Children's Ministry


We believe in nurturing children's growth in grace in a child-friendly, age appropriate environment to teach about God's love,

and partnering with parents to guide children toward a HEART of God.

If you want more info or have any questions about the SJA Children's Ministry, contact hannah.smith@sjaumc.org.


2018 VBS

July 8-12, 6-8:30pm

Welcome to Peace Lab, where children discover God's way of peace!  From learning how to resolve conflicts to figuring out ways to help others, this interactive VBS will help your child learn how to be a peacemaker.  Each day's story and theme are rooted in the Bible and help concepts about active peacemaking come to life in age-appropriate ways through dramas, playing games, making crafts, sharing snacks, and other fun activities.  The five Bible stories in this curriculum lead children on an awesome adventure through the Bible, equipping them to follow Jesus as compassionate peacemakers.


VBS is FREE!

CLICK HERE to register.

Base Camp

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm (starting January 24th)


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A brand new Scouting program for kids preschool through fifth grade starting Jan, 24th. Base Camp uses an active, hands-on learning approach to help children grow physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually. Base Camp focuses on teaching everyday life skills with a distinctly Christian focus. The Base Camp curriculum encourages spending time in creation where kids will learn how to live sustainably with what God has provided us. Throughout the year, kids will have the opportunity to go on a camping trip, participate in service projects around our city, and learn important skills such as cooking and pet care. 

Kids' Connection

This is our very own worship service for kids ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade. In Kids Connection we teach kids how to worship. Your child will learn all the different parts of the worship service and why they are important. Worship consists of dance-worthy music, kid-friendly responsive readings, learning the Lord's Prayer, lightening of candles, a collection of offering, and Bible story time on the carpet. Come move, sing, laugh and learn with us in Kids' Connection!


Join us every Sunday morning during the 10:10AM Sunday School time. Kids will be in room #127.

Adventure Zone

A non-traditional approach to Sunday school for kids K-3rd grade. Adventure Zone is an interactive program that emphasizes Biblical literacy. Kids will learn Bible stories and memorize scripture all while playing games and doing crafts. Adventure Zone is offered during the 11:11AM service in room #127.

FYI- Future Youth Inc.

A Sunday school class designed for 4th & 5th graders that focuses on preparing kids for Confirmation and youth ministry. FYI meets Sunday's at 9:45AM in room #120.

Text Alerts - Get Connected

Sign up for text messages for upcoming events, Sunday school lesson information and more fun activities for your child and family!

To join, please text SJAchildren to 84576.



Special Activities Throughout The Year

  • Easter Egg Hunt

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  • Vacation Bible School

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  • Family Fun Day

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  • Trunk-Or-Treat


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  • Christmas Musical


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  • Confirmation

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Ministry Safe

We want you to know that your child(ren) are safe.  We have all our volunteers complete our "Ministry Safe" program that includes background checks.  To know more about our Ministry Safe policy, click here

Nursery

Available Sunday mornings from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ages 6 weeks to 18 months.

Click here for more details.