We are so happy to have VBS, we however will not be having a VBS worship service. There are many ways that you can see VBS, please log on to our website or Facebook and watch the opening and closing celebrations each day.

-Following VBS we will have a video for you to watch about the week, premiering on Sunday, June 30 at 10am (between services).

-On Wednesday evening, June 23 following VBS we will have a fun event outside, Covid friendly, with dye to make our VBS shirts special and unique



Join us for our End of the Summer Event, Soles for Souls, a Sole Hope Shoe Party! By participating in a Sole Hope Shoe Party, you provide shoes, jobs, medical treatment, education, and HOPE to Uganda. Using recycled blue jeans, you cut out and decorate shoe parts that will be used by Sole Hope shoemakers to equip patients with shoes needed to keep them jigger-free and healthy! Also Knock Your Socks Off – Please bring a pair of socks to be donated to the homeless. Come for snow cones, snacks, games, and more on August 14th from 1 - 4 pm. Stop by anytime! All ages are welcome and childcare will be provided. 






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.

Larry Crane (interm childrens pastor)


Rev. Aj Mildenberg (Pastor Aj)

Minister of Children & Families



Pastor Aj's Walking Challenge

Join her Facebook Group

Pastor Aj goes on sabbatical beginning August 3 through November 30, having received the Lily Foundation Clergy Renewal Grant for 50,000$. She will travel to Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Spain.  Be on the look out for some fun mission activities, fellowship events and a bulletin board that follows her travels. We encourage you to join her special Facebook Group.  She will be posting walking challenges so you can be part of her trip along with stories and photos!

1. Go to the Facebook Page Carmel United Methodist Church

2. Scroll down and you will see a list of Groups that belong to the page

3. Click the link to join



September 26 we will have the Third Grade Bible celebration, (along with any 4th graders who would like to participate). If you would like to participate or would like more information, please email us at kids@carmelumc.org  to register your spot! 


 Sunday School is offered at the 9:00am service for children 3 years of age thru the 5th grade. Children begin in worship with their parents and then are dismissed at 9:15 for Sunday School. 6th-12 graders can enjoy service with their parents.


Professional, loving care is currently provided only at the 9:00am worship service. 

Youth (6-12 GRADE)

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