Children & Families


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

Toddler/Preschool Thru Grade 2 Time

10:00 am to noon & 6:00 to 7:30 pm  |  Wednesdays, July 13
Join us this summer during the day and evening with your younger children. First up is Pedals & Popsicles. A section of the parking lot will become a bike course. Bring your kids’ trikes, bikes, mini-cars, etc., and let them play and have fun. Then all can enjoy a popsicle! Older children are welcome, however the activities will be geared for kids ages grade 2 and younger.

More Wednesdays to look forward to: July 27, August 10, and August 31 No registration is necessary; just drop in. All are welcome. Invite you friends and neighbors to join you!

Family Fun Nights

Seussical Jr (a musical)   5:30 pm Dinner & 6:30 pm Performance  l  Monday, July 25

Join us for dinner and a performance of Seussical Jr (a musical) presented by the Education Theater Community. Augustana member Erin Schwab, along with Emily Villano, is directing this family friendly show with local high school students. The performance will be in the East parking lot; please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. If it rains, we will move inside. Sign up by going to .

St Paul Saints Baseball Games Sunday   2:07 pm  l  Sunday, July 31     -OR-
7:05 pm  l  Saturday, August 20
Tickets are $15 per person. To reserve your tickets contact

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.

Club 56

6:00 to 7:30 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!

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.

Science Camp has been cancelled.


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

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. 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

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.


Cathy Hendrikson
Director Children & Family Ministry

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, paused during COVID
6:15-7:00 pm Chorister Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm Agape Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm Alleluia Bell Choir Rehearsal, paused during COVID
8:00 pm Senior Choir Rehearsal

Mondays 7:00 pm Rejoice Ringers Bell Choir Rehearsal