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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.

Quilts of Valor Kids Camp. The Quilts Of Valor Kid's Quilt Camp will be held on Tuesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 30. Anyone, age 10 to 18, with a basic knowledge of sewing by machine, and a keen desire to honor and comfort our active and veteran military is welcome to attend. The camp is held at the Dent Community Center from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm on the dates mentioned above. Each camper will work with an adult mentor from Quilters Embrace. We will enjoy a pot-luck lunch at the end of each day's sewing. At the culmination of camp there will be a closing program, which family and friends are encouraged to attend. If you, or someone you know is interested in attending QOV Kid's Camp, register by calling Jenny at 218-298-1727. Space is limited, and campers are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis.

Hey Kids: Day Camp! Day Camp registration forms for kids grade 1-6 are available now in the Fellowship Hall or download them here. Registration deadline is July 25 with a $10 fee due with registration which covers all four days. Day Camp dates are August 8-1, 8:45am to 3pm each day. The Summer Day Camp theme is "Living Out Love!" with theme verse Ephesians 5:1-2, "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us." Join us as we partner with Luther Crest Bible Camp! Together, we will walk with Christ to learn how we can forgive and serve our neighbor, how we can show love to all, and how we can pray as Jesus taught! Each day we'll enjoy games, worship, art and crafts, Bible Dive, snacks, meeting new friends, lots of laughter, and much more! If you'd like to volunteer to help, contact Becky Stolee at

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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