Welcome! We believe that God has big things in store for every child and
we do our best to be a part of that by teaching them God's word and helping
them grow into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Morning Faith Formation 10:15 -11:10!
Children ages 3 (by Sept. 1) through 4th graders will gather for our new Godly Play curriculum in the nursery and hear God’s Word together.
Following the story, the 1st – 4th graders will go to Rm. 50 for their enrichment and “wondering” time.
At 11:05, the entire group will gather again in the nursery for a wrap up and then dismissal at 11:10.
Adult Leaders: Lisa Hansen, Eric Walberg, Amy Peters and Anita Christensen
F.L.Y.T.E. (5th & 6th graders) will meet in Rm. 14 (near the playground). This year’s curriculum, BE BOLD, encourages preteens to explore faith questions and discover answers through Scripture.
They will also experience the impact of faith in action through service to others.
Our preteens will also be reviewing their Faith Stepping Stones as they prepare for 7th grade confirmation.
Adult Leader: Angie Obert
Junior High and Senior High Youth are invited to meet in the youth room for T.I.M. (teens in ministry) for fellowship, Bible study and service.
Adult Leaders: Kurt Parker and Bella Berry
(Faith, Life, Together)
5th & 6th Grade
SAME FORMAT - NEW CURRICULUM!
Preteens are at a pivotal point in their faith. They want to talk about faith but may lack the confidence to jump in. They’re eager to connect and make a difference but aren’t sure how. BE BOLD helps navigate those waters by facilitating meaningful discussion and Bible exploration. It’s not about having all the answers – it’s about being willing to listen to kids and explore what Scripture has to say. BE BOLD turns questions into action and helps kids make a difference. They will experience the impact of faith in action through service to others. Our preteens will also be reviewing their Faith Stepping Stones as they prepare for 7th grade confirmation.
We’re excited to be part of the “wonderment” with our kids!
We also try to incorporate several service projects throughout the year. These projects may, on occasion, require
Please make sure you receive a copy of our Ministry Handbook for Parents and Youth-this handbook provides an overview of procedures and guidelines of our Ministry. Please read and discuss the handbook with your child. There are copies available at out Ministry table.
Many of our Parents also involve themselves by becoming Workshop facilitators, assistants, or substitutes. What a wonderful way to demonstrate to your child the significance of learning God's word! We invite you to visit the Children's Ministry table any Sunday to find out what opportunities are waiting for you.
We hope you’ll find encouragement in your role as a parent and a spiritual leader for your child. May these tools serve to remind you how important you are in nurturing your child’s spiritual life – and how blessed you are to be entrusted with this awesome responsibility!
UPCOMING FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE
FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH:
October 27: No S.S. /No Confirmation – Reformation/Confirmation Sunday
November 3, 10, 17, 24 – S.S. /Confirmation
December 1: S.S. /Confirmation
December 8: S. S. / Confirmation
December 15: No S.S. / No Confirmation – Christmas Cantata
December 22 & 29: No S. S. /No Confirmation – Christmas Break
Sunday Morning Faith Formation
Sunday Morning Registration
We offer Our Sunday Morning Faith Formation for ages 3yrs old (must be 3 by Sept. 1st) through 6th grade. If you have any questions, please contact Anita Christensen at
Regular Sunday School runs from 10:15-11:10 (August through May)...
3 year olds through 4th Grade...
JOIN US THIS WEDNESDAY!!
Family-friendly dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. (in CoC)
All Programming from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Children’s Program (ages 4 – 6th grade) music/drama as well as small group prayer time, games, activities. (CoC)
Youth – (7th -12th grade) social time coupled with worship time geared toward the needs of the teenagers of the congregation and their friends. (Youth Room)
Adult Bible Study – “Ephesians” (Sanctuary) – led by Renee Bennett and Barb Talmage running November 13th & 20th and December 4th & 11th
No WOW – November 27th – join us for Thanksgiving Eve service with pie fellowship to follow
Ladies Night Out – December 4th – join us for a crafting night!! ($20 fee to cover the cost of materials) Sign up at the Ministry Tables or on Facebook and bring a friend!! (See Below)
December 18th – Walk to Bethlehem – join us for an amazing experience open to all!! We would love some more volunteers to help us put this together – please contact Anita Christensen or sign up at the ministry tables!!
Child care is available for children 3 and under. (CoC Nursery)
Questions - please contact Heather at
LADIES NIGHT OUT - CRAFT NIGHT
Wednesday, December 4th
Join us in this fantastic craft!! Enjoy WOW dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the CoC and then come on over to classrooms
#13 & 14 near the playground and have some faith-filled fall fun with the ladies!!
Sign up on Facebook or at the ministry tables so you are sure to get a spot – limit is 20 people. Advanced registration is required.
No experience necessary!! Ty Creations will be leading this project which is achievable for all skill sets!!
$20 covers the cost of the supplies for this project (including the hardware to hang in your home!!) Non-refundable, but can be applied to a future class if you need to cancel.
Three convenient electronic payment methods to secure your seat:
Please contact Karen Thompson (480) 330-6654 (call or text) with any questions.
Bible Fun and Friendship
Join us for Bible Fun and Friendship! Where Kids connect with God and each other! With games, instant skits, experiments and more, our kids spend their time doing the Bible Lesson, not just listening to it. Contact Heather Parker at .
Check out the WOW page!
Children's Music Programs
Adoration Singers: Children in Pre-K through 2nd grade...are invited to join us for singing and games
J2E Worship group: Children in 3rd through 6th grade...are invited to join us for singing, drama, and games.
Both groups will share in worship one Sunday each month.
Check out the WOW page!
As we enter a new season of faith formation, we are excited to be offering a new direction here at Love of Christ:
Preschoolers through 4th graders will be growing their faith through the Godly Play curriculum. Godly Play is about presenting God’s story. It shares the Biblical story of God’s family and God’s intentions for us through his Son Jesus Christ. It is in these sacred stories that our sense of Christian unity is stimulated, while at the same time providing a way of developing a sense of Christian identity. In these sacred stories, we tell of God’s People and invite children, to become themselves, part of the story. We cannot underestimate the power of stories. Stories are a part of our lives…we relate to stories through storytelling, books, and often media. It is through stories that we invite one another to make meaning of our world and ultimately our lives. Stories connect us and bring to us identity. Godly Play helps connect us to God’s story through the Scriptures. We can hear and learn of a God who is constantly seeking us through the Word and wanting a meaningful relationship with us. Each week the children, through storytelling, will be introduced to a new Bible story and then will have an opportunity to explore that week’s story or a previous week’s story in creative ways: How do I fit in the story? Who or where would I be in the story? I wonder…
Love of Christ kids will also be learning about the Faith Stepping Stones:
Preschool and Kindergarten - Prayer
1st and 2nd grade – The Apostle’s Creed
3rd and 4th grade – The Ten Commandments