KIDS Ministry

Our NextGen staff continually evaluates our programming with the health and safety of our Youth and Leaders in mind.  In response to the Governor’s new recommendations, we have returned to mostly virtual programming.   Please watch the website and your weekly youth emails for programming updates.

Grow with us.

Children's Ministry at Woodlake UMC is a great place for children to make friends, have fun and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ in an environment that makes them feel welcome, safe and loved.


NextGen Elementary Director


NextGen Admin

Contact Heather


NextGen Early Childhood Director

Contact Allison


NextGen Director

Sign up for updates on Kids Programming. Join Ms. Diana for an online, Bible lesson Sundays at 10:45am on Woodlake UMC Children's Facebook Page.

What is Woodlake Kids?

Woodlake Kids is the children’s ministry of Woodlake UMC for children ages birth through 5th grade.  Each child who comes through our doors is important to us and will be cared for by loving staff and volunteers who seek to connect with them and their families.  Children will be taught to explore their faith while learning what it means to take their next step in following Jesus.

Follow our weekly WoodlakeKids News emails for updates to these activities. 

If you do not currently receive this newsletter, please register your email below.


    Facebook Live Bible Story every Sunday morning at 10:45am with

    Ms. Diana on the

    Children's Facebook Page.


    A monthly packet of activities to support growing in your faith and spending quality time with your family.  Each month Discipleship activities will encourage you to read your Bible, pray, share about God or engage with other areas of learning about faith.  Family Fun Activities will encourage your family to spend free time playing together and enjoying each other’s company.  Sometimes this will be a physical bag of materials you can pick up and other times it might be a packet you receive by mail.  We also include these activities in your weekly emails.


    Weekly email with announcements,

    activities and a lesson

    that reinforces the weekly 

    Bible Story.


    A teaching video link will be posted every Friday on our facebook page or through email that corresponds to the Sunday lesson.

Mission of the Month

Snow Much Fun

Join Ms. Diana to play bingo and win some prizes that will be SNOW MUCH FUN! Register by January 25 so that you will receive your bingo card and the zoom link. It’s free and there are two dates available. Friday, January 29 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, January 31 at 11:00 AM. Choose the date and time that work best for you. Open to all children. Bingo cards will be traditional with letter and two digit number. If your child will require help reading it, parents are welcome to join. We are SNOW glad to have this chance to play bingo with you! 


Wisemen Gifts

Like the Wisemen brought gifts to baby Jesus, you have gifts you can share also. What is something that is unique and special about you, what is your gift? Drawing? Singing? Helping others? Whatever it is, use it to help or celebrate others just like the wisemen did. Have your parents take a video of you talking about your gift and how you plan to use it to help/celebrate others. Don’t forget to post it to the Woodlake UMC Children’s Ministry Facebook page!

Click HERE to download your copy of the Wisemen

Love to Craft

Join Ms. Diana on ZOOM for a craft event for kids. Register for FREE by February 5 and you will receive the craft kit and zoom link. Two dates to choose from, Friday, February 12 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, February 14 at 11:00 AM. We will be doing 2 Valentine themed crafts. Love Snail and Mr. Kindheart. Any age children are welcome, but preschool or young elementary children may need some parent assistance. We would LOVE to craft with you. 


Virtual Dance Class

Virtual Preschool


Preschoolers and their parents are invited to join Ms. Allison for a virtual Preschool Story Time on WUMC's Children's Facebook Page Friday, January 22 at 10am.  


This month she will be reading "There is a Giraffe in my Soup" by Ross Burach.


Sign up for weekly updates from your NextGen family.


Church Office: (804) 739-4535

Preschool Office: (804) 639-5411


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Chesterfield, VA 23832

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