The vision that fuels our work in Children’s Ministries grows out of Jesus’ words in Mark 10:14,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
In the midst of a consuming ministry to adults, Jesus regularly ministered to children. We believe the future of the church depends on effective ministry to children today. Our Children’s Ministry staff is committed to fulfilling Jesus’ teachings.
Our nursery is available during all Sunday Morning Worship and Small Groups. Nursery care is provided for children up to 4 years of age. The nursery is also available during our Wednesday activities, and during special events throughout the year. Our nursery is staffed by trained, certified, nurturing, caring employees.
Children's Bible Discovery Hour
Our Bible Discovery Hour classes begin when a child has celebrated his/her 3rd birthday by September 1st of the current year. The children meet in age appropriate classes with trained volunteer teachers. Aldersgate uses a United Methodist curriculum, Bible Basics.
The K.O.O.L. (Kids of Our Lord) Club meets on Scheduled Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. for a time of fellowship and fun. This group is for children in 3rd through 5th grades. This is a great time for our older Elementary kids to grow in fellowship, leadership and service as they grow in their faith.
The Joyful Voices is our children’s choir made up of 3rd-5th graders. They meet during KOOL Club on Sunday evenings. They sing their praises during worship services throughout the year.
This program is for children in 4th through 6th grades who wish to lead in worship in this meaningful way. Acolytes are the bearers of the Light of Christ and remind us of our call to be the Light in the World. They are trained and participate in the worship service as acolytes, lighting candles and assisting with other parts of the service.
Aldersgate’s Little Praisers is for 3 year olds through 2nd Grade. Children who attend the 11:00 worship service will go to Little Praisers after the Children’s Message, and gather in a classroom for age-appropriate songs, prayers, and short lessons. They will learn about the elements of worship and what it means to pray, sing, worship and engage with bible stories. The Little Praisers are led by our Director of Children and Youth Ministries and other volunteers.