Children's Ministries

Reveille UMC

Developing Your Child's Faith Journey

We welcome children and families at Reveille UMC. We offer a safe and loving environment for children to grow in their faith, and we believe discipleship is a team effort that brings together our congregation and parents. We offer opportunities for children to: 

  • Learn about Jesus and his teachings. 
  • Hear the stories of the Bible through both the old and new testament. 
  • Engage in Christian fellowship with one another.
  • Participate in hands-on mission work through local, national, and international projects. 
  • Be a part of the congregation through participating in worship. Children are always welcome in worship.

We look forward to partnering with you on your child’s faith journey.

Sunday School | 9:30-10:30 am
Sunday school classes are based on age/grade level, beginning at age two through fifth grade. Classes meet each Sunday, 9:30-10:30 am. During the school year, class locations are as follows:
Nursery 1       
Nursery 2                           
Age Two and Three
  Room 102
Room 103 
Room 106
Jr. Kindergarten & Age Four   Room 07
Kindergarten & First Grade   Room 06
Second Grade   Room 202
Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade     Room 203

Sunday school teachers serve in teams with two to three other teachers to offer flexibility in scheduling. Curriculum is provided for all teachers, and training is offered two to three times during the year. If you are interested in serving as a Sunday school teacher, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries
Child Care
Providing high-quality care for young children is a priority at Reveille UMC. We offer child care at no charge for all worship services and major church-wide events. Childcare workers are carefully screened and supervised. Professional child care is offered for ministries that take place on Sunday mornings (8:15 am-12:15 pm) and evenings (September-April, 4:15-7:15 pm), Tuesday and Thursday mornings (September-May), and Wednesday evenings (September-May, 6:15-7:15 pm). Availability varies during summer months. Child care is open to those who want to schedule church meetings during these times as well. Locations are as follows:
Sunday    
8:15-9:45 am Infants through age 4 Room 102
9:15-10:30 am Infants Room 103
  Babies who are walking to age 2 Room 102
  Sunday school for ages 2 through fifth grade See above
10:30 am-12:15 pm Infants Room 103
  Babies who are walking through age 2 Room 102

Extended Session for ages 3 through kindergarten
Room 106
4:15-7:15 pm Infants through age 4 (September-April) Room 105
Tuesday  
10:15-11:45 am
Infants through age 4
Room 105
Wednesday 
 
6:15-7:15 pm Infants through age 4 (September-May)
Room 105
Thursday
9:45-11:45 am        
     
Infants through age 4 Room 105
Extended Session Care | Room 106 
The Extended Session ministry is provided by and for parents to offer child care for ages three through kindergarten starting at 10:30 am through the 11:00 am worship service, in room 106. Children attend the worship service as a group, departing for their classroom after the Children’s Message. Extended Session is staffed by parent volunteers. In order for this vital ministry to continue, we ask that each family participating in Extended Session sign up to serve their Sundays by contacting child care coordinator, Amy Andrews, childcare@reveilleumc.org

Children and Worship (Second Graders)
This ministry is designed to familiarize children entering the second grade with the worship service. The children participate 9:30 am-10:45 am for 13 weeks each fall, beginning the first Sunday after Labor Day. At the conclusion of the course, each child is presented with a United Methodist hymnal during the 11:00 am worship service.

Advent Celebration
Bring your family to create an Advent wreath and discover ways you can celebrate the season. A fellowship lunch and wreath materials are provided.

Christmas Eve Family Service
On Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm, come experience a spontaneous children's Christmas pageant where children tell the story of the birth of the Christ child. Learn more

Children's Sunday 
One Sunday each year, Reveille's children create and assist in leading our Sunday morning worship services. In their Sunday school classes, the children work together with their teachers to write the various parts of our worship liturgies. This year the children's musical will be the sermon.

Community Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt
Bring your children out for a festive Easter egg hunt and celebration on Reveille's grounds on a Saturday close to Easter. Join us for a celebration following the egg hunt with special treats for the whole family. 

Kids Camp | June 24-28, 2019
Kids Caring, taking Action, with a Mission, and a Purpose
This hands-on mission camp is open to rising third through rising sixth grade students. Camp is held for one week during the summer,  Monday-Friday, 9:00 am -3:00 pm.Each day, campers participate in local mission projects, learning about Jesus and the importance of mission in his ministry and ours. 

Vacation Bible School | July 22-26, 2019
Vacation Bible School is offered for one week during the summer to children age four through rising second grade. 

Fall Festival with Trunk or Treat
Everyone is welcome at our annual Fall Festival for an evening of safe festive fun. 

Children's Library
The Children's Library contains books of interest for children of all ages. Included are picture books for non-readers, elementary books for beginning readers, junior books for older-elementary children, and a number of books for youth. The Reveille Weekday School makes frequent use of this collection.

Children's Council
The Children’s Council guides the Children’s Ministry at Reveille. If you are interested in serving on the Children's Council, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries.

Reveille Weekday School
Reveille Weekday School serves children from 12 months to five years in both a Toddler Program (12 months – 3 years) and a Preschool Program (2 ½ years to 5 years), which runs from Labor Day through the end of May, from 9 am - noon. The Weekday School is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs and licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Students need not be members of Reveille, but priority is granted to Reveille members. Scholarships are offered to families based on need.
For more information, visit www.ReveilleWeekday.com or contact:
Tiffany Christopher, Director
(804) 359-4600
weekdaydirector@reveilleumc.org

Upcoming events

Serve Saturday
May 18 | 10:00 am
Come help in the gardens at Swansboro Elementary School.
Sign up with Tammy Tipton-Nay

Kids Camp
June 24-28
Summer outreach camp for children in rising third-sixth grade.
Camp is full, join the waiting list.

Register for Vacation Bible School
July 22-26

To Mars and Beyond
Summer VBS for children age four to rising second grade.

Resources
2019-2020 Child Permission Form
(Download and fill PDF) 


For more information about  our Children's Ministries, please contact:
Tammy Tipton-Nay
Director of Children's Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 117

Please note, per Reveille’s Child Protection Policy all adults involved with the children's ministry must have actively attended Reveille United Methodist Church for a minimum of six months and must undergo a background check. 

For more information about child care, please contact:
Amy Andrews
Childcare Coordinator