LOGOS is a Wednesday evening youth ministry of Christian nurture for children and youth. It is an international program offered in churches around the world.
The LOGOS program at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church is a fun-filled program where children meet with others for fellowship and learn about the Christian faith. Dozens of volunteer and professional staff adult leaders from our church gather each week to play, teach, nurture and care for the children who come to LOGOS. LOGOS celebrates nurturing relationships through the model of Jesus Christ. All kids in grades K-5 are welcome!
In our Jewish and Christian heritage there is no word quite like “LOGOS.” The term has been used to describe “WORD” – the way God has been shown to us specifically as JESUS CHRIST. It also means “only one of its kind.” We are each made individually in the image of God!
The Four Parts of the LOGOS Program
Each week, the youth participate in four parts of the LOGOS program:
This part of the program helps students learn about Christ's love through discussion, regular work assignments and outside relationships with others. The Bible is studied with the help of competent, dedicated teachers who seek to spiritually challenge all participants.
Worship is central to the Christian faith. Teaching children about the love of Christ is incomplete without providing opportunities to participate in worship. LOGOS members will participate in worship periodically.
One of the key elements of LOGOS is FUN! Recreation time is an opportunity to let off steam in a safe environment, free from name calling, cheating or hurtful words to one another. A variety of non-competitive games and activities are selected so everyone can have a good experience.
Dinner! Each week, the children share in a family-style meal. It is an opportunity for the youth to share important events in their lives with their adult table parents. A nutritious meal is planned each week by our wonderful kitchen staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone! Children in grades Kindergarten-5 as well as adults can participate in the LOGOS program on Wednesday evenings. You do not need to be a member of our church to be a part of LOGOS! There are many positions available for adults who would like to be involved in this rewarding ministry.
Please email Associate Pastor of Faith Formation Claire Douglass at email@example.com to learn how you can become a part of LOGOS.
Visitors are welcome at LOGOS! After visiting twice, parents will need to formally register their child for LOGOS and set up a parent meeting by emailing Associate Pastor of Faith Formation Claire Douglass at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of dinner for all adults and non-registered children visiting during dinner time is $5 per meal, with $2 for children in the nursery. Please email by Tuesday at noon if you will be bringing a guest so that we can plan accordingly and have a place set.
If Sun Prairie Schools are cancelled, we will cancel LOGOS. In case of bad weather predicted for late afternoon or evening, we will watch weather reports and cancel, if necessary.
If LOGOS is canceled, an email will be sent out by 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The cancellation will also be listed on the church answering machine. If LOGOS is not canceled and you are coming from communities other than Sun Prairie, always do what you are comfortable with. The safety of you and your children is our main concern.
If you are uncomfortable with driving conditions and are not able to attend, please email Associate Pastor of Faith Formation Claire Douglass at email@example.com to report the absence.