United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sunday Morning


Sunday School

Its summertime and we are All in One for Summer Fun! During the summer, preschool age children through 5th grade all meet together in one room for Kid's Church! We sing, hear the bible come alive, play minute to win it games, do crafts, and learn how to become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ!  We meet in room 3 and welcome all visitors! Parents sign in your children in room 3. At 9:50, we bring the children into the sanctuary for the close of worship.  Parents can sign their children out at that time. 



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

“At Home with the Good News”, published by Morehouse Education Resources, is a 1-page, 2-sided resource which contains activities and readings that parents can use at home to reinforce what their children learned in Sunday School.  CLICK HERE to access the latest copy of this helpful resource.

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.