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


Helping Christian Boys Thrive

Helping Christian Boys Thrive

Helping Christian Boys Thrive Workshop Parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors of boys are invited to a workshop on Saturday Feb. 29, 8:30am-3:30pm at Minnehaha Academy. Led by ELCA Pastor Tim Wright and based on his book Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and...

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Shepherds and Wise Ones Discover Baby King

Shepherds and Wise Ones Discover Baby King

Christmas Play Recap “Prepare to be Amazed” was the title of the Christmas Play presented by 31 of our children and youth on December 15. Beginning with the story of God creating the world, a grandparent (played by Lyla Burke) told God’s story to four kids (Elliot,...

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Love Let Go: An Adventure in Generosity

Love Let Go: An Adventure in Generosity

An Intergenerational Event presented by the Generosity Committee* Sunday, January 19, 2020  9:40am This will be an event for all ages and you won't want to miss this hands-on opportunity to experience what God is calling you to do.  Everyone who attends will leave...

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Rewriting the Lord’s Prayer

Rewriting the Lord’s Prayer

“Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us…” Forgiveness was the topic that students and their parents wrestled with at Confirmation in December as the group continued its focus on the Lord’s Prayer.  The 7th and 8th grade students began the December...

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Baptism & Bible Sunday

Baptism & Bible Sunday

On January 12, during the 10:45am worship service, we will celebrate Baptism of our Lord Sunday with the baptism of Luci Severson, daughter of Gina and Jake Severson. You may recognize Luci as Baby Jesus from the Christmas Play. One of the promises parents, sponsors...

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