Kids in Grades 1 through 4

Welcome to Grades 1-4!

We are always pleased to welcome new visitors and new friends to our growing community.

Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 22: 37-39

1st through 4th grade ministry is led by the caring team of Karla Reiland and Leah Reddy. Both Karla and Leah have children in the program and have a desire to see our children & families grow in their faith and relationships with each other.

What to expect:

Faith Formation Grades 1-4 meets during worship on Saturdays at 5:30, Sundays at 9:00, 10:30 a.m. from Sept. to mid-May.

  • Kids begin in worship with their parents until the pastor calls the children forward for”Time with Children.” After the “Time with Children,” parents bring their kids downstairs to Room 117. We begin with a worship time, and each grade has something to do! We take an offering, sing, have a small-group prayer and then join together in the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Kids then participate in a variety of activities that support learning and encourage good faith habits. Activities include: art projects, service projects, drama, Bible study, puppets, games, or music.
  • Parents and other adults support Faith Formation Grades 1-4 by being Faith Coaches (small group leaders) for a 1 month session during the school year. Coaches do not need to plan or lead lessons, just be a helpful adult presence.

Questions? Contact: Karla Reiland kreiland@nativitychurch.org


Children’s Choirs:

During the school year, Children’s Choirs (Gr. 1-6) practice Wednesday evenings, participate in worship one Sunday a month and perform Christmas and Spring Musicals. Questions? Contact: Karla Reiland kreiland@nativitychurch.org

Music Makers for kids in Grade 1 – Grade 2 meets from 6:15 – 6:45pm

Music Mix for kids in Grades 3-6 meets from 7:00 – 8:00pm

*NEW* Music Movers a music experience for older preschoolers and kindergarten, plus an adult. Meets six weeks in the Fall and six weeks in the Spring, Wednesday evenings from 5:45 – 6:15pm


Childeren’s Faith Formation Calendar, 2018-19


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Grades 1-4 Faith Formation Registration 2018

  • Your student is welcome to attend a Faith Formation class during any worship time. Please select a time below.
  • $15/student, $35 maximum per family with students in preschool – Grade 4 Support your Youth Ministries. It takes a village to help raise a child. It also takes, supplies, training for leaders, and special events for the year. To that end, we suggest a payment of $15 (not to exceed $35 per family). Payments can be made online OR checks can be made payable to Nativity Lutheran Church.
  • Family Involvement

  • Not sure? Please note: If you do not select a session, we will give you a call. - Topics may change.
  • Additional Student Information

  • Permission For Pictures

    Nativity uses photography and videography to promote and celebrate children's and youth events and programming. Worship services and special events are Live-Streamed. We will not name your child or children featured in promotional communications unless we have your express permission. If you are concerned about images of your child participating in Nativity activities appearing in Nativity press and web publications, please contact your child’s program coordinator.
  • Communication with Families

    Faith Formation Grades 1-4 announcements, photos and reminders will first appear in group emails from Karla. Special events will also appear on the Nativity website. Please contact Karla if you have any questions about Faith Formation Grades 1-4: kreiland@nativitychurch.org