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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

At Prairie Lutheran Church we partner with families to equip and empower them to be fully devoted followers of Jesus. Our goal is to EQUIP everyone with an active and confident faith. Children's Ministry at PLC serves families with children ages 0 through 6th grade. We believe that two influences are greater than one, so we work to partner with parents to help THEM make Christ known to their children.

Want to volunteer in Children’s Ministry?  Great!  We need your help! 
Please apply by filling out a Volunteer Application here >>>.

SUNDAYS

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NURSERY CARE
During worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, upon request.
0-3 years old
Childcare is available in our nursery on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights for children birth through age 3, and older if needed. We provide two trained nursery attendants to care for and play with the kids. Parents are also welcome to stay in the nursery with the children, or drop off their children and be notified if the need (crying - for more than 5 minutes, diaper change, etc.) arises.

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J.A.M. — JESUS AND ME
During worship sermon, 9 & 11am, Sundays
JAM serves as an opportunity for children (3 yrs to 1st grade) to opt out of the regular church sermon and instead join a leader for children’s activities, games and a Bible story. It's a great way for kids to hear God's Word in an age-appropriate way and also a time for them to ask questions, have fun, and get their wiggles out.  Parents are welcome to     join JAM at anytime and if you are interested in helping with JAM, please fill out a Volunteer Application here >>>.

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WIGGLE & WORSHIP
Sept 9, 2018 – May 2019
Ages 2 + Parent at 10:00am, Sundays
During Wiggle & Worship, toddlers and parents will have free play and then come together for circle time, songs, and a 2-minute Bible Story -- all with mom or dad right beside them. We want sweet 2 year olds to become familiar with Jesus, friends their age, and the church. We also want families to connect weekly.
Register here >>>

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SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sept 9, 2018 – May 2019
10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Sunday mornings
Register here >>>

Preschool Sunday School
ages 3-5, Meets in the Overlook Room
Each week we will focus on a Bible story from The Beginner's Bible, which the children are encouraged to bring each week, and do games, songs & activities that go along with the story. Our desire is that each child learn and grow up believing: "God made me, God loves me, Jesus wants to be my forever friend."

Elementary Sunday School
ages Kindergarten – 4th grade, Great Hall
The elementary-aged children use a curriculum designed to provoke discovery and shape identity through planting truths about WISDOM, FAITH, & FRIENDSHIP. The overall goal is to connect the kids with God, with each other, and to plant these truths into their heart:
"I can make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, I should treat others the way I want to be treated."

Each month, we focus on a theme (responsibility, creativity) and scripture verse that they can learn from and apply and ultimately grow in their relationship with God and with others. For more information about 252 Basics, click here >>> http://www.thinkorange.com/252basics

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PO!NT
Sept 9, 2018 – May 2019
5th & 6th Grade
Our goal with the 5th & 6th grade students at PLC is to empower them by providing opportunities for fellowship, learning, and serving.  We want the kids to get to know their peers, help them grow in their understanding of who God is AND we want to mobilize them to serve, so that they can see what the church is really all about.
Each year, the 5th & 6th graders have a special Pancakes & Praise first Sunday of the month, and they also lead the younger kids in the telling of Jesus’ birth and resurrection. 
To register your 5th or 6th grader for PO!NT, please go here >>>

To sign up to help with Pancakes & Praise click here >>>

WEDNESDAYS

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CLUB
K - 6th Grade, 7:00-8:00pm, Wednesdays (Resumes in Jan)
Starts Sept 12, 2018. SEP-OCT/JAN-FEB
CLUB is like Sunday School, but even MORE fun and on Wednesdays! CLUB is aimed at providing fellowship, encouraging friendships, and learning God’s Word. At CLUB, the kids hear a Bible Story and then play games and do activities to help them apply what they’ve learned. This is a casual gathering for kids to come with their friends and grow and learn in a fun, God-honoring way.
To register your k - 6th grader for CLUB, click here >>>

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FUN N' SERVE
K - 6th Grade, 7:00-8:00pm, Wednesdays
NOV-DEC
During Nov + Dec, we will focus on learning about PLC partner ministries and doing service projects to help our community and world.

Nov 7 @ PLC – help assemble Operation Christmas Child boxes  
Nov 14 @ PLC – help sort/prep Operation Christmas Child items
Nov 28 @ PROP – take a tour of PROP  (14700 Martin Dr, Eden Prairie) – need drivers
Dec 5  @ Jerry’s – do a PROP Pop-Up at Jerry’s grocery store – need drivers 
Dec 12 @ PLC -- make blankets for Children's Hospital
Dec 19  @ PLC -- Hot Cocoa + Caroling around neighborhood

7:00-8:00pm on Nov 7, Nov 14, Dec 12, and Dec 19
6:30-8:00pm on Nov 28 & Dec 5 for the PROP tour and pop-up shop

1st COMMUNION CLASSES
For 5th graders and their parents
Dates to come!
5:15pm in the DEC, followed by dinner and family worship @ 6pm

SPECIAL FAMILY EVENTS

More info coming soon!

Want to SERVE in Children’s Ministry? 

APPLY

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application >>>

COMPLETE

(for adult volunteers ONLY)
Permission to obtain Background Check form >>>
&
Complete an online PLC Background Check >>>

READ

PLC Children & Youth Protection
PLC Children & Youth Protection Handbook >>>

TRAIN for your specific role

SLT Training  (for Student Leaders only) – Fall 2018
EQUIP Summit Training  (for all PLC leaders) -  Fall 2018

SUMMER MINISTRY

VBS 2019
2019 theme info coming soon!
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages 4 - 4th grade, $30/per child or $75/family


DAY CAMP
2019 theme info coming soon!
9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
1st - 6th graders, $15 per day or $50 for the week
Day Camp is a 4-day camp held at Prairie Lutheran. It's the day-version of overnight camp. Camp counselors from Inspiration Point come to Prairie Lutheran and put on an amazing week of camp that includes everything the kids would do away at camp, but here at home. They learn Bible stories, sing camp songs, do crafts, play games, and more!

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INSPIRATION POINT
Prairie Lutheran Church proudly partners with Inspiration Point Christian Camp, which is located in Clitherall,  MN, 2.5 hours away from Eden Prairie. Each summer PLC kids go to camp. Campers experience the benefits of a camp through: fun, friendship, faith, and future. Their mission is to create an environment for God to meet each kids’ needs, and they do it in beautiful and wonderful ways.
For more information about iPoint Bible Camp and to see the other camp dates for this summer, go to www.ipoint.org

SACRAMENTS

Click here for more information about >>>
 

BIBLE MILESTONE CLASSES
for 3 year olds and 3rd graders and their parents
 

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Melony Weathermon
Director of Children’s Ministry
melony@plcchurch.org

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