Children & Youth

Chilren & Youth Ministry

"Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
- Luke 18:16

Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. As teachers and leaders our role is to provide a foundation of experiences on which children build a life of learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith.

John Wesley was also committed to the education and formation of children, and traditionally, the United Methodist Church has provided a space for children to not only learn and grow, but to be an active part of the cmmunity.

In his sermons and actions, Wesley took up the cause of children’s issues, especially their intellectual and spiritual development. The Wesleyan movement inspired the development of health clinics and schools that accommodated children from all walks of life. Wesley personally visited children in workhouses and poor houses, and established Sunday schools, going against the popular writings of the time and actively participating in social justice issues that directly impacted children.

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Weekly

Sunday School

10:00-10:45am at the Presbytery (Across the street from Calvary)
Calvary offers two Sunday School Classes: (1) Ages 3-10, (2) Ages 11-15. Please meet up in the chapel and everyone will walk across the street together. All children are invited to Sunday School where crafts and other experiences reinforce the attributes of the Christian journey and Calvary's family of faith.

Children's Sermon

During Sunday Morning Worship
At Calvary we understand that at a very early age children need to be a part of God's family! Every Sunday our children are provided time during the worship service to interact with the pastor and hear first hand one of the faith lessons of the day.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Party

Sunday, December 3 from 1:00-3:00pm
The children of Calvary and our community enjoy a Sunday afternoon full of fun activities that celebrate Christmas. Please join us as we prepare for the holiday season. Families are welcomed to gather at Calvary from 1-3 on December 3rd for Christmas celebration. Activities include decorating cookies, and making Christmas crafts. We hope to see you and your family there! Also, even though he's very busy, each year we always manage to book Santa as a special visitor for the children.

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Family Movie Night

Friday, January 13 from 6:30-9:30pm
Movie is to be determined, but we will encourage families and church members to wear PJs and bring pillows/blankets for a true movie night feel!

Parents' Night Out

Saturday, February 11 from 6:00-9:00pm
Calvary would love to serve our local community with a "Parents' Night Out." Children will enjoy an evening of fun activities, games, and crafts while their parents get a night to enjoy on their own. Thank you for this opportunity to get to know your child and provide you with a relaxing evening. We are honored to serve you and your family.

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, March 12 following Morning Worship
What’s more enjoyable than ice cream! Join your church family following morning worship. Bring a friend! Mingle and chat!

Annual Events

Vacation Bible School

Five days every summer during either June or July
Every year during one week in the month of either June or July, we host our annual Vacation Bible School for all the children in our community from ages 3 thru 11. For one week, our church is transformed into a different world to tell the story of Jesus through music, games, art, storytelling, and snacks. The church is alive and bursting forth with enthusiasm like no other week in the entire year! We involve many, many adult and youth volunteers who have as much fun as the children.