UALC
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Elementary

Elementary

For kids in elementary school, we've got many ways to get connected.
 
We’ve designed our children’s ministries around your child’s specific phase in life. We love kids and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing healthy growth and faith. Learn how we partner with families during each phase, by downloading our age-specific phase plan for grades: Kindergarten-and-First, Second-and-Third, Fourth-and-Fifth. We recommend many Bibles resources for children to grow in the faith—find the Bibles available for purchase here.
 

Kids' Church (Sunday mornings)

An engaging worship and learning experience for grades pre-K–5th, at Mill Run and Lytham Road. More information. Andrea Taphorn, ataphorn@ualc.org, 614-451-3736, ext. 4687.
 

Next Step Workshops – Know and Grow Your Faith

Next Step Workshops are the fundamentals of following Jesus designed around a child's developmental phase of life. They prepare parents and kids to grow and live in the Christian faith. Most workshops are for parents and kids to attend together. Parents will be encouraged and equipped as the primary former of faith to take it home and live it out with their children. Here are the workshops for elementary school families:
Baptism Workshop (all ages)
A Next Step Workshop - offered the first Sunday of the month
For parents with children of all ages. Learn God’s plan and strategies for passing faith onto children. Hear UALC’s strategy for partnering with families throughout all the phases from birth to college. Prepare for your child's baptism by participating in this workshop. Workshops are on the first Sunday of every the month, 12:00-1:00 pm at alternating campuses. Lunch is provided; find location details, and register here. David White, dwhite@ualc.org, 614-451-3736, ext. 4691.

Following Jesus with Your Elementary Student (Kindergarten & 1st grade)
A Next Step - offered September 23 or 30, 2018
A workshop designed for parents of students that have started kindergarten or first grade. Elementary school is a new phase of life for your child and we want to help you utilize this time for God's mission and your child. Parents and/or grandparents attend this workshop without their children on Sunday, Sept. 23, 10:30 am at Lytham Road or Sunday, Sept. 30, 9:00 or 10:30 am at Mill Run.  Register here. Andrea Taphorn, ataphorn@ualc.org.
 
Family Serve (2nd grade and older)
A Next Step - offered October 6 or 14, 2018
Did you know that serving together as a family is one of the biggest contributors to faith sticking with your child into adulthood? This workshop is just what it sounds like! Come on out to the UALC Garden for a brief family discussion on what Jesus has to say about putting our faith into action. Then enjoy the rest of the workshop serving in a way that feeds people in our neighborhoods. Whole families attend this workshop on Saturday, Oct. 6 or Sunday, Oct. 14, from 1-3 pm at Mill Run. Register here Andrea Taphorn, ataphorn@ualc.org.
 
Living in a Digital World (3rd grade and older)
A Next Step Workshop - offered December 2 or 9, 2018
Designed for parents and their 3rd grade students, you'll find this workshop to be much more than a discussion about living in a tech and info saturated world. You'll walk away with a framework you can use over and over again as your student grows. Children and parents attend together. Older elementary students are welcome. Offered during Kids' Church on Sunday, Dec. 2, 10:30 am at Lytham Road or Sunday, Dec. 9, 9:00 and 10:30 am at Mill Run. Please register here so we know to expect you that day even if you've already registered for Kids' Church. David White, dwhite@ualc.org.

My Bible Beginner (4th grade and older)
A Next Step Workshop - 2 sessions, April 28 and May 5, 2019
Equip young reader for the adventure of reading the Bible on their own. Personal devotions, prayer, and family faith conversations help students grow in their relationship with God. Children and parents attend both sessions together.  Older elementary students are welcome. Offered during Kids' Church on Sundays, April 28 and May 5, 10:30 am at Lytham Road or 9 and 10:30 am at Mill Run. Please register here so we know to expect you that day even if you've already registered for Kids' Church.  Andrea Taphorn, ataphorn@ualc.org.
First Communion Workshop (5th grade and older)
A Next Step Workshop - 4 sessions, February 10-March 3, 2019
Includes an overview, celebration of a Jewish Seder meal, along with teachings on Baptism and Holy Communion. Students are invited to receive Christ’s gift of salvation while hearing about following Christ and building a personal relationship with him. The Sunday sessions occur from 4:30-6 pm at Mill Run. Includes a Saturday morning gathering from 10 am to noon on March 2 to bake communion bread.  Concludes on March 3 with a celebratory worship service where kids receive their First Communion. Typically, fifth graders and parents attend, but older students are welcome. $25 fee for materials and Luther's Small Catechism. Register here. Contact Andrea Taphorn, ataphorn@ualc.org

Vacation Bible School

It's a five-day, fun-filled adventure for children in preschool-grade 6. Every June since 1979, kids have come for singing, drama, games, crafts, service projects and Jesus-focused teaching. More information. Andrea Taphorn, ataphorn@ualc.org, 614-451-3736, ext. 4687.
 

Summer Camps for Kids and Families

Camps for the entire family (Cedar Campus in Michigan), for children in grades two-five (Kids' Camp), plus more for older kids. Camp descriptions. Andrea Taphorn, ataphorn@ualc.org, 614-451-3736, ext. 4687.
 

AWANA® Clubs

For children age three - grade six. We teach about the Bible and train kids to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Children earn uniforms and use workbooks at home. Club meets during the school year. More information. New children are always welcome. Contact awana@ualc.org.
 

Music for Children 

Our children's choirs offer music and fun during the school year for children. The Lytham Road Carol Choir is for children in grades three to six on Wednesdays, 4:00 pm. Joyful Angels Choir is for children in kindergarten-grade 2 at Mill Run on Wednesdays, 5:30 pm. More information. Andrea Taphorn, children@ualc.org.
 

Tae Kwon Do and Tae Kwon Do Jr.

Helping develop self-defense skills and providing regular exercise in an environment that honors Jesus Christ. At Lytham Road.  More information. Kelly Mikhail (Ages 5, 6, 7), kmikhail@ualc.org, or Angie Edmonds (Ages 8+), aedmonds@ualc.org.
 

Safeguarding Children

All volunteers age 18 and over who work with children must go through the Safeguarding Children verification process and be issued an orange badge. Information and online application .
 

Consent and Waiver Form

All parents, or guardians, of children and youth must complete the Consent and Waiver Form to participate in UALC events and programs. Fill out the simple form online here.
 
Volunteer with Family, Youth & Children

Volunteer on a Team

Join a Family, Youth or Children’s Ministry team and be part of transforming lives. Many opportunities for any skill set, age or schedule. Apply here.
 
 
Preschool and Kindergarten

Curriculum and Faith Connect

Our preschoolers and kindergarteners experiment, explore, investigate, and create in a Christ-centered environment. Get information about our school.

 

Middle School, High School

There's Always Something Going On!

We're getting to know each other and figuring out what life in Jesus looks like. Check out Middle School or High School.

 

Keeping Kids Safe

Safeguarding Children

All volunteers age 18 and over who work with children must go through the Safeguarding Children verification process and be issued a badge.
Click here to begin the process.