The goal of the Children's Ministry is to help our children become true disciples of Jesus Christ. Children are helped to build a foundation for a lifetime of faith.
We love having children be a part of worship. We believe that the experience for children to worship with their families and with the rest of the congregation is an instrumental part of their faith journey.
Child-friendly activities are provided in the sanctuary.
Services include a Children's Time.
Godly Play (ages 3-1st grade)
Following Children's Time, children ages 3 years-1st grade are invited to Godly Play, where they experience the mystery of God in story and activity.
Bible Explorers (ages 3-5th grade)
The Bible Explorers gather from 9:50-10:50 AM, between the two services, as part of Sunday School. This allows parents to attend classes as well. In Bible Explorers, students explore the sweeping story of God and God's people as revealed in the Bible. They learn the story of God's love in Scripture through the same stories that they hear in worship.
Professional care is provided for children two years & younger from 8 AM-12:30 PM.
Children's Choir (Genesis Choir)
Young singers, grades 2-5 are welcome to practice and sing with the children's choir. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 5-6 PM.
Vacation Bible School
All children are invited to attend VBS during the summer. 2020 dates: TBA.
At UCP Preschool, children obtain a high-quality early childhood experience at UCP. The Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and participates in Virginia Quality, the state rating and improvement system. The Preschool serves children ages 2-5 in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day/week, half-day classes. Learn more about the Preschool, by visiting their website.