Children and Family Ministries
Planting Seeds of Faith to Grow Followers of Christ.
Providing children and families opportunities to:
-Participate in meaningful worship
-Connect with each other in fellowship
-Grow on their spiritual journey
-Serve others through mission
Sundays during Covid
Families of all ages are invited to participate in Worship on Zoom. Gather where your whole family will be comfortable. Allow your youth and kids to color or draw while they listen and participate in worship. Encourage them to ask you questions and talk about what they noticed in the worship service. Ask them about the Godly Play story and invite them to participate in the passing of the peace groups. It's a great time to connect and help your kids grow in their faith!
Kids Group during Covid
Kid's Group meets on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm for kids in Elementary School to grow in their faith and connect in fellowship. We have been meeting on zoom, but during the month of May, we will be meeting outside and masked at MVPC for more games and running around, depending on the weather. Talk with Rebecca to get on the email list for a reminder and to get the notification as to whether we are meeting in person or not due to the weather.
Interested in what "normally" happens at MVPC when there's not a pandemic?
Family Small Group - An open once a month gathering of families to share a meal and grow in faith and fellowship.
Godly Play for Elementary Age Kids - A Sunday morning time of growing in faith through stories and wonder.
Nursery Care for Birth to Preschool Kids - A Sunday morning time of joy and play in our church nursery.
Children and Family Regular Events (Postponed due to Covid)
Back to School Sunday - The Sunday before Labor Day we have a special prayer for kids and teachers heading back to school!
Kick Off Sunday - Before church coffee, donuts, and information the first Sunday after Labor Day.
All Ages Pumpkin Party - The Sunday before Halloween for a potluck dinner, games, costumes, and pumpkin carving!
Kids Christmas Afternoon (Parents Afternoon Out) - After worship until 3 pm on the first Sunday of Advent for Christmas fun!
Family Winter Retreat to Tall Timber - Traditionally during Christmas Break with registration in November.
Secret Valentines - A note exchange between the kids and the congregation on the Sundays leading to Valentine's Day.
Picnic at the Farm - Every Spring we head to Mr. Gary's farm for a picnic and to see the baby lambs!
Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt - Co-hosted with Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool and FUMC!
Spring Inter-generational Tea - A tea party and fellowship for all ages with speakers and scones!
Family Work Weekend at Tall Timber Camp - Everyone is invited to help fix up the camp for the summer!
Appreciation Sunday - On the first Sunday of June, we thank the volunteers for their hard work!
Graduation Sunday - On the second Sunday of June, the students heading to K, 3rd, 6th, 9th, and grades receive bibles!
Kids Camp 2021 (Postponed due to Covid)
Kids Camp 2021 will offer kids an online opportunity to connect with other kids, sing crazy camp songs, play games, enjoy inspiring stories, create crafts, and learn how they can make a difference in the world! Postponed due to Covid.
Questions? Please contact Rebecca Holland, Director of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation.