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
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.
Friday Night Live is our outreach to children in our community – connecting them to Jesus Christ. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be holding Friday Night Live again until Fall 2020.Watch for more details in August about what our new school year looks like! Until we meet again – May God hold you in the palm of His hand!
Children's Christmas Musical
We have a Children's Christmas Musical annually ehearsals for our 2019 Children’s Christmas Musical for kids ages 4 thru 5th grade. Rehearsals typically begin mid September.
Check back for updates regarding the 2020 Children's Christmas Musical.
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.
Summer Nights Live 2020 - “Rocky Railway – Where Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through”
Our children’s health and safety will remain our top priority at HRC. As the Coronavirus Pandemic conditions change and there is so much uncertainty, we are going to change how we operate SNL this Summer. I believe, now more than ever, that our program is critical. Children, and adults too, need to soak in the message of our program. JESUS’ POWER PULLS US THROUGH in this time where there is real fear and disruption in our daily lives.
For our safety, we will be trying something new this year- an at-home version of SNL. We are working on uploading the skits and Bible story to YouTube as well as the music with motions! We will be sending supplies home in “kits” complete w a craft, goody bag, snack and game ideas! We have planned for 82 children. If you’d like to assure that your family has the kits they need, please reserve your kits by emailing Kate Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pam Leskovac (email@example.com).
Summer Nights Live @ HOME! 2020
June 15, 16 and 17, 2020
Our packets are limited - once they're gone - they're gone! Reserve your packet today by emailing Kate Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org