children's ministry

It is our goal to help children know and experience God through the loving message of Jesus and the stories from the Bible. We hope to plant seeds of faith that will be nurtured to grow and become strongly rooted in a meaningful and guiding spiritual life that will accompany them long into their adult years.

sunday school

No matter what age, we have the perfect place for your child to learn and grow in the Lord on Sunday mornings. Click the button below to see all of our available Sunday School classes!

UPCOMING events

Super Summer Get Your Sillies Out Camp - May 31
    through June 2
Children's Summer Musical Camp - June 13-17
• Church-Wide Movie Night - June 15
• Church-Wide Movie Night - June 29
Super Summer Get Your Sillies Out Camp -June 28-30
Whoz-We-R Camp - July 18-22
• Church-Wide Movie Night -August 10

special events

• Family Easter Celebration – Church families are invited to enjoy fellowship, a free pancake dinner, and interactive activities. This is typically held the Wednesday before Easter.
• Super Summer Get Your Sillies Out Kids Camp – A three day camp at the beginning of summer for 2 to 5 year old children. The week is filled with crafts, playground fun, bounce houses, and games.
• Summer Movie Nights – Families gather to watch a family friendly movie, eat hot dogs, and other movie snacks in fellowship together. This is typically held once a month during Summer.
• Summer Musical Camp – Children, completed 1st – 5th Grade, develop a musical based on a Christian theme. The week is concluded with a full performance for family and friends on that Friday evening.
Summer Camp – LakeRidge UMC attends camp at Ceta Canyon Christian Summer Camp.
• Blessing of the Backpacks and Promotion Sunday – Worship and prayer is centered around the children and educators as they prepare to begin a new school year. Children are promoted to their new age groups for Sunday School.
• Trunk or Treat – LakeRidge UMC fills our parking lot with trunks full of candy for this community wide event. A night filled with music, bounce houses, hot dogs, and fellowship.
• PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT - Parents’ Night Out is an opportunity for parents to enjoy some time together while their children play at the church. During PNO, the children will enjoy free play in the gym, crafts, games, snack time, and a movie. Typically held once a month in the fall.

Information for these activities will be in the Sunday bulletins, on the website, social media, and in flyers around the church. For more information, please contact DeAnna Ward, Children’s Minister, via email or at (806) 794-4015 ext 529.

LORD’S PRAYER LEADER 

Providing leadership opportunities for our children is an important part of the LakeRidge UMC children’s department. As we strive to have a multi generational church service,  kindergarten - 5th graders are given the opportunity  to recite the prayer in the Sanctuary at the 9:15 and 10:30 services on the third Sunday of every month. We rotate children throughout the year in this position. For more information, contact Daniel Meyers, Children’s Administrative Assistant, (806) 794-4015 ext. 539. 

Vertical Praise - Creative Art Program

Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM in the Chapel.  This program is for kindergarten and up. Vertical Praise is a creative arts program that allows kids to explore their gifts and talents. Vertical Praise performs in services monthly from September through May.

VOLUNTEER – CHILDREN

We have many opportunities to serve with in the children’s ministry, including the following:
• Sunday Preschool – ages 3yr and 4yr olds once
    a month
• Rotational Sunday School – Kinder-3rd grade once a      
   month
• Ridge45 – Sunday School for 4th-5th grade once  a  
    month
• Greeters for Children Area
• Special Event Help
• Sunday School Set Up
• Organizational Help
• Vertical Praise
For more information, contact DeAnna Ward,  Director of Children’s Ministries, by email or at (806) 789-9245 ext 529.