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7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Ministry for Children


Ministry for Children

Nursery Childcare

Childcare is provided for infants through three years on Sunday mornings, 9:45AM–11:30AM. If childcare is needed for special events or meetings please contact the church office at least one week in advance.

Kids’ Worship and Wonder – Preschool-6th Grade

Hungry to learn, eager to participate!

Children begin worshiping with their families in the sanctuary and are dismissed to continue worship and storytelling in the Kids Worship and Wonder space, where adults may pick up their children following worship.

**Over the summer, we’re doing a “one-room” Summer Sunday School of crafts and activities led by various members of the congregation most Sundays. Elementary age through high school all work and have fun together during this time.  The Worship & Wonder format using Godly Play storytelling returns in September 2016.**

Join us in an imaginative approach for telling Bible stories that invites children to wonder about themselves, God, and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them. Our storytellers and leaders encourage children to participate in worship practices; listen and interact with the Bible story; then respond to the story through a variety of creative activities. This approach allows children to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God. All storytellers have been trained in the use of the Godly Play curriculum. Here’s an interview with the founder of Godly Play Jerome Berryman, giving an overview of the storytelling method.
Watch an introduction to what Godly Play is.
Bird houses built by Sunday School children.
Bird houses built by Sunday School children.
Bird houses built by Sunday School children.
The children helped to paint these beautiful bird houses with the help
of our “artists-in-residence”, retired art teachers Tom & Jeannie.
Check out this attractive addition to our lawn!
Sermon: St Francis Preaches to the Birds

Vacation Bible School & Special Events

Throughout the year First United celebrates holy days through worship, special gatherings and workshops; particularly in the seasons of Advent and Lent. During Advent we have a Spiral Garden Candle Walk. Contact us for upcoming events.

VBS Family Fun Night was enjoyed by all ages. The Parable of the Sower was the engaging theme.

Opportunity for all ages to gather together for an evening or more for Vacation Bible fun: dinner provided, VBS themes vary each summer, all ages included, neighborhood invited. Wednesday, June 15 from 6pm-8pm is the next one. Please contact us for more information.