CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Nursery

Newborns – 3 Years Old

From birth, it’s important for children to associate God and Jesus with loving people and enjoyable activities and to associate God with happy experiences with others.
The ministry of the nursery touches lives for eternity. We want your child to feel welcome and a part of our program through the people and activities that God has placed in this ministry area. In order to accomplish this, we provide loving care and teaching during our time in the nursery. Through this, children will develop an awareness of the name of Jesus and associate Him with being loved.

Nursery Curriculum

A nursery curriculum has been created which includes various activities to choose from based upon the age of the children in the nursery at any given time. Some of these activities include crafts, stories, use of toys, felt boards, etc. Our curriculum covers 6 different bible themes throughout the year:

January/February – Bible Heroes – Moses, Daniel, Joseph and David & Jonathan
March/April – Easter
May/June – Noah’s ark
July/August – Bible Heroes – Jonah, Queen Esther, David & Goliath, Ruth & Naomi
September/October – Creation
November/December – Jesus birth

Click here for Nursery Guidelines.

For MOMS of Nursery Children

If you are expecting or have an infant, toddler or preschooler: Please consider joining our MOPS group.

At MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.

For more information, click here or email mops@clcop.org

3 Year Olds to 4th Grade

LET’S STAY CONNECTED DURING COVID-19!

Since we are not able to meet together during COVID-19 crisis, please join together with us in video Bible studies, songs with Ms. DePaepe, and a parent guide with activities.  If you are not receiving email messages regarding Roots Children’s Ministry, please contact Katie Morgan at Katie.Morgan@clcop.org. You can also stay connected with us through the Roots Facebook page.  Click here to LIKE!

Roots

We have put the following Sunday Morning Bible study material together for you to grow together as a family.  Watch the video together, and then download the Parent Guide and God Time Cards. There is very little to no prep time for these materials.
Click the links below:

Wednesday, March 18th
Sunday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 25th
Sunday, March 29th

Wednesday, April 1st
Palm Sunday
EASTER!
Wednesday, April 15th
Sunday, April 19th
Wednesday, April 22nd
Sunday, April 26th
 

Roots Jr

We have put the following Sunday Morning Bible study material together for you to grow together as a family.  Watch the video together, and then download the Parent Guide. There is very little to no prep time for these materials.
Click the links below:

Sunday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 25th
Sunday, March 29th

Wednesday, April 1st
Palm Sunday
EASTER!
Wednesday, April 15th
Sunday, April 19th
Wednesday, April 22nd
Sunday, April 26th

All About Roots!

In Ephesians 3:14-19, Paul describes his prayer for the Ephesians, that they would be ‘rooted and established in love’ and they would comprehend the height and depth, length and width of God’s love for them. Wow, what a prayer! Roots, the children ministries of Christ Lutheran Church, adopts this same prayer for every child and ministry partner in our community. It is our desire that every time you say the name Roots, you would remember the prayer for our children to be rooted and established in love. In every aspect of our ministries to children and their families, we remember this prayer, along with our church mission ‘Together in Christ, that others may know Christ.’

Partners with Parents

All children and youth ministries of Christ Lutheran Church work to empower, support, and train the parents of our community to lead their children in their faith formation. Roots Children Ministries operates under the belief that the most important aspect determining a child’s faith formation is the family. Our programming functions as just one tool in the faith nurturing of children and families, as a child experiences much more in their everyday lives at home.

Some of the ways you will see this in action include parent take-home sheets, parenting courses, and all-family service events.

What ages are included in Roots?

Roots Jr. – 3 year olds through PK
Roots – Kindergarten through 4th grade.

When is Roots Jr & Roots?

Sunday – 9:30-10:30 AM
Wednesday – 6:00-7:30 PM

The Difference between Sunday and Wednesday

On Sundays, children learn about Jesus through a large group-small group format. In large group, the children learn the Bible lesson of the day through drama, music, and a puppet skit. While in small group, the shepherds lead the children in various activities and discussions that reinforce the Scripture for the week.

On Wednesday evenings, children learn in a fun way that looks much like a typical day at a Vacation Bible School. The children learn a lesson that builds on the Sundays before and learn to apply those Biblical Truths to their everyday lives.

ROOT Jr & ROOTS Registration

Click here to fill out the Registration Form – Complete this form ONLY if you your family is new to Christ Lutheran OR have updated information, i.e. new phone number or address.

Emergency Medical Information Form– must be completed each school year.

Medical Consent Waiver– must be completed each school year.

VIRTUAL Bible School - Rocky Railway VBS 2020

On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. The theme could NOT be more timely!

All online resources will be available beginning the week of June 21st and stay available all summer! Plan to pick up your packets Saturday, June 20th from 10am to noon at CLC. The only items you will need to prep at home are your daily snack supplies. See the shopping list below.

Questions? Contact Lyn Wolfe at lyn.wolfe@clcop.org

Snack Shopping List

MONDAY SNACK SUPPLIES: Chew Chew Track
2 Granola bars per child
Twizzlers Pull ‘n Peel Rope

TUESDAY SNACK SUPPLIES: Bagel Tunnel
2 Bagels or Round Donuts with a Center Hole
Cream Cheese spread (if using bagels), Butter or Jam

WEDNEDSAY SNACK SUPPLIES: Coal Crunch
Mini marshmallows
1 -2 tsp. Butter
Cocoa Rice Cereal
Crushed Oreo Cookies

THURSDAY SNACK SUPPLIES: Crunchy Crossbuck
6-8 Honey Wheat Pretzel Twists
Small Container of Frosting

FRIDAY SNACK SUPPLIES: Good Friend Fruit Pizza
2 Graham Crackers
Frosting (left from Thurs. Snack) or Whipped Topping
Assorted Fruit of Choice (blueberries, strawberries, clementines, etc.)

Christ Lutheran Children’s & Youth Ministry App

For updated information, memory work lists, and more, download the Christ Lutheran Children’s & Youth Ministry App in your Apple App store, or Android store.  Search CLCYM

Christ Lutheran Church

11720 Neiman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210

Contact us at:

913.345.9700
contact@clcop.org
Care Needs 913.754.5812