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


Pray for Youth Serving in North Minneapolis

Pray for Youth Serving in North Minneapolis

During the week of Aug. 3-7, seven youth and four adults from Prince of Peace will be serving at a home in North Minneapolis.  Originally the youth were planning a mission trip to Appalachia to rehab houses for residents of that area.  Because of the pandemic, the...

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North Minneapolis Mission Project Invitation

North Minneapolis Mission Project Invitation

Remember that mission trip we talked about going on this summer to Appalachia?  We'd planned to go the first week of August and our mission project was helping people rehab their homes and learn about people in another part of the country.  With this Covid stuff,...

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Coloring…Not Just for Kids!

Coloring…Not Just for Kids!

Coloring is one of those fun and relaxing activities enjoyed by adults as well as kids.  Along with our summer sermon series, we have asked members of the congregation to create coloring pages. For the HopeFULL series (July 19-August 23) Michael Stetzler is...

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HopeFULL Art Project

HopeFULL Art Project

We are focusing on hope this summer and doing a sermon series called HopeFULL created by Camp Wapo.  The series runs July 19-August 23.  Other congregations in the area are also using this series. As part of it, we are doing an all-ages art project – painting on...

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New Episodes of Creative Wednesday!

New Episodes of Creative Wednesday!

As the pandemic began in March, Pastor Betsy and other creative people from around the country put together a daily online resource for families.  Faith Finder Fun began in mid March with pastors and church staff from the Twin Cities, Washington state, North Carolina,...

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