Children & Families

Children

Kids Kingdom (Sunday School)

9:45 to 10:45 am | September to May
Kids Kingdom is meeting in person! Based on current CDC guidelines, “people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.” As always, if you have COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19, please do not enter the building. Please email Cathy Hendrikson with questions at chendrikson@augustana.com.

Where Faith Meets Family 

Monthly Family Make & Take Projects
9:45 to 10:45 am | Third Sunday of each month
Families of all shape, sizes, and ages are invited to join our new monthly Where Faith Meets Family Take & Make project. We’ll gather during the 9:45 am hour, in place of Youth Forum and Kids’ Kingdom to learn about the project for the month. Families will receive ideas on how to grow their faith together and receive a bag of supplies (and instructions) to take home. We will meet in the Lower Level Commons.

Club 56

3:00 to 5:00 pm  l  2nd & 4th Sundays

Youth going into grades 5 and 6 are invited to to hang out, play games, eat snacks, do a short lesson or devotion and most of all, have fun and get to know the other youth at Augustana. We will meet in the Club 56 space on the lower level (rooms 6 and 7). Friends are welcome to attend with you!

Family Lounge

In case you or your child needs a break from worship, our Family Lounge is now open during all three services on Sunday morning. Formerly known as the nursery, the family lounge is available to use with parental supervision. Worship audio is available in the Family Lounge.

First Communion

Augustana welcomes children in 2nd grade and older to participate in the First Communion class. Classes are held in February or March, typically about two weeks before Holy Week. We celebrate First Communion for children during a service on Maundy Thursday. Students and parents must attend one of the classes to be communed. Children learn about the Last Supper, basic Lutheran communion concepts, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion as we celebrate it today. Please choose one of the following dates to attend this class with your child. Please note: this is not a drop-off class; at least one parent must accompany his or her child. Call the church office if you have questions and to RSVP for your choice of class date.

Summer Camps

Augustana offers several camps and Vacation Bible School (VBS) throughout the summer for children of all ages.

Families

Where Faith Meets Life Monthly Family Events

These events are held throughout the year. Families get together and make a project that can be used at home or outside of church to strengthen faith.

Summer Family Fun Nights

Check back next summer for more family fun!

Parents Lounge

The Parent Lounge is a place for Kids Kingdom parents to gather on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings to talk with other parents about current events surrounding children, families, and our communities. Each week a conversation starter topic will be posted on the board. Coffee and water are provided. We also have a Take a Book/Share a Book bookshelf for all to enjoy. Because this is an area for parents to connect and relax, we ask that parents please not bring children into the lounge at any time. Nursery is available on Sunday mornings for children age 3 years and younger and on Wednesday evenings for children of all ages who are not in choir.

The Parent Lounge was made possible by the Augustana Harvest Fund, an endowment fund that provides additional resources to assist the congregation in its ministry and programming.

Contact

Cathy Hendrikson
Director Children & Family Ministry
651.457.3373

Wednesday Evening Activities

Please check the online calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Energy abounds around Augustana on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Come join us for one (or more) of the many opportunities offered!

5:50-7:00 pm Confirmation
6:00-7:00 pm Adult Bible Study
6:15-7:00 pm Cherub Choir Rehearsal
6:15-7:00 pm Chorister Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm Agape Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm Senior Choir Rehearsal

Mondays 7:00 pm Rejoice Ringers Bell Choir Rehearsal