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Children's and Youth Ministries

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Welcome to JaM Time!

All children grades Pre-K to 5th grade are invited to JaM Time at 9:45 am to learn about God and develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. We use the "252" curriculum to dig into the Bible using art, science, games, drama, music, and video workshops.

Learn more about our Children's Ministry by visiting these links:

Our strategy, Think Orange

PreK through 5th grade, 252 Basics

Nursery care is available every Sunday morning from 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  Ages: Infant to 2 years.

Our Nursery staff provide a short lesson using Play & Worship by Group Publishing as a means to introduce the toddlers to JAM.

For more information, please contact Jenny Babb at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org.


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XP3 (Mid & SR High) 

Our new XP3 curriculum is specially designed for grades 6-12.  XP3 will strive to help move students from learning information about God into experiencing a life of deeper faith, stronger relationships, and wiser choices.  It is apart of a bigger strategy called Orange, which believes that two influences combined make a greater impact than two separate influences.  Those two influences are the church and the home. 

Classes will begin on Sept. 10th, and run every second and fourth Sunday of the month during the 9:45 service.  Students are encouraged to attend services with their families on Communion Sunday, which is the first Sunday each month.  

Classes will be held in the 6th grade classroom just off the Commons Area. 

For more information, please contact Jenny Babb at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org.


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CONFIRMATION
 

Confirmation classes will begin on October 22nd.  If you have a child(ren) in grade 6th or up, and you would like information on confirmation, please contact jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org

You may register below for confirmation classes.

Confirmation Class Registration

If you have questions about Confirmation, please contact our Director of Family Ministries, Jenny Babb, at jenny.babb@eurekaumc.org


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CAMP MOVAL!

2017 Fall Retreat dates will be announced this summer!

We have partnered with Camp MoVal for the past 15 years for our high school, middle school, and confirmation retreat weekends.

Camp MoVal, nestled amid rolling hills a few miles west of Union, Mo., is a Camp and Retreat Center operated by the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ. As an outdoor ministries and worship experience, they provide a safe, sacred space where all guests feel welcome.

Camp MoVal's outdoor ministry programs serve hundreds of campers and their families through extensive summer camp programs. They also serve as a site for additional Missouri Mid-South Conference programs throughout the spring and fall.

Camp MoVal is located on 280 acres that includes beautiful forest, native prairie, streams and a lake. Facilities include a dining and meeting hall, four lakeside cabins, two retreat lodges, two rustic camping villages, high and low ropes courses, a boat and fishing dock, game and archery fields, hiking trails, a high ropes course, and more. 


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2018 Colorado Mission Trip

Our mission team just returned from the 2017 mission trip!  Catch up on their adventures on our Eureka UMC Facebook page.

Our UTX (middle school) and GENESIS (high school) summer youth mission trip will return to Colorado to assist with recovery efforts from the Hayman, Waldo Canyon, and Black Forest wildfires.

Dates of this mission trip for next year will be posted as soon as they are available. The mission team will be lodging at John Wesley Ranch, a 200 acre ranch nestled on the west slope of Pikes Peak. The Ranch includes dorm style lodging, trout fishing lakes, hiking trails, disc golf course, sand volleyball, and stunning views of Pikes Peak.

The mission team will partner with the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP), an organization that oversees the wildfire recovery efforts over several million acres of National Forests and private land. The work will include removing dead wood, creating "safe" zones around homes, erosion control projects, and planting trees and ground cover.

The team will also enjoy a 'fun day' during the week and participate in some authentic Colorado adventures!