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Children’s Ministries

Children and their families are an active, vital part of our church community.

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Vacation Bible School

Join us June 24-27 for Camp Firelight Vacation Bible School where we are called together to serve. Children born on or before May 31, 2020-current fifth graders are eligible to attend. Click here for details and click the button below to register. Email Lisa Ross-Smit at with any questions.

We’re looking for adults and youth who want to have fun and share God’s love with children this summer. Click here to volunteer. Questions? Adults, email Raegan Cassady at or Jenny Hutson at Youth, email Amy Jo Alspaugh at

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Summer Fun Days

Join us July 15-19 and July 22-26 for two weeks of faith and fun. Children born on or before August 31, 2022-current fifth graders are eligible to attend. Registration is online, opening first to church members on February 26 (6 a.m.- 3 p.m.) and to the public on February 27. Click here for details.

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We're Hiring a Summer Intern

Children’s Ministries is hiring an intern to work full-time to support all of our summer programming. Click here to see the job description. If interested, send your resume to Amy Jo Alspaugh at Or please share it with anyone you think would make a great candidate! 

Fifth Grade Retreat

All fifth graders are invited to a two-day, one-night retreat at Chestnut Ridge Camp & Retreat Center in Efland, NC, April 13-14 for a time of celebration, worship, fellowship, and service. Email Betsy Scott at with any questions.

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Wonderfully Made for Fifth Graders

All fifth graders and their parents are invited to this workshop that addresses many of the questions that tweens have about their physical development and growing awareness of sexuality. Click the button below to register by February 15!  Email Amy Jo Alspaugh at amyjo@mpumc.orgwith any questions.

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March 3, 4-5 p.m., room 106 and 108: All fourth and fifth graders are invited to attend Forward, a ministry in which children grow faithfully in fellowship and deepen their spiritual foundation as they get ready for middle school. Forward meets the first Sunday of each month October-May (except December). Click the button below to sign up. Adult leaders are needed each month. Parents, click here if you are available to help. Email Amy Jo Alspaugh at with any questions.

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Mission: Possible

March 3, 4-5 p.m., room 103: Email Betsy Scott at with any questions. 

Faith Girls & God's Guys

Faith Girls and God’s Guys are five-week Bible-based study just for fifth grade girls and boys. This fall they are discussing the Fruits of the Spirit. For more information about both groups, email Amy Jo Alspaugh at

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Sunday School Registration

2023-2024 Sunday School

Sunday School is for children 2-years-old through 5th graders. Email Amy Jo Alspaugh at with any questions.

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