Children and Youth


Multiple Options for Children and Worship

Both of our services are family friendly and children are welcome to attend worship with you.

During the 9:30 service we also have the option of KidMin, which is our Kid’s Worship Program directed by

Pastor Amy Wood. We plan to restart our nursery ministry as Covid numbers improve. Keeping Children Safe

is a commitment we make through our staff training and utilization of Safe Sanctuaries® Guidelines and

Policies. Our ushers can provide you with activity / coloring clip boards for your children when they join you

in worship. Our 9:30 and 11am services are also telecast to our lobby, which can also be a comfortable

option when caring for your small children.

KidMin! Kids Worship

Sunday mornings for Kids age 3 and over

Children ages 3 and over are invited to attend, KidMin, a worship experience designed for kids. The children will sing songs, learn about their loving God, play games, meet new friends, and maybe even create something beautiful related to the Bible lesson. Please check your children in through our online sign up.

All our staff and volunteers in Children and Youth Ministries are trained in the United Methodist Safe Sanctuary policy, and all receive background checks. Please note: our children and youth programs are always special-needs friendly. If you have any questions, please contact our Children’s Pastor Amy Wood at


Find your place within

For youth currently in Grades: 6th-12th

Graduates are encouraged to be leaders within our various groups

Our mission

To help teens answer these 3 questions that they are searching answers to.

“Who Am I, Where do I belong and What is my purpose?”

We will be cultivating a spirit of courage, faith, and love for others through our study of scripture, building of relationships in small groups, prayer, attending overnight retreats, and serving others.

Group opportunities

Sunday morning iam youth, 9:30 & 11 am in the Youth Room, East of the Redemption Worship   Center

Classes follow the school year,  for 2021: August 22 – May 22

Sunday Evening Lifeline, 5 – 7 PM, in the Redemption Worship Center

Begins September 12th, and runs through May 15th

Face2Face for Middle Schoolers (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

Thursdays after school (start date yet to be determined)

`           Walk to the church and blow off some energy with games, debates, role playing and refuel with snacks

Confirmation Class will meet October 10-March 27

Parent Meeting Oct. 3,2021

Two weeks of Summer Missions: both in July,

Transformation Zone is a week of missions serving central Ohio – July 11-16<

National is a week of service in another state (Mountain TOP, Group or Appalachian Service Project: partnering with one of these Mission Group organizers) July 17-24,

International missions through Methodist Volunteers in Mission (Mexico)

Parents are needed to participate in a number of ways by:

Providing transportation, becoming a mentor, sharing a skill or a testimony to one of the groups, assisting in Sunday morning leadership, leading a fundraiser, helping gather special supplies throughout the year.  Consider how are you available, and what is your passion as you share what it means to be a Christ follower. When we all employ our gifts, we make a bigger difference for Christ.

I AM youth

Sunday mornings for youth grades 6-12

9:30 & 11am

We will be following the church COVID protocols; wear your mask!

Sunday morning is a perfect time to connect with others your age.

We spend our time together discovering who we are in God, what is our purpose and how we can make a difference. This happens when we explore God’s story through reading, discussing listening to others, and asking questions. We connect with each other through fun activities, listening to music, prayer, sharing our gifts and offerings, and participating in ways that will serve others.

We meet in the youth room that is off of the east hallway next to the Centrum (Redemption Worship Center.)

Keep your eyes open for our “i AM youth” logo.

Classes are lead by Pastor Jean Schafer, other adult leaders, and interesting guests.