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
Pre-Kindergarten   Room 07
Kindergarten & First Grade   Room 05
Second & Third Grade   Room 202
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. The curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year is, "The Season of the Spirit." 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 (4:00-6:30 pm), the third Tuesday morning of each month (9:00-10:30 am), and Wednesday evenings (5:30-7:30 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:
8:15-9:30 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
(Will not meet June 4-September 3)
Room 106
4:00-6:30 pm Infants through age 4 Room 105
9:00-10:30 am
Infants through age 4
Room 105

Offered until 11:45 am on third Tuesdays   
5:30-7:30 pm Infants through age 4
Room 105

Available selected nights based on seasonal
Extended Session Care | Room 106 | September-May
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, September-May 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 supervise the children four Sundays per year. This allows each family to worship and to serve. 
Sign up now to serve in Extended Session

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. See photos of the brunch and hymnal presentation.

Fall Festival with Trunk or Treat
Everyone is welcome at our annual Fall Festival in October! Enjoy an evening of safe festive fun for all ages. Photos

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, we offer a special child-oriented service 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 (such as the call to worship, prayer of common confession, prayer of thanksgiving) and create art to decorate our worship spaces.

Family 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. Save the date of March 24, 2018!

Palm Sunday Children’s Worship Processionals
Worship begins with lively expectation on Palm Sunday as the children lead the processional. This gives them an opportunity to participate in worship and enriches our worship experience.

KIDz C.A.M.P. 
Kidz 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. KIDz C.A.M.P. will take place June 18-22, 2018. Photos

Dance and Art Camp
This dance and art camp for second graders and up focuses on special crafts, liturgical dance, and a visit to a local retirement community. The camp takes place in July each year. Photos

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is offered for one week during the summer to children age four through rising second grade. VBS will take place July 23-27, 2018. Photos

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 or contact:
Tiffany Christopher, Director
(804) 359-4600

Upcoming events

Families Experience God in Art
Saturday, February 3 | 10:30 am
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Bring your family along on a docent led tour of artwork depicting God at VMFA. To sign up, contact
Tammy Tipton-Nay

Easter Baskets & the Empty Tomb with Karen-Marie Yust
February 11 | 9:30 am | Chapel
Making sense of Jesus' death and resurrection alongside egg hunts and Easter parades can be challenging for parents. Come hear about some creative and developmentally appropriate ways to approach this complicated and important task.

Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24 | 10:30 am Reveille Grounds
Enjoy a morning of Easter festivities including an egg hunt, petting zoo, crafts, stories, and more.

KIDz C.A.M.P. | June 18-22
Rising 3rd-6th graders are invited to participate in a camp focused on local missions.

Vacation Bible School | July 23-27
Children age 4 to second grade will enjoy a fun Bible-themed week of “Rolling River Rampage.”


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 Brown
Childcare Coordinator