Children & Youth

Children’s Ministry

100 Years From Now The Only Thing That Will Matter To A Child Is Their Relationship with God.

On Sunday mornings we have fun and engaging KidzSpace Children’s Ministry (Pre-K through Grade 5) during all worship services. Nursery (6 weeks-18 months) and Toddler Care (18 months-age 3) is offered at all services. We have Inclusion Coordinators & soft rooms at both campuses for our children who learn in special ways.

KidzSpace is a specially designed place for children age 6 weeks through Grade 5 to grow in their relationship with Jesus during all weekend worship services. Kids are met right where they are through powerful worship, engaging teaching and relationship-building moments. So parents and kids, we invite you to join us on this life-long adventure and discover what God has in store for your journey today!

We use the Orange strategy. Orange is a nationally-known and widely-praised curriculum. (Visit whatisorange.org) It is family-friendly and family-focused to drive home key lessons from God’s word through fun and adventure, and equips parents to be their children’s primary faith builder all week long.

Check-in / drop-off begins 10 minutes prior to worship services and ends 15 minutes after the start with LIFT OFF! 

Children’s Ministry Leaders

Pepper Pike: 
David Thorne, Interim Pastor of Children & Families 
david@garfieldchurch.org

South Euclid:
Kymm McElroy, Children’s Minister
kymm@garfieldchurch.org

Youth Ministry (Grades 6-8 & 9-12)

Garfield Memorial Youth Ministry is a witness to youth in grades 6 – 8 & 9-12 (Jr. & Senior High). Our youth are a diverse and multicultural gathering from across two dozen school districts! In our various differences, we experience God’s same message to each of us: we are all greatly valued and loved.

 Sunday Mornings:

Pepper Pike: During worship on Sunday mornings, youth grades 6 – 12 have the opportunity to serve as volunteers in KidzSpace Children’s ministry, which enriches the experience of the youngest church goers by giving them supervised interactions with youth who are also growing in their walk with God, and provides youth in our church an opportunity to learn the importance of serving all year round.  Training & supervision is provided for the youth.

Pepper Pike Youth Pastors: Perry Freed (perry@garfieldchurch.org) and Alex De Vaughn (alex@garfieldchurch.org).

South Euclid: TRU Youth Group 11:15 AM-1:30 PM, Room 18, South Euclid:  Youth Group (grades 6-12) gathers on Sundays for discussion, encouragement, fun and food!

South Euclid Youth Pastor: Darius Ellison (darius@garfieldchurch.org).

 Sunday Youth Group:

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Sundays, KidzSpace Theater & the Youth Room, Pepper Pike

Youth Group gathers on Sunday evenings from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at our Pepper Pike Location. Join us for Worship in the KidzSpace theater followed by small group time for Jr. & Sr. High.

 

 Beyond Sunday:

There are fun events & local mission & outreach opportunities for youth scheduled throughout the year! Permission slips are required for all offsite events. Download permission slip here.

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Our Locations

Pepper Pike Campus

3650 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio, 44124

216-831-1566

 

South Euclid Campus

1534 S. Green Road, South Euclid, Ohio, 44121

216-381-2953

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