At OU, we offer exciting ways for kids to get involved in the life of the Church and grow in their faith. Between Sunday School, Worship services, and all of our other opportunities, we have created a space for our kids to learn more about Jesus in a fun and engaging environment.

Sunday School

Pre-k- 4th Grade

We believe it is important for even our youngest kids to have an opportunity to dig deeper into God’s Word. Our Sunday School hour starts with a Bible story presented in a way that kids can understand and then we reinforce the lesson with fun games, crafts, and activities.

5th and 6th Grade

We recognize the unique stage that our fifth and sixth graders are in as they begin to make their faith their own. We guide them through this transition with lessons that prepare them for Confirmation and promotion into OU Youth.

Childcare

Nursery is available for all worship services for infants up to 4 years old. We have childcare available for special church services, including Christmas Eve and Holy Week services, as well as for Sunday mornings and LifeGroup nights. If your Sunday School class or small group needs childcare for a special function, let us know, and we will be happy to provide it! Email nursery@ouumc.org for more information.

Kids in Worship

We believe it is important for kids to experience worship at an early age, so we can encourage parents to have their kids be a part of our services. We have worship binders available in every service that provide activities for your kids. 

We also know that not all kids are prepared for worship at the same age. We now offer Worship Readiness during the 10:55 Traditional Service. This time is designed for kids Pre-K-2nd grade whose parents would like an alternative to staying through the entire worship service.

Worship Readiness will include kid-friendly discussion and teaching to help children learn the elements of OU’s worship and spiritual practices, including the Doxology, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer.