SUNDAY SCHOOL (9:45-10:45): Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Grow Your Faith by Leaps and Bounds incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. With Grow, Proclaim Serve children will develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. With Grow, Proclaim, Serve as children grow in mind and body, they also grow in heart and soul. Grow, Proclaim, Serve will nourish and enrich children, from birth through tween, in faith so they can proclaim the good news of God's love and serve God and neighbor. How can you serve? If you would like to be involved, contact Children's Ministries using the contact information at the bottom of this page. Sunday School is a year-round ministry.
CHILDREN'S CHURCH (8:30 and 11:11): There’s nothing small about Children’s Church except for the size of the Christians worshipping. Our goal is a meaningful, age-appropriate way for the kids to praise and worship God. That means praise music, joys/concerns, prayer, and a “message” geared towards them. Of course, your children are welcome to stay with you in the worship service. Children's Church is a year-round ministry.
AWANA: The goal of every Awana component – large-group lessons, Bible-centered handbooks, Scripture memory, small-group interaction, team-oriented games, awards and more – is to prepare children and teens to know, love and serve Christ. It’s an exciting approach to teaching God’s Word, combining learning with irresistible fun to produce lifelong results in churched and unchurched kids alike … and reaching their families, too! Awana has a rolling admission, so it’s never too late to register. Awana meets from September through May.
NURSERY: The Nursery is available on Sunday mornings for infants and toddlers and during meetings and events for babies through age 12 (but please check with your meeting chair or event coordinator prior to the date to make sure childcare arrangements have been made). PAID childcare positions are available. This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves being with the children of OBUMC. . We are in need of adding to our provider list immediately in order to be able to continue providing care as requested. If there is someone who has been a provider in the past and would like to continue doing so, please contact Children's Ministries to update our records. Basic Training will be provided! For more info please contact Children's Ministries (703-730-3895, ext 103; OBUMCchildren@verizon.net)
MOTHER'S DAY OUT: MDO is a co-operative three hour program for babies and preschoolers and their parents. The parent may leave their child in the Nursery or Preschool Childcare Rooms for a three hour period (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) once or twice a week and then work once or twice a month. All Mothers have a police background check performed so we know that our little ones will be safe in their care. A $50.00 Bi-Annual Fee applies. MDO meets September through May.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC MINISTRY: The children's music ministry at OBUMC welcomes kids to find a place to worship and serve God in the church. There are currently 3 opportunities to get involved, including Cherub Choir, Children's Choir, and Hand Chimes Choir. Cherub Choir is geared toward ages 3 – 5, and parents are strongly encouraged to participate. Children’s Choir is designed to teach kids in the 1st through 5th grades a blend of contemporary praise and traditional worship music; guiding children to draw closer to God through the rhythms and notes that permeate our daily lives. Hand Chimes Choir is provided for children and youth in the 3rd through the 8th grades. Holy Spirit speaks to us through music, and the songs that we learn as children stay with us for a lifetime! For more information contact the Children's Ministry Office. More info.
Children’s Ministries Contact Info:
703-730-3895, ext 103