At Irving Park United Methodist Church, we embrace families of all sizes and forms. We believe that families are the primary place where faith formation takes place. We are committed to providing resources and tools for parents and other adults to nurture the faith of their children. Throughout the year we have special opportunities for children, pre-teens and teens to gather with their parents for times of fellowship, conversation and sharing. Our activities often include opportunities for families to volunteer and serve together. Growing Healthy Families includes workshops on practical issues families face and times for families to engage in spiritual practices together.  

Children are always welcome to participate fully in our worship services. Children can stay with their families or attend the nursery / Sunday School program. Sprouts is our Sunday School program, designed for children 4 years old to 5th grade. Each Sunday there is a Bible story and activities to help kids engage in worship in ways that meet their needs. We are suing The Jesus Storybook Bible to share Bible stories with our children and help them understand God's love for them.

As a congregation we are committed to minister to the need of the children in our congregation and in our community. We provide opportunities for children through our community arts initiative, our Broadway productions, our CPS Spring Break Safe Haven program, Vacation Bible School, retreats, and our summer Global Citizenship program.  


The week of Spring Break, April 10-14, we will be offering a Safe Haven Program at Irving Park United Methodist Church for CPS students K-8.  Our theme is "Who am I?" and we will be using Dr. Seuss stories for our daily themes:  Myself, At School, At Play, In My Family, and In the Natural World.  Art, music, games, reading time, and other fun activities will be a part of the program.  Call the office to register.  The program is free from 10:00 am-2:00 pm and an extended day is available from 8:30-3:30 for a modest cost of $20 per child.  Breakfast snack, lunch and afternoon snack are provided for all children. There is a limit of 35 children for this program.

Check out our news page to view all the children events we have going on at Irving Park United Methodist Church!