Nursery: Infants & Toddlers
Birth up to age 3where they can experience the love of God while parents worship or participate in other activities or events.
From birth, children are taught that God loves them, God made them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever. Children are taught through the loving care of our nursery workers as well as through playtime activities that reinforce these three basic truths.
Pagers are available in the nursery to alert you in case you are needed during the service time.
Sonshine Island: Preschool
Ages 3, 4, and 5
We want every preschool child to know and understand three basic truths: God loves me, God made me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Each month a new Bible theme is introduced that centers around one of those three basic truths. Children learn about God through Bible stories, hands-on activities, and worship. In addition, they also have times of free play and a snack.
Children begin their morning in the preschool worship room, participating in a large group time that includes interactive worship and the Bible Story. Following the large group time, preschoolers are split into small groups based on their age where they engage in activities designed to help them understand and remember the Bible story, the memory verse, and the bottom line for the day. They also begin to process how they can apply the lesson to their own lives.
AdventureLand: Elementary Children
Kindergarten – Grade 5
This Children’s worship service is a place for kids to grow in Faith, Wisdom, and Friendship.
Children are then part of a small group based on their grades designed to help kids understand how the day’s topic applies to them. They will discuss real-life experiences, interact with a close-knit group of peers, and participate in a variety of activities that appeal to different learning styles.
Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 p.m.
We don’t know many kids who don’t like candy, so kids are going to love Wednesdays this fall! Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm (September 21-November 16), kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade will experience a 9-week series that uses candy-themed lessons to teach how God’s love is sweet and sharing his love with others is even sweeter. Playground will be open from 6:00-6:20 pm if you want to come early and play. Questions? Contact Jessica at 778-8822 Ext. 1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information .
Roots, Shoots and Fruits Bible Study
Children in Grades 3 – 5 discover what it means to have a relationship with God through Jesus. During this four-week session, children will discover what a believer is and what happened when they received Jesus. They will also discuss the Bible, the Holy Spirit and Prayer. This Bible study is a prerequisite for children desiring to be baptized.
Easter Eggstravaganza * April 15, 2017 *
The Community Easter Eggstravaganza is a FREE community festival for kids. This is a family event for kids birth to Grade 5 so parents or other caregivers must accompany children and are encouraged to bring their cameras. Some activities will be outdoors and it may be best to dress them in layers. Here is what’s happening at Easter Eggstravaganza:
EasterJam – A high-energy event filled with 25 minutes of high-energy worship, a Blacklight Puppet song, the Easter story, and door prizes. Following the event, attendees will enjoy exclusive entrance to the Easter Egg Hunt! EasterJam is held at 1 pm and 2 pm.
“Egg”citing Events and Stations- Some of the “Egg” citing events at this Easter celebration include face painting, playtime on the large indoor playground, outdoor train ride, cookie decorating, craft area, petting zoo, carnival games, sand art room, goldfish ping pong ball toss, balloon sculpting, life-size animal characters, sports games like the basketball hoop shoot, nerf shoot, putt putt, and football throw, Minute to Win it game show, Bust A Move dance station, and a picture station
Vacation Bible Adventure * July 16-20, 2017 * 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Children from age 3 to grade 5 love the excitement of Vacation Bible Adventure! This high-energy, fun-filled Bible adventure runs for five evenings in mid-summer and is followed by a Sunday morning program during the adult worship service. Children learn lessons based on exciting Bible stories, watch dramas and skits, sing upbeat songs, memorize Bible verses, make cool crafts, play games, eat snacks, and compete in a penny march raising money for missions. Kids learn about God and have fun doing it!
The Northwest Ohio District Church of the Nazarene in St. Marys, OH holds summer camp for children; Primary Camp for grades 1-2, Middler Camp for grades 3-4 and Preteen Camp for grades 5-6. Children enjoy various activities at camp like swimming, archery, crafts, games, snacks, missionary moments, and challenging speakers.
Camp Dates for 2015 are as follows: Primary Camp is from July 26 – July 28; Middler Camp is from July 23-26; and Preteen Camp is from July 30-August 3. Don’t forget to check out our Events Page as the date gets closer for more information!
The KidsPlace Playground is an indoor contained play system that is incorporated into the various classes and activities held at UVCC throughout the week and on Sunday. The KidsPlace Playground and the Kids Corner Play Foyer are available for birthday parties, team parties and other events that allow UVCC to get to know the surrounding community. The KidsPlace Playground is also available to parents and children for free play at specified times. Have Fun!
To schedule a playground party, call Playground Coordinator Stephanie Bodey at 937-545-6474.