TeamKID is designed for Kids in Discipleship! It features Bible memory games and application of Bible truths, engaging missions videos and activities, and fun activity-based learning all while helping your kids grow to be more like Jesus. On Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00 during the school year, we have a pre-K through 2nd grade group and a 3rd – 5th grade group. We have also been known to break out a game night, kick ball game, craft night or other various activities during TeamKID. We also have a monthly activity such as jumping at Vertical Jump Park, watching movies at the Calvert Drive In, painting pottery or playing at a playground throughout the year.
On Sundays from 10:00-11:00 we have opportunities for our youngest children to 5th graders.
Nursery (age 0-3)
Pre-K (age 3-5)
Early Elementary (kindergarten-2nd grade)
Later elementary (3rd grade – 5th grade)
When school is out for summer we still want to get together with our children, and we want to encourage parents, children, and occasionally the entire congregation to enjoy time and fellowship together. Each week, there are activities (pool party, movie on the church lawn, a local service project) or an outing (Venture River, Maggie’s Jungle Golf, Land Between the Lakes) planned with the children and adults in mind. We believe that Godly relationships are a vital part of the growth and discipleship of our children. Family Fun Nights encourage relationship building between our children, the adults and between children and adults. See the church calendar for the next event!
Lakeshore is a camp and retreat center on the shores of the Tennessee River in Eva, Tennessee, providing Christian hospitality, rest and reflection for guests of all ages and background. Children can take advantage of numerous camp opportunities throughout the summer. The church will help with the cost of the camp for any regular attendee of the children’s program. For more information about Lakeshore and summer camps go to lakeshorecamp.org
This summer, we are again bringing a taste of Lakeshore to Calvert City United Methodist Church. Dayshore is available to children in kindergarten through 5th grade June 18-22 from 9:00am to 2:00 pm. Last year we had over 70 children at one time or another take part during the week and averaged over 50 children every day. From water games, a talent show and gaga ball, to worship, singing, and discussing daily God moments, the children, youth and adults alike were treated to a wonderful week experiencing the power and love and God.
Centershot Ministries outreach program that shares the Gospel of Jesus using the life-skill of archery. We offer Centershot in the winter for a 6-8 week period from January to March. Certified trainers from our church help instruct the children and youth about the mechanics of archery and the application of the skill to our walk with Jesus.
The children take part in multiple activities throughout the year around the church calendar.
Children’s Christmas Musical – each December the children of the church demonstrate the power of Jesus’ birth with a Christmas musical between the two church services. The children begin working on the musical in late October and are always outstanding witnesses to the best Christmas gift any of us have even been given.
Shoebox ministry – We take part in the Samaratin’s Purse Operation Christmas Child where we enjoy a potluck meal together before stuffing shoeboxes full of toys, candy, and personal items in a shoebox for a child in one of over 100 countries across the world.
Night in Bethlehem – During this evening, families wander through the bustling Bethlehem marketplace and discover what life was like when Jesus was born. Children will create unique keepsakes as they interact with local shopkeepers who share the Christmas story. Everyone love talking to Mary and Joseph in The Stable—and hearing about the miracle of Jesus’ birth.
Children Ministry Director
I am the son of a Methodist minister and have grown up in the church all my life. I owe a large part of my faith to the children’s and youth leaders of the various churches my dad served when I was growing up, and I am excited to be a direct part of the faith development of our children at Calvert City United Methodist. My wife, Jill, and I have two children of our own, Jackson and Amelia, and we dearly love our extended church family. I teach high school biology at Marshall County High School and am the head girls soccer coach. When I am not at church, school or on the soccer field, I enjoy traveling (especially to National Parks and Disney World), watching my kids participate in sports and academic teams, and enjoying time with my family.
Children Ministry Director
I am Denae Strader Shelton, born and raised in Good Ole Calvert City. I am married to Scott Shelton and have 2 children, Emma and Ethan. I also have a Boston Terrier named Dozer. I work at Calvert City Elementary School where I also design the yearbook and am the technology coordinator. I serve on the Calvert City Parks Board. My family and I love to go to the beach on our vacations. We enjoy being outside, swimming, and playing Pickleball.
I have been a lifelong member of Calvert City United Methodist Church with my family. We are so blessed to be a part of such a loving and caring church family. My husband, Scott, sings in the First Light Service praise band and I help run the slides for the worship services.