Kids

Welcome to Grand Lake Kids, a ministry for kids Birth-6th Grade. We would love to partner with you to help your kids grow on their journey with Jesus. Check out the info below to find out the different opportunities for your kids to get connected...

SUNDAYS AT ST. PAUL'S

On Sundays at St. Paul's we offer programs for kids ages 3-4th grade during our 9:00am worship services and programs for kids ages 3-6th grade during our 10:30am.

NURSERY

At our St. Paul's campus a staffed nursery is available for newborns through 3 year-olds every Sunday morning from 8:45-11:45am and every Wednesday during the school year from 5:45-7:30pm.  

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

During the school year at our St. Paul's campus, we offer fun and exciting classes for kids age 3-6th grade every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm. Wednesday night classes include choir with Mrs. Sheila!  Christ Kids (grades 2-6) sing the 2nd Sunday of each month at the 9:00am  service.  Cherub Choir (3 year old - 1st Grade) sings the 3rd Sunday at the 9:00am service.  
Wednesday nights for Grand Lake Kids kick off on September 14.  
Servant Information
If you are an adult and would like to be a help in the Youth or Children's Ministry, use the button below to let us know.  All servants in the Children & Youth Ministry must be an active member of Grand Lake for 6 months, complete the Servant Profile(found below), undergo a criminal background check, and receive training in our safe sanctuary and other policies and procedures.

Family Registration

We are so excited for your child or youth to join us at Grand Lake. Please use the link below to fill out our online family information sheet so we can keep our records up to date and keep your child or youth as safe as possible.

Grand Lake Kids Event Calendar

The Family Experience is designed to help parents strategically pass down their faith to their children in an annual ceremony.  
We'll give you the tools you'll need to carry out a Family Experience each year including:
- A Planning Guide to walk you through the resources and the actual ceremony.
- 3 Videos explaining the why and how of each Family Experience.
- Kick Starters for Biblical family discussion time to lead up to the experience.

Each year we'll focus on the biggest milestone for the year and give you the tools to make this milestone one to remember.

Click here to access all the resources to create your family's own Family Experience.

Monumental Vacation Bible School

Our Awesome God did something amazing in 2022!!

This summer, Grand Lake UMC, Bethany UMC, Wapakoneta First UMC, Grace Missionary Church, Celina First Church of God and Abounding Grace hosted 228 children and 97 leaders at Monumental VBS: Celebrating God’s Greatness!

Kids at Monumental VBS joined together and raised a monumental $27,542.47 to build a new cabin and support the work at Hand-Up Village, a community non-profit that provides shelter to Mercer County residents in need. Over fifty kids gathered and washed cars to raise over $2,400 of that money! Bethany UMC also held a cupcake sale to help raise over $5,500! We truly have an awesome God! We celebrated with a Celina fire truck spraying down the kids!
At Monumental, kids explored the sunbaked Southwestern desert as they dug into God’s great love! Kids participated in memorable Bible-learning activities, sang catchy songs, played teamwork-building games, and devoured yummy treats, all while experiencing one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures to remind them of God’s love. Plus, kids learned to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.