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For newborns and children up to age 5
Augustana now offers the Frolic Faith Class for newborns and children up to age 5 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 monthly class will include family sharing, Bible story-telling, singing, prayer, and play—all age-appropriate for babies and toddlers and their families.
Frolic Faith Class takes place in Augustana’s newly renovated nursery on the second Wednesday of each month, 5:30–6:30 p.m., and is led by Children’s Ministry Coordinator Erin Brown. 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.
Augustana offers Sunday School for children ages 3 through 12th grade, Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Children who are 3 years old through 5th grade begin with an opening in Christ Chapel. Youth in 6th–8th grades meet in Rooms 2–3. All senior high students, 9th–12th grades, meet in the Youth Room.
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
Join us this summer, Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21, 9–11:30 a.m., for a fun and exciting Vacation Bible School program led by Rainbow Trail staff and Augustana members and friends. Campers will explore the theme “Breaking all the Rules: Following Jesus’ Lead!” through Bible study, songs, games, and arts & crafts.
VBS is open to all K–5th-grade students. Youth in grades 6–12 are invited to volunteer as shepherds, craft leaders, and snack helpers.
Registration is $35/child or $60/household. Download registration and health forms here. Pay for registration online using our donation page, or mail or bring a check payable to Augustana Lutheran Church to 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO, 80246. For additional information, contact Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107 or by email.
It all begins at Holy Baptism! For information on scheduling a baptism, contact Pastor Ann Hultquist or Pastor Caitlin Trussell or call Augustana’s office (303-388-4678).
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.