Children and Young Family Ministry is where families and staff come together to raise faith‐filled children by bringing Bible stories to life through music, activities, and time in small groups.
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Theme: Cooperation| Working together to do more than you can do alone
Who do you know who needs help? This week we’ll hear the story of the paralyzed man who just happened to have some really good friends. When his friends heard that Jesus was in town, they tried everything to get their friend to Jesus. In fact, as friends, they cooperated, tore a hole in the roof, and dropped their friend down in front of Jesus while he was teaching. And as a result of their faith and cooperation a miracle happened. Our bottom line this week: Work together to help someone in need. When we see others with needs that seem huge and overwhelming, we too often think they’re too big for us to help and end up doing nothing. However, if we cooperate with others to meet their need, we have a better chance of making a difference in their life and pointing them to God.
11/18 | CM Week 10
11/21 | No CM; Thanksgiving Worship: Led by Family Ministry (6:00 pm, Sanctuary)
11/25 | No CM: Thanksgiving
11/28 | CM Week 10
12/02 + 12/05 | CM Week 11
12/08 | Children’s Christmas Musical; 3:30 + 5:30 pm
12/09 | Called to Connect Weeked
12/12 | CM Week 12
12/16 + 12/19 | CM Week 13
12/23 | No CM; Christmas
12/24 | Christmas Eve Family Worship; 2:00, 3:30 + 5:00 pm
12/26 | No CM; Christmas
12/30 + 01/02 | No CM; New Year
Parenting Tools | Sundays 10:50-11:30 am; Wednesdays 6:45-7:15 pm A place where parents can come together and have “me too” and “how to” conversations about raising kids.
Download the full 2018-19 Children’s Ministry Schedule (.pdf)
See our Registration Page for all open registrations.
If you have questions about registration, contact Dawn Ridgway by email or at 952-898-9337.
September through April | Wednesdays unless otherwise noted
Children K – 5th Grade are invited to join Praise Choir in the Chapel.
Freestyle is available for all children pre-K to Grade 5 and meets in the Media Room of the Christian Life Center. There are snacks, games, and spaces for students to connect. This is also a great volunteer opportunity for parents.
Families are invited to join us for fun music and an all-age worship service led by the Family Ministry team in the Family Room of the Christian Life Center.
Small group content includes age- appropriate lessons and fun activities. Handouts for parents are included each week.
This year’s theme is “A People Called Parent.” Parents will explore the different ways children call us into being a parent. A variety of people will cover a range of challenges and issues that parents face.
Parenting Tools meets in Room 200.
A fun-filled all-age worship service led by the Family Ministry team in the Family Room of the Christian Life Center.
Follow-up with kids that were not here last week by using the contact info on your group list. If you need an updated list, please let Dawn know.
Keep touching base with all families on your group list. Let them know what you talked about so conversations can continue at home! A short weekly email to all of them at once is a quick and effective way to keep them in the loop!
Download and get comfortable with next week’s study so that you can adapt it as needed for your group.
Make sure you come in time to attend the leader meeting in room 142-144 (just off the back entrance to the Family Room). Sundays 9:15-9:30 am; Wednesdays 5:40-6:00 pm.
We’ve had lots going on these past few weeks! Thanks so much for all the help. Boo Bash, Club 4|5 and First Communion brought hundreds of kids and families together. Thanks much for all of your help! Pay special attention to the CM calendar for upcoming events and holiday schedules. The calendar has been updated to reflect new Christmas Eve worship times. As families are making plans, please help us spread the word!
As always, if you have questions, concerns or need help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
Small Group Leader | Adults and high schoolers are invited to meet with a small group once a week (either 9:45 Sunday mornings or 6:00 Wednesday nights) from September-May. You’ll have the opportunity to worship together, explore faith through hands on curriculum prepared and supplied for you each week, and discover how our faith impacts our everyday lives. Contact Jess Olson for more info!
Children’s Ministry Leadership Team | Adults and high schoolers who have a passion for working with kids and would like to be part of the planning and implementing of weekly ministry and special events throughout the year. Contact Jess for more info!
Children’s Ministry Worship Team | Kids in grades 4 + 5, high schoolers or adults who are interested in being part of the worship team, sound and tech crew, hospitality team, drama team should contact either Swen or Jess for more info!
Visit our Volunteer Page for more opportunities for you and your family.
Our experienced child care staff is here to support parents during worship services and many Prince of Peace events. All staff are certified in CPR/First Aid. Child care staff and volunteers undergo a background check. There is no fee. Drop ins are always welcome.
All Children’s Ministry on Wednesday nights will all take place in the Christian Life Center, including child care, located in the Mission Outpost intake area on the first level of the Christian Life Center. All other child care hours are located in the Worship Center.
Weekend Worship Child Care Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday 5:15 – 6:45 pm
Other Child Care Hours (September-May):
Monday 9:00 – 11:30 am & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 4:30 – 8:30 pm
1st & 3rd Thursday 9:00 – 11:30 am & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Parent’s Morning/Night Out (September-May):
Parent’s Morning Out: 1st Wednesday 9:00 am – noon, $10 per child, $20 family cap (Contact Jeanne to RSVP)
Parent’s Night Out: 2nd Saturday 5:00 – 8:00 pm, $10 per child, $20 family cap (Contact Jeanne to RSVP)
Child care is also open for special events like Marriage Course, Family Ministry KTP’s, Baptism Class, CDLC parent teacher conferences, and Mega Sale donation time.
Child Care Director
In Baptism God grabs hold of us and promises to never let go. Baptism is also a time for friends, family and the Prince of Peace community to promise to help those who are getting baptized to grow in their love for God, each other and the world.
Prince of Peace has dedicated one day each year in the life of your child to celebrate baptism. Keeping the Promise Family Experiences (KTP) are designed to remind us of the important promises you made during your child’s baptism.
Family Ministry Project Manager
The Child Development and Learning Center (CDLC) offers a safe, loving Christian environment with respect and support for all children and families. We provide opportunities for each child to define self, understand who they are and discover their role within the community.
CDLC of Prince of Peace, founded in 1971, is a Christian preschool for children ages 3 to 5. It began with 30 students and currently serves over 150 children each week. We welcome children of any cultural background or religious affiliation.
At CDLC we strive to provide and develop strong self-esteem in our children allowing them to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. The curriculum is carefully designed to provide hands-on activities for children in the areas of large motor, cooking, music, creative arts, science, story and Spanish.
Visit the CDLC website.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) invites moms to come just as they are to build friendships, be encouraged by one another, and gain practical parenting strategies. You can expect food, inspiring speakers, crafts, service projects, and social outings. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom.
Moms Next helps encourage, equip and develop moms with school-aged children in this next phase of mothering. Moms Next is part of our Thursday evening group.
Three groups meet September – May:
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Register for MOPS/Moms Next
Moms@Peace is a service-oriented small group for women with children of all ages who want to enrich the lives of others while enjoying fellowship, relationships, and a support group of women who share common beliefs and values. Moms@Peace volunteers at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and beyond. In addition to serving the community, we enjoy fellowship with each other through social events.
We meet twice monthly, typically on Wednesday mornings. There are no fees to join and you can attend as your schedule allows. For more information and our schedule please visit https://momspeace.shutterfly.com or contact Ann Zenner at email@example.com.
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Children’s Ministry Director
Saturday Worship: 5:30 pm
Sunday Worship: 8:30, 9:45, 11:00 am
Wednesday Family Worship: 6:00 pm
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