kids and youth


Welcome to Normal Heights United Church! Here, we love community. Real community. Babies, the elderly, and everyone in between all gathered for one celebration and meal. That is church to us!
During the service all children are invited to stay in the sanctuary during the service to worship like kids… to create, laugh, sing or silly dance during the songs. Between the announcements and sermon, we have what we call our “Community Time”. During this time our Children’s Director, Sarah, gathers with the kids on the stage to discuss the ways faith, love, empathy, loss, and other realities may be present in our own lives, and how they might be mentioned during the sermon. All kids are welcome to this 10-12 minute gathering!
Of course, we realize that little ones need some extra care! For these needs, we do offer bilingual childcare for ages 0-5. If this is for you, head down the outdoor hallway past the community garden to find our childcare room where our team will greet you. All of our team members are infant CPR certified and have passed our comprehensive child safety training. Feel free to ask any staff person, connector, or greeter for more information!
Outside of our services, however, we host a few mini-series of theological conversations with the kids about topics that directly impact our neighborhood and therefore all of our lives. Feel free to email us directly at or check the weekly email for our latest offerings!

youth programs

Our youth program seeks to meet the social and spiritual needs of our youth by providing fun programs, activities, and events that will allow them to express themselves and grow. Our youth events provide kids with a place they can belong and feel accepted in a family of their peers. NHUMC hosts both religious and non-religious events, so that we may welcome all members of the community to join. Sign up for our email list to get frequent updates on future youth events, or contact Alisa, Youth Director, at to learn more about how your youth can get involved. Check out our upcoming and ongoing events below:
*Repeating events are subject to date or time changes.

open play groups

Open Play for ages 0-5
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10:00-11:30am
Relax and socialize with other parents/caretakers while your children take part in fun activities in our safe and exciting playroom. Open play is an unstructured time for your little ones to explore and play. We have many toys and activities for your kids to engage in, including a kitchen area, blocks, large doll house, cars, trains, a reading nook, dress up items, infant toys and more!!!
Story time, music, crafts & games offered on Wednesdays & Thursdays (see calendar in playroom for details)
Please Note – Playroom dates may vary during special events or holidays

4650 Mansfield Street
San Diego, California 92116

Service on Sundays
10:42am - noon

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