Milestone Events

Milestones are key times in a child’s life to significantly speak into their spiritual development. We offer several milestone events throughout the year.

  • Baby Blessing
  • Kindergarten Promotion Parade
  • Worship Workshop
  • Bible 101
  • Acolyte
  • Bible 201
  • Created by God
  • Confirmation

Baby Blessing

Our Baby Blessing milestone is designed to welcome our newest members of our congregation. New and expecting mothers are provided with information about our children's ministry and given a special gift for their new little blessing. If you are a new or expecting mom please let us know by filling out the form below. If you are expecting, let us know here


Worship Workshop

This workshop is designed to help kindergarteners transition from Children’s Praise and Worship into attending church with the congregation. Children and their parents will be invited to explore why we do what we do in “big” church. 


Kindergarten Parade

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Our Kindergarten parade is a way of celebrating our preschoolers rising into elementary school. Our preschoolers are always so excited to join the big kids upstairs. The Sunday prior to public school beginning we gather our rising kindergarteners and their parents, we say a prayer, pass out treats and balloons and parade through the halls to the Elementary Large Group room.




Sacrament Workshop

We have two sacraments in the United Methodist Church: baptism and communion. In this workshop 1st Graders and parents will explore the significance of these sacraments.  


Bible Presentation & Bible 101

We invite our 2nd graders and their parents to join us one evening in the Spring for dinner and a fun interactive program that gives an overview of the Bible and what’s in it. Parents and children will compete in games that will help them develop skills needed to explore their Bibles.

We over our Bible Workshop each winter.



Acolyte Eligible

In 3rd grade children are eligible to participate in our acolyte program.
Acolytes assist in worship by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” Lighting the two candles on the altar represents that Jesus was both a human being and God. Since ancient times, light and fire have reminded people that God is here with us.  When the acolytes bring the light (fire) into the sanctuary, they are reminding people that God is with us in our worship service. When the acolytes extinguish the candles and walk out of the sanctuary with their candle lighters, they are reminding people that when we scatter out into the world, God is with us.

All acolytes go through our acolyte training and can serve thru 6th grade. For Acolyte Interest Registration, click here.


Prayer Workshop

Prayer is a vital part of the life of every Christian. Parents and their 3rd grader will discover that God created us to be in communication with Him through prayer. We will explore prayer throughout the Bible and discover we can pray anywhere and anytime. 


Bible 201

Bible 201 is the next level in our understanding the Bible series. Our 4th graders and their parents will participate in a creative activity that will help them navigate the Bible. They will even challenge their parents to a round of Bible trivia.





Created by God

Created by God is a comprehensive, faith-based study of human sexuality for 5th & 6th graders and their parents or guardians.  If you would like to see a sample of the curriculum please contact Damaris Allen


Confirmation

Confirmation in The United Methodist Church is a time of intentional preparation, it gives teens and tweens the opportunity to reflect on the most basic tenants of our faith and gives them a safe environment to ask questions and grapple with the divine truths and mysteries proclaimed by the church of Jesus Christ.  Confirmation helps youth to investigate to depths of the faith and helps them begin to understand what it means to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and to make their first public profession of faith.  During this time young persons "make firm" what has gone before:  God's prevenient grace, baptism, the teaching and witness of parents and other persons of faith, the teachings and life together in the church, the student's own growing faith.  Youth are invited to claim forthemselves the name Christian and the name United Methodist.  We believe that Confirmation is a significant step in the journey of faith. Discover more about Confirmation here.

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