Here at the Ozark United Methodist Church (Ozark UMC), our purpose is to offer your children a place of wonder and discovery as they learn Bible truths. Our goal is to create an environment that is safe, educational, and inspiring. We want to capture your child’s imagination, intrigue them, and set them on a course of spiritual discovery. We strive to do this through our Sunday morning ministries, Hilltop Preschool, Ignite Summer Day Camp, and other special children’s events/activities throughout the year.
Sunday Morning Nursery Care
Nursery care is available for younger children every Sunday for both worship services (8:30 a.m. and 11:00) and for Sunday School (9:45 a.m.). The Ozark UMC nursery is located just down the hall from the main entry doors into the Worship Center.
Sunday Morning Ignite: Kids For Christ
A Sunday morning children’s worship experience called “Ignite: Kids For Christ” is available during each Ozark UMC worship service (8:30 a.m. and 11:00) for ages 4 through 3rd grade. This experience seeks to bring children into age-appropriate worship where they can belong to the family of God, grow in their relationship with Christ, learn to serve, and then go share Christ in the world! The “Ignite: Kids For Christ” check-in area is located just down the hall from the main entry doors into the Worship Center.
Sunday Morning Children’s Sunday School
Children’s Sunday School is available every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. for ages pre-K through 6th grade. Through a variety of age-appropriate activities we seek to help children grow in their understanding of God’s love and care, the Bible, and what it means to follow Jesus. All children’s Sunday School classes are located on the second floor of the Ozark UMC facility, just at the top of the west stairwell.
Ozark UMC offers preschool classes at it’s facility at 2850 State Highway 14 East, Ozark, MO. Hilltop Preschool is committed to providing pre-K students (ages 3-5) with a safe, caring, and challenging opportunity to begin their educational experience. Morning classes are available. However, daycare services are not available. For more information, please contact Tracy Ryan, Hilltop Preschool Director, at 417-551-9684.
Ignite Day Camp
Ignite Day Camp is a high quality Christian summer camping experience for children ages 7-12, hosted each summer right here on the Ozark UMC campus. It’s five full days of high energy, contagious day camp fun (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) with inflatable water slides, rock climbing wall, gaga ball, archery, and other activities. We partner with Eagle Lake Camps to bring in highly trained college-aged staff to lead these activities and meet each camper where they are to share the life-changing love of Christ! Be watching our website for the announcement of next summer’s camp dates! You won’t want your child to miss this exiting week here at Ozark UMC!