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Our mission at The Ark is to lead kids to KNOW God’s Word, GROW in faith, and SHOW God’s love.

We do this by making the Bible the focus of our curriculum, and adult shepherds as living examples who demonstrate the love of God and life-changing principles to your child.  Our goal is that every child who attends feels loved, valued and nurtured in their faith.   

Ministries and Programs

Noah’s Nursery: Birth through age 2

For your convenience, we offer a professionally staffed nursery from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Sunday mornings and for special church events.

Noah’s Kids: Age 3 – 5th Grade

We consider Sunday School to be a foundation hour of Bible instruction for children, age 3 through 5th grade. It is a time of exciting Bible stories, Bible exploration, Bible games, and personal application of God’s Word to a child’s life. We hope all children will be active participants in this time of discovery. A loving, caring team guides your child to learn the truths about the Bible at the 9:30, 10:10, and 11:00 Sunday School hours. Learn more about our Sunday morning programs.

HISkids is a ministry devoted to children between the ages of 4 and 11 who need a separate learning environment or a special “Buddy” to aid them as they navigate a regular classroom setting.  Each week children hear a Bible story, create fun Bible crafts, pray, enjoy snack time, listen to music, and play! Our HISkids program is not currently meeting but has plans to begin at a later date.

J.A.M. is a Wednesday night program for kids age 4 through 5th grade. We meet weekly during the school year for an exciting time of Bible memory, Bible games, drama, worship, and a whole lot of fun! Each week we take time to build relationships with one another and to pray for one another. Learn more about our Wednesday night programming.

Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) is our single largest yearly event for children. More than 400 children, youth, and adults laugh, learn, and grow in their relationships with each other and with Jesus. Each year brings an action-packed theme that includes praise and worship music, Bible stories, games, snacks, and crafts. Learn more about Vacation Bible Camp. 

We are committed to strengthening today’s families through sharing the Word of God creatively through special events, programs, and family workshops. These events can include an Easter Family Event, Back to School Celebration, Fall Festival, Happy Birthday Jesus Party, Christmas Family Event, special performances by Christian entertainers, and more!

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Upcoming Children’s Events

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MOVE ON UP Celebration 

June 2, 2024 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Weddington Methodist Church, Weddington NC

MOVING UP Sunday!  We will be kicking off our summer with a special MOVE ON UP celebration on Sunday, June 2.  Children who turn age 3 by August 31 AND …

More Information

For more information, please contact our Children’s Minister, Carolyn Nelson or Children’s Ministry Assistant, Ashley Goodner.

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.