Wednesday, September 18, 2019


From infants to preschoolers, we've got opportunities to get connected.
We’ve designed our preschool ministries around a child’s specific phase in life. We love little ones and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing healthy growth and faith. Learn how we partner with families during each phase, by downloading our age-specific phase plan for ages: Zero to One, One and Two, Three to Five. We recommend many Bibles resources for children to grow in the faith—find the Bibles available for purchase here.

UALC Preschool and Kindergarten

For over 40 years, we have offered high quality, part-time programs for 3-, 4-, 5- year-olds. Children experiment, investigate, create and discover in an environment based on Christian values. Information, registration and class descriptions. Jodi Coleman,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4633.

Kids' Church (Sunday Mornings)

An engaging worship and learning experience for grades PreK–5th. More information. Andrea Taphorn,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4687.


We welcome children, ages 3 months to 3 1/2 years, into our nursery on Sunday mornings, and during the week for scheduled events. Children play and are nurtured by our trained, CPR certified staff and begin to form early friendships with other children of UALC. Download our Parent Handbook for details about our ministry. Elizabeth Lake,

Growth Workshops – Know and Grow Your Faith

Growth Workshops are the fundamentals of following Jesus designed around a child's developmental phase of life. They prepare parents and kids to grow and live in the Christian faith. Parents will be encouraged and equipped as the primary former of faith to take it home and live it out with their children. Here are the workshops for preschool families:
Baptism Workshop
A Growth Workshop - offered the first Sunday of the month
For parents with children of all ages. Learn God’s plan and strategies for passing faith on to children. Hear UALC’s strategy for partnering with families throughout all the phases from birth to college. Prepare for your child's baptism by participating in this workshop. Workshops are on the first Sunday of every month, 12:00-1:00 pm at alternating campuses. Lunch is provided; find details on location, and register here. David White,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4691.
Following Jesus with Your Baby 
A Growth Workshop - 1 session available Feb. 16, 2020 (online)
For parents and children newborn to two years old. This is a great workshop after you have gone through our Baptism workshop. You'll find this to be both encouraging and useful as you set aside time to think through parenting and spiritual growth. It's not too early for your baby to know they are loved by Jesus. Register here. Andrea Taphorn,
Following Jesus with Your Preschooler
A Growth Workshop - 1 session offered Sept. 25
Parenting a 3-5 year-old is full of unique challenges and opportunities. At this workshop, preschool and children's ministry staff will share practical insight and useful tips for raising children at this phase of life. Offered once a year at each campus. Wednesday, Sept. 25: 9:15-10:15 am at Lytham Road; or 6:45-7:45 pm at Mill Run. Register here. David White,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4691.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Provides social, physical, spiritual and creative opportunities for moms with young children—birth through kindergarten. On the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 9:00-11:15 am, Sept. 17, 2019-May 19, 2020. Cost: $125/year (Early Bird Rate: $115/year until Tuesday, Oct. 1). Register here. Angela Culver and Alison Thibaut,

Play-N-Praise (18 months - 3 years)

For toddlers and an accompanying adult. We have many large muscle activities, an art project, singing and praising our heavenly Father at circle time and a parade. Offered various times during the year. Kelly Mikhail,

AWANA® Clubs

For children beginning at age 3. We teach about the Bible and train kids to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Children earn uniforms and use workbooks at home. Club meets during the school year. More information. New children are always welcome. Contact

Vacation Bible School

It's a five-day, fun-filled adventure for preschool-elementary age children. Every June since 1979, kids have come for singing, drama, games, crafts, service projects and teaching about Jesus. More information. Andrea Taphorn,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4687.

Safeguarding Children

All volunteers age 18 and over who work with children must go through the Safeguarding Children verification process and be issued an orange badge. Information and online application .

Consent and Waiver Form

All parents, or guardians, of children and youth must complete the Consent and Waiver Form to participate in UALC events and programs. Fill out the simple form online here.
Volunteer with Family, Youth & Children

Volunteer on a Team

Join a Family, Youth or Children’s Ministry team and be part of transforming lives. Many opportunities for any skill set, age or schedule. Apply here.
Preschool and Kindergarten

Curriculum and Faith Connect

Our preschoolers and kindergarteners experiment, explore, investigate, and create in a Christ-centered environment. Get information about our school.


Middle School, High School

There's Always Something Going On!

We're getting to know each other and figuring out what life in Jesus looks like. Check out Middle School or High School.


Keeping Kids Safe

Safeguarding Children

All volunteers age 18 and over who work with children must go through the Safeguarding Children verification process and be issued a badge.
Click here to begin the process.