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 pam@harlemroadchurch.org or at (740) 965-4543.

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:  pam@harlemroadchurch.org or call/text Pam’s cellphone:  614-507-1577

Friday Night Live (FNL) - Connecting kids to Christ!

Our first  FNL event this fall will be held on October 18 – “Animal House” - a ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ event – from 6:30-8:30pm. 

This is a free program for kids age 4 through 5th grade.  Since this is our trunk-or-treat event – we open it up to children ages 2 & 3– but parents must accompany these younger children throughout the evening.  Dress up as your favorite animal!  Kids from all over the community gather for a fun filled evening of music, dinner, crafts, games, stories and more.  You may even meet up with kids from your class at school.  We all have dinner together at 6:45 and then we move in groups from station to station.  We make our “treat bags” in the craft station – so no need to bring a gathering bag!  It’s a fast paced – fun filled evening – and you’ll love being here!  Contact  pam@harlemroadchurch.org for more info!  We will need donations of candy – and folks willing to line the parking lot w/their trunks open – ready to hand out candy to 100 kids.  Adults:  Watch for time and details!

Our 2019-2020 FNL Dates are:  October 18, November 15, February 21, March 13 (a week early due to Spring Break) and April 17.

Friday Night Live needs volunteers for

  • Meal Prep/serving/clean-up
  • Registration
  • Team Leaders
  • Door Guards
  • Craft Volunteers

(All volunteers must pass a background check – forms will be provided and the church pays for the background check.)

We ask that parents bring their children in and sign them into the program at the beginning of the evening, and that parents come into the building and sign their children out at the end of the evening.

Children's Christmas Musical, "The Little Drummer Dude"

Rehearsals for our 2019 Children’s Christmas Musical for kids ages 4 thru 5th grade begin Sunday – September 15!  

Join us on Sundays right after the 11am worship service for lunch- with rehearsals running  from 12:30-2pm.  Rehearsals end promptly at 2!

We rehearse every Sunday until our performances.  Performance Dates this year are Saturday, December 7th at 6pm and Sunday December 8th at 10:30am.

Tryouts for main cast will be Sept. 15th & Sept. 22

Contact Kate Steele by email: ksteelie@gmail.com or call the church office: (740) 965-4543 for any questions or additional information.

Adults – We need help with the following:

  • Cook & serve lunch to the children after the 11am worship service. To volunteer, please contact Pam Leskovac at:  pam@harlemroadchurch.org and we will get you on the schedule
  • Cookies for our cookie reception on the performance dates.
  • Prepare and serve a cast party on the dress rehearsal day – Dec 7th at 11:15am. ..
Pumpkin Patch Event at Hidden Creek Farms
581 S Galena Rd, Galena OH

Join us on October 5th – from 1-3pm – for cider, donuts and fun at the Pumpkin Patch

HRC covers a portion of the admission price – cost will be $6 per person – w/ a maximum of $20 per family.  Children under age 2 are free.  RSVP today by email:  pam@harlemroadchurch.org

Tell them at the gate you’re with Harlem Road Church – and come to the orange tent by the green barn towards the back of the property.  We will have cider and donuts in that designated picnic space – and then head out to visit the animals, corn maze, pumpkin slide – and of course the hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin!  Remember – you must be able to carry the pumpkin back to the wagon!!!  (the cost of the pumpkin is not included in the admission price.) If you want additional food/drink – its available for purchase from vendors there.

Summer Nights Live (SNL)

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.

Upcoming Special Events

22 Sep
Children's Christmas Musical Tryout/Rehearsal
Date Sep 22, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
28 Sep
Market Place - Craft and Cafe
Date Sep 28, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5 Oct
Pumpkin Patch Event Hidden Creek Farms
Date Oct 05, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
18 Oct
FNL - "Animal House" a 'Trunk-or-Treat' event
Date Oct 18, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
19 Oct
Mid-Ohio Produce Give-Away
Date Oct 19, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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