Vacation Bible School (4 years – 5th grade)

An annual fun-filled and highly energetic week typically held in early Summer, VBS is open to children age 4 years through 5th grade. This week of fun is a great way to share Christ’s message! Think of a friend or neighbor you can invite and bring them along! This year we are holding VBS virtually during the Fall School Break.

Join us ONLINE for VBS from October 5th to October 9th, 2020. You can find all of the things you need right here.


Midweek Mountaineers (1st-6th grade)

This free midweek children’s program meets Wednesday evenings from 6::00pm—7:00pm during the months of September thru May. The spiritually uplifting and fun program is open to GCUMC children, their friends, and our community children — and includes a Bible lesson, music, trivia games, and more! At this time Midweek Mountaineers is meeting online using Zoom. Children receive their weekly lesson packets in the mail, while parents receive an email containing the Zoom information. When approval is given to meet in person, Midweek Mountaineers will meet on the GCUMC campus, starting earlier to allow time for dinner beforehand. For more info contact Sherry sheriffsherry2000@gmail.com / (480)529-9621.


Sunday School

Children are invited to come to the front during the 9:30am and/or 10:50am Sunday morning worship services for the Children’s Message, and then go to their Sunday School classes. Parents may then pick-up their children following worship in the Education Building. In addition to Sunday School, children may serve as Acolytes or Liturgists during Sunday morning worship, and/or may participate in the GCUMC Children’s Music Program by singing or playing handbells.


Confirmation (6th grade & older)

Annual 13-week class which teaches basic tenets of our faith and prepares individuals to become members of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church.


Christmas Pageant (4th – 6th grade)

Performed annually at the Christmas Eve Family Worship Service.


GCUMC Kidz Kanyon

A new and happening children’s group that involves fun activities, events and special programs.  CLICK HERE for information on upcoming events and information, and make sure you “like” the page so that you and your family can stay abreast of what’s going on!


Sidewalk Children’s Ministry (School-aged)

Sidewalk meets Saturday mornings from 10:30am – 11:30am during the months of October thru April. This vital community outreach ministry is designed to reach un-churched children and their families and introduce them to the love of Christ. Using lessons that encourage life-giving values, our Sidewalk volunteers help children and their parents learn that there are better alternatives to dealing with stress and conflict through the power of the Holy Spirit.