We want to help your children come to know the love of God through Jesus and help them live out their belief in God in their everyday lives.
We are a “Safe Sanctuaries” church, which means all trained volunteers and staff working with children have been screened and passed a background check.
Children of all ages are invited to attend Worship. Sunday Worship Services are at 8:45AM, 10AM and 11:15AM and include a special message for children, as well as Activity Bags that are located in the Gathering Space near the church’s front doors. Following the Children’s Message, parents may escort their children (ages 3 years – 1st grade) to Children’s Church in the Ministry Facility.
Ages 6 weeks through 36 months may check in to our nursery in the Ministry Facility. For details, see When You Bring Your Child.
Please scroll down to read about each of our child ministry options.
There are so many expectations. From school, family, friends, sports, work – it seems everyone everywhere expects you to perform a certain way and to be a certain kind of person. And a lot of the time, meeting all of these expectations is impossible.
Yeah, being a teenager is REALLY hard.
At Harbor Youth Ministry, you are invited to be a part of our group, no matter what. You don’t have to act a certain way, or be a certain kind of person, or go to a certain school to be welcomed. We believe that God loves everyone, and so that is exactly what we try to demonstrate here.
We try every day of the week to live just like Jesus did. We constantly ask God to make us one with Him and one with each other; to love God and love each other. We want to have lives full of joy, peace, and hope.
We don’t expect anyone to do all of this perfectly, but we do believe that when we decide to trust in Jesus together, God will begin to change our lives. And when that happens, God will use us to change the world.
For your child’s safety, a completed Youth Participation Consent Form is required for all Youth activities. It contains information about your medical coverage and social media preferences. Here is a link to the 2016-2017 Youth Activity permission slip: 2016-2017 Youth Activity Permission Slip
Join us for YOUTH ACTIVITIES on Sundays!
5:00pm – 5:45pm H20 Youth Band – Sanctuary
5:45pm – 7:00pm UMYF – Youth Room
Join us for YOUTH WORSHIP on Wednesdays!
5:45pm – Congregational Dinner; 6:30-7:30pm – Youth Worship
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS)
MOPS OF HARBOR meets the first and third Wednesdays, September to May, from 9:30AM – 12 noon. We share our experiences and encourage one another through small group discussions & quest speakers. We also enjoy refreshments and making crafts. While the moms are meeting, our children have a great time in the MOPPETS program, with loving child care workers providing Bible stories, crafts, games, a snack, and songs.
COME JOIN US!
If you are interested in coming or receiving more information, please contact Sarah Chamberlain at 828-773-3999. Registration for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) International is less than $30, which pays for MOPS’ bi-monthly magazine MomSense, weekly emails, and online resources. Harbor MOPS also charges $40 each semester to help cover the cost of childcare, craft supplies, and other necessities