Welcome to Etowah UMC Children and Family Ministries.

Our goal is to offer ways for your child to experience the love of Jesus and explore their faith in creative ways, while also supporting you as a parent to grow as a Christian and as a parent. Below you will find ongoing ministries for children at EUMC.

Kidz Club
Kindergarten-5th grade
We meet every Sunday at 10am for 45 minutes in the Youth Room during the Community Hour (in between the 9am and 11am services)! Each meeting includes worship, a lesson, and activities that are fun for both children, families, and volunteers!

Contact our Minister of Discipleship, Sarah Hoover, for more information on how to join or participate!

The curriculum we use for our Children's Ministry is from the Grow Curriculum. 

Want to know more about EUMC's Children's Ministry? Email Sarah Hoover at shoovereumc@gmail.com or by calling (828) 891- 4360 ext. 3! 

What are we studying together during Kidz Club? 

During the month of August (2023), we will be doing the series "In Your Dreams" - a 4-week series on Joseph!

Week 1: Genesis 37:1–28
  • BIG IDEA: God loves everyone the same.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear how Joseph's big dreams got him into trouble.
Week 2: Genesis 39:17–41:40
  • BIG IDEA: God watches over us.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear about Joseph’s life in Egypt as a slave, a prisoner, and finally, a ruler.
Week 3: Genesis 42:1–8; 45
  • BIG IDEA: God will make things right.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear how Joseph reunited with his brothers and showed them kindness.
Week 4: Genesis 50:22–Exodus 1
  • BIG IDEA: We can obey God above anyone else.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear about the Israelites' lives in Egypt after Joseph died.

Memory Verse: 
"By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me." - Psalm 42:8a (NIV)

During the month of September (2023), we will be doing a 4-week series on Moses!

Week 1: Exodus 2–3:15
  • BIG IDEA: God teaches us how to lead.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids see how God called Moses to lead and rescue the Israelites.
Week 2: Exodus 7:14–10:29, 12:1–14
  • BIG IDEA: We follow God’s lead.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids see how God protected the Israelites during the ten plagues and the Passover.
Week 3: Exodus 13:17–15:21
  • BIG IDEA: God leads us to safety.
  • FOCUS:  This week, kids see how God helped Moses lead the Israelites out of Egypt and through the Red Sea.
Week 4: Exodus 15:22–25, 16:1–16
  • BIG IDEA: God will lead us to what we need.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids see how God provided food and water for the Israelites in the wilderness.

Memory Verse: 
"Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths." - Psalm 25:4 (NIV)

During the month of October (2023) we will be doing a 5-week series on Israel & the Wilderness!

Week 1: Exodus 17:1-7
  • BIG IDEA: We can choose to be thankful.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear how God helped Moses bring water from a rock.
Week 2: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
  • BIG IDEA: We can love God and others.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear about the ten commandments and God’s rules for living.
Week 3: Exodus 32:1-14
  • BIG IDEA: We can turn to God when we’re lost.
  • FOCUS:  This week, kids hear about the golden calf and the trouble it caused.
Week 4: Exodus 33:7-23
  • BIG IDEA: We can go to God when we need rest.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear how Moses went to spend time with God and saw God’s glory.
Week 5: Numbers 20:1-13, Deuteronomy 34:1-12
  • BIG IDEA: We can remember God’s promises.
  • FOCUS: This week, kids hear about the death of Moses and what came next for the Israelites.

Memory Verse: 
"I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." - Isaiah 43:19b (NIV)

Upcoming Events:

Children's Ministries

Kidz Club

Sunday mornings at the 9:45 a.m. service following the Children's Message, kids are invited to attend Children's Church to learn about worship, liturgy, communion, prayer, and scripture. Children will go back to room 14. During Children's Church, we will come back into the sanctuary for Communion and return to room 14.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Vacation Bible School meets for 4 days during the summer, usually in July. For more information about our Vacation Bible School program, please contact the Church Office or our Minister of Discipleship, Sarah Hoover!

Events and Activities: throughout the year, EUMC offers ways for your family to connect with Jesus together through events and take-home teachable resources, especially during Lent and Advent.

Children's Worship Bags: at all Sunday morning worship services, we have children's bags available for kids to take to their seats. Inside each bag are books, activity and drawing pages, and crayons for your child to use during worship.

Child and Youth safety is important to us. View our Safe Sanctuary Policy.