United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sunday Morning


Kids Church: Fall of 2018 brings in a new Kids Church program called "Dig into Discipleship.  The children will learn that there relationship with God is personal and special!  They are discovering that the Bible is as alive today as it was when it was written. A creative, hands on learning experience will allow the children to "dig into" how God created them to love, share, and encourage each other! 


Family Connect

Parents are important members of the Christian Education team.  They are encouraged to nurture the spiritual growth of their children. To help equip them in this endeavor, parents, grandparents and other child care givers are invited to attend “Family Connect” Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11 a.m. in Room 4. You’ll find out what your child is learning in Sunday school while you connect with other parents & caregivers. You’ll learn how to nurture the excitement of learning about & connecting with God during the week by weaving Christian faith into your family life using parenting techniques and take-home pages with easy discussion starters. Since all classes study the same Bible passage in age-appropriate ways, it’s easy for everyone in the family to share.  Nursery care and adult playground supervision is available during this time.

Resource for Parents: An "at home" paper is sent home with each child that reviews what he/she learned and participated in on Sunday as well as fun activities your family can do each week.  We also have a weekly newsletter sent by email to all parents.  Any additional information needed can be obtained by our Children's Ministry Director Amy Eads.

Student and Special Sundays

On selected special Student Sundays, all students, pre-kindergarten through Senior High, take active roles in the 9 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary and remain there for the entire service.  Children remain in some other worship services also: Palm Sunday, Easter, and Pentecost.  Children also take an active role in one of the Christmas Eve worship services. 


Family Faith Workshops

A “Family Faith” workshop is held on special Student Sundays from 10:15 to 11 a.m.  The objective of "Family Faith Workshop" is to equip and empower families to make their faith real.  Each workshop provides hands-on activities to help parents teach their children to become disciples of Christ through games and crafts relating to scripture or the church calendar.  All members of the family participate in and continue the activities at home.  


If you have questions, contact Amy Eads, Director of Children's Ministries, at (805) 495-7215 ext. 303, or email her at amy.eads@umcto.org.