The Children and Youth Ministry at Alma United Methodist Church features Biblical based instruction with emphasis on Bible knowledge, development of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and application of Christian principles in the daily life of the child. Programs for children and youth include Sunday School, Children's Choir, drama presentations, mission projects, and fun activities, all offered in a safe and child-friendly environment.
Children & Youth Sunday School
We have Sunday School for all ages. Our teachers rotate in their volunteering to serve, but each Sunday a biblically based lesson is presented at the 9:45 Sunday School hour and all are welcome to attend.
Our children and youth meet on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. for Pioneer Clubs. This program includes scripture lessons, games, activities, crafts, and music. Brenda Straub is our children and youth coordinator and leads this program. Vicki Vickers teaches the music portion which includes singing and handbells.
Throughout the year, the children will assist in a missions project. Recently, children and youth in our church assembled health kits to send to our denominational missions agency to help in disaster recovery.
Special Fun Events
We have been known to participate in all kinds of fun activities together. We have done all kinds of things from traveling to a nearby corn maze to having family game show nights right here at the church. We also watch a movie at the church from time to time as well.
The church provides loving childcare for infants and toddlers during the morning worship service. Simply ask one of the greeters when you arrive for church and they will direct you to our nursery.
Along with most United Methodist Churches, our church is striving to be a "Safe Sanctuary" for children and youth of all ages. This means we are committed to ensuring that all who supervise our children and youth are thoroughly screened for their fitness for duty and are educated in our church policies on the prevention of abuse.