Children’s Groups

If you have any questions about any of the children’s groups, events or activities listed below or questions about our program, please contact the Children’s Ministry Committee.

Children’s Sunday School

children's sunday school

Every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30, Sunday School is offered for children.

  • Nursery-infants-room 128 and room 134
  • Pre-School-ages 3-5 in room 135
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade-room 144
  • 3rd-6th Grade-room 127

Nursery care is provided for infants to 3 years during Sunday School and to 5 years of age during worship. We encourage children of all ages to be present in worship! Their presence in worship is valued and important for them and everyone in attendance. Worship activity bags are located upstairs outside the balcony sanctuary entrance across from the Library.


Acolyte Program

acolyteChildren are an important part of worship and help in the leadership of worship by being an Acolyte. Acolyte training occurs in early Fall in the 3rd-5th Grade Sunday School Class and is offered as needed on an individual basis. Contact the Stephanie Rhoades for more information.

Children’s Choir and Handbell Choir

Children’s Choir is open for all children ages. 5 years old-6th Grade. Contact Stephanie Rhoades, Minister of Music and Arts.

Music and Mission for Kids

Every Sunday 5:00-7:00 In addition to traditional childcare for young children, Elementary aged children are invited to participate is a time of music and mission. 5:00-5:30 will be a time for gathering and enjoying a byo snack supper. We will then join together for a time to learn about a variety of social justice issues and engage in relevant projects that will make a difference and have a positive effect. We will also join our voices to create a joyful noise as a Children’s Choir! Adult volunteers are needed – For more information contact: Stephanie Rhoades or Amy Chiabotta for more information.


confirmation 2015Our next class will begin in the fall of 2017. Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is the process by which children make the decision to respond to God’s grace in their lives with an intentional commitment to the church.

Most confirmands are youth, 11 years old and above, who have reached the age when they are ready to deepen their faith and commitment through study and exploration of the Christian faith. Through Confirmation, the church renews its commitment to the Christian growth and discipleship of the youth in our midst. For more information, contact LauraMay Sorkin.

Special Children’s Activities

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The Saturday before Easter Sunday. This all church event features games, bounce houses, food, an Easter Egg Hunt and tons of fun!

The year we’re holding the Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. This is a free event for the community. Bring your Easter basket and have a wonderful time! For more information, contact the Children’s Ministry Committee.


Summer Children's Church Camp Summer Children’s Church Camp at Bridgeport Camp – REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!

Bridgeport C2, is from July 3-7, is for children who have completed 3rd -5th Graders. We will try to have as many children from Northaven attend the same week this summer, so put C2 on your calendar now!

Church camp at Bridgeport is a sleep away camp week filled with fun, games, fellowship and faith building activities as well as swimming, hiking and all kinds of summer fun! For more information check out the Bridgeport website.

The other weeks for children’s camp are:
  • Children‘s Music Camp is June 6-10
  • ​C1 is June 19-23​
  • ​C3 is July 10-14
  • C4 is July 24-28​

Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School – SAVE THE DATE

Northaven offers a summer Vacation Bible School for children 4-years-old through 5th Grade. More information will be coming soon!

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017.  No need to be scared of these car trunks. Decorate for Halloween trick or treating fun!

Advent Family Festival

Advent Family Festival

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. The perfect way to begin the Advent season is with this all church family evening of a shared meal, singing, Advent crafts, Christmas stories and decorating of the Christmon Tree.

Children’s Classes

Music Ministry at Northaven

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?