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 provide the best possible care, comfort, guidance and instruction in the Word of God for your children. Our adult volunteers work to demonstrate the love of God and life-changing principles to your children.

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, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO), 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

Hello from the Ark Team! We continue to miss you all and especially miss your child’s face, laughter, and love. We are all so eager to get back together soon and cannot wait for that day.

Even though we cannot be together, please know we all here trying very hard to keep you covered with Sunday morning lessons, object lessons on Facebook, Zoom meetings, and so much more. Click here to join our Ark Facebook Group.

We are praying for you and your family. Please know we are here for you.

-The Ark Children’s Ministry Team

The Ark Children’s Ministry: Sunday, June 13 Lesson

New Sunday Morning Curriculum: Grow

This week’s lesson: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man

Bible Verse: Mark 2:1-12

Big Idea: People can help our faith grow.

Sunday School Classroom Page The Ark is excited to introduce a new Sunday School curriculum that will engage children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. They will explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and will encourage creativity. Through Bible stories, songs, videos, activities, and parent involvement, Celebrate Wonder will equip families to aid children to explore their faith while incorporating it into their daily lives. Ark Families, let’s journey together, let’s wonder together, and let’s celebrate God together! Click here to download the interactive lesson for this week: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man.


News and Announcements 

We Are Ready To Blast Off!

Sunday Morning Classes at The Ark

The Ark is excited to announce that Sunday Morning Classes are returning June 6 with Phase One. Phase One includes 12 months- 24 months nursery, 2 year olds, 3 year olds (must be potty trained. If not, register in 2 year olds), 4 year olds, and rising TK/K (must be entering TK/K this fall). Registration is required. You will need to register each week. Be sure you are registering for the correct hour. Sunday Morning Classes will be offered during the 9:00 service and the 11:00 service. There will be a separate link for each hour. All pages and fields must be completed for your registration to be valid. Any registration not complete will be invalid. Once a class is full, no more registrations will be allowed for that class and registration will be closed. We are looking forward to seeing all the smiling faces and leading our children to know God’s word, grow in faith, and grow in God’s love.

Sunday Morning Classes Registration

Click here to register for 9:00 a.m. classes.

Click here to register for 11:00 a.m. classes.

June 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.

Vacation Bible Camp is Back!  The Ark Children’s Ministry is excited to announce that we will offer a virtual as well as an in-person VBC this year. Mark your calendars for Monday, June 21-Thursday, June 24 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.  VBC will be open to children age 5 and entering into TK/Kindergarten through rising 5th graders for the 2021-2022 school year.  Click here to learn more. 

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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