Children & Families

Children

Kids Kingdom (Sunday School)
9:45 to 10:45 am (September to May)

We will continue to meet outside (weather permitting) on Sunday mornings at 9:45am on the east side of the church for all children aged 4yrs-6th grade. If you do not feel comfortable sending your child to outdoor KK and would like a take home bag of lessons to do on your own, please email Cathy at chendrikson@augustana.com.

Family Drive-In Movie Nights
Friday evenings  starting at 7:30 pm  

October 2nd The Addam’s Family
October 9th Halloween Town
October 16th Hocus Pocus
October 23rd Casper the Friendly Ghost
October 30th Toy Story of Horror (rated G)

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 31, 10:00am-10:45am

Join us outside on the north side of the church for a morning of socially distanced games like the sucker pull, scratch off game, the lock games, to mention a few. All games will be single touch by your child only. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Trunk or Treat will follow Fall Festival in the east parking lot.

Bedtime Bible Stories

Bedtime Bible stories will start again on Sunday, October 4th and continue every Sunday at 6:45pm. Join us on the Augustana Lutheran Church Facebook page each week. We hope to see you all tune in!

Basic – Brothers and Sisters In Christ 

BASIC promotes youth involvement at Augustana through social activities. Children in grades 4 to 6 connect with other young Christians, get involved in service to others, and have fun. Parents lead group activities such as horseback riding, bike rides, snow tubing, and bowling.

Messy Game Night Grades 4th-6th
Thursday, October 15, 6:30-9:00 pm
Join us for an evening of messy games, a bonfire and smore’s. Friends are welcome to attend with you. Sign-up by emailing Cathy at chendrikson@augustana.com or messaging Cathy on Facebook.

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.

First Communion Instruction Classes 2021 – TBD

Summer Camps

Augustana offers many camps throughout the summer for children of all ages. Brochures and registration forms for Summer of 2021 will be available February 2021.

Families

Where Faith Meets Life Monthly Family Events

These events are held the second Sunday in October, December, February, and April. Families get together and make a project that can be used at home or outside of church to strengthen faith. Lunch is provided at each event (free will offering).

Summer Family Fun Nights

Enjoy summer nights with your Augustana family and friends. Open to families with kids of all ages, come for food, fun, and fellowship, with dinner at 5:30 pm followed by a fun activity at 6:00 pm. A free will offering is taken for dinner, but the cost of the activity is free. Sign-up is important so we have enough supplies for everyone. Friends and neighbors are welcome to come with you. Sign-up at the Information Center or email chendrikson@augustana.com.

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.

Prayer Challenge for Back to School

Contact

Cathy Hendrikson
Director Children & Family Ministry
651.457.3373

Laurie Armon
Program Assistant Children & Family Ministry
651.457.3373

Wednesday Evening Activities

A hybrid Confirmation format will begin in October. There will be no congregational dinner, adult Bible study or choir rehearsals until further notice.

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

5:00-6:00 pm Congregational Dinner Menu
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
7:00 pm Rejoice Ringers Bell Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm Alleluia Bell Choir Rehearsal
8:00 pm Senior Choir Rehearsal