Children and youth ask great questions and remind us to act when we’re all talk, so at Oak Grove United Methodist Church we strive to respect every child and youth as young disciples of Jesus. Every disciple should be safe, welcomed and questioning.
Safe. We background check all volunteers and staff who work with children and work to provide age appropriate spaces, toys and activities in compliance with our Safe Sanctuaries Policy. Welcomed. God loves and welcomes people of all abilities, identities and family structures, and so do we. Our goal is for every child, youth and family to feel accepted, included and have fun at church. Questioning. Church is all about the Big Questions about God and Life. We seek to support your child’s faith journey by encouraging them to ask great questions and learn to use the Wesleyan Quadrilateral -- Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience to guide their journey.
All children are welcome in worship. We want you to feel comfortable bringing your children to church so we offer several options.
Keep your children with you in worship. We love the sound of babies in church! You’re also welcome to get up and attend to your child as needed. There’s a cry room in the back with space for the wiggles and busy bags available from the ushers.
Keep your children with you through children’s time then bring them to the Nursery or send them to Sunday School for the rest of the service.
Drop off your little ones in the Nursery (ages 5 and under) in room 6 before worship begins. Our nursery is staffed with trained, background checked care givers. Greeters can show you where these rooms are located. Please sign your child in. Children are invited to participate in fun, age-focused play.
Sunday School Elementary Faith - (Kindergarten -- 3rd Grade) Room 4. Play, story and craft projects are the vehicles for a journey through the Jesus story. At this age, they begin to learn Bible stories and basic faith concepts. Tween Bible (4th - 6th Grades) Room 7. This class focuses on the major stories and characters of the Bible, while learning to use their bibles. At this age, they start to ask great questions connecting faith and actions.
Messy Church is worship for people with wiggles! We gather on the 3rd Friday of each month to explore faith through crafts, games, dinner, singing and story time. It's free. It's for all ages. It's fun!
"This is the best church ever!" Owen, aged 8.
Monthly fun outings, Summer Mission Trips, and Sunday night gatherings for faith formation most Sundays. See the Events & Calendar page for what's coming up next!