Children’s Ministry

Children, youth, and families are vital parts of Columbine United Church. They help us know who we are and who God calls us to be. Guided by God’s love and grace, CUC’s Next Generation Ministry provides exceptional opportunities for spiritual growth and transformation for our children and youth. Christian education, music, worship, service, outreach, fellowship, and mission are among our offerings. Come and see the love and care, the fun and friendships, the service and connections that arise as our kids discover the love of God in their lives!

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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 and a class for 2nd Graders- 5th Graders. 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

More info coming soon.

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 these bags that can be found at the back of the sanctuary.

Acolytes

Bring the light of Jesus Christ into our worship space each Sunday morning at both Sunday morning worship services! Kids 2nd grade and older are invited to attend a training class, and can serve as an acolyte for the Sundays that work with their schedule.

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 (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 Family Easter Service. See you there!

Pumpkin Palooza

October 31st immediately following the church services, our Children’s Ministry partners with the party committee to carve pumpkins, show off our costumes and more!

Christmas Pageant

More info coming soon.

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.