Calvary Lutheran Church of Perham, Minnesota

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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 4:30 p.m. If you'd like to see this year's Children's Ministry Schedule, check out the Sunday School Calendar. 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.

First Communion. April 17 our children will take their First Communion with their parents at Maundy Thursday worship at 6:30 p.m.

No Sunday School. April 16 and 20, there will be no Wednesday or Sunday School due to Easter break. Happy Easter!

Vacation Bible School. Shout Out! VBS is set for June 2-5, Monday through Thursday. In order for VBS to be a success, we need the help of volunteers to help with kitchen, crafts, decorating and serve as leaders. We are excited to get started! Sign up to help with VBS at vacation%20bible%20school%20signup. Questions? Contact Shirley Kalina at or 218-298-1602.

Luther Crest Camp. It’s Luther Crest Bible Camp season. We want to talk to you about our own Bible camp because Calvary is one of the churches that own Luther Crest, near Alexandria on Lake Carlos. They have lots of summer opportunities for all ages and Calvary provides matching money to help pay your registration cost. Keep your ears open for more announcements, or check the posters around Calvary or check

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. 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.

Bugs and Ticks. BUGs (Buddies Under God) and TICKs (Together in Christ's Kingdom) is a program for Kindergarten through 6th grade kids. Preschoolers are always welcome when accompanied by an adult. BUGs and TICKs 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!

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