Kids In Grades 1 Through 4

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

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

Each week we provide lessons, activities and Bible stories to help your family experience

the love of Jesus together. Access Faith at Home videos and lessons below.

  • Nativity is committed to supporting you in your faith journey. Because children under the age of 12 are not yet able to receive a vaccination for COVID-19, we are continuing to offer online and outdoor options for families. We encourage you to cultivate new ways of exploring your faith together as a family. Each week, you can enjoy a virtual lesson that provides context, encourages discussion, and contains an element of fun!
  • SUMMER 2021 – We will offer Outdoor Worship and Faith Formation activities for families on Sundays at 10am in the West Parking Lot through August 15 (no meeting July 4).
  • Please be sure to REGISTER below to stay up to date on Nativity’s fall Faith Formation offerings. Filling out the form is quick and painless!

Questions? Contact: Karla Reiland kreiland@nativitychurch.org

Children’s Choirs:

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

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

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

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

Faith Milestone

Families of Faith: “Discover Communion”

A series of classes that explore how Jesus changed the Passover meal, at the Last Supper, into the Christian Sacrament of Holy Communion. Drama, games, baking and crafts culminate in a special dinner, followed by a communion celebration on Maundy Thursday. This class meets the three Sundays before Easter; the dinner 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.

3rd Grade Bibles

Every third grader at Nativity receives an Adventure Bible to guide them on their faith journey. The Adventure Bible contains great contextual features such as: Life in Bible Times, People in Bible Times, Words to Treasure, Did You Know, Live It, facts, a dictionary, and colorful maps. These features bring relevance and meaning to what can at times be a challenging text!

3rd Grade Bibles are presented annually in October. Karla will teach a fun,  brief class about how to use your new Bible.

Faith at Home

Summer Family Faith Formation – June 13

Summer Family Faith Formation – June 13 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the fun of summer with some of the BIG stories of the Bible! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them […]

Spring Family Faith Formation – May 23

Spring Family Faith Formation – May 23 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life of spring with stories of new life Jesus brings! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! […]

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Grades 1-4 Faith Formation Registration

$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.
Additional Student Information
Ex: After much discussion, we have opted for full-time distance learning. My son will be in 4th Grade at Bel Air. Ex 2: My child will be attending 2nd Grade at Wilshire Park in a hybrid learning model. We anticipate that this may be a difficult year for us.
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 for Grades 1-4 announcements, photos and reminders will appear in a group email from Karla or Leah. You will also find special events on our Nativity website and social media pages. Please contact Karla or Leah if you have any questions about Faith Formation. kreiland@nativitychurch.org leah@nativitychurch.org

Upcoming Events

News

  • Spring Family Faith Formation – April 18
    Spring Family Faith Formation – April 18 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the new life of spring with stories of new life Jesus brings! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! Welcome Videos Start by ...
  • Winter Family Faith Formation – February 28
    Winter Family Faith Formation – February 28 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the New Year with stories of the life of Jesus! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! Welcome Videos Start by picking a ...
  • Ash Wednesday for Families
    Ash Wednesdays for Families – February 17 Join us for an interactive way to observe the tradition of Ash Wednesday as a family! Worship Together Share in some faith practices of worship together! Sing Together:  Jesus Loves Me (camp version and/or traditional) Read the Bible Together Read this week’s God’s Great Story in the children’s Bible for you child’s age. Bible – Romans ...
  • Winter Family Faith Formation – February 14
    Winter Family Faith Formation – February 14 Join us each week as a family to celebrate the New Year with stories of the life of Jesus! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! Welcome Videos This week we have ...
  • January Family Advocacy Week – Racial Justice
    January Family Advocacy Week- Racial Justice JANUARY 25-29th, 2021 Join us this week as we hear how people SHOW UP in our community, learn ways you can SHOW UP and listen to stories to help kids SHOW UP in their own way! You will find everything here and on our Social Media. Each day we will post new ...
  • Advent Family Faith Formation – Dec 19 & 20
    Advent Family Faith Formation – Dec 19 & 20 Join us each week as a family to celebrate Jesus bringing hope, joy, peace & love into the world! Pick from watching our Welcome Videos, Worship Together, Reading the Bible, Talk About It, Family Activities, Pray Together and Bless Each Other – or do them all! Welcome Videos Start by ...
  • Family Advocacy Week- October 26-30
    October Family Advocacy Week- Global Ministry OCTOBER 26-30th, 2020 Join us this week as we hear stories, read stories,  and make a new story of our own by helping our Global Community! You will find everything here and on our Social Media. Each day we will post new content for you to hear and learn from with your ...
  • Jacob Pearce shares his story
    Jacob is one of our CYF Youth leaders and Homelessness Outreach Team leader for People Serving People. For more information: https://www.nativitychurch.org/serve/local/homelessness-outreach-team/