Christus Victor
Lutheran Church

Apple Valley, MN

Children & 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. Each Sunday morning from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM there will be a rotating schedule.

REGISTRATION FORM

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

 

SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE:

Faith Formation for All launches this fall on Sunday, September 15th!

This year our Scripture focus will be the same Scripture we hear in worship each Sunday as a way to tie the text to our daily lives for all ages. Typically, the first Sunday of the month will be when all ages gather to learn and experience something fun for the whole hour – for example, last year the whole congregation shared in getting ready for Christmas through the Advent Festival. For the month of September, we will be gathering for fifteen minutes in the Fellowship Hall for our opening and then break out into small groups for different age groups.

Faith Formation for All for September 15th and September 22nd

9:45 Gather in Fellowship Hall

10:00 to 10:45 Small groups

This includes children, junior high, senior high and adults.

September 29th will be Fellowship Sunday where people are encouraged to share in hospitality and fellowship between services.

Coming Soon, Sunday, October 6th is Bible Sunday for All Ages. Faith Formation for All wants to celebrate the gift we share in God’s Word with all ages.

Attention parents of preschool and third graders – there will be a special class in between worship services on Sunday, September 29th with Pastor Kent for parents and children.

Check out the video below from Faith Incubators about what home devotions can look like.

Check out more info on our facebook group.

Nursery
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.
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 WAPO
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

VBS

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 home.

3 Grade Bibles
All of our 3rd graders and their families are invited to a three-week class on the Bible with the Pastors. At the end of this class, the receive a Bible as a gift from the congregation as well as a blessing during the service. 
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.

GLOW

Elementary school age kids (grades 1-5) gather together for, pizza, activities, music, and fellowship Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

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Christus Victor
Lutheran Church

7510 Palomino Drive
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952-454-6927