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5th & 6th Grade

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Register for The Way Goes Bowling!

Fifth graders: Bible Presentation worship services are held:

  • Sunday, October 9 at West
  • Sunday, October 30 at Mpls

Please be in Fellowship Hall by 3:30p; service starts at 4p
Students should have registered by September 26 to have their name printed in the bulletin. If you missed registration, you are welcome to attend either service. Call Josh Nelson at 612.767.2284 so your name can be read aloud as you receive a Bible from a pastor.

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 prior to Sundays we have class (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

The Way Reward Night 

Saturday, October 29
This is a Thank You from your teachers; there is no charge for this event. Complementary popcorn, dessert, and beverages are provided. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. 

Eat dinner before coming or purchase pizza slice(s) at the event for $1.50 per slice (cheese or pepperoni) 

We will be sitting on the floor so bring blankies & pillows. 

Location is the 1700 Chapel and please enter through the alley (west) doors. 
Drop off is from 6:45-7pm

Pick Up is from 9:30-9:45pm

*The doors will be locked from 7-9:30pm

Questions please contact Josh Nelson or 612.767.2284

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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 612.767.2244
      WEST Zach Spirov 952.767.1583
    • Social and service events during the yePhoto at Feed My Starving Children volunteer!  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

October 29
Saturday 6:30 PM
This is a Thank You from your teachers; there is no charge for this event. Complementary popcorn, dessert and beverages are provided. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Eat dinner before coming or purchase pizza slice(s) at the event for $1.50 per slice (Cheese or Pepperoni). We will be sitting on the floor so bring blankies & pillows.
Saturday, Octover 29 at the 1700 Chapel. Drop off 6:45-7pm, pick up 9:30-9:45pm. Please enter through the alley (west door)
Minneapolis: 1700 Chapel- Fellowship Hall
November 05
Saturday 12:00 PM
The Way Goes Bowling!
$20 – includes transportation, admission, lunch, and dessert
Drop off is at 12p at 1700 Chapel
Pick Up is at 3p at 1700 Chapel
Minneapolis: 1700 Chapel- Fellowship Hall
November 19
Saturday 2:00 PM
Families are invited to join our Mount Olivet tradition of celebrating the important season of Advent! Each house is as unique as the family who designs it! $50/family includes gingerbread house and frosting from Wuollet Bakery, Advent reminder craft, and sweet treat. Families should bring their own candies, cereals, and other decorations.
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis
March 12
Sunday 5:00 PM
Minneapolis: Fellowship Hall- Minneapolis