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2015-2016 Registration
Classes are at 9, 10, or 11am at Minneapolis and West/Victoria.  Members and non-members are welcome to register at any time during the year. 

Classes are held Rally Sunday, September 13 through May 22 (no classes December 20 or 27 or on Easter Sunday - March 27). Teacher/classroom assignments will be emailed to families at the end of August (after registrations are processed).

Believing, belonging, becoming...
SundayPhoto of pastors and students 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 welcomes children 3 years of age (as of September 1) through 4th grade, and 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 70 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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VolunteerGlitter project with student and teacher.
To volunteer as a classroom assistant, substitute teacher, or superintendent (help teachers Sunday morning and pick up attendance from classrooms), please contact Heather Melsness.

 

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 Heather (contact info at left) to start planning a successful and meaningful learning path for your child. 

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Jul
07
July 07
Tuesday 8:30 AM
Prepare your heart for Jesus at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center. Kids entering 3rd or 4th grade this up-coming fall are invited to ignite their faith, meet new friends, share in fellowship, and have fun at King's Kids Overnight Camp! Your camping experience will include both large group and small group activities including: outdoor and indoor exploration, crafts, games, swimming in the indoor pool, faith-building activities, nature hikes, chapel time, and so much more! Members and non-members welcome. Bring a friend and join the fun! Overnight Camp: Sleeping accommodations are dormitory style bunks shared by camper small groups and their counselors. Overnight Camp: Tuesday check-in 8:30am Thursday pick-up 1:00pm Cost: Overnight Camp Cost - $170 (Please note there is a $50 non-refundable deposit) Includes transportation & lodging, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, crafts, and materials. Contact: MPLS Heather Melsness heatherm@mtolivet.org WEST Abby Norlin-Weaver abbyn@mtolivet.org
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Jul
13
July 13
Monday 8:30 AM
Ignite your faith at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center. Kids entering 1st or 2nd grade this up-coming fall are invited to explore their faith, meet new friends, share in fellowship, and have fun at King's Kids Day Camp! Your camp experience will include both large group and small group activities including: outdoor and indoor exploration, crafts, games, swimming in the indoor pool, faith-building activities, chapel time, and so much more! Members and non-members welcome. Bring a friend and join the fun! Day Camp: Daily check-in 8:30am Daily pick-up 4:30pm Cost: Day Camp Cost - $160 Please note there is a $50 non-refundable deposit) Includes transportation, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, crafts, and materials. Contact: MPLS Heather Melsness heatherm@mtolivet.org WEST Abby Norlin-Weaver abbyn@mtolivet.org

Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html
Conference and Retreat Center
Jul
21
July 21
Tuesday 8:30 AM
Have a servant heart? Feel the need to help others? Through service learning projects, team-building activities, Bible studies and fellowship with one another. Summer of Service (S.O.S.) campers will focus on God's call to serve others. Your camp experience will include both large group and small group activities including: outdoor and indoor exploration, crafts, games, swimming in the indoor pool, faith-building activities, nature walks, chapel time, and so much more! Activities designed specifically for your 5th and 6th grader feature a challenge-course and service opportunities, including a service-oriented field trip. Sleeping accommodations are dormitory style bunks, shared by camper small groups and their counselor. Cost: $170.00 (Please note there is a $50.00 non-refundable deposit) Includes: transportation, lodging, all meals, snacks, crafts, service project materials, field trip, and Camp S.O.S. t-shirt. Overnight Camp: Tuesday check-in 8:30am Thursday pick-up 1:00pm Contact: MPLS Heather Melsness heatherm@mtolivet.org WEST Abby Norlin-Weaver abbyn@mtolivet.org

Register at; https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Jul
28
July 28
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Join us this summer to find out what preschool is all about! We'll have three mornings of art, music, circle time, snacks, and games in our Minneapolis campus classrooms. Please join us if you will be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2015. We'd love to meet you! Cost: $50.00

Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html
Minneapolis: Classroom 263 - Preschool
Jul
28
July 28
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Pompoms! Claps! Smiles! Friends! Fun! Everything you love about cheerleading - right here at Mount Olivet! Join Betty LiaBraaten, Edina Cheerleader, and her mom, Amee, Edina PhyEd teacher, for THREE fun-filled mornings of Camp Cheer! We'll learn some cheers (clap clap) create fun crafts (clap clap) explore the Bible (clap clap) so check us out! Cost: $30 non-refundable includes materials and crafts
Minneapolis: Classroom 482/486
Jul
29
July 29
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Pompoms! Claps! Smiles! Friends! Fun! Everything you love about cheerleading - right here at Mount Olivet! Join Betty LiaBraaten, Edina Cheerleader, and her mom, Amee, Edina PhyEd teacher, for THREE fun-filled mornings of Camp Cheer! We'll learn some cheers (clap clap) create fun crafts (clap clap) explore the Bible (clap clap) so check us out! Cost: $30 non-refundable includes materials and crafts
Minneapolis: Classroom 482/486
Jul
29
July 29
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Join us this summer to find out what preschool is all about! We'll have three mornings of art, music, circle time, snacks, and games in our Minneapolis campus classrooms. Please join us if you will be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2015. We'd love to meet you! Cost: $50.00

Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html
Minneapolis: Classroom 263 - Preschool
Jul
30
July 30
Thursday 9:00 AM
Join us this summer to find out what preschool is all about! We'll have three mornings of art, music, circle time, snacks, and games in our Minneapolis campus classrooms. Please join us if you will be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2015. We'd love to meet you! Cost: $50.00

Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html
Minneapolis: Classroom 263 - Preschool
Aug
13
August 13
Thursday 8:30 AM
Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html

It might be August but summer isn’t over yet and there is still fun to be had! Thursday, August 13 from 8:30am-4:30pm all students entering kindergarten – 2nd grade should come along for a great day of fun with friends! We will gather at the West Campus and then depart for a field trip day. The day will begin volunteering at Gale Woods Farm, followed by a picnic lunch, and then we are off to Big Stone Mini Golf. We will enjoy an afternoon snack around the campfire before concluding our day. Students should bring their own lunch. We will provide the afternoon snack. The fantastic day is open to members, non-members, and friends. The $40.00 registration fee in non-refundable. Questions – Abby Norlin-Weaver abbyn@mtolivet.org /(952)767-1504 Heather Melsness heatherm@mtolivet.org/(612)767-2285
West: No Room Needed
Aug
17
August 17
Monday 8:30 AM
Looking for something exciting to do this summer? We’ve got just the thing for you! Incoming 3rd-6th graders are invited to explore the city with us! We will meet at the Minneapolis Campus, where students will go on a scavenger hunt to discover the locations of where we are headed. This mysterious day will include mini golf, serving our community, a picnic lunch, and a frozen treat to conclude the day! This mysterious day of adventure will take place from 8:30am-4:30pm. Students should bring a lunch with them. The $40.00 registration fee is non-refundable. Questions – Heather Melsness heatherm@mtolivet.org/(612)767-2285 Abby Norlin-Weaver abbyn@mtolivet.org /(952)767-1504

Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html
Minneapolis: No Room Needed
Aug
26
August 26
Wednesday 6:00 PM
Feel called to play an intricate role in a child's faith journey? Join us for our 2015-2016 Sunday school teacher training.

Wednesday, August 26
6-8p
Mpls Fellowship Hall
(returning teachers excused at 7:15pm)

Responsible and fun volunteers needed, high school students and older.

There are many ways to volunteer: team teach, alternate weekend teaching, or lead a class solo.
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
Sep
22
September 22
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Parents of 5th graders should attend one of the stewardship dinners listed below. From 7:15-8:15p, pastors will discuss the our annual Bible Presentation for 5th graders, an important step in your child's faith journey. Placing the Word in your child’s hands helps fulfill promises made at their baptism.
• Minneapolis: Tuesday, September 22 at 6pm
• West: Thursday, October 1 at 6pm

Bible Presentation Dates:
• Minneapolis: Sunday, October 25 at 4pm
• West: Sunday, November 1 at 4pm

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Oct
01
October 01
Thursday 7:30 PM
Parents of 5th graders should attend one of the stewardship dinners listed below. From 7:15-8:15p, pastors will discuss the our annual Bible Presentation for 5th graders, an important step in your child's faith journey. Placing the Word in your child’s hands helps fulfill promises made at their baptism.
• Minneapolis: Tuesday, September 22 at 6pm
• West: Thursday, October 1 at 6pm

Bible Presentation Dates:
• Minneapolis: Sunday, October 25 at 4pm
• West: Sunday, November 1 at 4pm
West: Sanctuary
Oct
25
October 25
Sunday 4:00 PM
There is a special event for your 5th grader this fall, regardless if he/she is enrolled in The Way. All 5th graders are able to participate in an important step in their faith journey: a Bible presentation.

Bible Presentation Dates:
• Minneapolis: Sunday, October 25 at 4pm
• West: Sunday, November 1 at 4pm

The Bible presentation marks your child’s transition from Sunday Church School into The Way, our pre-confirmation program. It is an honor for the staff and volunteers to join your children on their faith journey which you started at your child’s baptism. This is a special moment in the life of your family because placing the Bible in your child’s hand symbolizes the ownership your child is taking in his/her faith.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Nov
01
November 01
Sunday 4:00 PM
There is a special event for your 5th grader this fall, regardless if he/she is enrolled in The Way. All 5th graders are able to participate in an important step in their faith journey: a Bible presentation.

Bible Presentation Dates:
• Minneapolis: Sunday, October 25 at 4pm
• West: Sunday, November 1 at 4pm

The Bible presentation marks your child’s transition from Sunday Church School into The Way, our pre-confirmation program. It is an honor for the staff and volunteers to join your children on their faith journey which you started at your child’s baptism. This is a special moment in the life of your family because placing the Bible in your child’s hand symbolizes the ownership your child is taking in his/her faith.
West: Sanctuary