We are committed to ministering to children by providing them a safe and nurturing place to learn and grow surrounded by God’s love.
- Children’s Worship
- Sunday School
- Kids With Purpose
- Summer Camps
- Vacation Bible School
- Holiday Events
Age 3 through rising 3rd grade (or older upon request of parents)
Harmony’s Children’s Worship is designed to provide a meaningful worship experience for younger children attending church on Sunday mornings and is offered during both services. We provide interactive stories, crafts, and games that follow the liturgical calendar as well as sermon topics to help children learn and grow in their Christian faith. Children’s Worship is staffed with loving, dedicated volunteers within our congregation.
Harmony UMC is dedicated to the spiritual enrichment of our children and youth. At Harmony, we recognize children learn best by doing. For ages 2 through 5th grade, we use the Hands On Bible Curriculum by Group Publishing. This curriculum helps kids to explore life issues and then apply them to Bible truths. The “one point Bible learning” helps kids remember Bible truths and apply them to their lives. Hands-On Bible Curriculum taps into kids’ God-given desire to play. Experiment. Wiggle. Discover.
A long standing tradition at HUMC is to present our third grade students with their own Bible. These kids then have the opportunity to learn to use their Bibles in Sunday School. In addition to using the Hands On Bible Curriculum, our third grade class has unique lessons for the first 6-8 weeks that are specifically designed to teach kids the basics about the Bible and how to utilize it.
Care for children newborn-age 3
Harmony’s Nursery provides loving Christian child care for both services as well as the Sunday school hour on Sunday mornings. Our nursery is staffed with CPR and First Aid Certified employees that nurture our youngest Harmony friends. Nursery and child care are also offered throughout the year during special events as advertised.
Kids With Purpose
Kids With Purpose (KWP) will begin its 7th year here at Harmony this fall! KWP is a service project group for elementary aged kids that meets real needs in our community. We meet weekly at the church or out in the community serving organizations such as Loudoun Homeless Services, Mobile Hope, and Loudoun Animal Services.
At Harmony Summer Camp, our mission is to create a loving and safe environment where children feel confident to participate, discover, and grow. We provide a weekly theme-based camp where Children (completed one year of preschool – rising 5th grade) can explore a new topic. Our themes include Lego Building, Art, and Science.
Vacation Bible School
The purpose for VBS is to help children in our community learn to love and know God better so that as they grow they will live lives of service and sharing with others. Harmony VBS has many adult and youth volunteers that help make it a very special week for the kids in our community. Children rising kindergarten- rising 5th grade can participate and older children and youth are given opportunities to volunteer.
Community Easter Celebration
Beginning in 2016, Harmony joined with Mount Zion UMC to invite the community to an Easter celebration at Hamilton Park. We have a really fun Easter egg hunt, crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! We even have lambs and baby chicks to hold.
Family Advent Celebration
Harmony families celebrate the first Sunday of Advent with an evening meal and beautiful keepsake crafts including a traditional Advent Wreath. We also participate in a family cookie exchange at this special celebration.
Children’s Christmas Play
The Children of Harmony gather every year to celebrate the birth of Jesus with an adorable nativity play. Children young and old enjoy dressing up and acting out the different parts of the nativity as well as singing beautiful Christmas Hymns.