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In accordance with CCPS and CDC guidelines at this time, our Next Gen Ministries (Nursery, Pre-school, Elementary, FFM, MSM, and HSM) will be mask optional for both children and volunteers.

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


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NextGen Early Childhood Director

Contact Allison


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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.

Woodlake Kids Events


Vacation Bible School
June 13-17, 2022

We will be taking a step back in time to Jerusalem Marketplace where Jesus walked.  Smell the fresh warm bread; weave a basket of reeds; make clay pots. Can you hear the music echoing through the Marketplace? Engage all your senses as you transport to a different time and a fresh experience - walk with Jesus!

 Camper registration open until June 6. 

Volunteer Training

Sunday, June 5, 12:30-2:00pm

Mandatory training for ALL VBS volunteers. It is a chance to learn more about what to expect at VBS, this year's Jerusalem Marketplace theme, and your role as a VBS volunteer. It will also be an opportunity to meet those you will be volunteering with - co-leaders, area leaders, and VBS directors. During this time, Tribe Leaders will receive their tentative group roster and daily
Tribe Time questions.

Lunch will be provided.

Volunteer registration open until June 6. 
Contact Maeve Perrin


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