For Children

We love children at College Avenue! We offer a variety of events and opportunities for your children to grow in their faith and knowledge about Jesus. Children actively participate in mission opportunities within our church and community. A great children’s ministry gives you peace of mind that your children are learning in a safe and fun environment. You can expect a warm welcome any time you join us at College Avenue!


All children are welcome to worship. However, you may prefer other age-appropriate opportunities for your children. You can feel confident your children are in safe hands while you worship, study, or participate in church gatherings.

  • Room 102
  • All staff are screened, trained, and CPR with First Aid certified.
  • We provide loving care and play for children ages 0-5 during the Sunday worship schedule.
  • The nursery is also available by special request during the week for ages 0 and up.
  • Contacts: Nichole Call & Jennifer Murray



Children’s Sunday School Classes

Pre-K to third grade children gather for music time followed by grade appropriate classes. Children will discover the adventure of applying God’s truth to everyday life by doing fun, surprising activities.

  • Rooms 203 & 208
  • Open to Pre-K to 3rd Grades.
  • Sundays at 10:00 am.
  • Contact: Ashley Flannery


4th to 6th graders will make a joyful noise as they experience God’s love through music and study.  A variety of music and instruments will be examined and shared in worship services.


Kids In Action

Following the Children’s Moment during the Contemporary worship, children will gather together to worship in a fun, child-focused program. Children will participate in meaningful activities and mission opportunities to help them apply Bible truths in a real, life-changing way.

  • Room 105
  • Open to Pre-K to 3rd Grades.
  • Sundays at 11:00 am.
  • Contact: Ashley Flannery


Easter Community Day

Each year during Lent, College Avenue reaches out to the community to spread the Easter message. The fun includes crafts, treats, an egg hunt, and bounce house. More information will be available closer to the date.

  • Saturday prior to Easter 2016, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • All ages welcome, but geared towards families of elementary aged children or younger.
  • Contact: Christa Wise


Vacation Bible School

All ages are welcome to our VBS! We gather for celebration time together, split into age appropriate lessons, and gather again to end the evening. A meal is served prior to VBS by reservation only.

  • Open to all ages.
  • Evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Summer 2016.
  • Contact: Jami Jones


Summer Camp

Our children and youth have an exciting, growing experience with Impact 2818, the camping ministry of the Indiana United Methodist Church.

  • Open to grades K-12.
  • Every summer
  • Contact: Chris Mahon