MOPC Children’s Ministry strives to be a place where children and families feel a sense of welcome, belonging, and community. We hope to provide opportunities and teaching to grow and strengthen our children's faith in God and Jesus Christ, both relationally and intellectually.


CHILDREN'S CHURCH

Who: 3-year-olds through 5th graders


When: During both 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Services.


What: Children begin the worship experience in the sanctuary with their parents. After a short Children’s Sermon, kids are invited to leave the main service (escorted by adult staff and volunteers) to attend Children’s Church. During Children’s Church, they will have an age-appropriate lesson on the same passage of Scripture that the Pastor is preaching on in the main sanctuary. Children will also have prayer time, complete a craft, and have free play.

NURSERY CARE

Who: Babies and toddlers under three years old


When:  Sundays 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 


What: Nurturing care by trained and consistent staff members for our littlest ones during their time at church. Our nursery staff models Christ's love through play, song, and art.  We believe it is never too young to share God’s love with our children.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Who: 3-year-olds through 5th graders


When: Sundays, September - May (except for some holiday weekends), 9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.


What: Children are divided into three separate, age-based classes. These classes are taught by some of our fabulous volunteers. During Sunday School, children study the Bible, share the “highs and lows” of their week, pray together, and play games. This hour of Bible learning is appropriate for families who desire to see their children connect with knowledgeable, loving, and consistent adults while growing deeper in their relationship with God.


Mt O 45

Who: 4th and 5th graders


When: Wednesdays, during the school year, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


What: Small Group for our pre-teens, led by wonderful staff and volunteers. This time allows kids to learn about God, ask questions, have fun, pray, play games, and explore friendships in a safe and supportive environment.

PARENTS’ CAFÉ

Who: Parents of children and youth


When: Sundays, September - May (except for some holiday weekends), 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.


What: We recognize that parenting children and teens can be both extremely wonderful and extremely challenging, sometimes simultaneously. We also recognize that parenting shouldn’t be done alone; it truly “takes a village!” Parents’ Café provides a relaxed environment for parents to learn, pray, fellowship, and support each other.

FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES

Who: Children and families


When: Various times and days throughout the year


What: Throughout the year, families gather to build relationships, support one another, and have fun!  MOPC offers a variety of fellowship activities for children and families. Past activities have included park days, bowling, swimming, hikes, camping, and cookouts, and our family retreat.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Who: Children and families


When: Various times and days throughout the year


What: Loving others through acts of service is part of what it means to walk with Jesus. Kids and families can participate in various service activities, including Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree, Family Promise, and One Great Hour of Sharing.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES


Vacation Bible School


Who: 4-year-olds through graduating 5th graders


What: VBS is always one of our favorite weeks of the summer. During this week, kids learn about God through crafts, science, Bible stories, games, drama, and music. Our wonderful volunteers provide an amazing, high-energy, fun-filled experience for all involved! Scroll to the bottom for specific information regarding this year’s VBS.

 

Service Camp


Who: Students who have completed 4th-5th grade


What: A week-long Christian summer camp that includes a variety of community service experiences.  Past projects have included working with children at Head Start, serving at Family Promise, cleaning up community gardens, visiting with nursing home residents, creating a *free* lemonade stand for neighbors, and providing a meal for our church seniors. 

 

MOPC 2024 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL


MOPC is excited to host Scuba VBS in July of 2024!

VBS is for children who are at least four years old through those who have COMPLETED 5th grade. 

Volunteers welcome! We love our youth student volunteers, our grandparent volunteers, and every age in between! 

(Youth students must have completed 6th grade to volunteer.)

We hope you will join us for this exciting week! 

  • July 8-12, 2024

    Registration will open in the spring of 2024.

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For detailed info regarding all areas of our Children's Ministry, contact Jen Christensen through the church office at 801.277.2674 or at jchristensen@mtopres.org