Under the direction of Pastor Alyssa Rivera-Hodge, Lorain Lighthouse offers Middle and High School Groups for grades 5-8 and grades 9-12. Students have the opportunity to gather with their peers and learn how to connect their faith with everyday life.
Under the direction of Pastor Alyssa and Janet Murphey, we offer a vibrant Children's ministry. On Sunday mornings at 9:00 am, our kids begin in a large group setting with songs, games and scripture. Then they are split into smaller groups based on age, led by two background-checked, volunteers, where they can dive in deeper to the Bible story for the day. We also offer Junior Church at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings.
Throughout the year, our students also get to participate in a Back to School Breakfast, Valentine's Party, and various special Sundays, a Biblical Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt, and a larger than life Vacation Bible School held each summer.
All kids are welcome!
Children of all ages and abilities are valued at Lorain Lighthouse UMC. Our church is at its best when we experience the sounds and sights of kids in worship!
For children birth through pre-school, our nursery is open every Sunday morning from 9:00am - 11:30pm and is staffed by a background-checked adult. It is always your choice whether to keep your child in church with you or utilize the nursery. This Sensory Room and Soothing Space is in the back of the sanctuary, which allows caretakers to give their children a space to play or rest, while still participating in the Sunday morning worship service.
For children in Kindergarten through 4th grade, we provide a Sunday School program during the 9:00am worship service, and an opportunity for Junior Church during the 10:30am worship service. To find out more about Sunday school, check out the "Children's Ministry" info below.
For students in 5th grade through 12th grade, we encourage our students to attend one of our Sunday morning worship services and join us on Sunday evenings for a Youth Group. To find out more about youth group, check out the "Youth Ministry" info below.
Children and Youth
Lorain Lighthouse UMC is committed to creating a safe and loving environment for all God's children. In order to help us best serve your family, we invite you to contact our Coordinator of Inclusion Ministries, Kendra Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org