Check out the Children’s and Family Ministry Google Calendar!

Nursery

Augustana’s nursery welcomes infants and toddlers during Sunday morning ministries, 8 a.m.–noon, and for special worship services and congregational events. The nursery is available free of charge to parents participating in ministries at Augustana.

Augustana’s nursery is always in need of additional volunteer workers for 10:30 a.m. worship. If you could donate a few hours each month caring for infants and toddlers, please contact Augustana’s office (303-388-4678).

Frolic Faith resources for families with newborns and toddlers!

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!

Enewsletter from Frolic Online
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 Faith Frolic Class to receive the newsletter.

For additional information, or to sign up to receive the newsletter, contact Erin (303-388-4678 ext. 122 or by email).

Advent Adventure: an afternoon of seasonal food, crafts, and music-making!

Sunday, December 4, 2–4 p.m., Fellowship Hall
On the second Sunday in Advent, families and friends of Augustana gather in Fellowship Hall for seasonal food, merry-making, and fellowship. Participants sip hot cider, enjoy a light dinner, sample made-on-the-spot lefse, make Advent and Christmas crafts, sing Christmas carols, and hear beloved stories of Christmas. New this year: weaving and spinning demonstrations! Augustana’s Global Mission Team will also have Fair Trade items for you to purchase. They make great gifts!

Folks of all ages enjoy this annual tradition—you will too!

 


Host a craft table

Are you a person who loves to craft? Or someone who enjoys helping children of all ages create special projects to celebrate Christmas? Advent Adventure organizers are looking for you! Come help as an extra pair of hands or bring a project to share! We have lots of ornaments and need your holiday joy! Contact Director of Children’s Ministry Erin Brown at 303-388-4678 ext. 122 or by email.

Summer Family Barbecues

Augustana families gather around the picnic tables in Quist Park to enjoy Chef Paul’s mouth-watering barbecue, build community, and have fun! Check our website’s events calendar or your Tower newsletter for news of these informal get-togethers.

College Care Packages

Augustana sends care packages to college students three times a year for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Easter. Parents of these students bring something to put into the boxes such as candy, microwave popcorn, granola bars, Rice Krispy treats, peanuts, trinkets, school supplies—whatever a college student might enjoy.

We meet in the Anna Paulson Room between services on the designated date and drop the treats in the boxes. Parents who can’t come to the gathering are encouraged to leave some treats in Augustana’s office or make a monetary donation to help cover the cost of mailing the boxes.

Contact Augustana’s office at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.

4th of July in Quist Park

Augustana joins a neighborhood party on the evening of the City of Glendale annual fireworks show. Augustana’s Early Learning Center sells homemade baked goods, and the youth raise mission trip funds with a delicious barbecue dinner offered by Chef Blanchard. An estimated 1,000 friends and neighbors of Augustana gather for the fireworks show in Augustana’s Quist Park!

Contact Augustana’s office at 303-388-4678 or by e-mail.