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Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall


Family Mission Night

February 4, 2024

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Fellowship Hall



Children and youth, third grade and older, are invited to participate in our 8:30 and 11:00 worship services by acolyting. Acolytes serve by lighting the Christ candle and altar candles during the service signifying Christ's presence with us during worship and our mission to take Christ out into the world. Contact Ashley Yohman at if your child is interested in participating. 



Quest is our 3rd-5th grade youth group. They meet once a month during the traditional school year for community-building and outreach. Contact Ashley Yohman for more information.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Sunday, January 21 - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 11 - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 - All Day - Spring Outing

Sunday, April 21 - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 5 - 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Sunday School & Children's Church


We offer Sunday School from 9:40-10:40 a.m. on Sundays.


Nursery - Room 102E

Pre-K (age 3-5) - Room 104E

K-1st grade - Room 101E

2nd-3rd grade - Room 103E

4th-5th grade - Room 105E

Youth - Room 106E

In addition, Children's Church is offered during the early and late worship services for ages 4-1st grade. Children will be led to the classroom after the Children's Time where they will receive a short Bible lesson followed by playtime until the end of the service. Children can be picked up after worship in room 101E.


If you have questions please contact Ashley Yohman at

Cherub & Children's Choirs

We have two children's choirs at Pleasant Grove that meet on Sunday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. and perform once a month during the traditional school year. Our Cherub Choir is for children ages 2 -kindergarten (30-minute rehearsals) and our Children's Choir includes children 1st-5th grade (45-minute rehearsals). For more information, please contact Lucinda Sullivan for Cherub Choir or Amanda Schreiner for Children’s Choir.  


Family Mission Night


Throughout the school year, families are invited to come for dinner and a service project on the first Monday night of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Last year's projects included packaging "kid kits" for Housing for New Hope, writing letters to veterans, recycling crayons, and making staff gifts for our partner elementary school, Hilburn Academy. For more information, contact Ashley Yohman at

Little Seedlings


Little Seedlings is an initiative to be good stewards of the space we have, create connections among caretakers and parents, and teach our young one's life skills. Children aged 5 & under, with their parents or caregivers, are invited to gather every Thursday in our Education Building from 10:00-11:00 a.m. for sensory fun and community building. Just look for the open door!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

NEW this year!! We are adding a MOMSnext group – we welcome moms of school-aged children to any of our MOPS events where they will have break out sessions and an opportunity to connect with other moms navigating the school-age years!

MOPS is an international organization that gathers and supports moms. They believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. Our group is unique and provides an exciting opportunity to expand the idea of community. We are moms from Soapstone UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC, and the surrounding area and currently have openings for new members. 

Our group currently meets bi-monthly during the traditional school year. See the full playdate and meeting schedule below. There are a few exceptions due to holidays and school closings. We hope you will join us! 

If you are interested in joining our MOPS group please contact Leah Milner at You can find additional information about the options for membership and their cost on the Membership page.

MOPS Nursery Guidelines We will provide childcare during our meetings. Please register your children here


5th - 10:00 a.m. - Playdate at Lake Lynn Community Center
9th – 9:30 a.m. - Meeting in Room 108/110, Soapstone UMC
17th – 9:30 a.m./7:30 p.m. - Playdate at PGUMC Playground; Moms Night Out at Taverna Agora

23rd - 9:30 a.m. - Meeting in Room 108/110, Soapstone UMC


2nd - 10:00 a.m. - Playdate at TBD

13th - 9:30 a.m. - Meeting in Room 108/110, Soapstone UMC

21st - 10:00 a.m. - Playdate at Pleasant Grove UMC

22nd - 7:30 p.m. - Moms Night Out at Azitra

27th - 9:30 a.m. - Meeting in Room 108/110, Soapstone UMC


1st - 10:00 a.m. - Playdate at Williams Park

12th - 9:30 a.m. - Meeting in Room 108/110, Soapstone UMC

19th - 7:30 p.m. - Spring Craft Night in Hyder House building at Pleasant Grove UMC

20th - 10:00 a.m. - Playdate at Pleasant Grove UMC

27th - 9:30 a.m. - Meeting in Room 108/110, Soapstone UMC

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Safe Sanctuaries

We believe that God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from sexual and ritual abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong. Through this belief PGUMC has established a Safe Sanctuary policy. You can review our most recent update to Safe Santuary here.


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