CHILDREN

Wesley’s Children’s Ministry provides a nurturing environment where children (and their families) can grow their faith and love for God, learn to serve, and take part in fun activities with friends and church family. Our activities include Sunday School, holiday celebrations, intergenerational activities, mission projects, and fellowship activities. We’d love to meet your family — you’re always invited to Wesley UMC! Please reach out to Ms. Darlene at drunaldue@wesleyvienna.org if you have questions about our Children’s Ministry activities, or about Wesley UMC in general.

Sunday School takes place during the 10:00 a.m. worship service on each Sundays. We have classes for Grades Preschool-1 and Grades 2-5. Children attend the 10:00 a.m. worship service with their parents, and are led downstairs by their teachers for Sunday School following the Children’s Message. Parents pick up their children in the classroom after service. New students are welcome at any time during the year, and visiting families are welcome to check out a class together! Questions? Send email to drunaldue@wesleyvienna.org. Click HERE to register for Sunday School 2022-2023.

Nursery: Our professionally staffed Nursery provides care for children ages infant through 3 years during our 10:00 worship service. We love to have little ones in our services, and truly don’t mind the various “joyful noises” they produce. But if your child would be happier playing with fun toys, please know that our our Nursery, located in room 105 (just below the Sanctuary), is always ready for your little one!

Vacation Bible School: We can’t wait for VBS! Wesley offers VBS for children ages 4 through rising 5th grade for an exciting week of song, laughter, games, bible discovery, and surprises, followed by a VBS Family Celebration on the following Sunday. To receive VBS email updates and announcements, send email to vbs@wesleyvienna.org.

Holiday Celebrations: We are always excited about holidays! We celebrate our Lord’s resurrection on Easter Sunday with an egg hunt and a special story for children. During Advent, we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth in with special Sunday School lessons, and we prepare a song to sing for the congregation at Wesley’s Lessons and Carols service.

Family Mission Opportunities:

  • Power Pack Program:  This intergenerational activity invites families to help prepare Power Packs of non-perishable food and beverages for needy Vienna-area elementary school children. Click here for the Power Pack schedule and more information.
  • Wesley’s Annual Coat Drive: Each November, Wesley collects donations of coats and sweaters for homeless and needy people in Northern Virginia. There are many ways for children and their parents to help with this intergenerational mission.
  • Kits for Conference: Each June, our Sunday School classes contribute school supplies to create school kits, which the United Methodist Committee on Relief delivers to school children in need, in the USA and abroad.
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