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 December 2022, we are doing a 4-week series through the Grow Curriculum called "City of Angels"!

Week 1: Luke 1:5—25; Isaiah 11:1—5
BIG IDEA: Jesus is God’s plan.
Week 2: Luke 1:26—38, 46b—55; Isaiah 35:1—4
BIG IDEA: Jesus calms our fears.
Week 3: Matthew 1:18—25; Isaiah 43:16—19
BIG IDEA: Jesus makes everything new.
Week 4: Luke 2:1—20; Hebrews 1:1—6
BIG IDEA: Jesus is God’s love for everyone.

Memory Verse:
“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people’.” — Luke 2:10 (NIV)
During the month of January 2023, we are doing a 5-week series through the Grow Curriculum called "Measure Up"!

Week 1: Matthew 2:13–23; Isaiah 63:7–9
  • BIG IDEA: God guides us to safety.
Week 2: Luke 2:41–52; Isaiah 42:1–9
  • BIG IDEA: We can love God with our actions.
Week 3: John 1:29–42; Psalm 40:8–11
  • BIG IDEA: We can follow Jesus.
Week 4: Matthew 4:12–23; Ecclesiastes 3:1–11
  • BIG IDEA: God makes us ready at the right time.
Week 5: Luke 4:1-13; 1 Corinthians 1:18–31
  • BIG IDEA: God’s words help us make wise choices

Memory Verse: 
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” — Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
During the month of February 2023, we are doing a 4-week series through the Grow Curriculum called "How to..."!

Week 1: Matthew 5:13-16; Isaiah 58:1-12
  • BIG IDEA: Jesus taught us how to make a difference.
Week 2: Matthew 5:43-48; Deuteronomy3 0 :15 -20
  • BIG IDEA: Jesus taught us how to love our enemies.
Week 3: Matthew 6:1-4; Psalm 20
  • BIG IDEA: Jesus taught us how to share with others.
Week 4: Matthew 6:5-15; Psalm 32
  • BIG IDEA: Jesus taught us how to pray.

Memory Verse: 
“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”  — John 13:15 (NIV)

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!

For 2023, our theme for VBS will be "I Wonder..." and it will explore how curiosity helps grow our relationship with God! Join us this summer for an exciting Vacation Bible School!  

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.