Children and Family

Faith Formation for ALL

Christus Victor is a church where the Holy Spirit is moving!

“Faith Formation for ALL” is a time to gather all ages together for learning, time for small group discussion, and time to invite new people into relationships with Christ and each other. Whether you are a first-time worshiper or a long-time member, there will be opportunities for intentional spiritual growth for the whole congregation.

Note: Faith Formation For All & GLOW on one form (multiple kids in the same family can register all on one form)

Glow

Growing and Learning On Wednesdays! Elementary aged children (grades 1-5) gather each Wednesday for dinner, lessons, activities, music, and Recharge worship at 6:00 PM.

2024 ELCA Youth Gathering
The ELCA Youth Gathering will be taking place next Summer, July 2024, in New Orleans, LA. Registrations and payments will be made through Josh. Commitments need to be made by October 25.  

 

Nursery

Charmaine Harrell is our current nursery attendant. She is available in the nursery from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM on Sunday mornings and during GLOW and special events as needed. Volunteers with completed background checks and nursery experience sometimes also help out in the nursery. We love seeing and hearing kids in our worship services as much as possible! And, we also know that sometimes parents/children want an alternative, safe place to be in during worship and activities.

Prayground

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 environment during the worship service.

Busy Bags
In the back of the sanctuary, we have bags with quiet play items for kids to play with during the worship service.
Camp Wapogasset

Every summer we send children and youth to Camp Wapogasset Lutheran Bible camp in Amery, WI. If children have completed 1st-3rd grade they can join us for a weekend with Seeds Camp. Youth who have completed 4th grade-high school join for a weeklong experience. 

Camp Wapo 2024 Registrations are Open!! 
Register before February 15 to guarantee your spot!
Wapo Seeds Weekend for 1-3 Graders is August 2-4
Wapo Youth Weeklong for 4-8 Graders is August 4-9

Check out http://campwapo.org/camp/wapo or register here http://lwlbci.com/christusvictor

VBS

Children three years old through incoming sixth grade can sign up, and are encouraged to spread the word and bring their friends! 
There are also A LOT of ways to help volunteer, including decorating the week before, shepherding children from station to station during VBS, snacks in the kitchen, running the registration table, cleanup, music and more! 

3 Year Old and 3rd Grade Bibles

Children receive their first Bibles at 3 years and in third grade each year during Faith Formation on “Bible Sunday,” which is usually the first Sunday in October. These Bibles are designed to help parents read Bibles with their kids at home.

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 service.
Service Opportunities

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.

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