The Way

    The Way Contacts

    Minneapolis: Heather Melsness at  612.767.2285
    West: Abby Norlin-Weaver at 952.767.1504

    Apr
    13
    April 13
    Monday 4:00 PM
    Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form359/index.html

    6th Graders this night of Adopt-a-Grandparent (AGP) is for you! If you are interested in participating in the program next fall please come and check out what a normal AGP night is like at the home. We will meet at Mount Olivet Minneapolis Campus in the Youth Offices and take a bus over to the home and hang out with the residents & junior highers and plant flowers together! Please contact Geoff Arenson with questions at geoffa@mtolivet.org or at 612-767-2212.
    Minneapolis: Youth Office Room 276
    Apr
    26
    April 26
    Sunday 3:00 PM
    This is a special service for all 6th graders and their family members to celebrate the sacrament of first communion with their church family. The 6th grade students who are receiving First Communion should be in the Fellowship Hall in Minneapolis at 2:30pm to check in and line up. Students and one parent need to attend a required class on Sun. March 8th in the Minneapolis Campus Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:00pm or Sun. March 15th at the West Campus Fellowship Hall from 5:00-6:00pm. Please register for the class you will attend so your name will be in the bulletin.
    Minneapolis Campus
    May
    02
    May 02
    Saturday 1:00 PM
    Come and help the growing number of children that go hungry each and every day. This is a great opportunity not only to serve for your Church but a cause that is as big as World Hunger. This event is a chance for 6th Graders to experience a Junior High Alive Event and a taste of what is to come for the next 2 years in Confirmation. Our 8th Grade Leaders are very excited to work along side of you and share why they love having their Faith and Church be a part of their Life. Myself, Zach, and Gina are very excited to meet you and look forward to a fun TWO years together! Get ready to pack, pack, pack! Contact Geoff Arenson at 612-767-2212 or geoffa@mtolivet.org with any questions.

    Register at: https://fs2.formsite.com/mountolivet/form359/index.html
    Minneapolis: Youth Center
    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

    The Way  

    5th & 6th Grade

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    Summer Programs Registration

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    2014-2015 Registration
    Classes are at 9, 10, or 11 a.m. at Minneapolis and West/Victoria and begin on Rally Sunday, September 7, 2014. Our last day of class will be Sunday, April 19, 2015. Members and non-members are welcome to register throughout the year.  Teacher/classroom assignments will be emailed to families once the registrations are processed. “I am looking forward to my 2nd year in The Way this fall.  I like how we start in a big group then go into smaller groups with just our grade.  I also had a great time on the activities we took (bowling, Grand Slam…).” EmmaBelieving, Belonging, Becoming...
    Mount Olivet establishes a dynamic partnership with families in the Christian education and faith development of their children.  Instead of traditional Sunday Church School classes, 5th and 6th graders participate in The Way, a pre-Confirmation program on Sunday mornings. This is an exciting program for young people as they transition from Sunday Church School into Confirmation on their faith journey.

    Students in 5th and 6th grades are invited to enhance their faith through educational, service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance of Christian friendships and faith for life. We focus on Jesus' call to serve others.

    While the students learn about the Bible, Martin Luther, and other typical Sunday School lessons, the program has several differences, including:

    • A unique format on Sunday mornings with large and small groups to build friendships and get to know one another.
    • We have our own events:
      • Fifth graders participate in a Bible Presentation and Dinner with their parents on Reformation Sunday.   Please click here for pictures from our 2014 event.
      • Sixth graders participate in Holy Communion on Sunday, April 26 to mark the beginning of their Confirmation journey.  Details will be emailed from our Confirmation coordinators.
      • Social and service events during the year!  We will announce these events duCard made by a 10 year old student.ring class and via email.  Past events include bowling, volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, and a fun evening at GrandSlam.  Members, visitors, and friends are all welcome to attend these events and  Sunday morning classes.

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    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 Jeff or Abby to start planning a successful and meaningful learning path for your child.

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