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7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Ministry for Children


Ministry for Children

Nursery Childcare

Childcare is provided for infants through five years old 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.

Elementary age children begin worshiping with their families in the sanctuary and are dismissed to Sunday school in one of two classrooms:

Worship & Wonder for Kindergarten-3rd grade

Join us in an imaginative approach for telling Bible stories that invites children to wonder about God, themselves, and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful for their age group. Our volunteer 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. Children to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God. Find videos of Godly Play stories on their YouTube Channel.

Engage & Explore for Grades 4-6

As of Fall 2023, we added a 4th-6th grade class with its own curriculum called A Joyful Path. This class is offered about 3 times a month by volunteer teachers. Weeks class does not meet, kids stay in worship with their families. (Some quiet activity materials will be on hand for use in their seats, or bring your own.) See the Upcoming Events page for a list of the weeks this class is meeting.

Summer Sunday School

Over the summer (June-August), regular Sunday classes take a break, and we offer Summer Sunday School with activites led by various members of the congregation. These have included handbells for the kids, bookmark making, special stories, art and animals, weaving.

Christmas Eve live nativity
Easter egg hunt
Christmas Eve Live Nativity and Easter Egg Hunt

Special Events and Family Fun Night

Throughout the year, First United celebrates holy days through worship and special gatherings; particularly in the seasons of Advent and Lent. On Palm Sunday, the children decorate their bikes or scooters and parade throughout the parking lot after Sunday worship; there’s an egg hunt on Easter Sunday. During Advent we have a Spiral Garden Candle Walk for the children; Christmas Eve, children are invited to participate as angels, shepherds or animals in the live nativity. See the Upcoming Events page for current activities.

Family Fun Night.
Family Fun Night.
Palm Sunday Bike Parade and Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night is an opportunity for all ages to gather together for an evening of playing together in June. Dinner has been either a potluck or a bring-your-own meal. We simply play games together, either board games or outdoor games, depending on the weather. Please contact us for more information.