The Preteen years are a time when children begin to acknowledge self-awareness and explore their identity and role in their family, school, and society. Chapelwood Children seeks to immerse the children in God's love by intergrating Biblical teachings, in-depth small group discussions, and motivational music. Through providing a like-minded community we are able to move children to love God, love life, and love others.

Our intent is to help the children navigate their Preteen years with the knowledge that God's Spirit will continue to transform them as they learn to make wise choices, trust in God, and treat others the way they want to be treated.

Sunday School

On Sunday mornings we implement discussion based lessons by partnering with Orange's faith based curriculum, 252 Preteen. By marrying Methodist theology and age appropriate activities we are able to move children to love life by inciting discovery. As the children transition into Student Ministries our hope is to motivate them to continue to seek God's love through community, Jesus' teachings, and the church.

Fourth and Fifth Grades are located in the Children's Basement. Here the children gather at the beginning of the 9:45 a.m. Discipleship/Worship Hour to participate in a time of worship with Kindergarten-3rd Grade. Once all other grade levels are dismissed 4th & 5th Grade will regather for small group engagement in the theater.

What We're Learning: June 2024

Monthly Virtue: Joy- Choosing to celebrate what God is doing.

Memory Verse:  “A cheerful heart makes you healthy. But a broken spirit dries you up.” Proverbs 17:22, NIrV

Basic Truth: I can trust God no matter what. 

Week 1: Lost and found

Bible Story: Luke 15:1-7 The Lost Sheep 

Key Question: What does Joy mean to you?

Bottom Line: We can have joy because of Jesus. 

Week 2: Over and over

Bible Story: Feast of Booths Deuteronomy 16:13-17

Key Question: How can you remember to be joyful?

Bottom Line: Make a habit of choosing joy.

Week 3: Build your kingdom here

Bible Story: Ezra and the Rebuilding of the Temple Ezra 3:10-13

Key Question: What is something that took longer than you wanted it to?

Bottom Line: Celebrate each step of the way.

Week 4: Look Around

Bible Story: Joy in the Psalms Psalms 8, 16, and 19

Key Question: When is it hard to find joy?

Bottom Line: Find joy in what you see around you.

Week 5: REason to believe 

Bible Story: God Will Give Us Joy Habakkuk 3:17-18

Key Question: What can you celebrate today?

Bottom Line: There’s always a reason to celebrate.

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Melanie Arreaga, Associate Director of Children's Discipleship, 4th & 5th Grade