Kidz Expedition exists to allow kids to discover who God is and how much He loves each and every one of us. Our children’s program helps kids learn more about God through fun worship songs, play time with other kids, and Bible stories tailored to their age group.

When We Meet

Kidz Expedition meets Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday mornings each week. We offer different programs for kids during these times! The programs on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings are the same – so parents, choose which time works best for your family!

Wednesday: 6:30-8:00 p.m. – fun activities for kids throughout the school year

Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – every week year round

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.– every week year round

Activities for All Kids

Kidz Expedition has fun opportunities for newborns through 5th graders. We have a nursery available for newborns through 3 year olds. Then, once kids turn three (or they’re potty trained), they can move to the Jungle Room! This is a space for kids in Pre-K through 5th Grade.

What We Do

Wednesday Evening

We kick off Wild Wednesdays with some free time for the kids to play together with their friends. Then we spend some time worshipping (the kids like to sing and dance!). Then we gather together for a bible study and break off into our life groups.

Sunday Morning

We begin on Sunday morning with some free time so the kids can play together and spend time with their friends. Then, we play a group game or activity. Next, we spend some time in worship (a.k.a. lots of singing and dancing). Then we gather together for a bible story and do a related activity.

What are Life Groups?

At New Haven UMC, Life Groups are an integral part of who we are. Life Groups are so important that we’ve even incorporated them into our children’s program. The goal of Life Groups for our kids is to help them connect with Jesus, their peers, and an adult leader in the church who isn’t their parent.

We believe these three connections help children feel more comfortable at church. Also, we want them to look forward to coming back each week! Life Groups also provide a seamless transition into our youth program, and eventually our adult Life Group programs.

Life Group Details

Kidz Expedition life groups occur on Wednesday nights during our Wild Wednesdays. Life groups are available for kids in 2nd through 5th grade. Each grade breaks off into their own group after the Bible study for a time of discussion. During this time, our preschool through first grader students stay in the Jungle Room and work on a craft together. We’d love for your kids to join us!

Braelynne Sprunger

Heather Sprunger

Director of Children’s Ministries

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