At Ridge Church we promise to surround our children with a community of love and forgiveness so they may grow in their service to others. Our intention is to minister to the needs of all children and provide them with a caring community where all may be nurtured in a dignified and loving manner.
Ridge United Methodist Church offers the following Sunday School classes at 10:00 a.m.:
Pre-School (ages 3-5)
Mr. Bob and Mrs. Kim help even our youngest learners understand how much God loves and cares for them, and connects them to Jesus in fun, unforgettable ways!
Kindergarten thru 5th Grade
The Ridge Church Children’s Ministry Team provides a variety of fun, unique classes for this age group, with the goal of instilling the concept that each of us is a child of God, created in God’s own image. We are loved by God not because of what we can do but because of who we are. As God’s children, we can use God’s gifts to share God’s love with others. Our children also participate in special events throughout the year, such as “Sandwich Sunday,” where they make sandwiches and decorate cupcakes to be served at a local homeless shelter; our annual “Trunk or Treat” and Halloween Carnival, and they visit some of our homebound members to sing Christmas carols.
A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers for all church services and many other church-wide events and activities. Childcare for children ages 3 through preK is also available. The nursery/childcare rooms will open 10 minutes prior to the beginning of a church function and will promptly close 10 minutes after the event is over.
Every effort is made to maintain the ratio of one adult to every six children, and one adult to every four infants. We also require that at least two workers be on duty at all times during church services.
Child Protection Guidelines
All paid staff and volunteers are screened and have given permission to have a background check performed before they can work in the nursery/childcare rooms.
Other programs that are just for Children:
Vacation Bible School
Each July, Ridge Church offers to the families in or community a free, week-long Vacation Bible School. With the help of more than 50 adult and youth volunteers, we work together to offer the love of Jesus to kids ages four through fifth grade through storytelling, drama, music, games, crafts and, of course, snacks.
Confirmation (seventh grade and above)
We offer Confirmation Class every other year for students who have completed the sixth grade. It provides an opportunity for youth to engage their faith, work one-on-one with a mentor, and to ultimately claim the name “Christian” for themselves.