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Vacation Bible School Monday, Jul 15 @ 5:00 PM
Boy Scouts Tuesday, Jul 16 @ 6:30 PM
United Methodist Men Friday, Jul 19 @ 7:00 AM
Contemporary Worship Sunday, Jul 21 @ 8:30 AM

Sunday School & Children's Church

For Fall 2018, the regular children's Sunday School will start August 19. See below for locations of the various grade levels.  Youth group (Sunday evening) will begin August 26.


Wesley United Methodist Church offers an active youth program to encourage spiritual growth from infancy through high school.

Sunday Morning

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8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sundays, and during other church activities


Children’s Church U-15

After the Children's Moment the children are invited a mini-service just for children during the 8:30 a.m. service.  Children ages 4 years through 6th grade are escorted to children’s church.  

*Does not meet on Communion Sunday


Chapel Time

9:45 to 10:00

Children gather in the Key Chapel at 9:45 for music and fellowship before going to their Sunday School classes.


Children's Sunday School

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10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Children age 4 years through high school are invited to our classes.


4 Year Old and Kindergarten Class U-19

 This class explores God’s greatness with the curriculum Grow, Proclaim, Serve!  Music is incorporated into this curriculum to help our children grow in their faith through fun and interactive ways.

 Teachers:  Heidi Clemmens


1st – 3rd Grade Class U-15

 This class utilizes the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! curriculum.  Children also are involved in interactive games and activities to learn more about our amazing God.

 Teacher:  Tawnya and Jason Adkins CovertVBS-class


4th – 6th Grade Class U-14

 In the Fall, we concentrate on The Shoe Box Ministry in which our congregation is invited to help us fill shoe boxes with items to be sent to Operation Christmas Child.  Winter curriculum focuses on Advent, the Christmas Story, Epiphany and the story of the Wisemen.  In the Spring will learn about The Parables of Jesus and the Easter Story.  We also present an Easter Play on Palm Sunday.

 Teachers: Marilyn Olsen & Becky Pumo 


Jr. and Sr. High Class L-3

 The Jr. High and Sr. High are combined this year with a large class that loves following world events from a Biblical perspective. With technology and audio visual study, we try to interpret ideas with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. 

 Teacher: Leah Farrar-White


For more information contact Valencia Pettigrew, Director of Christian Education and Youth at 309-833-2153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sunday Evening

Junior- and senior-high youth groups (September through May)

5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday


Each group begins with a light supper. Activities include:

  • Devotions
  • Community-building activities – Ropes course, retreats, lock-ins with a youth group from another community
  • Education – Faith issues, traditions and values
  • Fun events – Ski trips, scavenger hunts, mystery dinners, hayrides and game nights
  • Service projects – Making and deliver gifts to homebound members, leaf raking, helping other church groups, summer mission trip


  • Hand Chimes Choir – For children in kindergarten through fifth grade, learning to play single-note hand chimes may be a first step to creating a lifelong love of music. Reading music is not required.
  • Praise Kids Choir – Children in first through sixth grades rehearse after the children’s sermon during the 8:30 a.m. worship service.





Address: 1212 W. Calhoun Street, Macomb, IL 61455-1299     Email: office@macombwesleyumc.com      Phone: (309) 833-2153