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It all begins at Holy Baptism! Baptism is God’s action by which God’s promises are graciously given to the baptized. Baptism is for all ages of people, and one of the most wonderful gifts in life.
For information on scheduling a baptism, contact Pastor Ann Hultquist or Pastor Caitlin Trussell or call Augustana’s office (303-388-4678).
For newborns and children up to age 3
Augustana now offers the Frolic Faith Class for newborns and children up to age 3 and their families. Developed by early childhood experts, this class is part of a suite of resources designed to introduce little ones to faith concepts in age-appropriate ways. Yes, even starting at birth! The hour-long weekly class includes family sharing, Bible story-telling, singing, prayer, and play—all age-appropriate for babies and toddlers and their families.
Frolic Faith Class takes place Sundays, 9:15 a.m. in Room 2. Bring the kids and come!
Also included in the suite of resources is a monthly Enewsletter from Frolic Online which includes articles about child development and faith formation to support parents in helping their young children take their first steps of faith. Content is based on the age of your child and the month of the year. You do not need to attend the Frolic Faith Class to receive the newsletter.
For additional information, or to sign up to receive the newsletter, contact Erin at 303-388-4678 ext. 122 or by email.
Faith Formation (Sunday School)
Sundays, 9:15–10:15 a.m.
Children 4 years through 4th grade join their teachers at opening in Christ Chapel at 9:15 a.m. every week. Elementary classes, preschool through 4th grade, use curriculum that is based on the lectionary readings of the day. Teachers move through the lessons, often supplementing with games and creative auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile twists.
Contact Erin Brown for information.
See the youth page for information on Sunday morning classes for middle school and senior high youth.
Vacation Bible School/Day Camp
Augustana hosts Vacation Bible School with Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, Monday, July 16–Friday, July 20, 2018. Children starting Kindergarten through 6th grade will enjoy Bible study, recreation, arts & crafts, music and devotions, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; preschoolers can come for a half day of faith formation, 9 a.m.–noon. Enthusiastic Rainbow Trail Day Camp counselors will guide campers through a week of activity under the theme “This Changes Everything!” based on Ephesians 2:8: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is a gift from God.”
Register today! Download registration and health history forms and a flyer here. Cost is $25/camper. Pay for Vacation Bible School online here or make checks payable to Augustana Lutheran Church and mail them with registration and health forms to; Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E Alameda Ave, Denver CO, 80246.
For additional information, contact Erin Brown at 303-388-4678 or by email.
First Communion Class
During Lent, Augustana offers a class for children in grades 3-5 and their families in preparation for the children’s First Communion. The class celebrates their First Communion on Maundy Thursday. For more information, contact Shanna VanderWel, Augustana’s Director of Youth and Family, at 303-388-4678 or by email.
Complimentary nursery care is available for children during all Sunday morning activities. Starting at 8 a.m., care is provided during worship, during education hour for those too young for Sunday School, and also during 10:30 a.m. worship. The nursery is also staffed for congregational meetings and special worship events such as Thanksgiving Eve and Lenten services.