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

CARING KIDS RE-STARTS SEPTEMBER 2! 

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.


COVID Modifications:

-Whenever possible, we will meet outside, in the back parking lot (it's recommended to bring a lawn chair or blanket)

-Dinner will be provided, but will be catered in and served to the youth (any youth not comfortable eating catered food may pack their dinner and bring it with them).

-Please bring a mask in case the weather requires us to move inside - masks must be worn inside  

Sundays @ 9 & 11:15a.m.

Sunday School will not resume until the church is in re-opening stage 3.


Traditional Sunday School is offered during the these services for children ranging in ages 3yrs & potty trained-5th grade.  Upon arrival, head to the check-in station located just outside the sanctuary.  Here you will be asked to register your child and get a name tag for both the child(ren) and adult(s) so that after service we can ensure each child is safely picked up by the appropriate adult(s).  Following check-in, children will join the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary for service until Children's Moment.  After Children's Moment, children will go downstairs for a time prepared just for them!  Children will start as one big group and then break into smaller groups after enjoying a snack!  


Following service children can be picked up from their classroom; Kindergarten and younger in room 119 and 1st-5th grade in room 118.

Sundays @ 10:00a.m.

This will not resume until the church is in re-opening stage 3.


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.   

Nursery

No nursery is available until the church is in re-opening stage 3


Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers ages 0 to 2 from for all services.  Once the older children are dismissed to go downstairs for children's church parents can bring those needing nursery care to the back where a volunteer will take them to the nursery.  There is a play area provided for them in room 119.

Summer Camp

All West Ohio Conference summer camps have been cancelled for 2020.


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 2020 or see Pastor Abby if you have questions.   To register online or see other summer camp resources, click here.

special events

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


Upcoming events include:

  • Outdoor Movie Night - Oct. 3 @ 7pm (Lady and the Tramp - rated G and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids - rated PG)
  • October Monthly Mission (Raking Leaves) - Oct. 18, 1-3pm
  • Trunk or Treat - Oct. 24, 2-4pm