At Powhatan UMC, children are encouraged to grow closer to God using mind, body & voice.
For information on any of these activities, please contact

Julie Layman, Director of Family & Children Ministries


God worked in amazing ways at Victory VBS!


B.L.A.S.T.  Sundays 9:45-10:45 AM
Bible Learning and Spiritual Training(Age 4-5th Grade)

9:45 AM: Moving Meditation
10:05 AM: Sunday School Choir
10:15-10:45 AM: Study, Snack, and Activities

 *New BLAST room OPENED on January 27th come check it out!*                                                

This is WORSHIP dedicated to our young disciples during the 11:00 am service. This enables our children to have a better understanding of God’s teachings while including them as an integral part of family worship. Costumes, props, puppets, and music help make this part of Sunday worship special to children and adults alike.


MISSION MINDED (Formally known as Kids With Purpose) is a service oriented small group that will meet monthly to complete easy mission projects for church family of all ages.   Our focus is learning to SERVE the Lord by serving each other.   Service opportunities have included freezer meals for the church family, church member yard clean up, and Christmas caroling to our shut-ins.

Should you choose to accept your NEXT MISSION

 MISSION MINDED Dinner and Christmas Caroling with AFOI

 Saturday, December 14th at 2:30PM
Second Presbyterian Church (5 N 5th St, Richmond VA 23219)

What a wonderful way to bring the true spirit of Christmas to the families with incarcerated loved ones.  Let’s bring the joy of Christmas with a delicious taco bar dinner, Christmas cookie dessert, and caroling led by Juan. We will start the event with set up at 2:30PM, be ready to serve at 4:00PM, caroling and activities at 5:00PM.  I can’t wait to see you there!  Can’t attend, there are other ways to be involved through donations.  Check out the sign up below.

Dinner For AFOI Sign Up Here

 All church members welcome, families Encouraged!

Contact Julie Layman for more information


 65 School Survival Kits Assembled for AFOI by Powhatan UMC Church Family

                Finding mission opportunities for our kids and youth in our church, in our community and in our world is an ongoing effort. If you have an opportunity for our youth to serve in the community, please contact

Julie Layman.

NURSERY  Sundays 9:30 am-12:15 pm

Nursery is available during:
Sunday School from 9:45 – 10:45 for children birth through 3 years of age
11:00 service for children birth through 4 years of age 



Powhatan United Methodist Church offers Vacation Bible School every summer. This wonderful, enriching week-long experience is dedicated to exposing children the teachings of Jesus Christ in a fun and interactive manner.

Previous themes include Soul Wars, Game On and Building on Jesus.