Children's Ministry

Starting in January, Lakeside UMC embarked on a church wide journey to read the Bible through THE STORY.   Just as Pastor Cameron’s sermons are based on THE STORY, the children and youth studies are also based on THE STORY.  This gives families a chance to discuss what they learned and parents an opportunity to be a part their children’s faith development.

The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. There are no verse references, and Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together with transition text into a single grand narrative. For those intimidated or overwhelmed by the unabridged Bible, The Story helps people understand God’s Word more fully and engage with it more easily.

Children’s Classes

Please check your child or children in at the Children’s Ministry Kiosk in the lobby before service starts. Children K-5th join their parents in the service for the Children’s Moment. After the Children’s Moment they proceed to their classes. Once a month and during special holiday services, our K-5th graders stay in service for Family Worship.

Nursery (Ages 0-2)-available at the 8:30AM Traditional Service, 9:45AM Bible Study & 10:45AM Contemporary Service

Childcare is provided for our youngest attendees in a safe, child-friendly, and fun environment. Meets in the nursery.

Jr. Explorers (Ages 3-Pre k)-available at the 10:45AM Contemporary Service-check in at kiosk in the church lobby.

They will discover important and exciting Bible truths during their class! The children will have a purposeful playtime with music, fun and stories!  Meets in classroom A.

Explorers(K- 2nd Grade -available at the 10:45AM Contemporary Service-check in at kiosk in the church lobby.

Children learn God’s Word through age appropriate, hands on learning activities. Meets in classroom B.

Pathfinders (3rd-5th Grade)available at the 10:45AM Contemporary Service-check in at kiosk in the church lobby.

Children have fun uncovering God’s truths using active, hands-on Bible curriculum.  Meets in classroom C.

Exploration Kids(4yr-5th Grade)available at the 10:45AM Contemporary Service

A multi age class for children whose parents attend a 9:45AM group.  Our time together consists of prayer, Bible stories and active learning through crafts and games.  Meets in room A.  Check in at classroomA.

Cry Room

Children are always welcome in our Worship Services however, if you need to take your child out of the service, we have a cry room right outside the sanctuary doors.  We have toys and books available for your children and you can still see and hear the service.

For those with little ones, we have changing stations located in the handicap stalls of both the men’s and women’s restroom.

If you would like to learn more about the Children’s Ministries of Lakeside Fellowship, please email Wendy Votino Children’s Ministry Leader.


Coming Summer 2018. June 11th-15th.