Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
Students in 5th & 6th grade are invited to enhance their faith through educational, service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance of Christian friendships and faith for life.
West: CFL Activity Room
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
West: CFL All Rooms
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
Minneapolis: Classroom 257 - Preschool Large Muscle Room
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 9:00 AM
Students in 5th & 6th grade are invited to enhance their faith through educational, service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance of Christian friendships and faith for life.
Minneapolis: 1700 Chapel- Sanctuary
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 10:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
West: CFL All Rooms
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 10:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
Minneapolis: Classroom 191
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 11:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
West: CFL All Rooms
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 11:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
Minneapolis: Classroom 194
Apr
22
April 22
Sunday 4:30 PM
Family Bingo Night – Sunday, April 22nd – 4:30 -6 p.m. Mpls Campus $15/family – includes dinner.
You’re invited to bring your family for a fun game night in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll play a few rounds of bingo and conclude with a yummy dinner. Join us for this first of a kind spring family event! Register online.
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
Apr
26
April 26
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children 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 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Apr
29
April 29
Sunday 9:00 AM
Students in 5th & 6th grade are invited to enhance their faith through educational, service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance of Christian friendships and faith for life.
West: CFL Activity Room
Apr
29
April 29
Sunday 9:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
West: CFL All Rooms
Apr
29
April 29
Sunday 9:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
Minneapolis: Classroom 257 - Preschool Large Muscle Room
Apr
29
April 29
Sunday 9:00 AM
Students in 5th & 6th grade are invited to enhance their faith through educational, service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance of Christian friendships and faith for life.
Minneapolis: 1700 Chapel- Sanctuary
Apr
29
April 29
Sunday 10:00 AM
Children who are 3 years – 4th grade are invited to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible lessons, crafts, music, games, activities, and more. Explore your faith and make new friends!
Minneapolis: Classroom 191

Mount Olivet Preschool – openings available

We’re off to a great start in Preschool at Mount Olivet and we would love to have you join us! If you are looking for a morning or afternoon education option for your 3, 4, or 5-year-old, we have a few openings. It’s never too late! For more information and registration, visit www.mtolivet.org/education/preschool or call Linda Healy 612.767.2216. All are welcome.

Availability for 3 or 4-year-old or 4 or 5-year-old classes:
Mondays & Fridays 9:30am-12noon
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12:30-3pm

 

Sunday School – here’s what’s happening!

While their adults attend worship, kids are having a BLAST getting to know each other, creating projects, and reading Bible stories. Registration is open throughout the year and friends are welcome to join us for one Sunday or several!

3yrs-Kindergarten Using Spark! curriculum through Augsburg Fortress, kids are learning Bible stories, getting to know new friends, and spending time with pastors. During November, we will find out more about the Battle of Jericho, Elijah and the Widow, and the Beatitudes.

1st-4th Gr Each Sunday, we explore Bible stories through Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM), writing, drama, and art! Kids learn about God’s love, the church calendar, and Mount Olivet traditions through our innovative Sunday morning experience. Here’s what a volunteer has to say: “I love the new way of doing lessons! I feel there’s a better connection with the kids. They really get into the science projects and are excited to try out some new ideas.”

5th & 6th Gr The Way, our pre-Confirmation program, is connecting lessons from the Bible to our everyday lives. In September, we learned about Creation, then figured out ways we can be good stewards of God’s gifts to us and how we can share our gifts with others. In October, we read about Noah, and talked about peer pressure and how we can make good decisions. Using what we learned about being good stewards AND making good decisions, we hosted our 1st- through 4th-graders in a special children’s worship service.

 

Faith + Home: Popsicle Stick Prayers

     The start of a new season often means the start of a new routine. Our to-do lists get long, the homework piles up, the work piles up, play dates get scheduled, extracurricular activities are in full swing, and Sunday School begins.
      It can be difficult to find time to talk about faith when the busyness of autumn sets in and there are not enough hours in a day to get everything done.
      I always find autumn a good time to not only continue with the day-to-day tasks but also remind myself that stopping to take a moment to pray can change my entire mindset. Prayer does not have to be something that takes a long time, and there are many ways to teach our children how to pray.
    Growing up, a family I knew wrote prayers on popsicle sticks while they were in the car on any given day during the week. They would write something that they were thankful for or a prayer request they had. On the days to follow, they would take a popsicle stick out of the jar and pray for whatever it said once a day before arriving at their destination. Not only did this teach everyone in their family the importance of prayer, but it taught their family friends as well. This is a simple way to talk to God and thank him for all that he does for us. I encourage you to try out your own “popsicle stick prayers” this month. If you have 1st- through 4th-graders, maybe they will share with you how this relates to a routine they have in Sunday School class! – Kate Knutson, Luther Seminary intern