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Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry Program. Our goal for each child attending the Children's Ministry program is to learn about and experience the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, and acquire knowledge of the Bible through a variety of fun learning experiences. Our Children's Ministry program runs through the school year Sundays at 9:40 a.m. and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. If you'd like to see this year's Children's Ministry Schedule, check out the Sunday/Wednesday School Calendars. If your child is age 3 or older and is new to our Sunday School program, you can sign up on line or contact the church office.

Vacation Bible School Guides to meet. All Vacation Bible School classroom guides please come to the Fellowship Hall Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. We will go through the rotational schedule. See you there! Questions? Contact Children's Ministry Coordinator Becky Stolee.

Spend a while on the Nile with this year's Vacation Bible School! Egypt: Joseph's Journey From Prison To Palace will explore Gods promises of hope, forgiveness and love. You can register your kids on line at and follow the link to VBS registration. VBS is Sunday-Wednesday, June 5-8. A meal starts at 5 pm and VBS will be 5:30-7:45pm. Kids 4 years old - just finished 6th grade may attend. Come join us for this exciting event!

Are you available to help with Vacation Bible School June 5-8, for any or all nights? We would love to have you sign up. There is a sign up sheet under the bulletin boards in the fellowship hall. We have needs in the kitchen, group guides with kids (no teaching involved), helping kids with projects, and decorating before the event. Please consider helping out for a night. Thank you—The Education Committee

For Vacation Bible School, please donat and empty boxes with lids that held reams of paper. Please put them in the narthex under the stairway. Thank you!

Hey Kids: Day Camp! Registration for Luther Crest Day Camp at Calvary will start the week of Vacation Bible School. More details will be available on the website and sent to Sunday School families.

Wednesday School. Register for Wednesday School! All kids, grades 2-6, can join! Registered kids will be walked over from Heart of the Lakes Elementary. Once at Calvary there is snack time, music, Bible lesson and activity. Wednesday School will be 3:30-5:00 p.m. Questions? Call Becky Stolee at 346-3440. Registration forms in the fellowship hall under the bulletin board.

Nursery Available. We have a nursery available for infants-5 year olds. It is staffed during the education hour and 10:45 a.m. worship service. When you check your child into the nursery, you will receive a pager (much like the one you receive when waiting for a table at a restaurant). If you are needed, your pager will buzz and light up. Drop your child off for 10 minutes or the whole worship service.

Memory Work. Grades 1-6 have one special memorization work or Bible skill they need to learn during the year. We encourage you to help your child with their memory work. Although teachers can review memory work with them, they need your time and help to truly learn it. They will be tested and awards will be given in the spring. The 1st and 2nd grade students lead the congregation in The Lord’s Prayer and Apostles’ Creed in the spring.

Grade 1: The Lord's Prayer
Grade 2: The Apostle's Creed
Grade 3: Bible Skills*--Taught at church but at-home work recommended.
Grade 4: Books of the New Testament
Grade 5: The Ten Commandments
Grade 6: Books of the Old Testament

Common Hope Godchild Project. Our children's Sunday School offerings sponsor a Godchild in Guatemala. To learn more about the Godchld Project, visit the link at right.

Rally Sunday. We celebrate the beginning of a new Sunday School year on Rally Sunday, which is the first Sunday after Labor Day. There is food, fun and fellowship!

Christmas Celebration. Traditionally the third Sunday in December. The children present a Christmas Program during the second service. The rehearsals and the Christmas program itself are an opportunity for your child to create lasting memories and make new friends as well. On that day during Sunday School, the children receive a bag full of goodies to enjoy while they watch a Christmas movie. Please join us as we tell the Christmas story and celebrate Jesus' birth!

Easter Celebration. Held on Palm Sunday. We honor Jesus with the waving of palms and songs of praise during the second service. The children also celebrate Jesus' resurrection with a party during the Sunday School time which includes food, craft project and Easter egg hunt.

Vacation Bible School. Traditionally the first week of June. We encourage all children of the community age 4 through 6th grade to come share in this time of faith-filled fun! You need not be a member of Calvary to attend! Please register in advance as this helps us have enough food and supplies for everyone. Register today! For more information or to register, visit the Church Office, call 218-346-4780 or sign up on line.

Fun Events! There are lots of fun activities for our Kindergarten through 6th grade kids. Preschoolers are always welcome when accompanied by an adult. Kids get together periodically for a variety of fun activities like popcorn and movie night in the loft, rollerskating, bowling, planting and harvesting Pumpkins for Purpose, bonfire and cookout, swimming, and family service opportunities such as the Fleece Blanket Project. It's a time to have fun with Calvary friends. Watch for upcoming events and come join in!

Wednesday School. Kids grade 2 through grade 6 are invited to join Wednesday School. Each Wednesday that there are Confirmation classes, Calvary will have Wednesday School from 3:30–5 p.m. Students will be walked from Heart of the Lakes Elementary School to Calvary, have a snack, sing, and participate in fun Bible activities. Permission slips will be available at Calvary beginning on Rally Sunday. We need parent signatures to bring kids from school. One signature will stay at the school and one signature will be on file at Calvary. Parents will be asked to help provide a snack.

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