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Children's Ministries

KIDS CAMP: Maker Fun Factory ~ Created by God, Built for a Purpose

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) 

 
 

Kids entering Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to join us for Kids Camp: Maker Fun Factory!  At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them - and for a purpose!  Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love. 

Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God sightings.  Each day concludes with the Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.    

click here to register

Cost: $25 for first child, $15 for each additional child


Sunday School  - New design!

In the past year, OPPC has doubled the number of children attending Sunday School!  Starting in September, we will again have two classes - lower and upper elementary.  To help our children grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus, there is need for committed teachers and helpers to be a part of a rotating team.  This is a monthly or every other week commitment.

    Lower Elementary Needs

        Two - Four Support Helpers (help once or twice a month)

    Upper Elementary Needs

        Two Lead Teachers (teach twice a month)

        Two - Four Support Helpers (help once or twice a month)

 

Teaching Sunday school is one way that we fulfill the promise we make during baptism to help raise children up in the faith, and it is also a fun way to interact with scripture. Kids have amazing insight and great questions. If you have ever laughed or had a great truth moment from an insightful thing a child has said during a children’s sermon and you would like to gain more knowledge from moments like this, please prayerfully consider helping with our Sunday school program. 

 

Contact Becca Sosnovske  for coffee or lunch if you would like to know more or to sign up!

 

Upper Elementary Sunday School: Hands-On Bible Curriculum

Intimidated at the thought of teaching?  Don’t be!  With Group’s Hands-On Bible Curriculum, teaching is made easy with well-thought out, fun and organized lesson plans!  

Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch, hear, and taste.  You’ll do the same Hands-On Bible Curriculum using “gizmos,” that serve the same purpose: to help kids understand important Bible truths.  It worked for Jesus, and it still works today!


FAITH MILESTONES

February ~ The Bible

march ~ the good news of jesus

april ~ creation care

This year, OPPC will begin teaching “Milestones of Faith” to our Children and Youth.  These milestones serve as an introduction into some of the traditions, practices, and rights of passage of our faith.  We know that these are just the beginning of conversation for some of these topics, but hope that each lesson will continue to help them create a solid foundation of faith.

This fall, OPPC’s elementary age kids will begin their journey int milestones of faith through monthly faith events during the Sunday school hour.  Please mark these dates of your calendars so that your children can be a part of these events.  Each child will be sent home with resources to help them remember what was learned, and for parents to continue the conversation about each faith event.


children and families are welcome at oppc!

Children of all ages are very welcome in worship.  We love hearing kids in church in worship of our God.  Here are some helpful hints for parents in how to encourage your children during worship:

  • Sit toward the front where it is easier for little ones to see and hear.
  • Participate by singing and speaking responses.  Kids will follow in time.
  • Children growing up worshipping n the sanctuary learn that this place is for them.
  • There are crayons and Children's Activity Bulletins for ages 3-6 and 7-12 available in the narthex.  Ask an usher if you need help locating them.
  • Use our Nursery (located in our Choir room off the Narthex), if you wish, for nursing, or highly mobile kids.  You won't miss a thing as the room is equipped for you to hear the service.
  • Remember: You, your children, and their wiggles are welcome here!
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