Children's Ministries

Reveille UMC

Developing Your Child's Faith Journey

We welcome children and families at Reveille UMC. We offer a safe and loving environment for children to grow in their faith, and we believe discipleship is a team effort that brings together our congregation and parents. We offer opportunities for children to: 

  • Learn about Jesus and his teachings. 
  • Hear the stories of the Bible through both the old and new testament. 
  • Engage in Christian fellowship with one another.
  • Participate in hands-on mission work through local, national, and international projects. 
  • Be a part of the congregation through participating in worship. Children are always welcome in worship.

We look forward to partnering with you on your child’s faith journey.

Sunday School | 9:30-10:30 am
Sunday school classes are based on age/grade level, beginning at age two through fifth grade. Classes meet each Sunday, 9:30-10:30 am. During the school year, class locations are as follows:
Age Two   Room 106
Age Three   Room 07
Pre-Kindergarten   Room 04
Kindergarten & First Grade   Room 05
Second Grade   Room 204
Third Grade   Room 202
Fourth Grade   Room 205
Fifth Grade   Room 203
During the summer months children's Sundays school meets in the following classrooms: 
Children ages two and three: Room 106
Children age four-first grade: Room 05
Children second-fifth grade: Room 202

Sunday school teachers serve in teams with two to three other teachers to offer flexibility in scheduling. Curriculum is provided for all teachers, and training is offered two to three times during the year. If you are interested in serving as a Sunday school teacher, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries
Child Care
Providing high-quality care for young children is a priority at Reveille UMC. We offer child care at no charge for all worship services and major church-wide events. Childcare workers are carefully screened and supervised. Professional child care is offered for ministries that take place on Sunday mornings (8:30 am-noon) and evenings (4:30-7:00 pm),the third Tuesday morning of each month (9:15-11:45 am), and Wednesday mornings (9:15-11:45 am) and evenings (6:30-9:00 pm).Child care is open to those who want to schedule church meetings during these times as well. Locations are as follows:
8:15-9:30 am Infants through age 4 Room 102
9:15-10:30 am Infants Room 103
  Babies who are walking to age 2 Room 102
  Sunday school for ages 2 through fifth grade See above
10:30 am-12:15 pm Infants Room 103
  Babies who are walking through age 2 Room 102

Extended Session for ages 3 through kindergarten
(Will not meet June 4-September 3)
Room 106
4:00-6:30 pm Infants through age 4 Room 105
3rd Tuesday    
9:15-11:45 am Infants through age 4 Room 105
9:15-11:45 am Infants through age 4 Room 105
6:30-7:45 pm Infants through age 4 Room 105

Extended Session Care | Room 106 | September-May
The Extended Session ministry is provided by and for parents to offer child care for ages three  through kindergarten starting at 10:30 am through the 11:00 am worship service, year round in room 106. Children attend the worship service as a group, departing for their classroom after the Children’s Message. Extended Session is staffed by parent volunteers. In order for this vital ministry to continue, we ask that each family participating in Extended Session sign up to supervise the children six Sundays per year. This allows each family to worship and to serve. 
Sign up now to serve in Extended Session

Kids Experience God
Sunday Evenings (September-April)
In addition to children’s choir rehearsals and Sunday evening supper, the new Kids Experience God program is now offered Sunday evenings. It will allow children to encounter God through nature, mission, movement, and art. The children will enjoy discovering God outdoors, participating in short missional activities, learning about ongoing mission opportunities at Reveille, learning to pray with movement, and glorifying God with art. Dinner also is provided for children on Sunday evenings at a cost of $3. Complete Sunday evening schedule

Children and Worship (Second Graders)
This ministry is designed to familiarize children entering the second grade with the worship service. The children participate 9:30 am-10:45 am for 13 weeks each fall, beginning the first Sunday after Labor Day. At the conclusion of the course, each child is presented with a United Methodist hymnal during the 11:00 am worship service. See photos of the brunch and hymnal presentation.

Fall Festival
Everyone is welcome at our annual Fall Festival in October! Enjoy an evening of safe festive fun for all ages. Save the date for October 22!  Photos

Christmas Eve Family Service 
On Christmas Eve, we offer a special worship  service for families with young children. Learn more

Children's Sunday 
One Sunday each year, the Reveille's children create and assist in leading our Sunday morning worship services. In their Sunday school classes, the children work together with their teachers to write the various parts of our worship liturgies (such as the call to worship, prayer of common confession, prayer of thanksgiving) and create art to decorate our worship spaces.

Family Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt
Bring your children out for a festive Easter egg hunt and celebration on Reveille's grounds on a Saturday close to Easter. Join us for a celebration following the egg hunt with special treats for the whole family.

Palm Sunday Children’s Worship Processionals
Worship begins with lively expectation on Palm Sunday as the children lead the processional. This gives them an opportunity to participate in worship and enriches our worship experience.

KIDz C.A.M.P. 
Kidz Caring, taking Action, with a Mission, and a Purpose
This hands-on mission camp is open to rising third through rising sixth grade students. Camp is held for one week during the summer,  Monday-Friday, 9:00 am -3:00 pm.Each day, campers participate in local mission projects, learning about Jesus and the importance of mission in his ministry and ours. KIDz C.A.M.P. will take place June 19-23, 2017. Register now
See 2016 Photos

Jump for Joy July 11, 13, 18, 20
Mini-Camp for Parents & Kids
Jump for Joy in July with this new mini-camp for kids and their parents! The camp will focus on dance and arts for second graders and up, July 11, 13, 18, and 20, 9:45 am-1:00 pm. On July 20, the campers will visit our friends at the Cedarfield retirement community to show  off our art and dance creations. Bring your own snack and lunch. This camp is open to everyone, so bring a friend along. The entire cost of the camp is only $10. 

Parents are invited to join in  the fun too! They will enjoy coffee, read, and discuss Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, An Altar in the World, 10:00-11:30 am, during camp dates. Following the book discussion, parents are invited to make art and have lunch with their children.  
Register now

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is offered for one week during the summer to children age four through rising second grade. VBS will take place July 24-28, 2017. Register now
See 2016 Photos

Children's Library
The Children's Library contains books of interest for children of all ages. Included are picture books for non-readers, elementary books for beginning readers, junior books for older-elementary children, and a number of books for youth. The Reveille Weekday School makes frequent use of this collection.

Children's Council
The Children’s Council guides the Children’s Ministry at Reveille. If you are interested in serving on the Children's Council, please contact our Director of Children's Ministries.

Reveille Weekday School
Reveille Weekday School serves children from 12 months to five years in both a Toddler Program (12 months – 3 years) and a Preschool Program (2 ½ years to 5 years), which runs from Labor Day through the end of May, from 9 am - noon. The Weekday School is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs and licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Students need not be members of Reveille, but priority is granted to Reveille members. Scholarships are offered to families based on need.
For more information, visit or contact:
Tiffany Christopher, Director
(804) 359-4600

Upcoming events

June 19-23
Register now

Jump for Joy Camp
July 11, 13, 18, and 20
Register now

Vacation Bible School
July 24-28


For more information about  our Children's Ministries, please contact:
Tammy Tipton-Nay
Director of Children's Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 117

Please note, per Reveille’s Child Protection Policy all adults involved with the children's ministry must have actively attended Reveille United Methodist Church for a minimum of six months and must undergo a background check. 

For more information about child care, please contact:
Amy Brown
Childcare Coordinator