Groups & Programs

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Update on In-Person Activities

Due to Covid-19, all in-person gatherings have been postponed. Please contact the Director of Children & Family Ministry, Katy Michaletz at 612.767.2245 or by email with questions.


Come learn and grow together in faith! Mount Olivet offers a variety of groups and programs for children and families. Some are ongoing; others happen periodically. Some are just for kids; others are for parents and caregivers. In all of our activities, we seek to support children and families in their journey of faith and give them tools and resources along the way. All are welcome.


Babygarten is a faith-based program developed by a children’s librarian and early childhood specialist that focuses on reading, rhyming, and other activities that help lay the groundwork for the important skills that babies develop early in their lives. Babygarten is more than a playgroup or storytime because it provides pre-literacy skills for children in a faith-focused environment. Register for the full program (six Thursdays mornings or afternoons) for $72/child (includes materials). Designed for infants through three years of age. Contact Amy Porthan, Coordinator of Faith Formation, at 612.767.2285 or by email for more details.


Each week in Musikgarten, children birth to five years of age, along with the adults who love them, gather to create and experience the magic of music in safe and loving community. Classes are lead year-round by our licensed Musikgarten teachers, and families can purchase classroom resources to use at home if they wish. Join us as we sing, dance, wiggle, laugh, play instruments, and experience the joy that only music can provide! For more information, contact Colleen Roess at 612.767.2258 or by email.

To view class offerings and to register for Musikgarten classes, please click here.


The Nursery is open year-round for children six weeks to three years old. Children who will be 3 as of September 1, 2019 are invited to register for Sunday School for 2019-20. Click here to register for Sunday School.

Children are well cared for by paid and volunteer Nursery staff. Paid staff are pediatric First Aid and CPR certified. Each room has a consistent staff member to get to know your child, add continuity of care and to assist families and volunteers.

The Nurseries at each campus are located adjacent to Fellowship Hall (downstairs from the main sanctuary).

Please contact Sam Balzer, Nursery Coordinator, at 612.767.2224 or by email for more information.

Open Gym

Come run, jump, and play in the gym at the Minneapolis Campus! Bring your family (parents and children up to age six) and we’ll deliver the fun! Open gym occurs once a month from 9-11am. No registration. Drop in fee of $5 per family.

Please contact Sam Balzer, for more information regarding open gym at 612.767.2224 or by email.

Parents Share

Parents Share is a parenting support group. Parents bring their current parenting issues and gather the wisdom and experience of all of the parents who attend.  Marilyn Sharpe, Mount Olivet member and certified parent educator, facilitates the group. There are three 8-week sessions throughout the school year, limited nursery is provided at no cost.

For more information about Parents Share, contact Katy Michaletz at 612.767.2245 or by email.

Summer Programs

Summertime brings an abundance of camp opportunities for children and families at Mount Olivet. Camp options include Vacation Bible School, Mount Olivet Day Camp, camp sessions for both kids and families at Cathedral of the Pines, God’s Kids Sing – a creative arts camp, and more! Information and registration details provided early spring for the upcoming summer.

To register for Summer programs click here.

For more information about Summer programs, please contact Katy Michaletz by email or at 612.767.2245.

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Check out our events page to find out what Children & Family events are currently registering!

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