Vale loves our little children and offers age-appropriate programming for our little ones as they grow.

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Childrens Sunday   

For grades pre-K-6, Children may attend the 10 AM Services and then head to Sunday with their teachers. Parents may also drop Children off at their classrooms. 


A is open during the 8:30 and 10 AM services for children under 3. care is available for infants and toddlers during worship services and Sunday , year-round.  At the 10:00 AM service, preschoolers will participate in the Childrens Moment and then be escorted to the for child care. 

Childrens Moment

Each Sunday during the 10 AM worship service, a special children’s lesson is offered. Children may stay with their parents in , or be escorted to Sunday after the Children’s Moment.


Vale offers a variety of programs for children – choir, handbells and a musical each year. For more information about Children’s please visit our page.

Pre- at Vale

Vale provides a pre- program for children ages 3 and 4.  Pre- is held on Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For more on our pre- program, please visit Vale Preschool.


Vacation Bible

Each summer, Vale hosts a vacation bible for the community. Details will be posted online and in the bulletin for 2020 in late Spring. 


Vale supports both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  

  • Boy Scouts: Vale United Methodist is the chartering organization for Boy Scout Troop 1983 and Cub Scout Pack 1530. As the chartering organization, Vale UMC is responsible for approving adult leadership and providing the appropriate facilities for meetings and storage of equipment necessary to conduct a rigorous and safe scouting program. The scouting program at Vale UMC has been in continuous operation since 1983 and consistently earns the Quality Unit Award from the National Capital Area Council.  We are very proud of the more than 60 Scouts that have earned their rank with Troop 1983 and the many hundreds of Webelos who have earned their Arrow of Light as well as all the Scouts and Cub Scouts who have done or are doing their best to achieve these ranks. Vale UMC is a place where boys of all religious backgrounds are welcome to participate in the BSA program. If interested in learning more, just follow the links to the Troop 1983 or Pack 1530 websites.
  • Girl Scouts: Vale offers its space to several Girl Scout Troop in the area. To learn more about Girl Scouts and find a troop, please visit Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital at


Youth Group

The youth at Vale have several events each month. We offer youth group to junior high and senior high grades 7th through 12th. Mission is at the heart of our youth, and we engage in a homeless ministry each month. Along with that we offer meetings tackling some tough issues. Parent workshops are also offered throughout the year. Please join us on Sundays! For more information or any questions, please contact our youth leader Kristina Wilson who can be reached at


2019-2020 Confirmation classes are underway for students in 6th grade. Classes meet once a week.  Students are expected to prepare for and attend all sessions, worship, retreats and field trips. Confirmation will be on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Leaders are Jeff Haugh and Christian Education Director Melissa Meadows.  For more information, email