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CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES

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NURSERY & PRESCHOOL

Eden Prairie United Methodist Chrurch has a fully stocked nursery where parents can take their little ones to run around, change or feed them.  There is streaming access so parents will not miss out on worship while they are in there. 

 

We have a paid nursery staff, Kay Comerford, who works with other adults and youth from our congregation to provide care for our preschoolers.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

During in-person service, children 3 ½ - 5th grade. are welcome to attend Sunday School.  We have hands on activities and lessons taught by volunteers to help our children learn the stories of our faith.  

 

We also have a private Facebook page where we post prerecorded Sunday school lessons every Sunday for childrens of all ages.  

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ROOTED

On Wednesday Evenings our 3rd graders get together and work on service projects, do team building activities and learn about becoming more rooted in our faith.  

 

“So then, just as you receive Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”  Col. 2:6-7

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HOLY CLUB

As students, John Wesley, who helped form the Methodist church, and his brother created a group called the “Holy Club” so they could get together and meet for prayer and to study the bible.  

 

Our 4th and 5th graders have an opportunity on Wednesday nights to get together and study the bible as well as learn about our Methodist traditions.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY

Middle School youth grow together as a community alongside adults who care about them by engaging in different kinds of events:

 

Group Night: Growing together in faith  

 

Games Night: Growing together through fun

 

Mission Night: Acting together on our faith

 

This group meets Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm

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HIGHER GROUND

At Eden Prairie UMC, 9th-12th graders join Higher Ground Youth Ministry.

 

High School youth grow in faith as it relates to real life, and then find ways to meaningfully act upon that faith, with a whole lot of fun and fellowship thrown in.  Join us and help us develop the group you want to have!

 

This group meets Sundays at 4pm

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CONFIRMATION

Confirmation is an intentional journey of faith exploration.  It is a stage on a lifelong faith journey, not the beginning nor the culmination of it.  At Eden Prairie United Methodist Church we ask families to choose the right time for them and their youth (grades 6-12) to engage in a six session confirmation journey to ask questions of the faith, seek answers and learn a system in which they can continue to ask and answer questions of the faith as they grow as faithful disciples of Jesus.

 

Contact the church office for more information.

OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY

We're raising up the next generation of world changers to love God! Keep your children engaged with their relationship with Jesus strong at home! During this time, we are connecting with families mainly through social media platforms. Click the links below to join the online community.