Our mission is to reach kids with the love of God and helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

The vision for our children’s ministry is Faith, Fun, and Friendship.

We facilitate fun, biblically-based ministries for all kids through 5th grade.

Our Programs

9:00 Sunday School

Sundays from 9:00 to 10:00am

Our Toddlers ages 18 months-3 years old can enjoy song time then dig into biblical truth with

age-appropriate activities and lessons.


Children ages 4 years old through 5th grade gather in a large group. We open Sunday school with a time of fellowship, then move into worship where we learn songs our kids might hear on the radio! We practice a Bible verse and then hear a word from the Barnyard Bunch puppets.  Following the puppets, we dive into our lesson with teaching, video resources, activities, crafts, and games


10:30 Kids Program

Sundays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Our toddler ages 18 months-3 years old can enjoy biblical activities that are age appropriate.


Our children ages 4 years old through 5th grade will gather together for a time of fellowship, then

move into worship where we learn songs our kids might hear on the radio! We will practice a

Bible verse then hear a story from the Barnyard Bunch Puppets. Following the puppets, our kids

will see an opening lesson video that ties into the story for the day then break out into small

groups by age. During small group time, our kids will get an in-depth look at the lesson for the

day and have opportunities for crafts, games, and other activities.


The Bridge: (Pre-teen group)

4th-5th grade kids meet in a small group to approach their faith at a level that is more relevant for their unique age - not yet teens! Their events and gatherings will be posted on the Rockstar Children’s Ministry Facebook page


Released Time

Released Time is an important ministry and religious education program sponsored by The Halifax Area Ministerium.  It is offered to all 4th and 5th graders at the Halifax Elementary School.  Our purpose is to teach the Christian faith through song, verse, prayer, and classroom lesson time.


The program begins in mid-September, and runs through March. There are nine Wednesday AFTERNOON sessions, held at the Halifax United Methodist Church, beginning in the Fall Season.  There is a Retreat at Camp Hebron in May.   For more information, contact Jessica Areford , Director, Halifax Released Time Program, at 717-896-8092.


Vacation Bible School

VBS will be held August 7-11, 2023.  Stay tuned for more information!


Safe Sanctuaries

All Teachers, Assistants, Nursery Care Givers and paid Child Care Providers in our Children’s Ministry must meet the requirements of our church’s “Safe Sanctuaries Policy” which includes, but is not limited to, criminal background checks, child abuse history clearances and annual training events. Please be assured that we have taken every precaution to ensure that your child will be safe and properly cared for while in our Children’s Ministry programs and events.

For more information about the children's ministry program,please contact the Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Sami John, at children@halifaxumc.com.

Check out the RockSTAR Labs on the Rock STAR Kids' Ministry YouTube Channel.