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


From infants to preschoolers, we've got opportunities 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. 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. The nursery (for ages 3 months-3 years) is available at both campuses during the 9:00 and 11:00 am services. PreK Kids' Church is available at Mill Run during the 9:00 am hour (no registration required). You can also stream services at home at

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.


UALC Preschool and Kindergarten

For over 40 years, we have offered high quality, part-time programs for 3-, 4-, 5- year-olds. Children experiment, investigate, create and discover in an environment based on Christian values. Information, registration and class descriptions. Contact:  Jodi Coleman or call 614-451-3736, ext 4633.

Growth Workshops

Discipleship opportunities designed for around the needs of your growing child.
Baptism Workshop
Offered online each second Sunday of the month
For parents with children of all ages. Learn God’s plan and strategies for passing faith on to 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. Live online workshops are on the second Sunday of every month, 1:00-2:00 pm or by appointment. Find details and register here. Contact: David White.
Following Jesus with Your Baby
For parents and children newborn to two years old. This is a great workshop after you have gone through our Baptism workshop. You'll find this to be both encouraging and useful as you set aside time to think through parenting and spiritual growth. It's not too early for your baby to know they are loved by Jesus. One session. Andrea Taphorn.
Following Jesus with Your Preschooler
Parenting a 3- to 5 -year-old is full of unique challenges and opportunities. At this workshop, preschool and children's ministry staff will share practical insight and useful tips for raising children at this phase of life. Offered once a year at each campus. Contact: David White.

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

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Provides social, physical, spiritual and creative opportunities for moms with young children—birth through kindergarten, and expecting moms. We meet in-person September 20, 2021-May 16, 2022 on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 9:30-11:00 am. Join us and enjoy guest speakers, sisterhood, and meaningful conversation. Cost is $115 for the year and includes childcare (price increase Sept. 21 to $125). We also have a night Zoom meeting option from 8:00-9:30 pm with a cost of $35. Register here. Contact: Meredith Scott or Alison Thibaut, email MOPS.

AWANA® Clubs

For children beginning at age 3. 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: email AWANA.

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.