Photo of Pre-K class.Sunday Church School

      3 years old-4th grade      


Our last class for Sunday School was May 22 

Sunday School Volunteer Interest Form 

 

 

 
Classes, Times, and Locations
Children who are 3 years old (and potty trained) as of September 1, 2016, through 4th grade are invited to register for Sunday Church School.  Members and non-members are welcome to register at any time during the year.

Classes are available during the 9, 10, and 11a services at our Minneapolis & West Campuses.

Students in 5th and 6th grade are invited to join us at The Way, our pre-Confirmation program on Sunday mornings.

Classes are held Rally Sunday, September 11 through May 21 (no classes December 25, January 1, or on Easter Sunday - April 16). Teacher/classroom assignments will be emailed to families prior to Sunday (after registrations are processed).

Believing, belonging, becoming...
Photo of a family.Sunday Church School at Mount Olivet establishes a dynamic partnership with families in the Christian education and faith development of their children.

The Sunday Church School experience is designed to familiarize children with the wonderful story of God's faithfulness centered in the Good News of the Gospel.

Sunday Church School uses Spark!, a biblically based, child-centered and age-appropriate curriculum.  Children in Sunday Church School:

  • explore Bible stories through storytelling, craft time, and dramatic play,
  • contribute to our Thanksgiving food drive,
  • share Christmas with over 55 neighbor families with Pastor Scott and VEAP,
  • create Valentine's Day cards for older members, and
  • give "above and beyond" during weekly offerings for our neighbors at home and abroad!!

Each week we continue to build on the fundamentals of faith, learning stories in the Bible and that we are all God's children.
“I am excited for my last year in Sunday School before I start The Way.  I enjoy learning about Jesus and God.  It’s fun to see friends that I haven’t seen much over the summer.  Plus all the new friends I make at King’s Kids Camp.” - EllaIn 5th grade students advance into The Way, a unique spiritual adventure designed just for them - focusing on topics that relate to the important and changing "pre-teen" years.  This pre-Confirmation program is for 5th & 6th graders before Confirmation begins in 7th grade.

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Volunteer
To volunteer as a classroom assistant, substitute teacher, or superintendent (help teachers Sunday morning and pick up attendance from classrooms), please contact Amber Kuntz (MPLS) or Tasha Holified (WEST).

Special Needs
For families with children with special needs, we offer Sunday Morning Friends at 11am at our Minneapolis campus. Dedicated individuals and professionals in the field volunteer on Sunday mornings to provide children with a loving and flexible Sunday School experience. Alternatively, if parents would rather have their child paired with an assistant in a typical classroom, we are happy to find a partner for your child.  Please contact Amber (contact info at left) to start planning a successful and meaningful learning path for your child. 

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Jun
10
June 10
Friday 8:00 AM
Spend the day Geocaching with Amber and Tasha at the MPLS Campus! We will spend the day learning about geocaching and hiding our own geocache.

Cost: $40 for the day. Includes: Activities, snacks, and crafts. Contact: Amber Kuntz (Amberk@mtolivet.org 612.767.2285), Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org 952.767.1504), or Josh Nelson (Joshn@mtolivet.org 612.767.2284)

1 Click Registration: https://mtolivet.elexiopulse.com/default.aspx/#Events-id=5969

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family/summer-events
Minneapolis: Youth Center
Jun
14
June 14
Tuesday 8:00 AM
Come spend the day Geocaching with Tasha and Amber at the West Campus! Join this fun worldwide scavenger hunt by spending the day learning and hiding our own geocache.

Cost: $40 for the day. Includes: Activities, snacks, and crafts. Contact: Tasha Holifield (Tashah@mtolivet.org 952.767.1504), Amber Kuntz (Amberk@mtolivet.org 612.767.2285), or Josh Nelson (Joshn@mtolivet.org 612.767.2284)

1 Click Registration: https://mtolivet.elexiopulse.com/default.aspx/#Events-id=5968

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family/summer-events
West: Fellowship Hall
Jun
16
June 16
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing in the sunshine - water, bubbles, and sand will add to the fun at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org

Register: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery Reception Area
Jun
23
June 23
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing in the sunshine - water, bubbles, and sand will add to the fun at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Minneapolis: Nursery Reception Area
Jun
30
June 30
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing in the sunshine - water, bubbles, and sand will add to the fun at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child.
Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)
Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.org
Minneapolis: Nursery Reception Area
Jul
07
July 07
Thursday 8:00 AM
Be an archaeologist for a day, research the past, and play in the dirt! There will be a slide presentation of an actual Native American site showing archaeologist at work. Authentic artifacts will be handled and studied. We will also do a dig at the Retreat Center. The class is limited to 15 students in 5th and 6th grade.

Cost: $40 (Lunch, materials, and Transportation provided). Don’t forget your swimsuit and towel, since there’s an indoor pool!

Drop off will be at 8a and Pick up will be at 4:15p at each campus Youth Center at Minneapolis Campus and the Narthex at West Campus).

This exciting program is in partnership with volunteer Michael Larson, member of Mount Olivet along with his wife. Mike has degrees in Political Science, and Psychology, and additional graduate work in Archaeology. In addition to teaching, he has worked as a counselor and administrator. Mike currently spends time as an archeologist, focusing on Native American sites. His work has brought him to Patagonia, Africa, and around the US.
Minneapolis: No Room Needed