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!

** Contact Pastor Richard or the Church Office for more information on our Children's Ministry between September 25th - November 27th due to our Minister of Discipleship being on Maternity Leave **

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? 

Here is our Kidz Club curriculum schedule through December!

During the month of October 2022, we are doing a 4-week series through the Grow Curriculum called "Animated"!

Week 1: Jeremiah 18:1–11; Psalm 139:1–14
  • BIG IDEA: Because of God, I can feel secure
Week 2: Jonah 1:17–2:10; 1 Timothy 1:12–17
  • BIG IDEA: God loves me even when I feel ashamed
Week 3: 1 Kings 19:1–13; Jeremiah 8:18–9:1
  • BIG IDEA: God gives me comfort when I feel sad
Week 4: Nehemiah 2:1–6, 11–18; 1 Timothy 6:6–19
  • BIG IDEA: Because of God, I can feel valued.

Memory Verse: 
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.” — Romans 15:13a (NIV) 
During the month of November 2022, we are doing a 4-week series through the Grow Curriculum called "Behind the Scenes"!

Week 1: Esther 2:1—18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13—17
  • BIG IDEA: God works behind the scenes.
Week 2: Esther 3:1—6; 6:1—11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6—13
  • BIG IDEA: God helps us do good behind the scenes.
Week 3: Esther 3:8—4:17; Colossians 1:9—17
  • BIG IDEA: God gives us support behind the scenes.
Week 4: Esther 5:1—8, 7:1—6; 8:1—8; Psalm 122:6—9
  • BIG IDEA: God gives us peace behind the scenes.

Memory Verse: 
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” — Philippians 2:13 (NIV)
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)

Stay tuned for our schedule starting in January 2023! 

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!

Our last VBS took place on July 24th-27th, 2022 using the Grow Curriculum's theme - Mission: Deep Sea where we explored the depths of God's love together. 

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.