5th and 6th Grade Ministries

Fellowship and Education

Contact Heidi Stimmel for more information.

Be 5:6

Now on Sunday Morning!

Based on Matthew 5:6, which says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled,” this Sundays from September to April. 5th and 6th graders will have open gym, Bible study, “highs and lows” and service to the church. 

Service Opportunities

We believe that serving others is an important part of faith development, so there will be service opportunities included in our 5th and 6th grade ministries. These opportunities will be announced Be 5:6.

Other Opportunities

Because 5th and 6th grade is the split between our children’s and youth ministries, there are some opportunities that are available through 5th grade, some that both 5th and 6th grade can participate in, and others that start at 6th grade.

Contact the church office for more information.

5th and 6th grade:

Carpenter’s Bells

is an opportunity for children to learn the art of bell ringing. They practice for a few weeks before they perform. It is open to 4th-8th grade youth.

Indoor Soccer

Indoor Soccer takes place on Monday nights November through February, on the second, third and fourth Monday of each month. Indoor soccer is held in the lower level, multipurpose room.Third through sixth graders play from 6-7 p.m. and middle school and high schoolers play from 7-8:30 p.m. Wear tennis shoes and shin guards and bring a dark and a white shirt.

Other ministries

We believe that children and youth should be full participants in the life of the church and should minister in areas where they have gifts and feel called. We have children that serve as greeters and ushers, and children in 5th grade and older are encouraged to volunteer at events such as the Easter Celebration, Harvest Festival, and Breakfast with Santa. 

5th grade:

Kids of the Kingdom

Kids of the Kingdom Kids of the Kingdom is for children grades 1-6. They meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 September through May and sing each month, usually on the third Sunday. They also present the annual Christmas Musical at the 11:00 worship service on a Sunday in December. There are some extra practices during this time. Dates and times will be announced.


Jesus said, “I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) The role of an acolyte is very important. Acolytes bring the light of Christ into the sanctuary to begin the 11:00 worship service to show the presence of God with us. At the end of the service, acolytes take the light of Christ out of the sanctuary and into the community. Children in 2nd-5th grade are welcome to be acolytes. Contact Heidi Stimmel for more information.

6th grade: 


JOY is the youth praise team open to youth in 6th-12th grade. It stands for Jesus, Others, and Yourself, in the order that we should view the world. JOY practices on Thursday nights from 6:30-7:15, September through April. JOY sings the same weeks as Kids of the Kingdom Children's Choir, which is usually the third Sunday of the month.

Youth work mission

Each summer a number of our youth and adults go on a week-long work mission trip. Throughout the year, the youth group works to raise money for this trip through various fundraisers. Youth can attend the summer after their 6th grade year. This is an experience that many of the youth look forward to each year, and even keep participating in following graduation! 

Let the one who serves serve in the strength which God supplies that in everything God may get the glory through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:11