Developing Your Child's Faith JourneyWe welcome children and families at Reveille UMC. We offer a safe and loving environment for children to grow in their faith, and we believe discipleship is a team effort that brings together our congregation and parents. We offer opportunities for children to:
- Learn about Jesus and his teachings.
- Hear the stories of the Bible through both the old and new testament.
- Engage in Christian fellowship with one another.
- Participate in hands-on mission work through local, national, and international projects.
- Be a part of the congregation through participating in worship. Children are always welcome in worship.
We look forward to partnering with you on your child’s faith journey.
Sunday School | 9:30-10:30 am
Sunday school classes are based on age/grade level, beginning at age two through fifth grade. Classes meet each Sunday, 9:30-10:30 am. During the school year, class locations are as follows:
Age Two and Three
Pre-Kindergarten Room 07 Kindergarten & First Grade Room 05 Second & Third Grade Room 202 Fourth & Fifth Grade Room 203
Sunday school teachers serve in teams with two to three other teachers to offer flexibility in scheduling. Curriculum is provided for all teachers, and training is offered two to three times during the year. The curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year is, "The Season of the Spirit." If you are interested in serving as a Sunday school teacher, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries.
Providing high-quality care for young children is a priority at Reveille UMC. We offer child care at no charge for all worship services and major church-wide events. Childcare workers are carefully screened and supervised. Professional child care is offered for ministries that take place on Sunday mornings (8:15 am-12:15 pm) and evenings (4:00-6:30 pm), the third Tuesday morning of each month (9:00-10:30 am), and Wednesday evenings (5:30-7:30 pm). Availability varies during summer months. Child care is open to those who want to schedule church meetings during these times as well. Locations are as follows:
Sunday 8:15-9:30 am Infants through age 4 Room 102 9:15-10:30 am Infants Room 103 Babies who are walking to age 2 Room 102 Sunday school for ages 2 through fifth grade See above 10:30 am-12:15 pm Infants Room 103 Babies who are walking through age 2 Room 102
Extended Session for ages 3 through kindergarten
(Will not meet June 4-September 3)
4:00-6:30 pm Infants through age 4 Room 105 Tuesday
Infants through age 4
Offered until 11:45 am on third Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm Infants through age 4 Room 105
Available selected nights based on seasonal
Extended Session Care | Room 106 | September-May
The Extended Session ministry is provided by and for parents to offer child care for ages three through kindergarten starting at 10:30 am through the 11:00 am worship service, September-May in room 106. Children attend the worship service as a group, departing for their classroom after the Children’s Message. Extended Session is staffed by parent volunteers. In order for this vital ministry to continue, we ask that each family participating in Extended Session sign up to supervise the children four Sundays per year. This allows each family to worship and to serve.
Sign up now to serve in Extended Session
Sign up now to serve in Extended Session
Children and Worship (Second Graders)
This ministry is designed to familiarize children entering the second grade with the worship service. The children participate 9:30 am-10:45 am for 13 weeks each fall, beginning the first Sunday after Labor Day. At the conclusion of the course, each child is presented with a United Methodist hymnal during the 11:00 am worship service. See photos of the brunch and hymnal presentation.
Fall Festival with Trunk or Treat
Everyone is welcome at our annual Fall Festival on October 21! Enjoy an evening of safe festive fun for all ages. Photos
Bring your family to create an Advent wreath and discover ways you can celebrate the season. A fellowship lunch and wreath materials are provided.
Christmas Eve Family Service
On Christmas Eve at 4:00 pm, we offer a special child-oriented service where children tell the story of the birth of the Christ child. Learn more
One Sunday each year, Reveille's children create and assist in leading our Sunday morning worship services. In their Sunday school classes, the children work together with their teachers to write the various parts of our worship liturgies (such as the call to worship, prayer of common confession, prayer of thanksgiving) and create art to decorate our worship spaces.
Community Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt
Bring your children out for a festive Easter egg hunt and celebration on Reveille's grounds on a Saturday close to Easter. Join us for a celebration following the egg hunt with special treats for the whole family. Photos
Palm Sunday Children’s Worship Processionals
Worship begins with lively expectation on Palm Sunday as the children lead the processional. This gives them an opportunity to participate in worship and enriches our worship experience.
Kidz Caring, taking Action, with a Mission, and a Purpose
This hands-on mission camp is open to rising third through rising sixth grade students. Camp is held for one week during the summer, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am -3:00 pm.Each day, campers participate in local mission projects, learning about Jesus and the importance of mission in his ministry and ours. KIDz C.A.M.P. will take place June 18-22, 2018. Register | Photos
Vacation Bible School
The Children's Library contains books of interest for children of all
ages. Included are picture books for non-readers, elementary books for
beginning readers, junior books for older-elementary children, and a
number of books for youth. The Reveille Weekday School makes frequent
use of this collection.
The Children’s Council guides the Children’s Ministry at Reveille. If you are interested in serving on the Children's Council, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries.
Reveille Weekday School
Reveille Weekday School serves children from 12 months to five years in both a Toddler Program (12 months – 3 years) and a Preschool Program (2 ½ years to 5 years), which runs from Labor Day through the end of May, from 9 am - noon. The Weekday School is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs and licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Students need not be members of Reveille, but priority is granted to Reveille members. Scholarships are offered to families based on need.
For more information, visit www.ReveilleWeekday.com or contact:
Tiffany Christopher, Director