VBS 2022 MONUMENTAL - Celebrating God's Greatness

We are goin off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God's awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. We will be learning all about Joseph from the Old Testament, his many adventures, and the ways he followed God. Beginning Sunday June 19-23, 6-8:30pm. Sign up begins April 1, carmelumc.org, free. For more information or to volunteer, email Pastor Aj HERE.


Children's Ministry Asks

Kids' Projects

  • Ribbon - Reflective, Glitter,                 Shiny, etc.  

VBS Donations

  • Star shaped string lights 
  • Text...


Our purpose for the Children’s Ministry at Carmel United Methodist is to reach children for the glory of God and to give them a firm foundation. We seek to accomplish this by teaching children God’s word, showing them how to grow in their relationship with the Lord and challenging them to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We also desire to have the involvement of parents in discipling their children by spending time together in God’s word and being an example in how to live out God’s word every day. 

CLICK HERE for an overview of our Sunday School curriculum.

Rev. Aj Mildenberg (Pastor Aj)

Minister of Children & Families


Holly Nelsen

Children's Ministry Assistant


Pastor Aj's Sabbatical

Pastor Aj had a Sabbatical from August through November 2021. During her time to renew & refresh, she travelled to multiple countries. In Spain, she walked a portion of the El Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage trail. In English it is called the Way of St James. 

To explore more of Pastor Aj's adventure, the Gathering Space boards are filled with pictures of rocks, doors, and beautiful landscapes.



New Moms' Bible Study starting March 3

Thursdays 9:15am-10:30am  Childcare available  Downstairs LL12


We will be walking through what it means to be who God meant you to be by Megan Marshman.


Meant for Good is a power-packed, biblical look at the truth that you really can trust God's plan for your life--no matter what your life looks like right now. Dynamic Bible teacher Megan Fate Marshman will help you discover how to stop discounting yourself from a hopeful future, start living in active dependence on God, and find your way to the good plan He has for you. 


No prior Bible experience needed.


 Sunday School is offered at the 10:30am services for children 3 years of age thru the 5th grade. Children begin in worship with their parents and then are dismissed at 10:45 for Sunday School. 6th-12 graders can enjoy service with their parents.


Professional, loving care is currently provided at the 9:00am & 10:30am worship services. 

Youth (6-12 GRADE)

The youth are encouraged to attend service with their families.  They are then invited to return Sunday night for Youth Groups from 6-7:30pm.