We offer a safe, fun environment for children to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Children's Ministry serves children (from infants to fifth graders) over the course of the school year and during the summer. We connect our kids to Christ through Sunday School classes, Friday Night Live, Summer Nights Live, a Children's Christmas Musical, and many special events. For more information, contact Pam Leskovac at email@example.com or at (740) 965-4543.
COVID-19 and Children’s Ministry at Harlem Road Church
Friends, during this unprecedented time of ‘sheltering at home’ – we have had to cancel all of our kids’ programming at church. Know that I have my directory in hand every morning and that I am praying for each of you – each child – each family – and even some of your extended family members. I’m finding myself praying all day long, often for you! I will continue to attempt sending out a weekly devotional piece for families to do together. If you’d like more, there are many online Christian resources available to keep your kids connected to Christ. One of my favorite Christian sites is Group Publishing. We use their curriculum in the Sunday school classes, Friday Night Live, and Summer Nights Live. They are currently offering free video Bible lessons and music videos for kids. These lessons are in the same manner as our current Sunday school classes – and the music videos are in the same manner as our Summer Nights Live music. If you have a computer, go to www.group.com and scroll down to the free resources button. To get access you will have to enter your email and name – but trust me, you will be thrilled with their lessons. Thank you for doing everything in your power to keep your children focused on God during this pandemic. He is ABLE to see us through all of this!
If your child would like to talk to me personally, I’m available! They can call/facetime me at: 614-507-1577. If there are any issues in your family that you would like me to hold in prayer, please text (remember to identify yourself) or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org . I promise I will keep your prayer requests confidential. Know that each of you are dearly loved – and that it will be a glorious day when we can gather again face to face.
Pam Leskovac, Director of Children’s Ministry at HRC
Children's Sunday School
Harlem Road UMC has a Sunday school class just for you! This entire year we are learning all about Jesus – so join us! Here’s how it works: You will stay w/your parents in the Family Life Center for opening worship (at both 8:30 and 11am services) and leave for Sunday school during the offering. Parents can pick you up after the service in your classroom. We have a mixed age class at 8:30am. We have Toddler, PreK/K, Grades 1,2,3 and Grades 4-5 at the 11am service. At 9:45 we have ‘Fun & Fellowship Time’ for kids whose parents attend an adult Sunday school class. We do crafts, puzzles, games. It’s fun! If you have any questions, email: email@example.com or call/text Pam’s cellphone: 614-507-1577
Since we can’t gather for Children’s Sunday School due to COVID-19 Sunday School is taking on a new form. We came up with an OWL BOX stuffed with what you’ll need to have Sunday School at home!
We have provided kids with an Owl Box, complete with what they’ll need to have Sunday school at home. We will be taping our lessons and have them on face-book and YouTube. The kids can follow along and then do an activity page or craft, have a snack, and learn what it means to grow in God’s wisdom.
If you’re new to the church, we’d love to have you join us in this great quest for wisdom. Just let Pam Leskovac know via email.
Children’s Ministries for children ages 2 through 5th grade/6th grade
Friday Night Live (FNL) - Connecting kids to Christ!
Please invite all the kids you know to come out and join us!
FNL is our outreach to children ages 4 through 5th grade - where we do our best to connect kids to Jesus Christ. We start at 6:30 pm by gathering in the Family Life Center for dinner together and then we break up into age groups to go from station to station learning about Jesus using games, stories, crafts and sometime music. We end promptly at 8:30 pm. We ask that parents bring their children inside the building to sign them in. They must also come inside to sign their children out.
TRUNK-or-TREAT - October 31, 7pm to 8pm
Join us in the church parking lot for our “Friday Night Live Trunk-or-Treat” event!
Come as a NEW CREATION in Christ – complete with the appropriate mask for social gatherings – and follow the social distancing guidelines! (Kids, please don’t dress up as something that will scare our younger children!)
COME AS A FAMILY TO THE CHURCH PARKING LOT BETWEEN 6-7 pm; come to the covered drop-off area to pick up your gathering bag that will already have a goodie bag and craft packet inside. We then ask that you walk through the circle of cars as a family – wearing your masks and keeping 6 feet between your family and the next one! Those passing out candy will be masked and will be wearing plastic gloves to place candy in your bag. Once you’re through the circle of cars, you are free to leave. We won’t be gathering inside for our normal Friday Night Live event.
Children's Christmas Musical
We have a Children's Christmas Musical annually for kids ages 4 thru 5th grade. Rehearsals typically begin mid September.
Christmas Musical 2020
Due to COVID-19 we can’t gather together and work on a Christmas musical this year.
So we are making plans to celebrate Christmas with our children on Saturday evening, December 5 with something totally different! Mark your calendar now – save that Saturday evening – and watch for more details as they are finalized. We will still have fun!!!
Summer Nights Live is a free community children’s program for children age 4 through 5th grade that is held during the Summer (in June or July). SNL runs the same way our traditional FNL runs – only we don’t provide dinner during the summer event – and we add music to our evening. It is also a fast-paced, fun-filled evening for children. Kate Steele is our Director and we are staffed with 30 adults and many teen helpers.