307 S Wilson Ave, Jefferson, IA 50129

307 S Wilson Ave, Jefferson, IA 50129

Children & Youth Programs

We provide safe spaces for children and youth to encounter God through community, scripture, and play. We invite young people to ask questions and think critically about their own faith throughout their spiritual education and journey, as they become Disciples of Jesus Christ.

Webb House Kids
Webb House Kids

Vacation Bible School

Our 2023 Vacation Bible School Theme is “Read, Set, Move! Following Jesus Here, There, and Everywhere.”

Kids 4 years old through those entering 5th grade will be invited to journey with the Apostle Paul as he follows where Jesus leads. Through games, crafts, music, and story time, the children will learn the joy of following Jesus.

August 7-9, 5:30-7:30 PM, with a meal provided.

Webb House Kids

Vacation Bible School

Our 2023 Vacation Bible School Theme is “Read, Set, Move! Following Jesus Here, There, and Everywhere.”

Kids 4 years old through those entering 5th grade will be invited to journey with the Apostle Paul as he follows where Jesus leads. Through games, crafts, music, and story time, the children will learn the joy of following Jesus.

August 7-9, 5:30-7:30 PM, with a meal provided.

Children’s Church

Sundays at 10:00 AM, August through May

We encourage children to be present and participate in worship. After the Unison Prayer, all children are invited forward to the chancel steps for a Children’s Sermon. After that, any children ages 3 years – 4th grade are welcome to exit the sanctuary for Children’s Church with adult teachers. They will learn about the day’s theme through games, activities, and stories for about 20 minutes. They then return to the sanctuary and their families for the close of worship. Outside of the sanctuary is a table with coloring pages for disciples of all ages to keep their hands busy during worship.

Webb House Kids
Webb House Kids

Children’s Church

Children’s Church 10:00 AM

We encourage children to be present and participate in worship. After the Unison Prayer, all children are invited forward to the chancel steps for a Children’s Sermon. After that, any children ages 3 years – 4th grade are welcome to exit the sanctuary for Children’s Church with adult teachers. They will learn about the day’s theme through games, activities, and stories for about 20 minutes. They then return to the sanctuary and their families for the close of worship. Outside of the sanctuary is a table with coloring pages for disciples of all ages to keep their hands busy during worship.

Crazy 4 Christ

Crazy 4 Christ meets every Wednesday 4:15–5:15 PM during the school year in the recreation hall on the church’s lower level. This ministry is for children who are in K-4th Grade. Each month has a different theme, helping students learn about the Bible and God’s love. Children get a light snack, a Bible lesson, and a chance to play games and build friendships.

To register or volunteer, contact Christy Laabs at secretary@jeffumc.com.

First UMC Building Front
First UMC Building Front

Crazy 4 Christ

Crazy 4 Christ meets every Wednesday 4:15–5:15 PM during the school year in the recreation hall on the church’s lower level. This ministry is for children who are in K-4th Grade. Each month has a different theme, helping students learn about the Bible and God’s love. Children get a light snack, a Bible lesson, and a chance to play games and build friendships.

To register or volunteer, contact Christy Laabs at secretary@jeffumc.com.

Youth Groups

Middle school youth meet at 5:15 at the Webb House across the street from the church. Once a month we help stock shelves at the local food pantry.

For more general information or to volunteer contact Christy Laabs
at secretary@jeffumc.com.

Webb House Kids
Webb House Kids
First UMC Building Front

Youth Groups

Middle school youth meet at 5:15 at the Webb House across the street from the church. Once a month we help stock shelves at the local food pantry.

For more general information or to volunteer contact Christy Laabs at secretary@jeffumc.com.

First UMC Building Front

Confirmation

Confirmation is a 12-month program beginning in the spring of a student’s 8th grade year. The monthly meetings focus on the basics of Christian faith and practice. At the end of the program, the students should be able to articulate the faith and decide whether they want to publicly declare their faith and join the United Methodist Church. Participation in worship, meeting with a mentor, and volunteer hours inside and outside of the church are requirements in addition to the classes. For more information, contact Pastor Heather at pastor@jeffumc.com.