Children and Family MinistryPicture of kids and counselors playing under a parachute.

Infants through 6th graders and their families are invited to learn and play together while getting to know other families.

Some programs are just for kids, while others are just for families (big or small). Events are held throughout the year at various locations. All are welcome. 

 

“Another fabulous year of VBS -- and bittersweet as it is our last!  Just wanted to send a sincere and heartfelt thank you to you and all the great C&FM staff who make this place more wonderful by your loving presence. ” - Parent of VBS attendee 2016

Click here to register for Stewardship Dinners

 

Sunday Morning Nursery
infants to 3 years
Mpls and West Amy Porthan amyp@mtolivet.org
Click here to register.

Weekday Preschool
3, 4, and 5 year olds
Mpls Linda Healy lindah@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2216
Click here to register.

Sunday School/The Way
3 years (as of September 1, 2017) through 6th grade
Mpls Amber Kuntz amberk@mtolivet.org
West Tasha Holifield tashah@mtolivet.org
Click here to register.

"The kids all seem so happy and I love seeing my son playing with his friends and making new ones! A special thank you to ... all the awesome staff who take such great care of our kids and develop these special programs.” - dad of a 6th grader

Babygarten
Babygarten is a faith-based program developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist that focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities to help lay the groundwork for the important skills that babies develop early in their lives. Babygarten is more than a playgroup or storytime and provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-focused environment.  Register for the full program (six Thursdays mornings or afternoons) for $72/includes materials.  Email amyp@mtolivet.org for details.

Musikgarten
Classes for Infants-3 years and caregivers
Colleen Roess colleenr@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2258
Click here to register

Choirs/Instruments
3 year olds through 6th grade
Beverly Claflin beverlyc@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2263
Click here to register
 
Parents Share
Parents; childcare available for a small fee
Join us for a lively discussion on topical issues affecting families today.  Parents share is facilitated by Parent educator and  meets every Wednesday at the Minneapolis Campus-9:30am, Room 394.  Read more...

Day Care
Mount Olivet Day Services             
6 weeks-5 years        
Mount Olivet Day Services, licensed by the Department of Human Services, provides a unique intergenerational experience. Children have opportunities to interact and have fun with participants of the Mount Olivet Day Services adult program and residents living at Mount Olivet Home and Mount Olivet Careview Home.
Allison Lewis alewis@mtolivetdayservices.org or 612.861.8812

Library
All ages
Families are invited to check out books, DVDs, music, and more at our libraries!  Our Minneapolis Campus Library also features a fish tank and small group work spaces.
Librarian - Chelle Urabe micheleu@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2266

Summer Programs
Preschool Sampler, God's Kids Sing!, Vacation Bible School, King's Kids Camps, Camp Cheer!, and more.

Jul
31
July 31
Monday 8:30 AM
Focus on God’s call with our Summer of Awesome Programs (SOAP). Help with personal, community, national and international service projects at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center. We’ll be together for the day, and end the week with an overnight. Cost: $160. Includes transportation from both Mpls and West campuses, lunch, snacks, crafts, t-shirt and materials. SOAP Volunteers (7th – 12th gr). Cost: Free!
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Aug
01
August 01
Tuesday 8:30 AM
Focus on God’s call with our Summer of Awesome Programs (SOAP). Help with personal, community, national and international service projects at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center. We’ll be together for the day, and end the week with an overnight. Cost: $160. Includes transportation from both Mpls and West campuses, lunch, snacks, crafts, t-shirt and materials. SOAP Volunteers (7th – 12th gr). Cost: Free!
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Aug
01
August 01
Tuesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $30. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms

Register:
Minneapolis: Gym
Aug
02
August 02
Wednesday 8:30 AM
Focus on God’s call with our Summer of Awesome Programs (SOAP). Help with personal, community, national and international service projects at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center. We’ll be together for the day, and end the week with an overnight. Cost: $160. Includes transportation from both Mpls and West campuses, lunch, snacks, crafts, t-shirt and materials. SOAP Volunteers (7th – 12th gr). Cost: Free!
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Aug
02
August 02
Wednesday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $30. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms

Register:
Minneapolis: Gym
Aug
03
August 03
Thursday 8:30 AM
Focus on God’s call with our Summer of Awesome Programs (SOAP). Help with personal, community, national and international service projects at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center. We’ll be together for the day, and end the week with an overnight. Cost: $160. Includes transportation from both Mpls and West campuses, lunch, snacks, crafts, t-shirt and materials. SOAP Volunteers (7th – 12th gr). Cost: Free!
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Aug
03
August 03
Thursday 9:00 AM
Rah! Rah! Rah! Mother/daughter team Amee and Betty LiaBraaten invite all kids entering K-2nd grade to learn cheer basics, create crafts, and perform a routine for your families on the last morning!

Betty is a cheerleader at Edina and Amee is a Physical Education teacher in the Edina Schools; both have volunteered as Sunday Church School teachers for years! Their cheerleading friends will help lead this fun and faith-filled camp.

Cost: $30. Includes: Crafts, T-Shirt, and PomPoms

Register:
Minneapolis: Gym
Aug
03
August 03
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.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Aug
10
August 10
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.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Aug
10
August 10
Thursday 6:00 PM
Spend an evening out at the West Campus enjoying an outdoor movie night with your family! This is a perfect chance to gather for a bonfire and movie night with friends and family. Bring a blanket or outdoor chair to enjoy the show – movie selections to be announced. Cost: Free. Contact: Amber Kuntz (AmberK@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (TashaH@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284) with questions.
West: No Room Needed
Aug
15
August 15
Tuesday 8:30 AM
This "Hands On" Day full of art and science will get our creative spirits going as we experiment our way through the day! Transportation is provided from campus to campus. Open to kindergarten – 2nd graders as of Summer 2017. Cost: $45 for the day – Includes: activities, lunch and snacks.
Minneapolis: Gym
Aug
17
August 17
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.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124