Apple Valley, MN
Children & Family
Cross Gen Education Hour
Cross Gen meets most weeks from 9:45-10:45 starting in the Fellowship Hall.
In trying to meet the needs to today’s busy families and with the rise of low Sunday School attendance; Cross+Gen was developed as an intergenerational ministry by Rich Melheim. We focus on faith formation by intentionally helping different ages groups learn from each other. Our goal is to help families/people of all ages learn skills to deepen their faith at church and at home. Our goal is to help families develop faith practices at home. Check out the video below from Faith Incubators about what home devotions can look like.
Check out more info on our facebook group.
Charmaine Harrell is our current nursery attendant. She is available in the nursery during the 11 am worship service (9:30 am during the summer) and during special events. We also have volunteers with completed background checks and nursery experience who help out in the nursery. We love seeing kids in our worship services as much as possible, but we also know that sometimes parents/kids need a safe place and designated place to be while at CLVC.
We have a specially designated area in our sanctuary for kids 0-3 called the prayground. This area has quiet play items, a coloring table, and books for little ones. This area is designed to give parents an option to closely supervise their children in a kid-friendly during the worship service.
In the back of the sanctuary, we have bags with quiet play items for kids to play with during the worship service.
Every year we send kids to WAPO Bible camp in Amery Wisconsin. If kids have completed 2nd-3rd grade they can join us for a weekend with SEEDS camp. Kids who have completed 4th grade-high school join us for a week of camp every year. Check out http://campwapo.org/camp/wapo or register here http://lwlbci.com/christusvictor
We are doing VBS with WAPO counselors this year! VBS, also known as Daycamp, will be June 10-14. Use this link to register and find out more. https://christusvictor.org/daycamp-2018/
3 year old Bibles
3 Year olds at CVLC get Spark story Bibles to use at home. These Bibles are designed to help parents read Bibles with their kids at hom.
4th Grade Advent Wreaths
Each year before advent starts 4th graders and families are invited to make Advent wreaths. The families are invited to take the Advent wreaths home to help with family devotions in the season before Christmas. 4th graders and families also help us light the Advent wreath over the course of the season.
5th Grade 1st Communion
Each year the pastors get together with 5th graders and families to teach them about communion. In these classes families learn more about the Lutheran tradition of communion and paint communion cups. 5th graders traditionally receive their first communion at the Maundy Thursday.
We have lots of other ways kids can help out at church and in our community. We do FMSC mega packs and local packs, Armful of Love (Christmas gifts for those in need), Thanksgiving Baskets (for those who need a Thanksgiving meal), and much, much more.
Elementary school age kids gather together for, pizza, activities, music, and fellowship Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.