Melony Weathermon, Director of Children’s Ministry
At Prairie Lutheran Church we partner with families and seek to equip and empower them to be fully devoted followers of Jesus. We believe that two influences are greater than one, so we work to partner with parents to help THEM make Christ known to their children.
Want to volunteer in Children’s Ministry? Great! We need your help!
Please apply by filling out a Volunteer Application here >>>
NURSERY CARE – 0-3 years old
During worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings and upon request.
Childcare is available in our nursery on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights for children birth through age 3, and older if needed. We provide two trained nursery attendants to care for and play with the kids. Parents are also welcome to stay in the nursery with the children, or drop off their children and be notified by pager if the need (crying - for more than 5 minutes, diaper change, etc.) arises.
J.A.M. (JESUS AND ME) – 3 years to 1st grade
During worship sermon, 9 & 11am, Sundays
JAM serves as an opportunity for children to opt out of the regular church sermon and instead join a leader for children’s activities, games and a Bible story. It's a great way for kids to hear God's Word in an age-appropriate way and also a time for them to ask questions, have fun, and get their wiggles out. Parents are welcome to join JAM at anytime.
WIGGLE & WORSHIP – Ages 2 + Parents
10:00 - 10:30am, Sundays
During Wiggle & Worship, toddlers and parents will have free play and then come together for circle time, songs, and a 2-minute Bible Story -- all with mom or dad right beside them. We want sweet 2 year olds to become familiar with Jesus, friends their age, and the church. We also want families to connect weekly.
Register here >>>
SUNDAY SCHOOL – pre-k to 5th grade
10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Sundays
Register here >>>
Preschool Sunday School
ages 3-5, Overlook Room
Each week we will focus on and read a Bible story together and then play games, sing songs and do activities to reinforce the story. Our desire is that each child learn and grow up believing: "God made me, God loves me, Jesus wants to be my forever friend."
Elementary Sunday School
ages Kindergarten – 3rd grade, Great Hall
We help the elementary-aged children walk through the Bible by helping them engage through imagination and hands-on activities and games. The goal is to connect the kids with God and each other, and to plant these truths into their heart:
"I can make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, I should treat others the way I want to be treated."
PO!NT – 4th & 5th Grade
Our goal with the 4th & 5th grade students at PLC is to empower them by providing opportunities for fellowship, learning, and serving. We want the kids to get to know their peers, help them grow in their understanding of who God is AND we want to mobilize them to serve, so that they can see what the church is really all about.
Each year, the 5th & 6th graders have a special Pancakes & Praise first Sunday of the month, and they also lead the younger kids in the telling of Jesus’ birth & resurrection.
Register here >>>
To sign up to help with Pancakes & Praise Need Link >>>
K - 5th Grade, 7:00-8:00pm, Wednesdays
Spet. 11, 2019 – January 29, 2020
CLUB is aimed at providing fellowship, encouraging friendships, and learning God’s Word. At CLUB, the kids hear a Bible Story and then play games and do activities to help them apply what they’ve learned. This is a casual gathering for kids to come with their friends and grow and learn in a fun, God-honoring way.
To register your k - 5th grader for CLUB, click here >>>
* Please note that the 6th graders will be encouraged to help the student leaders and be Leaders in Training (LIT).
VBS 2020 - Save the dates! June 15 - 18, 2020
DAY CAMP INFO COMING SOON!
July 2020, 9am-3pm
1st - 6th graders, $15 per day or $50 for the week
Day Camp is a 4-day camp held at Prairie Lutheran. It's the day-version of overnight camp. Camp counselors from Inspiration Point come to Prairie Lutheran and put on an amazing week of camp that includes everything the kids would do away at camp, but here at home. They learn Bible stories, sing camp songs, do crafts, play games, and more!
Prairie Lutheran Church proudly partners with Inspiration Point Christian Camp, which is located in Clitherall, MN, 2.5 hours away from Eden Prairie. Each summer PLC kids go to camp. Campers experience the benefits of a camp through: fun, friendship, faith, and future. Their mission is to create an environment for God to meet each kids’ needs, and they do it in beautiful and wonderful ways.
For more information about iPoint Bible Camp and to see the other camp dates for this summer, go to www.ipoint.org
BAPTISM PREP CLASSES
for first-time baptism parents
Aug 7 & 14, 2019
Nov 6 & 13, 2019
Feb 5 & 12, 2020
May 6 & 13, 2020
5:15 - 6:00PM, Fireside Room
for 3 year olds and 3rd graders and their parents
September 15, 2019 during worship
1st COMMUNION CLASSES
For 5th graders and their parents
March 4, 11, & 18
5:10 - 6:00PM, DEC
family dinner and lenten worship following