Wednesday, August 04, 2021
Elementary-Children's Ministry


For kids in elementary school, we've got many ways to get connected.

At UALC, our mission is to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ, loving God and our neighbors with soft hearts, open hands, engaged minds, and whole spirits. Childrens' Ministry is a community of Kindergarten-5th graders practicing our faith with one another. As followers of Jesus, we worship, grow, and serve together.
Contact Andrea Taphorn, Director of Children's Ministry, for questions about anything related to Children's Ministry.


Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” We value intergenerational worship at UALC! God also put the wiggle in children, so don’t feel like you have to suppress them in worship. Feel free to bring a bag of fun to keep hands busy, while your kids take in way more than we give them credit for as they worship with you. You can also stream services at home. 

Kids’ Church

For 3-year-olds – fifth graders
During the summer: Kids' Church is available for PreK ages 3-5, at 9:00 am at our Mill Run campus. (No pre-registration required.)
During the school year: all children ages 3-fifth grade meet at 9:00 or 11:00 am for an engaging experience with Bible teaching and small group time.


Growth Workshops

Discipleship opportunities designed for your growing child.  These workshops are for parents and kids to attend together. Contact Andrea Taphorn for more information and registration.

Following Jesus in Elementary School
Elementary student and parents1 session
Get a preview of Elementary School ministry at UALC. We will equip you with helpful information and pray you into a new school year full of adventure in growing and learning. Open to all elementary grades.

Living in a Digital World (3rd grade and older)
Elementary student and parents1 session
Our kids use devices and need guidance and wisdom from you, their parent, along with their faith community.  You'll walk away with a framework to guide you and your child as they grow.
My Bible Beginner (4th grade and older)
Elementary student and parents – 1 session
Equip young readers for the adventure of reading the Bible. Personal devotions, prayer, and family faith conversations help students grow in their relationship with God.

First Communion (5th grade and older)
Elementary student and parents3 sessions
Hear and learn how Jesus comes to us and gives us himself through communion and baptism. At the end of this workshop, kids have an opportunity to be baptized if needed and encouraged to start taking communion regularly with our congregation.
Family Serve
Families with kids of all ages welcome1 session
Join us at the UALC Community Garden for a brief family discussion on what Jesus has to say about putting our faith into action. Then we will work together in the garden that feeds people in our neighborhoods. Contact: Andrea Taphorn

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS has a long standing tradition at our church and within our communities. Things are a little different this year but we've planned a special event on Friday evening, Aug. 13 at Mill Run. It will have many of the elements for VBS plus fun for the full family. Contact: Andrea Taphorn


Opportunities are available throughout the year. Contact: Andrea Taphorn

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 Youth 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.