Children’s Ministries

Children’s Ministries

Nursery for the 8:30 service is for infants through 3 years old. Nursery for the 9:45 Sunday school hour and 11:00 service is for infants through 2 years old.

Sunday School is offered for children ages 2 and up from 9:45 – 10:45. Classes are divided by age/grade. Children are taught an age appropriate curriculum.

Children’s Church is offered during the 11:00 service for children ages 2, 3, and pre-K. Volunteers come to the Sunday School classrooms and stay with the children until guardian pick-up after services.

Kid’s Worship Service is for children Kindergarten through 3rd grade during the 11:00 Worship Service. The children are taught an age appropriate lesson as well as the elements of worship (why we pray, sing, etc.) in preparation for attending main Worship.

Wednesday Nights are an outreach ministry for kids in our communities. It is a fun place for kids to build friendships and learn Biblical truths. Our program is for kids 3 years old – 6th grade.

The overriding purpose is to help children:

  • make Christ Lord in every aspect of life
  • form healthy relationships
  • develop positive attitudes toward God, themselves, and others


IGNITE is all about igniting a fire in each one of our hearts for Christ.  It starts with hearing God’s word and developing friendships and relationships that encourage us throughout life to live for Him.  We have many outdoor activities and games planned and great small groups with dedicated counselors. Come enjoy the fun!


all current (2018-2019) 3rd through 6th graders


Coming Summer 2019!


St. John Mennonite Church with some activities and service projects in the local area.




  • Quiet time and devotions in small groups with counselors
  • Small group activities
  • Large group teaching time
  • Small group discussion time with counselors
  • Large group game time
  • Lunch and free time
  • Specialty afternoon activities
  • Service Projects in small groups
  • Small group wrap-up session


We are accepting 60 children on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is required no later than June 1st or until all the slots are filled. We ask that parents and kids are committed to all five days for the full day, with the exception of sickness and emergencies.  We realize this is a local camp and the convenience of coming and going is easy, but we seek to make the most of this experience for the kids and the leaders who have invested their time.  Kids will be asked to bring a small list of items to camp each day: a packed lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, Bible, and change of clothes.  We will supply drinks and snacks throughout the day.  There may be a few other specialty items throughout the week depending on the afternoon activity.


Contact Rachel

Community Vacation Bible School


Kindergarten (children age 5 by Aug. 1) through 6th grade


Coming Summer 2019!


St. John Mennonite Church


Contact Rachel Antrim:


Like our Facebook page to connect with us: Pandora Community VBS page


The community churches that are involved include:

  • Pandora Missionary Church
  • Pandora United Methodist Church
  • Grace Mennonite Church
  • St. John Mennonite Church

SJM takes the safety and security of all children under our care.

  • Children are supervised at all times.
  • Each classroom has a minimum of 2 leaders.
  • All adult leaders have routine background checks.
  • For infants through Pre-K children we have a check-in system.
  • Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade will only be released to an adult guardian from their classrooms.

For more information please contact Lindsay Clevidence

Volunteer Events Calendar

June 30, 2019
  • 1st Service Nursery

    June 30, 2019  8:15 am - 9:45 am

    Brandon and Carmen Cupples

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  • ABF/2nd Service Nursery

    June 30, 2019  9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    Doug and Allie Walther
    Amanda and Jared Gesler

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  • 2nd Service Childcare

    June 30, 2019  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    2's Bethany Amstutz, Emily Butte
    4's Jessica Meyer, Abby Butte

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July 7, 2019
  • 1st Service Nursery

    July 7, 2019  8:15 am - 9:45 am

    Matt and Amy Amstutz
    Tam Diller

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  • ABF/2nd Service Nursery Workers

    July 7, 2019  9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    Rebecca Perkins
    Kelly Kauffman
    Dan and Chanda and Celia Smith

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  • 2nd Service Childcare

    July 7, 2019  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    2's Emma Gerding, Gwen Sprague
    3's Caleb Mikesell, Lillie Nofziger
    4's Kristi Kohli, Laura Basinger

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July 14, 2019
  • 1st Service Nursery

    July 14, 2019  8:15 am - 9:45 am

    Kelly Ridge

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  • ABF/2nd Service Nursery

    July 14, 2019  9:30 am - 12:15 pm

    Amanda Gesler
    Allyson Beachy
    Calley Clymer

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  • 2nd Service Childcare

    July 14, 2019  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    2's Andrea Dailey, Jayne Benroth
    3's Candice Luginbill, Ethan Luginbill
    4's Missie Unterbink, Aubrey Clevidence, Corrin Luginbill

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July 21, 2019
  • 1st Service Nursery

    July 21, 2019  8:15 am - 9:45 am

    Greg and Kathy Collert
    Andrea Suter

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  • 2nd Service Childcare

    July 21, 2019  10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    2's Hope Harwell, Erin Shartell
    3's Gail Spiridigliozzi, Eden Antrim
    4's Celia Smith, Jackson Ridge

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“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14


Children’s Ministry Events Calendar

June 30, 2019
July 14, 2019
July 21, 2019