Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

In Jarvis’ Children’s Ministry, our primary goal is to help children to KNOW God.  Lessons, music, and crafts are designed to teach children who God is—His nature and attributes—and what He has done. Our goal is to produce a familiarity with God’s Word through careful explanation of key themes. At Jarvis, we believe that God has made himself known through His creation, His Word, and His Son. We encourage children to learn as much as they can about God by studying the Bible for themselves. We want children to experience a personal relationship with God by trusting in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Our programs highlight the Gospel in a kid-friendly way without watering down its eternal truths.


Our programs center around careful Bible teaching, and we are always looking for new and creative ways
to teach the timeless truths of God’s Word. From Preschool through Elementary, our programs are
designed to give kids a foundational understanding of what the Bible says and how to apply it to their lives.
For children ages 4-12, we plan special activities during the school year and weekly activities during the week.

Sunday School
We have a wide variety of classes for children of EVERY age (classes for parents too!). 10:00-10:55am.
We are currently using the Cokesbury curriculum: Celebrate Wonder. Celebrate Wonder is a Sunday school curriculum that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It creates a safe environment for kids to ask big questions — helping them explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and encourage creativity. Through carefully-selected Bible stories, songs, videos, and hands-on activities, Celebrate Wonder gives children the tools to explore their faith while incorporating it into their daily lives. (Cokesbury)

Bible Academy
This is a wonderful program to teach our third graders about their very own Bible.
This 9 week program each Winter takes them through learning the books of the Bible,
the history of the Bible, and how and why it is important to study their Bible.

Jarvis Youth Club is a Sunday fellowship program for children!
We are meeting at the same time the Youth Fellowship meets!
5:00 Children's Fun Program in TCLC
5:30 Dinner in the TCLC
6:00 Children's Music in the Music Suite
6:30 Optional activity until Youth Fellowship is out for those with children whose siblings are active in youth group.

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We would love for you to use the gifts God has given you to impact the next generation.  
Let's work together to lead our kids to the heart of our Father!

VBS July 2023

VBS 2023 will be a collaboration with St. James UMC

We invite your young disciples to join us on this incredible adventure to explore God's calling in our lives! Vacation Bible School is a magical week where children who are 3 years old (or potty trained)- *rising 5th grade, can come to experience the love of God through meaningful relationships, movement, music, various activities, and FUN! We are excited this year to welcome our neighbors from Jarvis UMC to partner on this adventure. And it doesn't stop there- both Jarvis and St James UMC want to invite all young disciples in our community to join us- so please invite friends in your family, school, and neighborhood! Scholarships are available for families who are unable to pay the registration fee.

Scroll down to learn more about Hero Hotline, and just below, you'll see buttons to sign up children and to serve as a leader!

*While we plan for rising 5th grade based on the average interest level of children historically, you know your young disciple best! If they are rising 6th grade, but would still love to participate as a student and not as a volunteer, we welcome them!

In the depths of a colorful underground cave, is the beating heart of the hero community, the Hero Hotline Headquarters where everyone’s gifts are valued and every hero has a role to play. Each day at the Hero Hotline Headquarters, superheroes of all ages and abilities answer the call and join the Professor and veteran hero, Super Meer the Meerkat, to provide expert assistance and solutions to Hero Teams everywhere.

When Heroes in the field call in, the Professor, Super Meer, and our team of heroes will spring into action and explore the ultimate Hero Handbook -the Bible- to discover how all Heroes can follow the examples set by a cast of supporting Bible Heroes in stories from the Old and New Testaments, who work together to bring peace, build each other up, and share the great story of God’s love for us where they are and with the whole world.

As kids (called Heroes) experience these stories through music, drama and storytelling, games, arts and crafts, science, and even snacks, they’ll learn that Heroes are called to Follow Jesus, Help Others, Work Together, Listen to God, and Show Grace! And, best of all, they’ll be invited to answer this call at VBS, at church, at home, and every area of their lives.

Child Hero Signup  
Leader Hero Signup (youth and adults of all ages and abilities needed)