Children

Our little ones are cared for by nurturing adults and youth who provide a warm and comforting experience. You will be asked to sign in when you drop off and pick up your child. Submitting a Children’s Ministry registration form will give us additional information about your child and enable us to better care for him or her.

Register your child for the 2021-2022 School Year

Childen’s Ministry Update

This advent year the Children of UMCG will participate in making donations to the World Relief Chicagoland Refugee Welcome Kits. The children’s ministries will supply a family with the Standard Food Items and Cleaning Items on the kit list. There will be a small tree with tags of the items and a sign-up sheet in the children’s classroom hallway beginning Sunday 11/21. Please consider donating for this great cause that will definitely have a direct impact in a family’s life!

The Children of UMCG will also be performing the Christmas Carols they are learning in Sunday school on Sunday 12/12 at the 9am service during the Children’s time. There will be a repeat performance at 2pm at the Interactive Nativity that same day at Engstrom Park in Batavia! Mark your calendars!!

9:00 am Sundays

      • Infants through toddlers are cared for in the nursery.

      • 3 year-olds (3 years old by Sept. 1) through Kindergarteners participate in First Steps in Faith, a creative and imaginative approach to teaching the stories of God’s people. First Steps in Faith connects biblical stories with the child’s own experience and encourages curiosity and imagination as we discover the mystery and joy of God.

      • 1st graders – 5th graders participate in Elementary Faith Builders. We are using a new
        curriculum by Cokesbury called Celebrate Wonder! Every week we will explore stories from the Bible through music, crafts, a short video, and games!

      • Elementary Faith Builders children attend the beginning of worship with their family and following Words for Children, are dismissed as a group to go to Sunday School.

See Youth page for 6th graders through High School.

See children’s music programs on Music page.