About Our Children's Ministry

In the Bible Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Our hope is that the children who come to UBC will experience Jesus’ love, learn scripture and its meaning to their lives, and discover their deep value in God’s eyes. We are committed to partnering with parents in nurturing the spiritual formation of children.

We have free childcare with experienced and nuturing workers during the Sunday School hour as well as Worship.

Nursery and Preschool

On Sundays, infants and crawlers are lovingly cared for in our Blue Room where they hear stories and songs about Jesus. Walkers through 2 year-olds stay in our Purple Room where they sing, hear stories about Jesus, and experience guided play.
Our 3-5 year-olds have a more structured preschool-type experience. From 9:30-11:00 they have music and experience guided play. From 11:00-12:00 they come to “big church” or they can return to the Pink Room to learn a Bible story and make a craft having to do with the story they learned.

Grade School

During the summer months we offer rising 3rd graders and older a music opportunity with our Young Musicians from 9:30-10:00 a.m. on Sundays.   We have Sunday School for children in 1st-5th grades from 10:00-10:45 a.m.. We use an arts-based curriculum Seasons of the Spirit. It follows the lectionary Bible readings, so the lesson the children learn in Sunday School directly connects with what they will hear in worship that day.

Worship

We encourage children to participate in worship, for without their presence, the family of God is incomplete. Each Sunday, we keep Kid’s Worship Bags in the back of the sanctuary. These bags include a children’s bulletin, which is filled with activities that connect with the Bible readings for each Sunday, Biblical coloring book pages, and crayons.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a wonderful opportunity every summer for children (ages 3 through completed 5th grade) to discover the love of Jesus while they enjoy games, arts and crafts, music, science and chapel time. For over a decade, our annual VBS has been a team effort between the Churches of Charles (Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, First English Lutheran Church, Church of Saints Philip and James, Second Presbyterian Church, and UBC) and generally takes place the last week of July. Please check out our VBS page for registration and more information.