Partnering with Children and Families
We are excited to partner with you to help the children in your life become deeply committed Christians. Our children’s ministry program is with children birth through 5th grade. Built on a foundation of meaningful programs to help children learn the Bible, develop basic practices of prayer, and kindle a mission minded focus, it is our hope that families grow together on their journey to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.
Sundays | 10:45-11:45 am | Contact Pat Engel
Sunday School (beginning at age 3) gives your child the opportunity to build friendships and learn about the Bible with other children their age in a safe and fun environment. Kids learn about the Bible lesson through games, crafts, and age-appropriate lessons to help them grow in their faith.
Room 102 | August – May | Children 3 years old – Kindergarten
A caring place full of fun, laughter, and quality learning activities, the early learning Sunday school class uses an interactive and hands-on approach to help children learn more about the Bible. Each week, children will experience the wonder of God through amazing music, unforgettable Bible adventures, and powerful prayer experiences. This approach is perfect for high-energy early learners who love to move, play, and explore as they learn.
Room 103 | August – May | Children 1st – 5th grade
We want kids to get into the Bible and get the Bible into kids! Our Elementary Sunday school program helps children strengthen their Bible skills and learn key Bible stories. Our goal is to intentionally engage children through a variety of learning methods like art, games, science, cooking and more, so they can remember, understand, and live as followers of God’s Word.
Room 103 | June & July | Children 3 years old – 5th grade
When school is out, we shift to a one-room Sunday school for children of all ages. We use a special series of lessons designed specifically for a multi-age room. And it’s amazing to see how children of all ages encourage and support each other in learning more about God’s Word!
Children on Sunday Mornings
Sundays | Room 100 | 9:15-12:00 | Contact Pat Engel
On Sunday mornings, childcare is available for children under the age of three in the nursery on the second-level. Our trained nursery staff is committed to caring for your children and are ready to follow your direction to offer the best care possible as you worship and attend education classes.
Childcare on Weekdays
We seek to support caregivers with young children through a weeknight childcare reimbursement program. Our goal is to remove any obstacles to people participating in the life of the church including meetings, studies, and rehearsals. Childcare reimbursement is a form of benevolence, and we only reimburse the primary caregivers rather than paying babysitters directly. Epworth will reimburse at $7.00/hour for 1-2 children or $9.00/hour for 3 or more children. A childcare reimbursement form is due at the time of the event. You can expect reimbursement within 15 days of submission.
Sundays | 10:45 am | sanctuary | Contact Pam Cooper
Our colorful handbells introduce young children to the world of bell choirs and provide a meaningful way for children to lead worship. Children as young as three participate. The only skill needed is color recognition. Children’s handbells rehearsal is only ten minutes right after worship for several weeks before a planned anthem.