"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'”

Matthew 19:14


Jesus loved kids, and so do we!

In a society where children have endless choices of activities, friends and places to go, we need a way to ensure they are getting well rounded experiences with trustworthy adults and peers who are good influences. The leaders at Yocumtown Church of God are equally concerned about young people in our church and surrounding community. This is why we offer educational programs for kids throughout the year at YCOG.

Bible Studies

Wednesday Night Bible Club meets each week from 6:30 to 8:00 pm throughout the school season. Led by teachers who love Jesus and love kids, this is a great place for kids in kindergarten to grade 6 to make friends and learn Bible stories.

The Joy El Released Time program is a great ministry for kids in grades 3 to 5. Did you know that state law allows your child to leave the school for one hour each week for faith-based education? The Joy El school bus will pick up your child from Red Mill Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 and bring them to YCOG to learn about the love of Jesus. The bus will return them to the school with the hour.

We want our families to be able to worship together. Kids are encouraged to be in the Sunday morning service so they can sing and pray. Sometimes they are invited on stage to help lead the songs or play the tambourine. After the offering is received, kids are dismissed from adult church for Toddler’s Church (preschool) and Children’s Church (elementary). Here they are able to learn the Bible in a way that they can understand it.

Childcare is provided each week during the morning service. Parents are welcome to stay with their child in the nursery and participate in the service through the nursery window.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is something we value at YCOG. Preschool kids up to grade 5 are invited to come out each evening for a week during the summer to learn about the love of Jesus, play games, have snacks, and make friends. The week isn’t always the same, so check our church calendar to find out when it is this year. You can see pictures of VBS from the past on our flickr page.

Every teacher and volunteer over the age of 18 has had their police background checks and child abuse clearances completed in order to work in our children’s ministries.




Contact Info

  • Yocumtown Church of God
  • 160 Red Mill Road
  • Etters
  • PA, 17319
  • (717) 938-6557
  • [email protected]
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