Children

Welcome! Children are precious and the faith of children is a gift from God! Shaping that faith is the privilege of parents, family, and the faith community. Gloria Dei seeks to support families and offer faith-shaping experiences for children at every stage of their development. Our programs incorporate Gloria Dei's Guiding Principles: we are rooted in beauty, compassion, love, justice, generosity, and Christ. We are intentional about finding ways for children to know they are valued and an important part of the congregation! Check out our many programs for your family below. If you have any questions please email Director of Children's Ministries Kyrstin Schwartz.

To reserve a room for a Children's Ministry event or activity, please complete this online form. A staff member will follow up with you.

Faith in the Park with Gloria Dei for All Ages:
Wednesday evenings in August at Saint Paul Highland Park

We created this as an alternative to our typical VBS program this year with the intention of bringing all ages together to grow in their faith and have fun together. Join us and reengage with your Gloria Dei community. We will gather at the park shelter at Saint Paul Highland Park every Wednesday night in August. Come any time after 5 p.m. for free play at the park, yard games and BYO dinner (optional). At 6 p.m. we will have devotion together and group activity and finish by 7 p.m.

Sunday School resumes in the fall. Check here for information about summer programs for Children, Youth and Families, like Faith in the Park, Saints Games, Feed My Starving Children, Park Playdates and Youth Serve Night.
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Sunday Mornings

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Sunday School

Sunday Mornings

Age appropriate classes offered from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. during the school year.

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Families of Faith

Sunday Events Throughout the Year

Parent and child gatherings offered for each grade level during the progam year.

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Sacraments

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Communion

First communion

Communion instruction is available twice a year to those who are ready to participate.

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Baptism

Baptism classes

Baptism class takes place on Zoom every other month on the 2nd Saturday of the month, starting in September.

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Service Opportunities

Share your time and talent

There are so many ways children and their families can volunteer.

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Children's Choirs

K-2nd grade, 3rd-6th grade

Our children's choirs sing during worship several times each year.

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Seasonal Programs

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Children's Christmas Worship

Each December our children lead a Sunday Worship Service.

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Lent and Easter

Children’s Experiences on Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.

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Vacation Bible School

VBS Bingo 2021 still avaiable

Faith in the Park 2022 is in place of VBS this summer. VBS Bingo 2021 is still available to be done at home.

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