Welcome to Faith Formation for Kids age 3 through Kindergarten!
New kids and visitors are welcome any time!
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
What to expect:
Faith Formation for Kids Age 3 through Kindergarten meet Saturdays at 5:30, Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30/10:40 from Sept. to mid-May.
Kids begin in worship with their parents until the pastor calls the kids forward for “Time with Children.” After “Time with Children,” parents will walk their 2-Kindergarteners on the same level to Room 218 (Across from the nursery) for a fun, interactive music time. Finally, class leaders bring the kids to their classrooms where they can experience God’s love through creative activities including Bible stories, arts and crafts, movies and games. Throughout the year we have seasonal Family Festivals that feature fun, faith-based activities for all ages to enjoy together!
Parents and high school students support Faith Formation for Kids Age 3 through Kindergarten by being age-group leaders for a 2-month session during the school year. Our parent co-op leading is vital to the success of our faith formation programs.
Questions? Email or phone Kelly Sherman-Conroy at 612-781- 2766 ext. 1007.
The “Nativity Singers,” kids in Kindergarten – Grade 2, practice Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 6:50 pm from September – May. Kids participate in worship usually on the second Sunday each month and in Christmas and spring musicals during the school.
Children’s Choirs are led by Karla Reiland firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nativity’s “Kid Zone”:
Located in the Commons area close to the sanctuary, the Kid Zone is a place for toddlers and kids to play while supervised by their parents. Kid-sized tables and chairs, Duplos, Bible story puzzles and books are available. The Kid Zone also has clipboards with coloring pictures and crayons that can be taken in to worship, as well as Faith Bags containing hardboard books, small toys and puppets. There is a monitor in the Kid Zone where parents can see and hear the worship service.
Families of Faith: “3-Year- Old Spark Bible Presentation and Class”
Nativity presents Spark Bibles to 3-year-olds in the fall as a celebration of the start of their faith journey. A class is offered to help families use their new Spark Bible at home. Everyone meets Squiggles – who appears on every page! Led by Kelly Sherman-Conroy.
Families of Faith: “4-Year- Old Nativity Sets”
Families and their 4-year-olds assemble a Nativity set (stable, animals, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Angel and more!) during a fun morning exploring the Christmas Story in late Nov. or early Dec. Led by Kelly Sherman-Conroy.
Families of Faith: “Kindergarten Backpack Blessing”
Kindergarteners are invited each year to bring their backpack to worship in September to be recognized for a big milestone in their life. Backpacks are our children’s constant companions as they go about their days at school. We will give each child a tag to put on their backpack to remind them that God is with them in their daily life and that their church family will be praying for them throughout the year.
Age 2 – Kindergarten forms:
3-K Welcome 2017 (go here after you’ve completed the General Sign-up form and return to Kelly)
Faith Formation Registration Suggested Donation (Materials Fee) $15/child, $35 maximum per family with students in preschool – Grade 6.
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3 year Old Bible Milestone
If you would like your child to be a part of our 3 Year Olds Bible Presentation at 9 & 10:30 a.m. Services please contact Kelly Kelly@nativitychurch.org . Parents, Godparents, Grandparents are all encouraged to attend a fun interactive and special class for 3 year olds and their families immediately following the presentations.
Info needed for Registration: Name of Child, Birthdate, Parent(s) name and number attending the presentation; when they will attend Saturday Sept 23rd at 5:30; Sept 24th at 9am or 10:30 am.