All Aboard the Ark: Families with young children

Family Fun Days

Ministry Mission:  To enable families to carry out their baptismal promises.

All Aboard the Ark is a ministry at Calvary Lutheran Church dedicated to helping families with young children develop faith traditions in the home and relationships with other families so that parents and children can grow in faith. 

Small Groups:  Growing together

Small groups meet monthly to share and pray together about parenting issues in a supportive and caring environment. 

·        Mom’s Parenting Bible Study meets the third or fourth Monday of the month at 7 pm in the church library. 

·        If you would like to be baptized or have a child baptized, contact Pastor Dean (679-1706) and he will schedule a time to meet with you. 

Fellowship Events:  Sharing together

Several times a year young families come together for fun and faith building activities.  These may include a trip to the pumpkin patch, a cookout at the park, or game night at church.  Events will be published in the church newsletter, so stay tuned!

Parents with children too young for Sunday School (birth to age 2) are invited to a casual “playdate” and fellowship at 10:00 in the nursery.  Kids can play while parents have a cup of coffee and visit with one another. 

Each summer families are invited to attend family camp at Camp Onomia in Onamia, MN.  Information will be posted on the bulletin board and included in the church newsletter.  

Family Services:  Worshiping  together

Calvary has two worship services on Sunday mornings:  a traditional 9:00 service held in the sanctuary and an 11:00 discussion-style worship in the church library.  Join us for either one, whichever makes the most sense for your family! 

Several times throughout the year special services are offered that cater especially to young families.  Our early Christmas Eve service is one, and others are scattered throughout the year.  Check the church newsletter for service times and dates.

Mission Project:  Giving together

The youth and family ministry at Calvary sponsors Josue, a child from Nicaragua, through Compassion, an international service organization. 

We do this because the faith we model for our children needs to be one of giving, sharing, and having compassion for one another. 

You can sign up to help support Josue on the bulletin board by the Wood Street doors, or by contacting Susan Williams at 679-1706. 

Sponsorship is $38 for a whole month, or $19 for a half month.  Checks can be made payable to Calvary Youth.