“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he

is old he will not depart from it.”-Proverbs 22:6

 

Calvary is full of dedicated, passionate, capable leaders and volunteers who understand the importance of making ministry with children, youth and families a priority. Helping children and youth know God and God’s love in their life, inspiring them to become Christ-centered to serve and to grow in faith, and partnering with parents to nurture the Christian faith life in the home is what Children, Youth and Family Ministries are all about. It is a place where children, youth, and families can connect, learn and grow together.

 

To learn more about these programs or to volunteer and serve, please contact:
Dana Kocka, Education & Youth Director 732-7284

 
 

CHILDREN – Birth to 6th Grade

 

Sunday School   

See you Rally Sunday September 9th at 9:15 AM!

 

Blessing of the Backpacks
Rally Sunday September 9th

Students and educators are encouraged to bring their backpacks to worship service for a special prayer and blessing.
 
 

Family Sunday School   (Resumes in September)
2nd Sunday of each month at 9:15 AM in the Youth Commons

Sunday School students (preK-grade 6), their families and the congregation are invited to learn and grow in faith together during Family Sunday School.
 
 

Wednesday After-School Program    (Resumes in the fall)
3:00-5:00 PM Wednesdays

This fun program is for kids in K-5th grade. Children will enjoy snacks, bible lesson, games, crafts, music and fun!
Children may be picked up in the Youth Commons area of the Education Wing.
MUST sign up ahead of time. Registration forms are available across from the church office.
Questions, please contact Dana Kocka or Jo Judson.
 
 

Release Time    (Resumes in the fall)

Wednesday mornings

As part of Calvary’s Christian Education Program, students participate in the following faith practices:
  • Reading and studying the Bible
  • Devotional disciplines
  • Prayer
  • Worship
  • Relationships
  • Service
 
 

Faith Milestones

Affirmation of Baptism may be used many times throughout the life of a baptized Christian. It is especially appropriate as part of a process of faith formation in faith in youth or adulthood that we call Confirmation. The Confirmation program is designed to shape the faith of every student, starting in 3rd grade, through participation in the life of Calvary Lutheran Church.
 

Confirmation Overview:

  • 3rd Grade-Confirmation enrollment; receive Bibles; Understanding your Bible 
  • 4th Grade-Jr. Ushers
  • 5th Grade-Communion Process with Altar Guild; receive First Communion
  • 6th Grade-Prayer Study 
  • 7th Grade-Memory Work, Old Testament & Gospel of Mark Study; Confirmation Camp; Worship Reports
  • 8th Grade-Memory Work, New Testament & Life of Jesus Study; Jesus Christ Superstar movie; Acolyte; Worship Reports
  • 9th Grade-Memory Work; Wednesday night Confirmation Classes; Worship Reports; Honoring Your Neighbor Faith; ELCA; Reformation; True Love Waits; Passion of the Christ movie; Luther movie; Interview with Pastor concerning Faith Statements
  • 10th Grade-Confirmation Mentoring Process; Faith Statements; Rite of Confirmation
 

We were honored to celebrate this group of kids for completing First Communion Class on March 29, 2018.

 

Calvary Lutheran Church celebrated Confirmation Sunday, October 29, 2017. Row 1: Lee Edelman, Max Crist, Wyatt Newman, Anna Miller, Emma Miller Row 2: Dana Kocka, Zach Lilleodden, Marcus Benson, Patrick Simmons, Rilee Michaelson, Kayleah Breitweser, Pastor Steve Norby

 

YOUTH – 6th Grade to 12th Grade

 

Junior & Senior League – (Resumes in the Fall)

Jr. League (grades 6-8) / Sr. League (grades 9-12)

 
 

Total Impact High School Bible Study

7 AM Monday Mornings at Bella Café

High School Youth in grades 9-12, Bring your Bible, highlighter and pen.
 
 

Youth Mission Trip Service

August 4-5th 

Hear the amazing testimonies and stories from the Youth and Chaperones who went to Rockport, Texas in June.
 
22 Youth: Alex
Kirlin,
Abby
Kirlin,
Sara
Simpson,
Anna
Miller,
Anna
 Crist,
Kinley
Nordin,
Whitney
Steffel.
Kayleah
Breitweser,
Brenna
 Behrens,
Aliezah
Blok,
Zach
Fritze,
Alec
Nordin,
Josh
Baker,
Bode
 Lee,
 Cameron
 Hoyt,
 Seth
 Breitweser,
 Darien
 Simon,
 Patrick
 Simmons,
 Max
 Crist,
 Matthew
 Benson,
 Marcus
 Benson,
 Joseph
 Havnes
4 Chaperones: Dana
Kocka,
Bill
Simpson,
Heather
Steffel,
 Laura
Kirlin

 

2018 Mission Trip to Rockport, Texas

 

 

 

Mission Trips

There are a number of opportunities throughout the year to financially support our mission teams. Thank you to all who serve and all who support them!
 
 

7th Grade Wet & Wilderness Camp

August 5-10th

SCHEDULE:

Sunday: Camp Emmaus (High/Low ropes)
Monday-Wednesday: Canoe and Camp along the Crow Wing River
Thursday: Luther Crest (Water Activities & Musical)
Friday: Drive back to Emmaus
 
 

Bike to Walker & Back

9am-4pm Wednesday, August 15TH

Grades 6-12
Start & end at Calvary
Bring lunch money, water bottle, swimsuit
 
 

Tube Crow Wing River

11:15-3:30/4:00 Thursday, August 16th 

Grades 6-12
Start & end at Calvary
$8 per person (please eat before event)