Club 56

Club 56 is Faith Formation for 5th and 6th graders.

New students and families are always welcome!

Our Club 56 gatherings together will look different depending on the week, COVID-19 recommendations and weather. Please look at our calendar posted below as this will tell you what you need to know about our gatherings! 

A typical Club 56 gathering will include learning & growing together through explorations of Bible stories, spiritual practices, social justice topics, intentional conversations, and other forms of creative experiences. 

The focus of Club 56 is to explore God’s story throughout the Bible and how God’s story is continuing through and with us. For the 2020-21 school year, we will be digging deep into the stories of the Old Testament. 

Club 56 participants can expect to feel safe and welcomed into the group whether they participate once, once a month or every gathering! 

Information about our In-Person Gatherings:

  • We will practice social distancing, mask wearing and will not be sharing supplies.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather!
  • Please use the bathroom before you arrive, we will only be able to enter the church for an emergency situation. 

Information about our Zoom Gatherings:

  • Be ready to participate!
  • Please keep your camera on so that we can engage as a whole group. If you need to leave the room for a minute or if your internet is bad, you can turn off your video. 
  • Keep yourself on mute until you are ready to speak.
  • Please be appropriate with your virtual backgrounds, words and actions.

Club 56 Calendar for 2020

Unfortunately, we are not meeting in-person yet. However, we have hope that we will be able to soon! For right now we are continuing to gather on Zoom and do monthly Drive Thrus at Church.

Sunday, Feb. 7

Freedom Rewind

ZOOM: Pastor Ben will join us for a little “stump the pastor” Q & A from 10:45am-12:00pm.
OUTDOOR GATHERING: Let’s play a social distanced game at the church! Time is TBD.


Sunday, Feb. 14

God’s Big Story Mid-Year Review

ZOOM: We will review all the stories we have learned about thus far by playing a game on ZOOM!


Sunday, Feb. 21


ZOOM: We will explore the stories and history in the Book of Judges from 10:45am-12:00pm.


Sunday, Feb. 28


ZOOM: We will explore the stories of David within God’s Big Story from 10:45am-12:00pm.

“I love learning about the different stories in the Bible and am so excited to continue this exploration with the 5th & 6th graders of Nativity! Besides working with the 5th and 6th graders at Nativity, I also serve as the Associate Director of Luther Park, the Bible Camp that Nativity has had a long partnership with. During the summer, I live at the camp in Danbury, WI and spend the summer doing all the fun camp activities with the campers, families and young adult staff. During the school year, I work remotely preparing for the next summer camp year from home here in the Twin Cities, which allows me to do work with Nativity families. Spending time in God’s Creation, hanging out with my family/friends and finding a new house project or hobby project to work on are some of my favorite things to do!”
Leah McDougall
Club 56 Facilitator

Faith Milestones:
Families of Faith: “Discover Communion” (led by Pastor Ben Schori)

“Discover Communion” is a series of classes that explore how Jesus changed the Passover meal, or Last Supper, to give us Holy Communion. Drama, games, matzo baking and crafts culminate in a Seder Meal for Christians, followed by a communion celebration on Maundy Thursday. This class meets the three Sundays before Easter; the Seder Meal and Maundy Thursday take place the Wednesday and Thursday before Easter. For kids grades 2-5 and their families.
To register please call or email Pastor Ben Schori at 612-781-2766 ext. 1010.

Children’s Choirs:

During the school year, Children’s Choirs (Gr. 1-6) will practice virtually on Sunday Mornings, building community, sustaining learning and creativity, and preparing music for online worship. Questions? Contact: Karla Reiland

Music Makers for kids in Grades 1-2 meets from 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Music Mix for kids in Grades 3-4 meets from 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Music Mix 56 for kids in Grades 5-6 meets from 10:00 am – 10:30 am


Club 56

Club 56 Suggested Donation Materials Fee
$15/student, $35 maximum per family with students in preschool – Grade 6 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.
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Faith at Home

FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – April 11

Kings & Prophets Prophets Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! We are almost through it! We started the year in the beginning learning about the first stories of God and God’s Creation. Next, we learned about the first leaders and families of God’s people. Then, we worked […]

FAITH AT HOME – Club 56 – Mar. 21

Kings & Prophets Prophets Our journey together this year is exploring God’s Big Story in the Old Testament! In our first unit, we looked at the Beginning stories of God’s Creation in the first part of Genesis. In our second unit, we then explored the second part of Genesis where we learned about some of […]

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