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The Christmas Story
Sunday, December 16, 2019
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.
First Communion Class
Children and young people in third grade or older are invited to be a part of Augustana’s communion instruction, Sunday, April 7 and 14, 2019, 9:15–10:15 a.m. One parent or grandparent is asked to attend each class with their child. Painting of an individual chalice will be Thursday, April 11, 5:30–7 p.m., at Ceramics in the City, and the celebration of First Communion will happen at Maundy Thursday worship April 18 at 7 p.m.
If you are interested in having your child or grandchild be a part of this class, please contact our Director of Youth and Family Ministry Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107 or by email.
Vacation Bible School/Day Camp
Augustana hosts Vacation Bible School led by counselors from Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, Monday, July 15–Friday, July 19, 2019. Children currently in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to explore the theme “Shine” through Bible study, recreation, arts & crafts, music, devotions and environmental education, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.–noon. Cost: $50/child; maximum $100/family.
Important: In addition to completing the online registration below, all campers must download, complete, and submit this 2019 Participant Health Form. Mail completed forms to Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E Alameda Ave, Denver CO, 80246, at least three weeks prior to the start of camp (by June 24, 2019). You may also email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, call or email Children’s Ministry Coordinator Erin Brown or Director of Youth and Family Ministry Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678.
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.