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Children are an active, vital and important part of our church community!
At Blair Road United Methodist Church, we focus on involving children in all
aspects of the life of the church.  Faith development, worship involvement, missions, intergenerational opportunities, and fellowship are all important aspects of our ministry.  The relationships they are building now are seeds that we are planting for their journey to become loving disciples of Christ.

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What to Expect on Sunday Mornings:

  • Nursery –  A professionally staffed nursery for infants through 3 year olds is offered from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm each Sunday morning. 

  • Small groups are offered  10:00 – 10:45 am for Kindergarten through 5th graders.  Each week we explore the Bible through crafts, story telling, games and music.

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Yearly Events and Programs:

  • Blessing of the Backpacks

  • 3rd Graders receiving Bibles

  • Community Trunk of Treats

  • Presenting the Christmas Nativity Story during both worship services

  • Palm Sunday Parade during the worship services

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Worship services led by the children

  • Petting Zoo visit during Sunday Small Groups

  • Mission Camp for rising 5th and 6th graders

  • Family Devotion Kits for the Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter seasons

Wednesday Nights

  • Wednesday Night Kids – a Bible Study group for ages kindergarten – 5th grade

  • Children’s Chime Choir

  • Nursery for infants – 4 year olds

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Missional Opportunities:

  • Reverse Trick or Treating at a nursing home

  • Releasing of the Easter butterflies at a nursing home

  • Gathering of School Supplies for local schools

  • “Undie Sunday” drive for local elementary schools

  • For different times of year, there is a missional focus – recent years have included a Run/Walk to raise money for a Make a Wish Trip, hosting a luncheon to ensure no child at Rocky River High School goes without lunch, and raising money for a Heifer International Ark


  • Throughout the year, children read Scripture, lead prayers, hand out bulletins and participate in videos and plays that are used in worship


Intergenerational Opportunities:

  • Hosting a Lunch and Bingo for the Young at Heart (our Senior Friends)

  • Church-wide picnics

  • Dinner and Bingo night


Safety for God’s children of all ages is a top priority!
All adults go through a screening and training process before they volunteer in any program with our children.

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If you have questions or would like to learn more

about Children’s Ministries,

please contact Lea Oglesby. 

704-545-6785 or

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