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Aldersgate United Methodist Church
242 Boston Rd, Chelmsford

August 14 – 18, 2023 from 9 a.m. – noon
For children: 4 – 12 years old
 Cost to register: $20.00 per child, family max of $60.00

This summer during VBS we will be “Under Construction” learning about Habitat for Humanity and the way God helps us to Share, Care, Learn, Worship, and Celebrate!  Please email your registration form to or bring it to church. 


We offer childcare in our nursery for infants through age 5 from 8:15-12:15 pm covering our regular services by our professional childcare providers.

Church School for Children

The Pre/Kindergarten – 2nd grade class is using “Celebrate Wonder”.  Watching this curriculum video, a child host engages children through storytelling, life application, and exploration of a faith word. They also have craft time. 

The 3rd–5th grade class is using “Whirl” is a lectionary based curriculum. Each week, the class watches an animated video to set up the lesson. Next, they dive into the Bible story and respond with creative activities.

Worship Arts Program

Children, ages 4-5th grade are invited to join us for worship arts. This program is led by Cheryl Ortolf and a music leader.  We have snack from 4:00–4:10 pm and then break into 2 different age groups.  During art time the children will learn about a Bible story and make a craft connected to the Bible story. We use all types of art media to be creative! The children also have music time which is the Worship Art’s children choir.
Please refer to the Music Page for additional information about the Worship Arts Children’s Choir.

Camp Opportunities

In March we celebrate Camp Sunday, and distribute information packets on all the camp opportunities. 

Scholarships are provided to help defray the cost of children and youth that attend the Conference Church Camps at Camp Aldersgate, North Scituate, RI; Camp Wanakee, Meredith, NH; and Camp Mechuwana, ME.


Our church school supports our church’s mission projects in various ways throughout the year.  This way our children will have a better understanding as to what our church does to help people in the community and throughout the world. Our two big projects will be Thanksgiving Baskets and our Advent Mission Focus.

Throughout the year the Church School also participates in various Service projects such as: make Valentines and cards to home bound and those in need.

Youth Fellowship Opportunities

Our Youth Ministry offerings are for youth and younger youth in grades 5–12. We have a Youth Council that meets quarterly and includes youth representing each grade level, a youth teacher, and youth leaders. This council helps plan all programs for youth and is an opportunity for youth to be involved in the shaping of this program.

Each of our 2 youth groups will focus on a mission opportunity for the year. They will also be involved in various programs of our church. 

Senior Youth Group will meet weekly on Sundays, please watch for the time which will be posted in the bulletin, monthly youth flyer and website. All youth in grades 9-12 are welcome to join us; you do not have to be a member of the church. We have fun together, work together and grow in our relationship with God.

Junior Youth Group is for youth in 5th–8th grade. We meet twice a month on Friday nights and have fun, learn together, and learn about God’s love for us.