KIDS Ministry

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. 

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    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

Reverse Advent Calendar

Let’s celebrate Advent in reverse this year!  What does this mean, you ask?  Reverse Advent is a wonderfully special idea for our children and their families to give back this Christmas season.  When you think of an Advent Calendar, you think of a countdown to Christmas with a small ornament or piece of chocolate.  With a reverse Advent calendar the focus is back on Jesus and his teachings about giving to others.  The idea is to get a sturdy basket, box, or bag and each day gather and place the food item listed on the calendar.  This provides an opportunity for your child and family to talk about and pray for those who are less fortunate then we are.  On Christmas Eve when the food box is filled, drop it off in the front of WUMC or deliver to the food pantry of your choice.  

Click HERE for the Reverse Advent Calendar


Holiday Storytime

Candy canes, twinkling lights and the smell of cookies baking in the oven must mean that Christmas is upon us.  Its is also a time that we think about the story of a manger, wisemen, a bright star in the sky and the birth of a very special baby.  We would like to celebrate the season of Advent by offering “25 Days of Christmas StoryTime” for our preschoolers.  The idea is that each day of Advent we will have a special Christmas story online read by different people. This will be just like the Storytime we have had all year on our Facebook page each day at 10 am.  What fun it will be to listen to a new Christmas book each day read by some of your friends from church!


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Church Office: (804) 739-4535

Preschool Office: (804) 639-5411


15640 Hampton Park Drive
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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