KIDS Ministry

Our NextGen Staff continually evaluates our programming with the health and safety of our Children and Leaders in mind.  In response to the Governor’s recent recommendations, we are continuing with mostly virtual programming at this time.  However, please note that on April 14th we will begin in-person 4th/5th Grade Programming.  Also with the start of our in-person outdoor worship service, we will be providing worship folders with activities for children.  Please watch the website and your weekly WoodlakeKids News emails for other programming activities and 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.

Woodlake Kids in April

  • April

    In the month of April we are asking you to try something different.  Here are four Object Lessons that will be lots of fun but also teach you about God as well.


    Object Lessons

  • 4/5th Grade Ministry

    We are excited to announce that 4th / 5th Grade Ministry will meet for in-person programming from April 14 - May 19.  This program will meet outdoors when the weather is good and will meet indoors in room 105-106 and the Discipleship Lobby in the event of bad weather.  We will meet from 6:00-7:15PM, Wednesday evenings.  There will be 25 slots available for registration. 


    Register here

  • Preschool Storytime

    Preschoolers and their parents are invited to join Ms. Allison for a virtual Preschool Story Time on WUMC's Children's Facebook Page Friday, April 23 at 10am.  


    This month there will be two books.


    "If I Built A House"

    by Chris Van Dusen 

    "A Color Of His Own"


    Leo Lionni



  • Camp Woodlake

    While we are not able to provide the exact same VBS experience as in past years, we are excited to offer a super fun, evening camp for Elementary age children.  It will have limited class size to meet COVID guidelines.  There will also be limited opportunity for Preschool children of volunteers to participate indoors.


    More information and registration will be forthcoming.


    Camp Woodlake

    August 2-6, 2021




Join us for five days of fun, laughs, games, music and Jesus! This will be your best week ever, filled with incredible stories, games, amazing worship, adventure, and more! To get a glimpse of what CentriKid is all about, visit  The theme this year is "The Discovery," discovering what it means to be imitators of Christ.  This is an overnight camp for rising 3rd-6th graders.  We will be going to Eagle Eyrie Conference Center in Lynchburg, VA.


June 28-July 2, 2021​

Registration opens on February 22, 2021

Registration by March 15, 2021 will guarantee your spot.  After March 15, 2021 we cannot guarantee a spot. Cost for CentriKid camp is $275.  A $60 deposit is due upon registration.  The remaining balance of $215 is due by June 1, 2021.  Scholarships are available


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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