Youth Programs and Ministry Photo of Nursery staff and child.
Birth-3 years

Mount Olivet Church offers a variety of programs for children and youth of all ages.  If you have questions regarding youth ministry, please contact a member of the youth ministry team or call the church office at 612.926.7651 for additional information regarding programs at either of our campus locations

 

Baptism Class - We Bring This Child
In this one-session, one-hour class, you will learn more about the promises Baptism holds for your child, the promises you make for your child, and ways to help your children understand themselves as children of God.

New Baby Ministry
Mount Olivet is proud to provide member families with help and assistance of a prepared meal and support as they welcome God’s precious gift of a child. Please let us know of your newest addition by emailing Andrea Brown andreab@mtolivet.org.

Sunday Morning Nursery
Sunday morning nursery program is available during regularly scheduled church services at both campuses. Registration is on-going for children ages six weeks to three years old.

Parents Share
Parents Share meets Wednesdays from 9:30-11am, and is FREE except for nominal childcare fees and three multi-week book discussions each year.  Come for great learning and conversation throughout the year. The group is facilitated by Marilyn Sharpe, a long-time parenting educator and Mount Olivet member.

Babygarten
Babygarten is a faith-based program developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist that focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities to help lay the groundwork for the important skills that babies develop early in their lives. Babygarten is more than a playgroup or storytime and provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-focused environment. Register for the full program Thursdays July 20th- August 24th from 9:45-10:45a $72/includes materials.  Email amyp@mtolivet.org for details.

Musikgarten
A musical experience designed to bring the joy of music to parent/caregiver and child. Each half hour session is designed for parents/caregivers and their babies and toddlers, ages newborn to three years. Activities include songs, movement, focused listening and the use of simple instruments. 

Day Care
Mount Olivet Day Services             
6 weeks-5 years        
Mount Olivet Day Services, licensed by the Department of Human Services, provides a unique intergenerational experience. Children have opportunities to interact and have fun with participants of the Mount Olivet Day Services adult program and residents living at Mount Olivet Home and Mount Olivet Careview Home.
Katy Michaletz kmichaletz@mtolivetdayservices.org or 612.861.8812

Library
All ages
Families are invited to check out books, DVDs, music, and more at our libraries!  Our Minneapolis Campus Library also features a fish tank and small group work spaces.
Librarian - Chelle Urabe micheleu@mtolivet.org or 612.767.2266

Intro to Infant Massage
New parents, grandparents, and infant-care providers will learn the how and why of infant massage. Benefits include strengthening of the respiratory, digestive, and regulatory systems, better sleep, physical comfort, bonding, and trust. The one-session class is taught by Donna Teien, R.N., Certified Infant Massage Instructor.

Jun
27
June 27
Tuesday 8:30 AM
Come and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship, and learn about ways we connect with God through prayer. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
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Jun
28
June 28
Wednesday 8:30 AM
Come and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship, and learn about ways we connect with God through prayer. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Jun
29
June 29
Thursday 8:30 AM
Come and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship, and learn about ways we connect with God through prayer. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Jun
30
June 30
Friday 8:30 AM
Come and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship, and learn about ways we connect with God through prayer. Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
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Jul
16
July 16
Sunday 9:00 AM
The sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion carry God's grace — forgiveness, life and salvation — to God's people. These sacraments are gladly offered for you and your family at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. "In the waters of Baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life. By water and the Holy Spirit we are made members of the church which is the body of Christ." -Lutheran Book of Worship We have baptisms every Sunday. The Pastor who is scheduled to preach also performs the baptisms on that given Sunday. Private baptisms can be arranged.
Minneapolis: Usher/Brides Room 114
Jul
20
July 20
Thursday 9:45 AM
We will play, read, and sing at this weekly faith-based hour-long class developed by a children’ librarian and early childhood specialist. Babygarten focuses on reading, rhyming, and activities. It is more than a playgroup or storytime - Babygarten provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-based environment. Amy Porthan, early childhood educator and Minneapolis nursery coordinator, will guide parents with activities and discussion on how to include God and faith with their child. Cost: $72/6 week session (includes all materials)

Questions: Amy Porthan 612.767.2224 amyp@mtolivet.orgRegister: https://www.mtolivet.org/forms/children--family
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jul
20
July 20
Thursday 6:00 PM
Spend an evening out at the West Campus enjoying an outdoor movie night with your family! This is a perfect chance to gather for a bonfire and movie night with friends and family. Bring a blanket or outdoor chair to enjoy the show – movie selections to be announced. Cost: Free. Contact: Amber Kuntz (AmberK@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2285) or Tasha Holifield (TashaH@mtolivet.org – 952-767-1504) or Josh Nelson (JoshN@mtolivet.org – 612-767-2284) with questions.
West: No Room Needed
Jul
25
July 25
Tuesday 8:30 AM
Come and explore your faith in the ideal camp setting at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Meet new friends, share in fellowship, and learn about ways we connect with God through prayer. Pack your bags and join us on this two-night stay! Cost: $150.00 ($50 non-refundable) includes transportation from both Minneapolis and West campuses, lunch, snacks, activities, t-shirt, and crafts. King’s Kids Counselors (7th – 12th Grade) Cost: Free!
Conference and Retreat Center ,