Children's Ministries

Viki Inouye, Director of Children/Youth & Family Ministries
Tracey Matsui, Sunday School Superintendent

"then the people brought their little children to Jesus so he could
put his hands on them and pray for them.  Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them, fore the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”
                                                                                                                                                     Matthew 19:13a,14

Vision Statement

The call of our God’s Garden Children’s Ministry is to provide a safe, nurturing and loving environment as children begin their journey of faith and relationship to God and the church.

God’s Garden is a safe, nurturing and supporting community for children to grow in the grace and knowledge of God.  It is a place to build a foundation of faith that expresses a concern for God’s world through opportunities for service and discipleship.

Welcome to God’s Garden!

One of the great joys of our church is the presence of the children in our Wesley family! 

God's Garden Plants Seeds!

It is the hope and prayer of our God’s Garden Children’s Ministry to plant seeds of faith that will be nurtured to grow and become strongly rooted in a meaningful and guiding spiritual life that will accompany them long into their adult years.

God’s Garden Celebrates Kids! 

Kids are kids and we want them to feel comfortable at church!  We love having them in worship and include a special Children’s Message for them each Sunday!  God’s Garden is a Place Where Friendships are Made!  All kids are embraced through God’s love and grace and the caring hearts of our Sunday teachers!  We celebrate the family relationships and wonderful fellowship and friendships that are created through Sunday classes and God’s Garden Ministry events and programs!

God’s Garden Likes to Help Others!

It is never too early to teach the children the value of helping others.  Children are invited to participate in opportunities of giving and service.

God’s Garden Celebrates the Family!

We partner with parents to share the responsibility of nurturing a child’s faith in the home and provide opportunities for families to share special experiences together.

Children in Worship

We feel it is important for the children to share in the worship experience with the entire Wesley church family.  The children begin in the worship service every Sunday.  They participate in opening music, communion, and hear a children’s message that is the first introduction to their class lesson.  Theme related activity sheets are available every Sunday to keep little ones occupied if they arrive early.

 

God’s Garden Sunday Classes meet at 10:00 am

Grow, Proclaim, Serve!

Sunday lessons are fun and engaging!  "Grow, Proclaim, Serve" is a DVD based curriculum that introduces bible stories that teach an important faith foundation to help children grow in faith and understanding of who God is and what and how God calls us to do and be in the world.

  • Sacred Seedlings! Nursery infant-2 years
  • Super Sprouts! 2-4 years
  • Silly Saplings! Kindergarten-2nd Grade
  • The Giving Tree! 3rd-5th Grade

Special Events and Family Programs

 
  • Acolyte Program (Candle lighters for worship service)
  • Halloween Party!
  • Christmas Program
  • Camp Mochi for Kids!
  • Valentine’s Day Party
  • Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravanza
  • Church Family Picnic
  • Kids Camp Vacation Bible School
  • Pen Friend Program (Building Bridging Generations)
  • Meet Your Bible Class
  • Mission/service projects
  • Family Field Trips
  • Family Programs
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Planting SEEDS of Faith
    • Spiritual Enrichment, Education &
    • Discovery–enrichment classes & pin recognition program
  • Kids Ukulele Classes