Children's Ministry

Welcome To The Children’s Ministry at Zion Lutheran Church.

Our heart’s desire is to introduce children to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the life changing power of his Gospel of grace. Jesus said, “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). We want to make disciples of children who are transformed by the Gospel and learning to serve Christ, others, and the world.

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Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Page!

CrossWalk Wednesdays

CrossWalk Wednesdays is a weeknight ministry for families, children, youth and adults. CrossWalk is a place where kids, youth, adults and families intersect with a growing, healthy relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Activities are offered for kids age 3-K, kids Grades 1-5, Confirmation for middle schoolers, Peer Ministry for high school youth, and Adult Education. For more information download the CrossWalk Kids Wednesdays Ministry Brochure.

Kid City Sunday School – A Place to SHINE!

Classes start September 16, 2018.

Kid City is Sunday school for kids, from Age 3-Grade 5! We meet during the school year from 10-10:50 a.m. At Kid City, we equip kids to learn about Jesus’ love and to share it, like the shining city on a hill described by Jesus!

Kid City is a welcoming place! Help us welcome your children by registering in advance either online by clicking on the above Event Registration button or in person at the front desk.

Kid City is a congregational effort! With each baptism, we promise to help parents raise their children in the Christian faith. How can you help? We need teachers, classroom assistants, supply organizers, musicians, greeters and registration volunteers. To help, contact Ann Campbell at 763-506-8119, acampbell@zionanoka.org.

For more information about Kid City Sunday School, please download the Kid City Sunday School Brochure or contact Ann Campbell at 763-506-8119, acampbell@zionanoka.org.

Children’s Ministry Announcements

CrossWalk Wednesdays!

CrossWalk Wednesdays!

CrossWalk Wednesdays offers activities for Preschoolers, Kids Grades 1-5, Confirmation Youth Grades 6-8, High School Youth Grades 9-12. Programming begins Sept 26!

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Frolic Play Group

Frolic Play Group

Parents and little ones (birth-Kindergarten) are invited to the Frolic program beginning Tuesday, Sept 18 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Spark Park. Bible story and snack at 10 a.m.

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Kid City Sunday School

Kid City Sunday School

Kid City classes are Sundays at 10 a.m. It’s not too late to register online by clicking on the Event Registration tab or pick up a Children’s Ministry Brochure at the Welcome Center in the lower commons.

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Spark Story Bible Presentation

Spark Story Bible Presentation

We will be presenting Spark Story Bibles to our Pre-K and K children during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Sept 30. To participate, a parent should attend our parent meeting at 10:15 a.m. that day.

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First Communion Class

First Communion Class

A First Communion Class will be offered on Sunday, October 7 at 11 a.m. in the Theater. We practice open communion at Zion, so parents, if you feel your children are ready, please sign up.

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Family Faith Focus

Family Faith Focus

Zion partners with parents as they raise their children in the Christian faith! In addition to our Faith Milestones, we offer Family Faith Focus, a rotation of learning opportunities for children and families.

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What’s a Faith Milestone?

In Biblical days, stones were placed along a road to help mark a journey. As families of faith, it’s important to mark our faith journey, too! We do this by naming important events in our faith journeys, equipping ourselves for those events, blessing the participants and giving a symbol of remembrance for future reflection!

At Zion we celebrate four Milestones every year:

Holy Baptism

Commanded by Jesus, Holy Baptism is one of two Sacraments in the Lutheran Church. Through Baptism, we receive the gift of faith and the promise of God’s Spirit within us. A gift Bible and candle accompany baptisms.

  • 2018-2019 Baptism Classes at 12:15 p.m.: September 9, November 11, January 13, March 10, May 5, July 14, September 8.

Gift of Word

In addition to the infant/toddler Baptismal Bible, Zion provides a Story Bible to children at age 3, a full Bible at Grade 2, and a youth Bible at Grade 6. Children and parents also receive instruction for using their Bibles in church and at home.

  • Children (ages 3-4) Parent Class: September 30 at 10:20 a.m. with Bibles presented at the 11 a.m. worship service that day.
  • Children (Grade 2 and new 3rd graders) Parent/Child Class: January 20 at 10 a.m. with Bibles presented at the 11 a.m. worship service that day.

Holy Communion

Instituted by Jesus, Holy Communion is one of two Sacraments in the Lutheran Church. Through Communion, we receive the gift of God’s forgiveness and grace. We practice open age communion at Zion; whenever your child is ready for communion they are welcome to the table.

  • Fall Class is October 11 at 11 a.m. Choice of Communion dates include all services on October 27 & 29 or by request.
  • Spring Class is April 7 at 11 a.m. Choice of Communion dates includes all services on April 14, April 18 or April 20 & 21 (Easter) or by request.

Affirmation of Baptism

In Affirmation of Baptism, middle schoolers say "yes" to their baptism. They prepare in a three-year program called CrossWalkConfirmation, which features worship involvement, learning time, community involvement and service. Participants attend retreats in Grades 6 and 7, spend a week at Camp Wapo after Grade 8, and affirm their baptism in a service the fall of Grade 9.

  • Classes: CrossWalk Confirmation Wednesday evenings Sept-April Celebrated: September 16, 2018.

All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family

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CrossWalk Wednesdays!

CrossWalk Wednesdays offers activities for Preschoolers, Kids Grades 1-5, Confirmation Youth Grades 6-8, High School Youth Grades 9-12. Programming begins Sept 26!

read more

Frolic Play Group

Parents and little ones (birth-Kindergarten) are invited to the Frolic program beginning Tuesday, Sept 18 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Spark Park. Bible story and snack at 10 a.m.

read more

MEA Getaway

Come to MEA Getaway at Camp Castaway October 18-21 and enjoy a fun, faith filled, engaging retreat with Pastor Jodi Houge from Humble Walk Church as our guest speaker.

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Living Water HS Group

Beginning Sun evenings in October, HS youth are invited to come to Living Water to discuss weekly topics and enjoy fellowship. Come at 5 p.m. and stay for The River service at 6 p.m.

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Bunker Hills Hayride

All 6th-12th graders and their friends are invited to a hayride on October 5, 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Bunker Park Stables! The cost for the event is $15 which covers the hayride, bonfire, and food expenses.

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SiCC Leadership Program

SiCC, a leadership program at Zion, is aimed at empowering students to be servant leaders in the community! Interested in SiCC? Pick up an application at the front desk or the CYF office!

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Kid City Sunday School

Kid City classes are Sundays at 10 a.m. It’s not too late to register online by clicking on the Event Registration tab or pick up a Children’s Ministry Brochure at the Welcome Center in the lower commons.

read more

Spark Story Bible Presentation

We will be presenting Spark Story Bibles to our Pre-K and K children during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Sept 30. To participate, a parent should attend our parent meeting at 10:15 a.m. that day.

read more

First Communion Class

A First Communion Class will be offered on Sunday, October 7 at 11 a.m. in the Theater. We practice open communion at Zion, so parents, if you feel your children are ready, please sign up.

read more

Family Faith Focus

Zion partners with parents as they raise their children in the Christian faith! In addition to our Faith Milestones, we offer Family Faith Focus, a rotation of learning opportunities for children and families.

read more