Sunday School will re-start in September. Please join us!
Our children's program is designed to teach the love of Jesus through activities, music, lessons, community and most of all--fun. We establish relationships with children that will influence them throughout their lives. Sunday School is open to kids from toddlers to 6th grade and runs from September to May.
Just as Jesus said, "Let the children come to me," we welcome kids at our worship services. Children's Sunday School begins at 10:15 a.m. when they join the adults in the Sanctuary for worship.
We believe in engaging them in many ways, and teach them to light the candles for the service at an early age. The children take their responsibilities as acolytes very seriously, as they bring the light of Jesus into the church.
When they gather at the front for a Children's Sermon, taught by Pastor Sarah Lawton or a member of the congregation, you can almost count on a surprise observation every week! Often, Pastor Sarah will ask the kids to help her during the service--even with communion! After the Children's Sermon, the kids are dismissed to their classrooms, where they learn more about Jesus and God's love for them and all people.
Some of the programs we offer at Northeast United Methodist Church:
Participating in Worship
There's a special focus at Northeast, "Imagine No Malaria." The kids are learning about this deadly disease which affects so many people in Africa. They are raising awareness and funds for the United Methodist Church's "Imagine No Malaria" campaign, which seeks to eradicate malaria by 2015.
The kids also participate in local mission projects, such as collecting cans of tuna for the local food shelf, packaging food at Feed My Starving Children, or making sandwiches for people who use the Dignity Center at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist. We also encourage them to help at our community meals.
And, of course, there's the annual Christmas pageant, where every child is an angel, even if they're dressed as a shepherd, wise man or dove.