Northeast United Methodist Church
2510 Cleveland Street N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Bring your kids to church. They're always welcome in our worship services.
Just as Jesus said, "Let the children come to me," we welcome kids at our worship services. Children's Sunday School begins at 10:15 a.m. when they join the adults in the Sanctuary for worship.
Our children's program is designed to teach the love of Jesus through activities, music, lessons, community and most of all--fun. We establish relationships with children that will influence them throughout their lives. Each child has an adult prayer partner who takes a special interest in that child.
Sunday School is open to kids from toddlers to 6th grade and runs from September to May.We believe in engaging them in many ways, and teach them to light the candles for the service or distribute communion. The children take their responsibilities as acolytes very seriously, as they bring the light of Jesus into the church.
When they gather at the front of the church for a Children's Sermon, taught by Pastor Sarah Lawton or a member of the congregation, you can almost count on a surprise observation every week! After the Children's Sermon, the kids are dismissed to their classrooms, where they learn more about Jesus and God's love for them and all people. They stay with the congregation on the first Sunday of the month and participate in communion.
The kids also participate in local mission projects, such as collecting cans of tuna for the local food shelf, packaging food at Feed My Starving Children, or making sandwiches for people who use the Dignity Center at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist. We also encourage them to help at our community meals.
Each summer, Northeast United Methodist Church partners with Faith United Methodist in St. Anthony and Community United Methodist in Columbia Heights to present EcoKids Camp, a week-long day camp that focuses on God's creation and how to care for it. Each church takes a turn serving as the host facility. Past activities have included canoe trips, spending time in Northeast UMC's community garden, and visiting a wildlife rehabilitation center. EcoKids Camp is open to children entering 3rd through 6th grade. Scholarships are available.
Other Chilldren's Programs
Though they're not formally affiliated with Northeast UMC, we're proud to share our space with these children's programs:
Neighborhood Chidren's House Preschool
Neighborhood Children's House Preschool is housed in the lower level of our church. Its mission is to provide a quality preschool experience. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 gather here to learn about their world three days a week. A private preschool, the Children's House has been located here since 2005.
Wee Bop Music
We also provide studio space for Wee Bop Music. Wee Bop™ offers high-quality, affordable classes that expose your child to the fundamentals of early music learning and a wide variety of musical styles friendly to both children and adults. Classes expand your family's musical repertoire and provide you with an opportunity to meet other families with young children. Chellie Brown started Wee Bop part-time after completing a Musikgarten training.Two years later she decided to dive into teaching full-time. Since then she has expanded upon the Musikgarten program and created her own unique curricicula with an emphasis on music that is fun and educational for the whole family. The 45-minute music lesson teaches kids songs about animals, the weather, seasons, history and holidays.