kids and youth

rise & shine kids camp

Our super fun and special Kids’ Camp is happening July 22-26 from 9am-1pm (lunch included) for kids going into grades TK – 5. This year, our “Let’s Go!” hiking theme will help us understand Jesus’ teaching about how to pray – that our prayer communication with God is like a compass, showing us the way to go. Cost is $50/child and includes all activities, shirt, water bottle, bag, and Friday Festival. (Scholarships are available and there is a multi-child discount.)

We rely on our amazing volunteers to make the week happen! There are so many opportunities – whether you can give the full week, half days, or partial week. Teens and tweens in 6-12 grades are welcome to join as volunteer camp staff, too!

Register Kids for Rise & Shine
Volunteer for Rise & Shine


children’s ministry

For kids age 0-5, you may certainly keep your child in the sanctuary. Our Young Child Center (YCC) is also available, located in the building connected to the sanctuary. The YCC is open from 10:20am – 12:20pm. Time in the YCC includes play, singing, dancing, prayer, learning simple scripture, and a lesson for those age 3-5. So we can provide the best care for your child, we collect a Child Info Form in-person, or you can fill it out in advance online here. We have dedicated YCC staff scheduled each week, along with volunteer teachers and caregivers. Every staff and volunteer has completed the Safe Gatherings compliance training, as well as NHUnited’s training on our protocols and procedures and is vaccinated. All those age 2+ in the Nursery are required to wear a mask.

For kids age 6+, we love having them in our worship service the whole time. They are welcome to sit with you, in the children’s area in the corner, or a combination! There are children’s activities available in the children’s area to engage them on themes of God’s love and loving our neighbors.

If you’d like to be added to a mailing list that will receive special announcements and updates on NHUnited’s Children’s Ministries, please contact Melissa at!


youth ministry

SDUnited, our cooperative youth group for teens in grades 6-12, meets at Normal Heights United on 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 6-8pm! This group is open to teens from throughout San Diego County!

Come be a part of a community dedicated to seeking justice, loving God and neighbor, and having fun!

Our Core Values

  1. We respect everyone as God’s beloved creation
  2. You are invited to be here as you are.
  3. Our community is committed to justice, curiosity, and having fun!
  4. We seek to love our neighbors with the renewing love God gifts us.

    open play groups

    During the week, a wonderful nonprofit, The ARC of San Diego, uses our Young Child Center to provide education and resourcing to children and families in our neighborhood. They open their doors to everyone every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10:15am for an open play group time. Open play is an unstructured time for your little ones to explore and play with the many toys and activities we have. A parent or caregiver must attend with their children. If you decide to stay longer than 10:15am to join for more structured activities, you are more than welcome to! So we can give the teachers a heads up of who will be joining, please let Melissa know if you plan to come by:

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    San Diego, California 92116

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    10:42am - noon

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    Land Acknowledgement

    We, at NHUnited Church, recognize that the land our building occupies is unceded Kumeyaay land. The Kumeyaay, also known as Diegueño in Spanish, have lived on the land for over 10,000 years, in the mountains, valleys, and coastal regions. We commit ourselves to caring for this land and its inhabitants in honor of the Kumeyaay people, and always in a spirit of stewardship, openness, and care of land and neighbor.

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