We have many opportunities as a community for faith formation on Sunday mornings during the school year. Below are brief descriptions of the opportunities from the 2017-2018 school year. Stay tuned for updates about the 2018-2019 year.
Every Sunday 10:00-10:20am
Have fun and make friends: Free play for kids of all ages for the purpose of fostering friendship and community. Adult volunteer supervised. Parents/Caring adults can choose to stay with their children or not.
Offered occasionally at 9:40am on Sundays.
1st, 2nd, & 5th Sundays of each month 9:40-10:00am
Kids connect with the Bible story of the day: Based on the Bible story from the sermon, kids hear the story, sing a song, pray for each other, and receive a blessing. A great way to connect with other families for faith and life. Parents/caring adults can choose to stay with their child or not.
3rd Sunday of each month 9:40-10:00am
Learning and relationships across generations. Cross+generational, communal learning for people of all ages - kids, their families, youth, parents, and adults. Experience the Bible story from the sermon, a directly-related activity, and blessing. Parents attend with their children. Youth in grades 6-12 can attend on their own or with their families.
4th Sunday of each month 9:40-10:20am
Serve and connect across generations: People of all ages - kids, their families, youth, and adults - help people in need. Gather to do a service project, learn about, and pray for our local and global mission partners. Parents/caring adults attend with their children. Youth in grades 6-12 may attend with their families or on their own. Children may stay until 10:20am or go to Let Us Play at 10:00am.
Usually 1st Sunday of each month 9:40-10:20am
Faith learning for your family together: A great way to connect with other families for faith and life. Class begins with adults and children together for songs and Bible story. Then adults separate (in the same room) to talk and support each other about parenting while kids are busy with supervised play.
During sermon for 10:30am worship service
Learn the sermon Bible story while moving! For kids age 3 and up. Kids will learn the Bible story from the sermon through yoga calm movements and games.
Crochet lessons are held the 1st Sunday of the month from 9:40-10:20 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We are part of the Faith Formation learning experience. Come & join us -- all are welcome. We always need helpers. We continue to receive afghans to distribute to our missions. This fall we delivered: 7 blankets to Pastor Scott Simmons, Lydia Place Collabrative Ministries; 7 blankets to Dakota Woodlands; 7 blankets to Augustana Day Care, No. Minneapolis; and 5 blankets for the homeless project. A heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who crocheted squares or who crochet blankets for our mission work. We, also, want to thank the Mount Calvary Women's Group for their generous monetary donation so that we can continue this mission.