Children & Youth

  Children & Youth  


Children's Sunday School 
Sundays from 10:15-10:45 AM  
Sunday school is an amazing opportunity for children kindergarten through 6th grade to learn about the Bible and God's love for them. Every child has the opportunity to interact with Scripture through hands-on activities and crafts. Children's Sunday School meets after Children’s Time in the 10:00 am worship service (about 10:15am) downstairs in the Noah’s Ark Room (in the education wing). For more information, email our Associate Pastor, 
Angie Blattner. Thank you! 

Sundays from 10:45-11:15 AM
We have an amazing Children's Music Director, Susanna Jacobson! She comes to us with lots of knowledge and experience in directing both children and adults, and is also a section leader in our adult choir! Children's Choir meets every Sunday from 10:45-11:15am. Susanna will get the children from their Sunday School classroom, and bring them to the Children's Choir classroom (down the hall in the Garden of Eden Room in the education wing). For more information please contact, Susanna Jacobson.

The nursery is available Sunday mornings (for 8-week old infants to toddler age) from 9:00-11:00 AM, or anytime upon request. You will love the open and airy “Winnie-the-Pooh” nursery room. If you would like to request the nursery for a special event (outside of Sunday worship), please email
Pastor Angie.

All of our staff and volunteers working with children and youth have received background checks and we practice safe sanctuary procedures. Your child is sure to leave here smiling!




Our Youth Group is THE DREAM! Together, we laugh, serve and experience God in many different ways. We meet every Sunday during the school year and have LOTS of fun events and activities coming up this fall semester. If your student is in middle school or high school, then youth group is for them! Please check the schedule below for all the service projects, bible studies and activities we have coming up...


Saturday, Sept. 15th— AVUMC Hiking with Youth and Adults...8am-12noon

Sunday, Sept. 16th— Mean Street Ministry 5K Race Prep Work…12noon-3pm 

Sunday, Sept. 23rd— Study on What Is the Bible? Book…11:30am-1pm

Sunday, Sept. 30th— Bowling at Brunswick Zone…11:30am-2pm

Friday, Oct. 5th— Spaghetti Dinner and Auction (Youth in Auction)…6pm

Saturday, October 6th— Youth Sunday Rehearsal and Lunch...12noon-2pm

Sunday, Oct. 7th— Youth Sunday (youth will lead both the 8:30am and 10am services)
                              After Hours Volunteering Downtown & Lunch Out…11am-2pm

Sunday, Oct. 14th— Improv Games and Comedy Workshop...11:30am-1pm

Sunday, Oct. 21st— Study on What Is the Bible? Book…11:30am-1pm

Saturday, Oct. 27th— Fall Festival at the church (youth volunteer)...1-3pm
                                   Corn Maze at Chatfield (meet at church before)…6-10pm

Sunday, Oct. 28th— Pumpkin Carving Contest…11:30am-1pm

Sunday, Nov. 4th— After Hours Volunteering Downtown…11am-1pm

Friday, Nov. 9th to Sunday, Nov. 11th— YOUTH FALL RETREAT AT TWIN LAKES!

Sunday, Nov. 18th— Denver Children’s Hospital Volunteering…11:30am-1:30pm

Sunday, Nov. 25th— Study on What Is the Bible? Book…11:30am-1pm

Sunday, Dec. 2nd— After Hours Volunteering Downtown…11am-1pm

Saturday, December 8th— Pictures with Santa Event (youth volunteer)...10am-12noon

Sunday, Dec. 9th— Gingerbread House Decorating Contest…11:30am-1pm

Sunday, Dec. 16th— Study on What Is the Bible? Book…11:30am-1pm

Sunday, Dec. 23rd—Denver Children’s Hospital Volunteering…11:30am-1:30pm

Core Values for Youth Ministry

Intentional Individual Discipleship

We believe in the importance of mentors and leaders entering into each student's story and journeying with them on their personal walk with Christ. This means meeting with them outside of the usual Sunday mornings and youth group evenings, going into their homes, attending their extra curricular events, and sharing meals with them. 

Authenticity All Around 
We believe if students are going to be able to be their true, authentic selves in our community, we as leaders and mentors need to practice authenticity with them and with each other. Everyone is expected to work at unmasking their false selves and trusting that this is a safe place to practice vulnerability. 

Holistic Gospel Transformation
We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can and will transform every aspect  of our students lives: spiritually, relationally, emotionally, and physically. As each student grows deeper in their relationship with Christ, this sanctification will affect them on a holistic basis and will transform every area of their life (including school, extracurricular, family and friends). 

Celebrating Diversity 
We believe in not only unconditionally loving, but celebrating each student as a unique image bearer of Christ. This is especially imperative to do during their tender and difficult years as a student. We want to embrace, explore and exalt each student and their individual giftings, wirings and uniqueness.

Integration of Grace and Truth 
We follow the example of Christ by holding grace and truth in a delicate balance. We believe that ministry is meeting people where they are (grace) and journeying with them to where God wants them to be (truth). 

If you have any questions about youth ministry at AVUMC, email our Associate Pastor, Angie Blattner

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