Children’s Ministries

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them.”   — Jesus

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES


Following Jesus’ example, the Children’s Ministry programs at Prince of Peace are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for all to grow in the love and grace of God. We welcome and encourage all children to join us in worship, fellowship, education, and service.

  • Parents are asked to fill out a student information form for children participating in Sunday School. Link to Sunday School Registration Form.
  • If you are interested in teaching Sunday School or helping in other ways, please contact the church office at 651-484-4144 or email [email protected].

We promise to help equip parents to teach their children. We will offer developmental information, ideas and resources to aid parents as they help their children grow.

Following Jesus’ example, the Children’s Ministry programs at Prince of Peace are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for all to grow in the love and grace of God. We welcome and encourage all children to join us in worship, fellowship, education, and service.

Children’s Ministry Programs

Bible PresentationChildren's SermonsBibles are delivered to children when they turn 3 years old and when they enter 3rd grade.
Faith FormationChristian EducationBeginning at 3 years through adulthood, traditional classroom Christian education takes place on Sundays at 9:40 a.m., from September through May. Look for the maps in the upstairs hallway to see where your age group is meeting.
Communion InstructionCommunion InstructionA formal class is held during Lent and private instruction may be requested of either Pastor at anytime. Children and their parents are invited to learn about communion and its meaning so that they may partake in the Lord’s Supper beginning with Holy Week services.
NurseryNurseryStaffed by paid, trained, and qualified attendants to provide: safety, security, and stability to our littlest members. This service is provided for all worship services for children under age 5.

Summer Programs

All Ages Summer ProgramsAll Ages and Summer ProgramsSee our Programs: summer program page for details and how to sign up for all summer programs.
Vacation Bible SchoolVacation Bible SchoolThe VBS is a half-day, week-long program with a theme for Bible study, crafts, music, and Christian fellowship for children 3 years through entering 7th grade. See our programs: summer program page for details.
Family CampFamily CampSummer retreat for families at beautiful Camp Wappogasset.  Our summer program flyer contains dates and sign-up information.
Finding the WayFinding the WayAn activity-based program for youth who are entering the 5th through 9th grades.

Children’s Music and Worship

Children’s SermonsChildren's SermonsAt each service, children are invited to come forward for sermons that speak directly to them.
Alleluia ChoirAlleluia ChoirThis musical experience is for children aged preschool through 2nd grade. It meets on Sunday morning during the education hour. (Directors: Liz Ericksen & Laurel Cederberg)
Joyful NoiseThis musical experience is for children 3rd through 6th grade in school. Director Melissa Burke leads the class at 9:40 a.m., Sunday mornings. The group sings during the service once a month and special events.
Christmas ProgramChristmas ProgramWe present a Christmas Program annually during a Sunday morning service.

Other Ways the Children’s Ministry Supports Families

  • Celebrating children’s accomplishments
  • Providing hospital visits
  • Parenting concerns and support
  • Assisting children in grief situations
  • Assisting children in transition
  • Child care resource for church events

CYF News


Youth Mission Trip – New York City

Youth Mission Trip – New York City

Nine of our youth along, with Pastor Betsy and Cori Forcey are jumping on a plane on July 27th to head to New York City! They will be joined on this trip by 21 adults and youth from St Luke’s in Bloomington. On this journey, the group of 32 will be venturing to...

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Camper Blessing on Sunday, July 7

Camper Blessing on Sunday, July 7

The week of July 7, our 4-8th graders are headed off for a week at Wapo Bible Camp, our partner in Lutheran Outdoor Ministry.  The week is packed with a variety of activities that are meant to impact kids for eternity. Each day includes Bible study, chapel, cabin...

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Get Ready for VBS!

Get Ready for VBS!

Get registered here for VBS – “To Mars and Beyond” will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them. Experience an amazing adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

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Telling Our Story: Bible Art

Telling Our Story: Bible Art

Telling Our Story:  Bible Art is a series of 40 paintings done by 41 artists illustrating the biblical story from God’s creation through the story of Pentecost.

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Confirmation Questions

Confirmation Questions

“What are God’s dreams for the world?” This is a question that we posed to the 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students recently. The Confirmation students are studying the Biblical Narrative this year and spent the day at church on Good Friday. They assisted with the Good Friday Family Service, served as the clean-up crew for the grilled cheese lunch, and they got their hands dirty as they created a model of the empty tomb for Easter Sunday worship.

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