And your kids will love church!
We Love Kids
Children's Ministry of Lynn Haven UMC
Great news! Our Children's Church and Wee Worship programs have resumed in-person Sunday morning programs. To ensure small group sizes, space will be limited and spots must be reserved in advance. Parents: please use the buttons below to reserve a spot for your child(ren) to participate in person at this weekend's Children's Church!
Our Children's Ministry Team also shares a video message every week for kiddos to watch church from home. A new episode is posted each Sunday on Facebook and YouTube and available anytime right here on this page.
AWANA Club 2020-21
AWANA Club is back!
AWANA is an international, non-denominational, Bible-centered youth organization providing weekly clubs and programs for children 3 and older. The acrostic AWANA comes from the first letters of Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15).
Through God’s guidance and power, the Lynn Haven UMC AWANA Club strives to Reach Kids, Equip Leaders and Change the World.
Cost: $30 per child
Date/Time: Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm
Format: AWANA Clubbers will be split into two overall groups this year. Groups will alternate weeks in order to keep numbers low and provide the safest environment for everyone.
At-Home Option: Parents will be given the AWANA materials and schedule to work on together with your child(ren) at home. AWANA Leaders will check in with you periodically, give awards and share lessons. You can change to in-person whenever you feel comfortable!
Registration: Click here! New Club Members may join anytime throughout the year.
Questions about AWANA Club?
About Lynn Haven Kids
We offer safe, fun environments where kids can have a blast growing in their faith. Our desire is to capture kids’ imaginations with the Bible and connect them with caring leaders who love them and their families.
Our kids' programs are available each Sunday during morning worship. We also offer the AWANA Club program and Vacation Bible School. Children can participate in all these activities regardless of church membership or affiliation.
For additional details, contact Children's Minister Mary McQuagge.
In-person Sunday morning programs for children ages newborn through 5th grade have resumed following the COVID-19 shutdown.
We will encourage masks for all children old enough to wear them properly, and our leaders will work hard to maintain social distancing and promote frequent hand washing and sanitizer.
For the health and safety of everyone, all participants will be required to stay at home if sick or have a fever.
Vacation Bible School
ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good!
Our 2019 Vacation Bible School was filled with examples of how good our God is...
- Without a building safe for occupancy, Bay Haven Charter Academy said, "Use our space. Whatever you need." Thanks BHCA!
- Nine mission partners from Durango, Mexico traveled to Lynn Haven allowing us to offer a bi-lingual VBS. They helped lead worship each night, shared powerful stories of their ministries and generated some local buzz.
- Nearly 250 children attended (ages 3 through 5th grade). More than 120 adults and students served.
- The children raised $2,009 for Missions! Half will benefit the children's ministry programs at Nueva Vida Church in Durango, Mexico and half will help local residents through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
- More than 100 children accepted Christ either for the first time or as a re-affirmation of their faith!
At Lynn Haven UMC, we love children and we're not just saying that! It is our desire for each child to know how much they are loved and cherished by God, their Creator. We offer fun, positive and uplifting programs that are kid-centered and interactive. As our area recovers from Hurricane Michael, we seek to ensure that our children are recovering emotionally and spiritually. We look forward to sharing the love of Jesus with your children and your entire family.