Children & Families

Children & Families

Kids Kingdom (Sunday School)

9:45 to 10:45 am | October to May

Kid’s Kingdom (Sunday School) has started! We gather kids ages 4 through grade 4 on Sunday mornings at 9:45am to learn about Jesus through Bible stories, activities, and play. Registration is open now! While pre-registration isn’t required, it helps us plan.

Club 56

7:00 to 8:00 pm | Wednesdays | September to May

Youth going into grades 5 and 6 are invited 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! Please register using the buttons on the right side of this page.

Children’s Choir

Wednesdays   |   6:00 to 6:45 pm | Wednesdays | September to May

All children in 1st – 6th grade are invited to join Children’s Choir! Ours is a joyful group and a place where you can make new friends, gain music skills and learn about God. We will share our music 1-2 times per month during worship. Contact director Kim Zemple for more information.

Worshiping with Children

Children are Right Where They Belong in Worship at Augustana!

Augustana warmly welcomes the wiggles and giggles of children in worship. Families have several options for worshiping with their children:

Prayground. Soft toys, books, blocks and child-size table and chairs await your child in the Prayground located toward the front of the Sanctuary.

Worship bags for Children. Pick up a bag as you enter the Sanctuary and let your child explore the contents including fidget toys, easy-to-understand card describing parts of worship, images of some of the people they will frequently see in worship (pastors, organists, etc).

Nursery. Our nursery is conveniently located right outside the Sanctuary if your child just needs a break from worship. It is staffed on Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 9:45, Wednesday evenings from 5:50 to 8:00, and as needed for other events and activities.

First Communion

Augustana’s milestone for First Communion typically occurs with children in 2nd grade. If your child is older and has yet to participate in this milestone, families are always welcome. If your child has already been receiving communion younger than 2nd grade, we encourage families to attend this milestone class to grow together in understanding our faith practices. The Milestone class takes place in late winter. Children and parents are invited to participate this milestone class together in preparation for a child’s first communion. We celebrate First Communion at the evening Maundy Thursday service during Holy Week each year.

Summer Camps

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

Kid Zone

Every Sunday during the 9:00 am outdoor worship service, there will be a Kids Zone! Children aged 3 years to 4th grade are invited to join Deaconess Claire on the lawn near the Little Library. The Kids Zone will have different activities to engage children during worship.


Deaconess Claire Schoepp
Children & Family Minister