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 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!

Contact: David Thorne,  Pastor of Children & Families



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. Contact David Thorne, Pastor of Families & Children,

South Euclid: TRU Youth Group 10:55 AM-12:30 PM, Room 18, South Euclid:  Youth Group (grades 6-12) gathers on Sundays for discussion, encouragement, fun and food!

 Sunday Youth Group:

** There will be no regular scheduled Youth Group from Easter – July 1st; all youth activities will be Team Building Events leading up to our trip(s).  To get the most out of your mission trip experience, make sure to be part of these events.  Youth (grades 6-12) who are unable to attend the trip(s), may still come for fun and fellowship to these events!


Sunday, June 23rd:       “Lift Off” Dinner for Youth & Parents (4:30-6:00 PM)  Kidz Space Theater, Pepper Pike-Check those last minute boxes & ask those last minute questions as in a few weeks, we are on our way!

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Sundays, KidzSpace Theater & the Youth Room, Pepper Pike- during May-June there will be no regular youth group meetings at Pepper Pike as we focus on team building in preparation for our two summer mission trips for Jr. and Sr. High Youth. Youth can participate in the team building activities even if they are not going on the mission trips.

Summer 2019 Mission Trip Info:

Both trips are through Youthworks and will be led by leaders from Garfield Memorial Church. Cost of trips is $300/student, with scholarships available. If you are interested in signing up for either trip contact 

Jr. High (current grades 6-8): July 21-26 to Lincoln County, West Virginia. To download a PDF with more info click on this link: Scan Sr high trip packet.

Sr. HIgh (current grades 8-12): July 5-13th. To download a PDF with more info click on this link: Scan Sr high trip packet.


 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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Pepper Pike Campus

3650 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, Ohio, 44124



South Euclid Campus

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


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