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5th & 6th Grade

The Way Registration

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Fifth graders:
be sure your parents attend a 5th Grade Bible Presentation Information Night after the following Stewardship dinners to learn about The Way and your upcoming Bible Presentation worship service.
   - MPLS - Tuesday, September 20
   - WEST - Thursday, September 29
Please register for a Stewardship Dinner, stay  for Communion, and our pastor-led program will begin following Communion. Families are welcome to attend either Info Night, based on what's best for your schedules.


Classes, Times, and Locations
Classes are at 9, 10, or 11 a.m. at Minneapolis and West/Victoria and begin on Rally Sunday, September 11, 2016. Our last day of class is Sunday, April 30, 2017. We do not have class December 18, 25, January 1, or on Easter Sunday (April 16).

Members and non-members are welcome to register throughout the year.  Teacher/classroom assignments will be emailed to families the last week of August (once registrations are processed).

"You all are doing great things with The Way.  [My son] is loving it and simultaneously champing at the bit for confirmation to begin.  Thanks for all of your great work, positive energy, and love for Jesus and these kids!" - parent of a 5th grader

Believing, 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 will participate in a Bible Presentation with their parents on Sunday, October 9 or on Reformation Sunday, October 30
    • Sixth graders participate in Holy Communion on Sunday, April 30, 2017, to mark the beginning  of their Confirmation journey.  Details will be emailed from our Confirmation coordinators in the Spring:
      MPLS Angie St. Dennis angelas@mtolivet.org 612.767.2244
      WEST Zach Spirov zachs@mtolivet.org 952.767.1583
    • Social and service events during the yePhoto at Feed My Starving Children volunteer event.ar!  We will announce these events during class and via email.  Past events include bowling, volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, and a fun evening at GrandSlam.  See the calendar below for upcoming events and to register. 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 Amber (MPLS) or Tasha (WEST) to start planning a successful and meaningful learning path for your child.

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The Way is so fun! I really like that we get to go to cool places like GrandSlam and have other things we can do that are just for us .” Andrew, 6th grader

Sep
06
September 06
Tuesday 6:00 PM
3 Year Old & Pre-K Sunday Church School Open Houses. Incoming Sunday Church School 3 Year Old and Pre-K classes are welcome to join their future classmates and teachers for an Open House. Students and parents can meet their teachers, explore their classrooms, and familiarize themselves with the Sunday Church School program! The Open House Schedule is as follows: 3 Year Old & Pre-K 9am classes – Tuesday, September 6, 10am classes – Wednesday, September 7, 11am classes – Thursday, September 8. Each day from 6pm-7pm. Classroom and teacher assignments will be sent in late August. We look forward to seeing you at the Open Houses and during the Sunday Church School year! Please contact Josh Nelson with and questions – joshn@mtolivet.org 612.767.2284.
Minneapolis: Classroom 263 - Preschool
Sep
07
September 07
Wednesday 6:00 PM
3 Year Old & Pre-K Sunday Church School Open Houses. Incoming Sunday Church School 3 Year Old and Pre-K classes are welcome to join their future classmates and teachers for an Open House. Students and parents can meet their teachers, explore their classrooms, and familiarize themselves with the Sunday Church School program! The Open House Schedule is as follows: 3 Year Old & Pre-K 9am classes – Tuesday, September 6, 10am classes – Wednesday, September 7, 11am classes – Thursday, September 8. Each day from 6pm-7pm. Classroom and teacher assignments will be sent in late August. We look forward to seeing you at the Open Houses and during the Sunday Church School year! Please contact Josh Nelson with and questions – joshn@mtolivet.org 612.767.2284.
Minneapolis: Classroom 190
Sep
08
September 08
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing 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 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Sep
08
September 08
Thursday 1:30 PM
We will play, read, and sing 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 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Sep
15
September 15
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing 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 1 year old Room 120/122/124