Children's ministry

Our mission is to grow intentionally as children gifted by God’s gift of mercy and called into action to love others as we have loved.  Our DNA is to be relational throughout all ages of ministry. Together we embrace the invitation to Love Christ, Live Christ, and Share Christ with the world. 
 

This fall, we launched a Family Sunday School program in the sanctuary from 9:40-10:20 a.m. While it is geared families with students in preschool through 4th grade, all are invited to share in a time of music, message, and lessons. Jump in any time! We plan to use this intergenerational format through November and will re-evaluate before Advent. 

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Looking for something to do at home with your kids? You can still access the online Sunday School lessons with Pastor Katie and Lyn from last year on our YouTube channel.

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Vacation Bible School and Day Camp

This is our best week of the entire year for children and all of our leaders! VBS & Day Camp was held July 12-16, 2021. We hope the week was a blessing for all of the children, youth, and volunteers! We are grateful to Camp EWALU for their leadership and to all of the individuals who offered their time to make this an incredible week. Check out the video of highlights below!

 

Each year in July, we hold VBS and Day Camp for a week at church. Children going into preschool through 4th grade gather for fun, activities, and to learn about God's love! VBS is for all ages; Day Camp (the afternoons after VBS) is for students entering 1st grade and older. Our 5th grade-12th grade youth are encouraged to participate as volunteers and through leadership small groups.

Child Care | We cherish our littlest members with quality child care. Currently, as a safety precaution due to COVID-19, child care on-site at the church is not available.

 

Sunday Mornings | 

We continue to make changes to our Sunday plans due to Covid precautions. For Fall 2021, we will not be breaking into classrooms of children's Sunday School, but will instead offer a Family Sunday School in the sanctuary between Worship services. The best way to get current information is to go to Church Center and register for children’s ministry! Resources, invitations, and connections will come through Church Center whenever they are available.

 

NEW - CLUB 56 | Special Ministry to connect students who are transitioning from Elementary to Junior High​​

This year we are calling out to all students entering into 5th and 6th Grade to join us on Wednesday Youth Night for worship, activities, and to help youth learn about their faith.

 

Children’s Ministry Special Events​ |

  • Baptism

    • Contact the church office to arrange a conversation with the pastors if you wish to have your child of any age baptized.

  • Parent Conversations about the Sacraments

    • In March and April, the pastors host a special conversation regarding the Sacraments for our children and parents. It is a special event for family faith leaders to talk with their young children about being a child of God, our Lutheran practices, and how to grow in our faith. Check out our newsletter in February of each year for more specific information.

First Time Guests & Check-In

When you arrive for an event, you will be asked to check-in at our welcome center. We will gladly assist you if you are joining us for the first time. All children must be registered for events and ministries. Some basic information will be recorded in our database to maintain the secure check-in system. We utilize the Church Center app to expedite our check-in process. You can use this weekly to check-in your children by selecting who you are checking in and then scanning the automated QR code at the welcome center.

Students in 4th grade and under will receive a new name tag every week that has a security code that corresponds with a ticket for the parent or guardian to keep and is requested upon pick-up. To ensure children's safety, we will make sure the security codes match at the time of pick-up. 

If you are over 4th grade you will sign-in electronically on your own and receive a name tag that is expected to be worn on the front of your shirt throughout the event.

Policies: If you need to be contacted concerning your child, you will be contacted via the phone number you provided upon check-in or registration.