Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry at CUC seeks to create a safe and loving environment for our children and their families. We are joyfully committed to our children’s growth and development in their spirituality!

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Check out the Values we hold as CUC’s Children’s Ministry:

1. Love: We strive to be aware of the needs of others and to demonstrate love and compassion to the children, caregivers, and families that come in contact with our ministry.
2. Spirituality: We base our programming on the foundation of a common faith and the desire for children to engage with their Spirituality at developmentally appropriate levels.
3. Safety: We provide trustworthy adult leaders for all children and a welcoming environment in which children feel safe asking questions and seeking support and guidance. Our adult leaders are trained in safety procedures and our spaces are created to be safe.
4. Joy: We live with a contagious excitement about life that draws others to become a part of our ministry. We seek to have fun and be joyful in all that we do.

Children's Events

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Sunday School

Young Children in Worship:

Columbine United Church offers two classrooms based on the Young Children in Worship model. There is a class for Pre-K through 1st Graders (Purple Room) and a class for 2nd Graders- 5th Graders (Green Room). Young Children in Worship offers an opportunity for children to go in-depth into a Bible story through storytelling and exploration. This play-based curriculum allows your child’s imagination to soar while learning core Christian and Biblical beliefs. This is offered every Sunday from 10:30 am- 11:30 am.

Nursery

We have a nursery right outside of the sanctuary for Infants through 3-year-olds. They will learn, play, and have fun with our CPR Certified nursery workers. Infants and Children of all ages are always welcome in our Sunday worship service as well. The nursery is available for the 10:30am service.

Kids in Worship

Children are always invited to participate in the worship services at Columbine United Church. The noises they make are welcomed as an integral part of an inter-generational worship experience. The nursery and Sunday School classrooms serve to supplement the learning, nurturing, and care for your children.

Since we know that focusing can be hard, we do provide weekly “Worship Packs” to help engage your child in the service! There are pipe-cleaners, crayons, and coloring sheets in a bucket at the Welcome Center.

3rd Grade Bible Class

For 3-4 weeks after Easter, all 3rd graders are invited to attend a Bible class during the Sunday School hour. This class will go over how to use the Bible, why the Bible matters, and Bible basics. After the completion of this course, they will receive a Bible with their name engraved on it in a ceremony during church service. After the completion of Bible class, the 3rd graders will join the 4th and 5th Sunday school class. 2022 Dates: April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, and May 16th from 9:30 am-10:30 am.

Vacation Bible School

Join us for the 2022 VBS!  Monday, June 6- Thursday, June 9, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (NOON).

We will also have a fun Family Night Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 pm.

$20 per child. $50 for families of 3+ Check back in May to register!

Major Events

Our yearly events are a great way to get your family involved at CUC!

Easter Eggstravaganza

Join us on April 16th, 2022 (the day before Easter) at 10:30 am for our Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. In the past, we have had bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Following our Eggstravaganza we have a special Saturday Family Easter Service. See you there!

Pumpkin Palooza

2022 Pumpkin Palooza on October 31st immediately following the service! We have had face painting, pumpkin carving, and trunk or treats!

Christmas Pageant

Our Christmas Pageant for 2021 is “I Wonder As I Wander” written by Tara Klima. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings, 9:30- 10:30 am, before the Sunday School hour. Kids of all ages are invited to be part of the show through acting, costuming, sets, and more! Performances are December 19 at the 8:30 and 10:30 services. Contact Samantha@columbineunitedchurch.org for more information. 

Volunteer Opportunities

At CUC, we would be nothing without our amazing team of volunteer leaders! We are always looking for more ways to grow our team.

All church volunteers who work with children and youth must meet several requirements: 1) they must successfully pass a background check, 2) they must pass screening with trained staff, 3) they must have completed training to work in a classroom, and 4) they must be a member of Columbine United Church for at least six months. Further, all classrooms with children and youth are required to have two volunteers present at all times.

Whether you are interested in teaching, helping, planning fun events, or bringing snacks, we want your help! Fill out the form below to inquire about becoming a volunteer.

Interested in learning more for your family? Interested in volunteering? Please complete the form below or call the church at 303-798-1845.