Sunday Church School

3 years old-4th grade              

 

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2015-2016 Registration will open July 1.
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 7 through May 17 (no classes December 21 or 28 or on Easter Sunday - April 5). Teacher/classroom assignments will be emailed to families 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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Jun
10
June 10
Wednesday 8:30 AM
School is out for the summer, what will your 3rd – 6th grade student be doing? On Wednesday, June 10 from 8:30am-4:30pm all incoming 3rd-6th graders are invited to join us for a wacky Wednesday! We will spend the day exploring fun places around church; learning, planting and seeing the Lego exhibits at the Minnesota Arboretum, enjoy a picnic lunch, before going swimming at the Chaska Community Center. Our last stop for the day will be for a delicious cold treat! Students should bring a lunch with them. All are welcome to join us; member, non-members, and friends. The $40.00 registration fee is non-refunable. Questions – Abby Norlin-Weaver abbyn@mtolivet.org /(952)767-1504 Heather Melsness heatherm@mtolivet.org/(612)767-2285

Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form271/index.html
West: No Room Needed
Jun
11
June 11
Thursday 8:30 AM
We invite all students entering Kindergarten – 2nd grade, members, non-members, and friends, for an adventurous summer day! On Monday, June 11 we will meet at the Minneapolis Campus before departing for our adventure around town. We will visit Wild Rumpus book store for story time and visit the animals in store, head to Lake Harriet for a picnic lunch, then off to Simply Jane for an afternoon of painting. Our day on the town will conclude with a frozen treat! This fun day will be from 8:30am-4:30pm. Students should bring a lunch with them. The $40.00 registration fee is non-refunable 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
Jun
25
June 25
Thursday 5:30 PM
Parents, caregivers, AND children are invited to participate in this series focusing on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Through a variety of fitness options, we will discover ways to connect as a family. Heidi Janzig, health fitness professional, will lead 6 of the 7 sessions. Heidi is a former staffer at Cathedral of the Pines, Sunday Church School and Vacation Bible School volunteer. Come for one night or all of them! Friends welcome. Cost: $10/family per night non-refundable includes light nutritious supper Commit to all sessions for only $50 (save $20!!). Meet at the fields at Burroughs/Rain meet in Gym.
Minneapolis: Gym
Jul
02
July 02
Thursday 5:30 PM
Parents, caregivers, AND children are invited to participate in this series focusing on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Through a variety of fitness options, we will discover ways to connect as a family. Heidi Janzig, health fitness professional, will lead 6 of the 7 sessions. Heidi is a former staffer at Cathedral of the Pines, Sunday Church School and Vacation Bible School volunteer. Come for one night or all of them! Friends welcome. Cost: $10/family per night non-refundable includes light nutritious supper Commit to all sessions for only $50 (save $20!!) Meet at the fields at Burroughs/Rain back-up: Gym
Minneapolis: Youth Center
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
16
July 16
Thursday 5:30 PM
Parents, caregivers, AND children are invited to participate in this series focusing on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Through a variety of fitness options, we will discover ways to connect as a family. Heidi Janzig, health fitness professional, will lead 6 of the 7 sessions. Heidi is a former staffer at Cathedral of the Pines, Sunday Church School and Vacation Bible School volunteer. Come for one night or all of them! Friends welcome. Cost: $10/family per night non-refundable includes light nutritious supper Commit to all sessions for only $50 (save $20!!). Meet at the fields at Burroughs/in case of rain: 1700 Fellowship Hall
Minneapolis: Youth 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
23
July 23
Thursday 5:30 PM
Parents, caregivers, AND children are invited to participate in this series focusing on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Through a variety of fitness options, we will discover ways to connect as a family. Heidi Janzig, health fitness professional, will lead 6 of the 7 sessions. Heidi is a former staffer at Cathedral of the Pines, Sunday Church School and Vacation Bible School volunteer. Come for one night or all of them! Friends welcome. Cost: $10/family per night non-refundable includes light nutritious supper Commit to all sessions for only $50 (save $20!!). Meet at the fields at Burroughs/Rain: Gym
Minneapolis: Youth Center
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
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
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
06
August 06
Thursday 5:30 PM
Parents, caregivers, AND children are invited to participate in this series focusing on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Through a variety of fitness options, we will discover ways to connect as a family. Heidi Janzig, health fitness professional, will lead 6 of the 7 sessions. Heidi is a former staffer at Cathedral of the Pines, Sunday Church School and Vacation Bible School volunteer. Come for one night or all of them! Friends welcome. Cost: $10/family per night non-refundable includes light nutritious supper Commit to all sessions for only $50 (save $20!!). Meet in the files of Burroughs/Rain meet in Gym.
Minneapolis: Youth Center
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