The Children’s ministries at WHUMC are for children birth through 5th grade. We offer classes, programs, and activities designed to build a firm foundation in Christ, have fun, and to reach outside our church to spread God’s love in the world.
Children birth up to 4 years are welcome in our church nursery during Sunday morning worship services and during many of our classes and programs. The nursery is located across from our Worship center and parents receive a pager when children are dropped off so that they can be paged if needed. Age appropriate lessons are taught during our Sunday school hour. Our nursery is staffed with loving and caring adults who have all been background checked.
Kids’ Quest Sunday School–Sunday mornings during the 9:30 & 11:00 Worship Services (except the first Sunday), children are divided into two classes for age appropriate lessons and activities. Children preschool through 5th grade are released to the Fellowship Hall early in the worship service. They may be picked up from the Fellowship Hall following worship.
Kids’ Choir: A team of volunteers lead our children’s music practice on Sundays from 10:30 to 10:45 in the Fellowship Hall. They perform about once a quarter at the end of the 9:30am service and the beginning of the 11am service or during other special times throughout the year.
Easter Eggstravaganza–This annual Easter celebration for children preschool through 5th grade includes an Easter story and an Egg hunt. The 2018 celebration will take place on Sunday, April 1 at 10:30am. Children are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to the Willoughby Food Pantry as their admission to this event.
Vacation Bible School–Children ages 3 to 5 years are invited to come to the church each day from 9-11:30am for a lesson, activities, games, and crafts. The 2018 “Game On” VBS will be held July 9-13.
Sportscamp–Children who have completed kindergarten and up. The program includes running, devotion time, music, games, crafts, fellowship and fun. We end each day of camp with swimming at the Willoughby pool. For a more detailed description of Sportscamp, please click on the following: What is WHUMC Sportscamp? The 2018 “Game On” Sportscamp will be held July 9-13. The Sportscamp and VBS Celebration Sunday and Festival will be held on July 15 beginning at 11am. Click here: 2018 Registration Form
Fall Festival–We celebrate fall with a special event for all ages in October each year, including games and crafts for children.
Angel Breakfast–This special event on the first Saturday in December is our Children’s Christmas celebration and includes a pancake breakfast, crafts, carols, and a special story time. Families are invited to attend and have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken in front of our Worship Center Christmas tree.