Children, Youth, & Young Family Ministries

Sunday School

Our Sunday School program meets each week, starting two Sundays after Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Pre-K–K & 1st–4th Grade meet at 9:15 a.m. for music time with our Music Director and then an engaging, hands-on Bible lesson.

5th Grade+ meets at 9:15 a.m. for a lesson relating to the Bible, the Creed, Jesus, and questions of faith. They discuss how they are members of different communities and how they and their faith relate to those communities and their church. These discussions are enhanced with community service projects throughout the year.

Sharing Our Faith Together (S.O.F.T.) is an intergenerational group that meets once a month, usually on the fourth Sunday, and is open to our 5th Grade+ class as well as adults in the congregation. Topics of discussion change each meeting.

Youth Group

This is a shared ministry between LCOS and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Teens in middle and high school meet weekly on Sundays, typically at 4:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s, for fellowship, service projects, Bible study, art projects, and drama rehearsals. Our youth group attends the annual retreat that brings together all Richmond UMC youth groups and participates in statewide ELCA youth retreats. The group also attends the ELCA National Youth Gathering every three years.

LCOS Young Families

This group consists of parents of small children, typically babies through elementary school. The families gather a few times a year for potlucks, paint nights, game nights, moms’ events—even breadmaking!—all while childcare is provided. The fellowship provides parents with the opportunity to know each other and strengthen relationships among this growing community.

Vacation Bible School

VBS is jointly hosted every July with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Children age 3 through 6th grade come for five evenings of Bible stories, songs, and crafts, and play around a Biblical character or theme.