day programs available, the Preschool has become an anchor in early childhood education in our community. For details, visit their website:   Lake Harriet UM Preschool

Hey Mamas, join us for BAND OF MOTHERS!

Are you a mom looking for an opportunity to explore your faith, learn and share parenting ideas, meet other moms, and serve your community?  If so, we hope you’ll join us for the 2018-2019 season of Band of Mothers.

Women meet every other Friday during the school year from 9:30-11:30 to connect and grow together.  Childcare will be provided. Our first meeting is Friday, September 14.

Check out our Facebook group for more information.

To register for Lake Harriet’s Band of Mothers (BOM) Group online, click here!

CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY STAFF

 

Director of Children and Family Ministry Janet Bomar