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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 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 and Older Elementary Sunday School

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, or the 4th-6th grade classroom, where adults may pick up their children following worship.

Kids’ Worship and Wonder — Kindergarten-3rd grade

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 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. This approach allows 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.

New as of Fall 2023–Engage & Explore for Grades 4-6!

We’ve added a 4th-6th grade class with a separate curriculum called A Joyful Path. This older elementary 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.) And if you’d like to help in either the K-3rd or 4th-6th grade classroom, please let Pastor Karin or someone in Christian Ed know! See 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, a special story, art and animals, weaving.

Other Activities

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

Family Fun Night & Special Events

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

Family Fun Night.
Family Fun Night.
Family Fun Night, June 2021
Family Fun Night is an opportunity for all ages to gather together for an evening of playing together in June. Dinner is a potluck (or a bring-your-own meal in 2021). We simply play board games (or all outdoor games in 2021) together, all ages included. Please contact us for more information.