kids ministry


COVID-19 Guidance

In order to provide a safe environment for all, The Grove uses COVID-19 guidance from the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health, and the Minnesota United Methodist Annual Conference.  Currently Sunday Morning Godly Play and Nursery is being offered at only our 10:30am worship.  Kids will mask, be grouped by family unit, and will have their own supplies. 


  • Sunday Morning Godly Play

    Preschool through 5th Grade

    Sundays, Sept-May, 10:30 am

     

    Kids are invited into the Biblical narrative by hearing and responding to stories told with props, symbols, pictures, and toys. Then after each story, kids participate in Wonder and Art stations where they express what they heard and saw through art and play. In Godly play, spirituality is formed through awareness, discovery, and creativity.


    All kids come to worship with their parents for 10-15 minutes, and then transition to Kids Programming.


  • Tween Small Groups

    3rd-5th Graders

    All year, varying dates and times


    Small Groups are a great place for kids to connect with each other, play games, and explore topics that are unique to tweens.  Groups start and stop throughout the year.  Times and dates vary based on group formation and interest.  


  • Milestones

    During family milestone events, kids and their parents/guardians learn about the significant experiences of our faith and take on new responsibilities including leading the Lord’s Prayer and serving communion.  Milestone families are blessed during worship and kids are celebrated for taking a new step.

     

    Nursery: Welcome to Kid’s Ministry

    Preschool: This is My Church

    Kindergarten: We Worship

    1st grade: Prayer

    2nd grade: Bible

    3rd grade: Baptism

    4th grade: Communion

    5th grade: Using our Gifts to Serve God




  • Nursery and Childcare

    6 weeks-2 years

    Sundays, Oct-May, 10:30 am


    Nursery care is provided by a certified caregiver on Sunday mornings during 10:30 am worship. After signing in your child, you receive a pager.   

  • Summer Kids' Programming

    Grasshopper in The Grove

    Meet us in The Grove for stories, crafts, and playground fun. For kids ages 6 and under. No registration is needed.


    Vacation Bible School

    Kids will experience art, story, worship, games, and crafts. VBS is held the first week of August.


    Woodbury Preschool Summer Camps

    The Grove offers camps each year for students who have preschool experience. Snacks are included.