Youth Programs and MinistryPhoto of a volunteer and student.

Kindergarten-1st Grade

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.

 

 

"Thank you for doing this event with the kids last week.  [My daughter] had an "amazing" time and she spoke highly of you and the other staff member.  We love having such great youth programs at Mount Olivet. " - parent of Summer FunDay Participant 2015

September-May
Sunday Church School
Our Sunday Church School adventure integrates learning through Bible stories, faith formation and service projects. Each week we build on the fundamentals of faith, learning about the stories in the Bible and God’s love for us through storytelling, crafts and dramatic play. We welcome all children who will be at least three years old by September 1, 2017.

Alleluia Choir
A continuation of Cherub Choir, this fun choir for kindergarteners and 1st graders, groups "pre-readers" together. Alleluia members learn basic music fundamentals and begin the art of creating a beautiful singing tone.

Year-round
Children & Family Ministry Events
Whether it is through a special Advent family event or volunteering together on a service project, fun-filled, faith-building events are held throughout the year. Families or all shapes and sizes welcome.

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. Please click link above for tuition and schedule details.

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.

Summer
Camp Cheer
Join Betty LiaBraaten, Edina Cheerleader, and her mom, Amee, Edina PhyEd teacher, for three fun-filled mornings of Camp Cheer!

FunDays
One-day adventures for K-2nd graders and 3rd-6th graders in June  and August. Click above for dates, details, and registration.

God's Kids Sing!
God's Kids Sing! is a fun-filled creative arts camp for children entering 1st through 6th grade. Every day participants will have a blast singing, moving, and making awesome art projects in sessions lead by professional educators and enthusiastic high school counselors. Bring a school friend and make some new ones - God's Kids Sing! is tons of fun for everyone!

King's Kids Camps
King's Kids Camps are held at our Retreat Center in Farmington, MN.  Students meet at either our Minneapolis or West Campus in the morning. Campers and counselors will have fun with outdoor and indoor activities, crafts, swimming (with a certified lifeguard), games, faith-building activities, chapel time, and so much more! Members, non-members, and friends welcome!

Vacation Bible School
Summer offers the perfect time for some of our youngest friends a chance to grow in their faith and make new friends through Vacation Bible School. Together we explore God’s great world and learn Bible stories, create crafts, play games and activities, and sing songs in a special 4-morning summer adventure.  Available at both campuses.

Dec
16
December 16
Saturday 9:00 AM
The cost is $5 per family. Don't forget a water bottle and your tennis shoes. Fun provided!
Minneapolis: Gym
Jan
11
January 11
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.org
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jan
15
January 15
Monday 8:30 AM
Have the day off from school? Join your church friends and high school counselors for a day at the Mount Olivet Retreat Center! Cost: $40 includes lunch, snack, materials, and transportation
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Jan
18
January 18
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.org
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jan
20
January 20
Saturday 7:00 PM
The Way Reward Night at the 1700 Chapel (1700 West 50th Street, 55419). Drop Off 6:45-7pm, Pick Up 9:30-9:45pm. Doors will be locked from 7-9:30pm. There will be no charge for this event; thanks for coming to The Way!!

Complementary popcorn, dessert and beverage are provided. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. If you don’t get a chance to eat prior to the event, pizza will be available for purchase at $1.50 per slice (cheese or pepperoni)

We will be sitting on the floor so feel free to bring blankets & pillows. To keep the floor clean and dry, you will be removing your street shoes/boots so wear socks or bring slippers or clean shoes.
Minneapolis: 1700 Chapel- Sanctuary
Jan
25
January 25
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.org
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Jan
27
January 27
Saturday 9:00 AM
The cost is $5 per family. Don't forget a water bottle and your tennis shoes. Fun provided!
Minneapolis: Gym
Feb
01
February 01
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.org
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Feb
08
February 08
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.org
Minneapolis: Nursery 1 year old Room 120/122/124
Feb
09
February 09
Friday 6:00 PM
Kid’s Night In - a fun night at church to play games, watch a movie, and hang with friends – could be a great opportunity for a parent’s night out! Please have your child eat dinner before arriving – a light snack will be provided. We hope to see you there! Register online, questions contact, Josh Nelson at 612-767-2284 or joshn@mtolivet.org
Minneapolis: Gym