“Children are a heritage of the Lord” Psalm 127:3 - We treasure the children in our congregation and strive to help them grow in their relationship with God and others through various ministries. Other opportunities for children at the Plains UMC include the Sonlife outreach ministry which includes Vacation Bible School, and Sonlife Carnival. Serving ministries include; children’s choir, bells, puppet team and acolyte ministry.


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We offer a quarterly outreach for children through the Sonlife Ministry.

  • The Plains UMC Children’s Ministry has a quarterly outreach events that serve as a way to reach children and their families in Athens County and help them make a connection with our church.
    The Fall Carnival is a community event that takes place during the Indian Mound Festival in October following the parade. It’s a fun filled after noon of games/prizes, food and a Jump house for the kids in our family Life Center.
  • The Winter Open Gym and Movie Night is something new that will begin in 2016. Watch for more details in our church newsletter.
  • The Spring Easter Egg Hunt is always a favorite on Easter morning. This takes place following the ORANGE Children’s Church lesson. Kids race to find colorful plastic Easter eggs filled with treats. It is a fun way to end our Easter morning celebrations.
  • Summer Vacation Bible School is the highlight of the year for kids! The second weekend in July we transform the church into a kid zone for one whole weekend. Starting on Friday night we kickoff our themed kids event with singing, puppets and skits followed by dramatic Bible stories, games, crafts, and snack time. We have a special section of VBS just for preschoolers. This schedule is repeated on Saturday night and concludes on Sunday morning with “Kid Sunday”. A day where children serve in the worship service and highlight music, Bible lessons and their mission’s project.