Under the direction of Pastor Kelsey Orosan, Lorain Lighthouse offers L.I.F.E Groups for grades 3-7 and grades 8-12, which focus on the core elements of Study, Serve and Celebrate. Students have the opportunity to gather with their peers and learn how to connect their faith with every day life.
Under the direction of Janet Murphey, we offer a vibrant Children's ministry. On Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, our kids begin in a large group setting with songs and memory verses. Then they are divided into smaller groups based on age, led by background-checked, adult volunteers, where they can dive in deeper to the Bible story for the day. We also offer Junior Church at 11:00 am on Sunday mornings.
Throughout the year, our students also get to participate in a Back to School Breakfast and Promotion Sunday, an annual Christmas program performed for the entire church family, 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 8:00am - 12:00pm and is staffed by a paid, background-checked adult. It is always your choice whether to keep your child in church with you or utilize the nursery. There is also a "cry room" in the back of the sanctuary, which allows parents or guardians to give their children a space to play or rest, while still participating in the Sunday morning worship service.
For children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, we provide a Sunday School program during the 9:30am worship service, and an opportunity for Junior Church during the 11:00am worship service. To find out more about Sunday school, check out the "Children's Ministry" info below.
For students in 3rd through 12th grade, we encourage our students to attend one of our Sunday morning worship services and join us on Wednesday evenings for a LIFE Group. To find out more about youth group, check out the "Youth Ministry" info below.
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