We’re so glad to have lots of children that bring energy to our church. Mount Olivet is here to help our families raise their children with a strong faith. We want our kids’ beliefs to influence every aspect of their lives. We provide a lot of family activities, a great Sunday School program, and Godly Play worship experience at 11:00 a.m. worship. Our hope is your family will find a place to belong at Mount Olivet!
Your infants and toddlers are in very capable hands at Mount Olivet. Our nursery is staffed by caring professionals who love children and are strongly committed to their safety and security. Nursery care is available Sundays and for many other church events.
For childcare during worship, go through the doors on the left side of the sanctuary and follow the signs. Parents receive pagers to let them know if they are needed.
|Infants - 3 Years||8:15 AM - 12:15 PM||Preschool Wing|
Children in Worship
We encourage all children to attend and participate in services of worship.
The following are some helpful hints for everyone to make the worship experience more meaningful for the whole family.
Try to sit where your child can see what is happening.
Help locate hymns and responses in the bulletin.
Assist your child in singing hymns.
Encourage your child to stand when the congregation stands.
Bringing children to worship may not always be easy, but it is an essential part of their faith journey. Let your child get a children’s bulletin from the usher. These have pictures and games that relate to the lesson of the day.
Pew Bags are available use during the service. Even the most creative, interesting worship experience can be a long time for children. Children do hear what is going on in the worship service, but sometimes it is easier for them to listen if they have busy hands. Pew bags are available as you enter the sanctuary. These bags are to be returned so they will be available for the next Sunday.
during 11 am worship
At 11 AM worship, following the Children’s Message, the kids will be divided up to have their own worship experience. We use the Godly Play curriculum.
During their worship time the kids will hear a Bible Story and connect it to their own experience and relationship with God. Godly Play encourages curiosity and imagination in experiencing the mystery and joy of God. Godly Play is a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of our congregation as they develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites.
Children are dismissed after the Children's Message and go to the room locations listed below where they can be picked up at the end of the 11 AM services.
|Wee Believers||3 Years - Kindergarten||U4, Third Floor|
|Belief Builders||Grades 1-5||U7, Third Floor|
sundays from 9:40-10:40 am
Mount Olivet has a strong Christian education program for preschool and elementary school-aged children. Each class is taught by a team of dedicated church members using United Methodist curriculum.
Please register your child/ren before their first class using the button below.
Preschool & Kindergarten
|2s and 3s||S16||Preschool Wing|
|4s and 5s||S11||Preschool Wing|
Elementary aged children are placed in classes based on their age as of September 30. For example, if your child turns 3 on October 5, he/she will be in the two-year-old class the entire year. (This ensures that your child is in the correct class when he/she begins school.)
|Grades 1 + 2||Room U6||Third Floor|
|Grades 3 + 4||Room U5||Third Floor|
|Grade 5||Room L6||First Floor|
once a month | sundays from noon-1:30 pm | grades 3-5
Mount Olivet has created a new group specifically for kiddos in grades 3, 4 and 5! We feel this group of kids has traditionally been left out of activities planned at church because they are "in the middle". They are too old for some activities geared toward the younger crowd but not old enough for youth group. We want to make sure these kids know how special they are and important to the church! Our hope is that this group will meet once a month after the 11:00 a.m. services to do a fun activity, such as going for a hike, a turkey bowl football game, or service project.
Contact: Heather Weir | email@example.com
Children's Choir & Chimes
We need voices! Children’s Choir at Mount Olivet is a great opportunity for your child – or grandchild – or you (if you’re in grade 5 or younger) – to make new friends, sing like crazy, worship God, have a blast. We welcome children new to choir as well as veterans. We sing during worship multiple times throughout the year.
Chime Director: Cindy Newcomb | firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir Director: Linnea Carlson | email@example.com
Please register your child/ren before their first rehearsal using the button below.
|Cherub Choir||K-Grade 2||6:30-7:00 PM||U3, Third Floor|
|Junior Choir||Grades 3-5||7:00-7:30 PM||U3, Third Floor|
|Chime Choir||Grades 4-8||6:15-6:55 PM||U5, Third Floor|
Linnea Carlson, Director of Children's Ministry
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