A PLACE FOR ALL GOD’S CHILDREN

We offer a comprehensive program of education, worship, outreach, and fellowship for children. Our mission is to grow and nurture children into young disciples, teach them about God’s love and care, and provide a positive, affirming place for them to love, laugh, and learn.

CHILDREN IN WORSHIP

Children are an integral part of the worshiping congregation at Oak Hill UMC. We welcome children of all ages in worship and love to see and hear them learning by observation.

Each worship service includes a special “Children’s Time,” and children are always welcome at the Lord’s Table to receive Holy Communion.

However, if you prefer for your children to have a safe space to be more active, our nursery is open during worship services for children ages 0-5 years old.

Nursery/Childcare Information

We offer a safe and inviting nursery in the Children's Building for children 0-5 years old during worship services. Childcare is also available during the Sunday School hour for children 0-3 years old while older children attend classes. Our childcare providers share the love of God with our youngest churchgoers, and all are trained in CPR, First Aid, and Safe Gatherings.

Sunday School Program

Our goal for Sunday School is to expose the children to our faith story while providing an experience that is positive and fun. All children are welcome at Oak Hill United Methodist Church! We begin Sunday School at 9:45 am in the Great Room of the Children's Building, then break out into smaller groups by age. For more information contact childrenmin@oakhillumc.org.

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, children 4 years old through those entering 5th grade are invited to attend VBS. Older children and adults are invited to volunteer as helpers.

They experience God’s love by participating in Bible stories, art, and music in a week-long program.

VBS for 2022 is July 11-15, 9 am - noon. Our theme is Food Truck Party - On a Roll with God!  Please invite your friends to join in.  Click here to register to participate or volunteer. (It's free!)

Acolytes

Third through fifth graders may serve as acolytes, lighting and extinguishing the candles to open and close worship as part of the service.

Acolytes at Oak Hill UMC participate in the worship service by lighting the altar candles before the worship service as a symbol of Jesus’ coming into the presence of the worshiping community. Before the extinguishing of the last altar candles, the acolytes relight their “candle lighter” and then process out into the Narthex. This symbolizes that Jesus Christ is for all people everywhere. It also symbolizes the light of Jesus Christ going out into the world where believers are called to serve. Acolytes wear robes called albs with a cincture. If your child would like to participate, please contact childrenmin@oakhillumc.org.