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300 E Washington St, Kirksville, MO 63501 | 660-665-7712
Sunday Worship 8:15 & 10:45 am
Sunday School for All Ages 9:30 am

As Christians we are works-in-progress, never done learning and growing in our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. 

As Christians we are called to share our spiritual gifts and talents with others.  God has given us a great responsibility to be His light in this world.
Take your faith out of comfortable and into the world. 

"Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people."  Luke 2:52
8:15 & 10:45 am 
Children's Ministry 
Our Vision:

Our children will own their faith and become life-long followers of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly love and serve God in all that they do.

We surround our children with godly adults who love them.  

Our goal is that every child knows that five adults (other than their parents/grandparents) in their life love them.
Play Group 
Story Time
Kids Night Out
K-5 Choir  9:30 - 10:00

Sunday School Class 10:00 - 10:30 

Preschool Class 
9:30 - 10:30 

1st & 3rd Sunday 
Story in Parlor during Sermon 
Mondays 9 am 

Parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers come together for laughs, snacks, and fellowship. 

Sunday School  
One Friday a month 5:30 - 8:00 

All kids are welcome  for dinner, games, movies, and more! 
​Check the newsletter for dates and activities. 

PreK - 5th 

Worship, creative Bible lessons, games, science, snacks and more! 


3rd graders and up are eligible to serve as acolytes in service. 

Watch the newsletter in the fall for training sessions. 
K-5th Graders learn about God through song and prepare to share their gifts in worship. 

Practice 9:30 - 10:00 on Sundays
Children's Choir 
Handbell Choir 
4th & 5th Graders 
Practice Wednesdays 
5:00 - 5:30 

Students learn about music while preparing to share their gifts in worship. 
Christmas Musical
A musical and dramatic celebration of Christmas in worship by all
 PreK-5th children. 

Watch newsletter in fall for more information. 
Our children use their creative gifts to show love and compassion for their church family by making cards of sympathy and support. 
Card Ministry
Take your faith to school with you! See your classmates through God's eyes and make sure you shine, shine, shine your light! 


Check out the Next Gen website to see what camps and retreats our conference offers 
Conference Events 
"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.  Use them well to serve one another." 1 Peter 4:10
And Jesus told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." Mark 16:15
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Elizabeth Anderson
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Children's Ministry can't happen without you!  
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Elizabeth Anderson
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Children's Ministry can't happen without you!  
Assistant Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Theresa Melnick
Director of Children and Youth Ministries
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​3rd - 5th Grade 
 3:00 - 5:00 pm 

Transportation after school will bring students to church for fellowship, learning, and fun!  
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