children & Youth programs

Otterbein UMC offers a variety of programs for our children and youth to get involved in. From preschool to seniors, we have something for all ages.

  • OUMC Preschool is an extension of the Otterbein United Methodist Church.  We offer a safe, nurturing environment where all young children are welcome!  Our program activities are designed to help the kids grow socially, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  The curriculum at OUMC Preschool includes Zoo Phonics, Bible stories, social skills, kindergarten readiness and educational lessons of the Christian faith. Prayers are said at mealtime, in times of joy and in times of need.  We pray that our children will feel special as they learn about and experience the Love of God!

  • Summer Camp is a mission of OUMC and daily prayer is an integral part of summer camp each day. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to have fun, make friends
    and learn about God.

  • Upward Sports helps church leaders leverage the power of sports to connect with families in their community. Our mission is promoting the discovery of Jesus through sports. Upward Basketball at OUMC has ministered to around the 170-190 players/families the last few years. We take an 8 game season with 10 weeks of practices packed full of fundamentals of basketball and most importantly introducing Jesus to our players and families every practice and every game. 

  • Vacation Bible school is a fun and exciting way for children to learn about God. Kids get to really engage with the day's theme through different activities. Activities include singing, dancing, playing games, doing fun experiments, and hearing stories from the Bible.Each night kids learn about the amazing things god has done for us. 

  • Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights for a light supper then activities learning about the love of Jesus for 7th-12th graders.  We have a SAFE zone; Bully free zone; there is no topic off limit.  We do not have all the answers, but we have God and through HIM all things are possible.  Join Us...We Hope to See YOU there! 

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