Children's Ministry

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School

Each Sunday morning from September through May we offer Sunday School during both our 9:30 and 11:00 services for children age 4 through 4th grade. Families are invited to bring chidlren along for the first 15 minutes or so of worship before the kids head to the classrooms to explore Bible stories through art, games, videos, science experiments, drama, and more! Typically we spend 3 weeks at a time learning about the same Bible story from lots of different angles so that all students can learn and grow in ways that makes sense to them. Sunday School is also a great chance for children to learn social skills and make friends in a safe environment. Our Sunday School lessons are taught by teams of dedicated volunteers from our congregation who care about your children and want to help them grow in faith. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to help make Sunday School happen, please contact Ben Whalen, our Director of Youth Ministry, at either bwhalen@hoplc.org or 612-500-9523.

If you'd like to register for the 2017-2018 year of Sunday School, please fill out this online form!

 

Children's Music

Each week in Sunday School kids experience music that gets them moving, reinforces the lessons, and gives them a chance to explore their talents. At the end of each unit they'll have the opportunity to share those talents as they lead us in worship with their songs. Music also plays a big role in the Christmas Program each December.

 

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Vacation Bible School

Each summer we host Vacation Bible School for one week in the evening for preschool and elementary aged children. We start with dinner together and then have time for songs, crafts, Bible stories, drama, and games, all to learn more about our Christian faith and have fun together. In July of 2016 we had a "Barnyard Roundup" theme and had a wonderful time amid hay bales, barn animals, overalls, and some yee-hawing.  This summer, VBS will be July 24-27 and our theme will be "Backstage with the Bible." You can register FREE right here. Contact Ben Whalen at bwhalen@hoplc.org or 612-500-9523 with questions about attending or helping out as a volunteer.

 

 

Summer Activities

We have several opportunities for children, youth, & families each summer! Check out the poster below for a glimpse of what we did this past summer and get excited for 2018! More info will come out in fall.

 
 

Are your children younger than 4? Learn more about our Nursery.

Older than 4th grade? Check out our Youth Ministry page.

 


Children are a precious part of our community. Thank you for your support and acceptance of them as important members of the congregation. I ask you to pray about how you might have a spiritual role in the lives of our children. Consider ways to reach out to them in worship, volunteer with their programs, or simply  connect with them during coffee hour! How will you be a part of passing on faith to the next generation?


Questions? Contact Ben Whalen, Director of Youth Ministry & Community Development, at 612-500-9523 or bwhalen@hoplc.org

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