If you are continuing to worship online with us, Online Sunday School is available. Online Sunday School for Pre-K through 4th grade will consist of a Bible Story Video and Lesson.

Wesley’s Treehouse


Beginning August 6th, Wesley’s Treehouse will resume. Although, Wesley’s Treehouse will look a bit different, our mission remains the same. Wesley’s Treehouse is designed to build a community for children, where they can build and foster healthy, Christian relationships with God and one another while exploring their faith. Meeting outdoors limits us in some capacities but we will utilize a variety of mediums and our two most precious resources, our children and our time, in creating art that is focused on Nature, God’s Creation. 

Children will need to adhere to social distancing guidelines per the Indiana state government. Temperature checks will be performed. Also, masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Children will be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart to ensure they are properly distanced. Each child will be given a “work area” that they are to stay within the boundaries during class (except for group games and activities in which children will be required to wear a mask).  Once they reach their “work area”, they will be allowed to take off their mask (however they need to put it back on if they leave for any reason – bathrooms, group games, etc.)  Each child will be provided with a bucket or box at their spot that includes the needed supplies for the class (minus group games, if offered). Any materials left behind each week (buckets, markers, dry erase boards, etc.) will be sanitized before the following week. Any paper materials, crafts, etc. will go home with the child (or be thrown out if left behind).

Who: Kindergarten through 4th grade  (Wesley’s Treehouse and Bee-Attitudes will meet together temporarily, during Session One, due to the current heath crisis.)

Location: Wesley’s Pavilion (nice weather) or Fellowship Hall (rainy days)

Date: Session 1 (10 weeks) Every Thursday from August 6th through October 8th

Wesley’s Treehouse follows the Avon school calendar. When Avon schools are not in session, Wesley’s Treehouse will not meet. 

Time: 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Registration is required: please contact Kateri Crawford at kcrawford@avonumc.com to register or sign up through the link in the weekly newsletter


During our current health crisis, the phrase “we are in this together” has become a popular, broadly-used phrase. Well, let’s show our church family, our neighbors, and our communities that we are united by the love of Christ and are praying for them and each other. When you see this sign in your yard, take your family pic with it and post it to the Avon UMC Children’s Ministry Facebook page in the comments with #PRAYITFORWARD and #AVONUMC. The goal is create a prayer chain that will reach every family within our larger AUMC Children’s Ministry. Before your family transfers the sign to the yard of another family, please say a prayer for the family.
*To assure that every family receives the sign at least once, please check out the pictures on facebook or contact me at kcrawford@avonumc.com



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Brick Building with the Bible

(Open to families with children under the age of 12)

Families will compete by presenting the most creative and accurate scene from the Bible story of the week. Every Saturday morning, I will post the story of the week on the Avon UMC Children’s Ministry Facebook page. Families will have until 5:00 pm on Friday afternoon to submit photos and a video explaining the scene they have depicted to me at kcrawford@avonumc.com.

Your family creation is judged by members of the church whom are not eligible to participate. Your photos and videos will be sent anonymously with only a number to ensure fairness and to avoid favoritism. Once the judges have voted, the winner will be announced and all photos will be uploaded on Facebook.

But, weekly winners also receive bragging rights! At the end of this health crisis, the family with the most wins will take home a new LEGO set. Good Luck!

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Children and Youth Sunday School

The Nursery is mot available at this time.  

9:00 am

Children’s Sunday School

Toddler RoomRoom 202
with Donna Mahler
Ages 2-3
PreK- 4th Grade 
Rooms 203-205 
These student are traveling through God’s story using The Gospel Project, where every story points to Jesus. We spend about 20 minutes in Whole Group singing and learning our weekly story. Then students separate into age-groups with their own teachers (PreK/K,  1st/2nd,  3rd/4th) to experience more of the day’s lesson.

10:45 am

Club Engage

During the school year.

For ages 4 – Grade 4
Room 205
Students may come to Room 205 or worship with their parents until after the Children’s Chat. They may then go with Kateri to class. 
We are using The Gospel Project curriculum to teach the Bible Story of the Day. 
We usually have a craft and a snack followed by playtime.

High School Sunday School

Online at 10:45 am on Sundays
Email Chandler Landis for the link at: chandlerlandis@avonumc.com
This free app can be used to check-in your children
electronically from your phone or mobile device!

Join us for VBS in 2021!

Monday, July 12th – Friday, July 16th

Children’s Council Mission Statement

The mission of the Avon United Methodist Children’s Council is to provide an environment committed to all children.  All decisions are motivated by love and empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Our goal is to reach out to children through the gospel, lead them to put their trust in Christ, and help them to become His devoted followers.

Contact us at…

Kateri Crawford, M.A. Theology, Director of Children’s Ministry   


317-272-4068, ext. 236 (office)

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