Welcome to Nursery & Faith Formation for Kids Pre-Birth through Age 3! New infants and toddlers 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
If you have questions or would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Kelly Sherman-Conroy at (Kelly@nativitychurch.org) or by phone at 612- 781-2766 ext. 1007.
Pray & Play Nursery for Ages 0-3 Years:
In our nursery your child will experience a safe, loving and creative environment staffed by adult and youth caregivers who are ready to welcome your young child during worship times: Saturdays at 5:30 pm, Sundays at 9 and 10:30 am. Parents and other adults in our Nursery Co-op support Play-n-Pray Nursery by being caregivers or subs on a monthly schedule or as arranged.
Nativity’s nursery is located on the main level down the hall from the sanctuary past the Welcome Desk. Sign in your child, leaving a cell number so caregivers can contact you if need be. Make a nametag for your child. Please let the caregivers know if your child has a diaper bag or is potty trained. Your child will enjoy age-appropriate toys, simple art projects and a story time.
Pray & Play Butterflies Ages 2:
The “Butterfly” class is for young children who are ready to transition between nursery and the Faith Formation class for 2-year-olds. The Butterfly class meets Sundays at 9:00am, 10:30am and 10:40am from Sept. to mid-May.
Two-year-olds begin in worship with their families until the “Time with Children.” After the “Time with Children,” parents walk their children on the same level to Room 218(Across from the nursery), where they will enjoy a fun, interactive music time. Then parents walk their Butterflies to the nursery for simple age appropriate crafts and free play time.
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.
Musikgarten at Nativity is a musical experience designed to bring the joy of music to children ages 0-4 and their parent/caregiver. Children are naturally drawn to music, and music touches the whole child, supporting social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development.
Wee Wow is a mini vacation Bible school experience for 2-year-olds with an adult. It takes place in June on three Wednesday evenings from 6-7:15 pm. Participants of all ages enjoy music, a Bible story and crafts.
Beginning Families of Faith
A class for parents, godparents, and grandparents of children awaiting baptism or recently baptized. The class focuses on helping adults pass on a living faith to children. Participants will review what they want for children, faith formation in children and practical ideas in passing on a trusting relationship with God.
Baptisms are performed at all services. The service is determined by the family’s preference. We schedule baptisms at the Saturday, 5:30pm service any weekend and at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month. Baptisms may occur before the family takes the Beginning Families of Faith class with the permission of Pastor Glenn. If a family is planning a baptism they are required to take the Beginning Families of Faith class. We encourage parents, grandparents, and godparents to attend the class as well. If you’d like to schedule a baptism, please call or email Pastor Glenn Seefeldt at 612–781-2766 ext. 1009.
Butterflies Faith Formation Age 2
There is no better time to start teaching children about Jesus than the toddler years. Our 2 year old faith formation helps to prepare your toddler for a more structured environment and they have fun learning about Jesus! They will interact with each other through song, storytime, crafts and play all with a biblical message they can grasp.
If you have questions contact Kelly Sherman-Conroy (Kelly@nativitychurch.org)
Pray & Play 2s Welcome 2017-18 (go here after you’ve completed the General Sign-up Form)
Pray & Play Age 2 Registration Suggested Donation (Materials Fee) $15/toddler (families with more than one toddler are welcome to just pay the $15 which would include both children.
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Nativity Child and Family Center
NCFC-Nativity Child and Family Center: a mission partner of Nativity Lutheran Church located on our site, offers extended day childcare and educational programs for children 16 months through 12 years of age. The center ministers to the “whole child,” encouraging growth and development physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Our center is safe, child-centered and well equipped to meet the changing needs of children.