Vacation Bible School (K-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!

Midweek Mountaineers (1st-6th grade)

Although this free midweek children’s program is not meeting at this time, they generally meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm—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! For more info, contact Linda at or (480)982-3776.

Sunday School

Children are invited to come to the front during the 9:30am and/or 11am 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.

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 Worship Service for Families

Our 3pm Christmas Eve Service includes children performing a pagaent, ski, bells, etc.

GCUMC Kidz Kanyon

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