Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry exists for one purpose: to help children grow in wisdom and stature, just like Jesus!

Our mission is to lead kids to know God’s Word, grow in faith, and to show God’s Love.

Each week, we offer Bible studies during Sunday School. We have many fun and educational events and programs for kids and families. During the summer months, we offer interactive children’s programs including Vacation Bible Camp.

In addition to traditional Sunday activities for kids Weddington Christian Preschool and Weddington Christian Academy offer academic excellence in learning and spiritual formation on a weekday basis.


The Ark Children’s Ministry: Sunday Lesson

This Week’s Lesson:A New Apostle Is Chosen

Bible Verse: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Big Idea: The Holy spirit helps us do God’s work.

Click here to download the interactive lesson for this week.


News and Announcements 

Vacation Bible Camp 2022

This year’s Vacation Bible Camp will be held Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is now open. It’s going to be “Monumental!” Learn more.

Sunday Morning Classes at The Ark – Mask Update

Masks are now optional at the The Ark for any Children’s Ministry events and programming.

Sunday Morning Classes at The Ark

Sunday classes are available for 9:30, 10:10, and 11:00 services for children ages 6 weeks through 5th Grade. Pre-registration is no longer required.

J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) Wednesday Night Programming  

J.A.M. meets Wednesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We are excited to have the children join us for Wednesday nights. This program is for children ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Your child must have turned four by August 31, 2021. You must register for this event. If your child is going to participate in Music at The Ark prior to J.A.M., please indicate when prompted during the registration process. The last night of JAM until the fall is May 4, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Nelson. Click here to register.

May Placemat Praise  

To access to our monthly “Placemat Praise,” click here to view and print out at home on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

Noah’s Nursery-Childcare Position 

Weddington UMC is accepting applications for part-time Nursery-Childcare Positions for The Ark Children’s Ministry. If you have a desire to care for and minister to God’s littlest ones, The Ark would love to have you join the team. We are looking for individuals available Sunday mornings, with available weekday and evening hour opportunities as we gradually open back up to our normal schedule . We offer competitive pay and a Christ centered work environment . Applicants must be 16 years old and older, able to offer 3 references, and pass a background check. If you have a desire to serve God in this capacity with a loving and caring heart to our most precious children and their families, click here to contact Carolyn Nelson. The Ark children’s ministry strives to lead kids to KNOW God’s Word, GROW in faith, and SHOW God’s love.

Nursery-Childcare Coordinator Position 

Weddington UMC is looking to hire a part-time Nursery-Childcare Coordinator for The Ark Children’s Ministry. This position will be responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling, and managing paid childcare employees for Sunday mornings, weekday morning church programs, and evening church programs. Flexibility in work hours and availability is a must as well as a desire to serve God with a loving and caring heart to our most precious children and their families. The Ark Children’s Ministry strives to lead kids to KNOW God’s Word, GROW in faith, and SHOW God’s love. To join our team or to learn more about this important position, contact Carolyn Nelson by clicking here.

Children’s Ministry Sick Policy

It’s that time of year when a lot of our children are coming down with nasty colds and viruses.  In order to keep our nurseries and classrooms as healthy as possible, please adhere to our Children’s Ministry Sick Policy.


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