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.  

 

C&FM Event Registration

“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 

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 Maxwell Jones mjones@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.

Mar
09
March 09
Friday 6:00 PM
Kid’s Night In - a fun night at church to play games, watch a movie, and hang with friends – could be a great opportunity for a parent’s night out! Please have your child eat dinner before arriving – a light snack will be provided. We hope to see you there! Register online, questions contact, Josh Nelson at 612-767-2284 or joshn@mtolivet.org
West: CFL Activity Room
Mar
09
March 09
Friday 6:00 PM
Kid’s Night In - a fun night at church to play games, watch a movie, and hang with friends – could be a great opportunity for a parent’s night out! Please have your child eat dinner before arriving – a light snack will be provided. We hope to see you there! Register online, questions contact, Josh Nelson at 612-767-2284 or joshn@mtolivet.org
Minneapolis: Gym
Mar
10
March 10
Saturday 12:00 PM
6th Mothers & Others Tea Luncheon. Sa 3/10 12noon, West Campus. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, sisters, aunts, and friends are invited to this fun and fancy tea with soup, scones, sandwiches, and sweets. There will be lemonade "tea" for younger guests. Hats and pearls will be admired, but are not required! Sign up as a group (up to 8) or as an individual. Cost: $15 ($10 girls 12 and under) nonrefundable payment required with reservation at mtolivet.org or at church beginning 2/1.
West: Fellowship Hall
Mar
17
March 17
Saturday 9:00 AM
The cost is $5 per family. Don't forget a water bottle and your tennis shoes. Fun provided!
Minneapolis: Gym
Mar
17
March 17
Saturday 11:00 AM
5th and 6th graders - Join your friends for a volunteer opportunity at Feed My Starving Children. We’ll work together to pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen and then enjoy some ice cream afterward. Be sure to eat lunch before you come! Register online.
Minneapolis: Youth Center
Mar
24
March 24
Saturday 10:00 AM
Please join us in volunteering for the Easter Angel Gifts benefiting Pastor Scott's ministry (Minneapolis) and Love INC (serving eastern Carver County). We need your help in packing and delivering Angel gifts on Saturday, March 24th at either campus. Join us at West at 10am (in the Fellowship Hall) or at Minneapolis at 3:00pm (in the gym). You will be helping to assemble and/or deliver the Angel Gifts to those in need by packing a food box and making Easter baskets. We especially need delivery volunteers!
Donations are also needed for the Easter baskets. During the month of February drop off NEW items to the main office at Mpls or West narthex, please mark all items "Angel Gifts". Items needed are: picture and board books, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kids ‘activity books, and crayons. Sign up on the website on the Community Concern page starting 2/1. Come with your family, friends, confirmation class, Sunday school class, or by yourself, all are welcome!
West: Fellowship Hall
Mar
24
March 24
Saturday 3:00 PM
Please join us in volunteering for the Easter Angel Gifts benefiting Pastor Scott's ministry (Minneapolis) and Love INC (serving eastern Carver County). We need your help in packing and delivering Angel gifts on Saturday, March 24th at either campus. Join us at West at 10am (in the Fellowship Hall) or at Minneapolis at 3:00pm (in the gym). You will be helping to assemble and/or deliver the Angel Gifts to those in need by packing a food box and making Easter baskets. We especially need delivery volunteers!
Donations are also needed for the Easter baskets. During the month of February drop off NEW items to the main office at Mpls or West narthex, please mark all items "Angel Gifts". Items needed are: picture and board books, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kids ‘activity books, and crayons.
Sign up on the website on the Community Concern page starting 2/1. Come with your family, friends, confirmation class, Sunday school class, or by yourself, all are welcome!
Minneapolis: Gym
Mar
29
March 29
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
05
April 05
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
12
April 12
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
14
April 14
Saturday 9:00 AM
The cost is $5 per family. Don't forget a water bottle and your tennis shoes. Fun provided!
Minneapolis: Gym
Apr
19
April 19
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