The Children’s Ministry focuses on children preschool through 5th grade. Children are invited to join their families for the first part of Sunday worship. After the Word for Young Disciples, the children’s special lesson during worship, they are escorted to their upstairs classroom.

Sunday school classes are offered as follows:

  • Lambs (3 years old through Preschool),
  • Stars (Kindergarten through 2nd grade), and
  • Explorers (3rd through 5th grades).

Each month we have an overall theme, one Bible verse and one “Anchor Point”.

December Sunday School

Theme: A Time is Coming

Bible Verse: “The Time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up a righteous descendant from David’s line, and he will rule as a wise king.” (Jeremiah 23:5)

Anchor point: We prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth.

December 3:
A Baby is Coming
(Jeremiah 23: 5 – 8)

December 10:
Mary and Joseph
(Matthew 1: 18 – 24, Luke 1: 26 – 38)

December 17:
A Baby is Born
(Luke 2: 1 – 7)

December 24:
The Shepherd’s Visit
(Luke 2: 8 – 12 )

December 31:
Simeon and Anna
(Luke 2: 25 – 38)

Nursery care is also provided for children younger than three.

Children's classroom

The Deep Blue Sunday School curriculum incorporates Bible stories, science activities, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games into a living faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!


SHINE (Serving Him In Everything) Choir is a musical experience for children in first through fifth grade. The children have the opportunity to sing, play English Handbells and learn music theory with musical games. This group meets on Monday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and follows the Lodi Unified School District calendar.

Little Methodist Preschool
Little Methodist Preschool, now in its 51st year, is the longest running preschool in Lodi.

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The Annual Christmas Musical will be presented by the children during Sunday morning worship on December 17, 2017. This year’s presentation will be “Out Standing in Their Field “.

“Using both familiar carols and fun, new songs, Out Standing in Their Field tells the Christmas story with a ragtag group of shepherds and a colorful company of angels. Meet Clarence, the concerned angel, Gabriel, the ‘cool’ trumpet-playing angel, Oscar, the grouchy shepherd, Missy, the exuberant shepherd-in-training, and more as they find their way to the manger . . . while learning that with the birth of Jesus, everyone is truly outstanding!” (Credit: Alfred Music)

All children ages 3 years through Grade 6 are invited to participate in retelling the Christmas story! Every Sunday starting in November, during the last 15 minutes of Sunday school, and Monday afternoons during SHINE rehearsal, children will learn songs for their Christmas musical. A full rehearsal is held on the Saturday prior to the presentation, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Contact Pastor Lori for information.