Children's Ministries

Children are very important to us at Aley Church.  The staff and volunteers of our children's ministry work hard to provide a safe, caring environment for children to discover and grow their faith in God and Jesus Christ.  Each Sunday morning children of all ages are provided a time of fun and learning.  

If you have questions about Children's Ministry opportunities, please contact Jennifer Heaton.

Caring kids

Every Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 we will gather together for dinner, fun, games, and an engaging lesson!  Think of Caring Kids as a youth group designed specifically for younger kids.  

Children's Church

Children's Church occurs during Sunday Morning worship for both the 9am and 11:15am service.  Please check-in your kids (age 3 through 5th grade) in the Narthex and then proceed to the sanctuary.  Kids will be dismissed for Children's Church after participating in the opening worship.  Once dismissed, kids will proceed to a safe area behind the narthex where they will have their own church designed just for them!  After service, adults can pick up their kids in the Narthex area using the check-in system. 

Sundays @ 10:00a.m.

This group is not currently meeting.


During the 10:00 hour we will meet in room 119 spend time learning about the traditions of the church, what they mean, why they started, and why we continue them!  During November and December we will use part of this time to practice for the Christmas Program too.  If you have not yet checked in your child(ren), please do so at the check-in station located just outside the sanctuary.


While your children are diving into the traditions of the church, take this opportunity to find a group that fits your needs and helps you dive deeper into faith and community.   

special events

Throughout the year we have several special events for children and families that are kid-centered. 


Upcoming events include:

  • Pool Party: Wednesday, June 1st from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Eastview Recreation Center (5006 Bayside Drive)

VBS (Vacation Bible School)

Join us June 21-24, 8:30am-11:30am for an adventure through the Jerusalem Marketplace! Children 3 years +/potty trained through 5th grade are welcome to join as we journey back in time. Children will engage all senses as we transport back and walk with Jesus! Together we'll learn that Jesus was King, Jesus showed us God's Love, Jesus Loves Us, and Jesus died and rose for us! If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Heaton.


Click here to register online for VBS


Click here for a downloadable registration form.

Music Camp

We will once again be hosting Aley Music Camp, sponsored and endorsed by Warner Music Studio! Children in grades K-6 are invited to come explore the world of South America through music. Weather permitting we'll meet outside 8:30-11:30am on July 25, 27, 29 (we will meet inside if needed). Registration is only $20/child for the week! If you have questions or scholarship needs, please email Cheri Warner


Click here to register online for music camp


Click here for a downloadable registration form

Summer Camp

The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church offers several summer camping opportunities for children. Most camps are centered around a hobby or interest. There are a variety of locations, dates, and lengths of camp available. Click here to view the digital camp guide for Summer 2022 or see Pastor Abby if you have questions. For more information about camps or to register online, click here.