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Children's Ministry Registration 2017-2018

September 10th - May 20th, 2018

$20

At Atonement Lutheran Church our Children’s Ministry programs and events are intended to come alongside parents and teach children ages three-years-old through 5th Grade about God and Jesus, as well as help them grow strong in their faith and relationship with God.

Sunday School is 9:30 – 10:30 am most Sundays of the school year. During this hour, children ages three-years-old (by August 1st) through 5th Grade will learn about the people and smaller stories that are all a part of God’s Story. Children will worship and learn through skits, videos, storytelling, and activities. Three year olds must be bathroom trained before enrolling in Sunday School.

Kindergartners through 5th Graders will meet most Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. During this time children will learn the foundational truths of the Christian faith through thematic lessons. Time will be spent in worship, learning, and fellowship.

DONATIONS: Donations will go towards the cost of curriculum, snacks, and crafts; then towards making our time together more exciting and fun with staging, props, etc. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Suggested donation: $20 per family. However, if you do not wish to donate at this time, please use the discount code NOFEE when you register. Thank you!

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Student Ministries Registration 2017-2018

September 13th - May 16th, 2018

$20

"Life Transformation for the Glory of God" is our vision for Student Ministries at Atonement! Our dynamic, Christ-centered programming for grades 6-12 helps students build relationships with mentors and peers, learn in large and small groups, and serve in our community and world. Students are invited to walk with mentors throughout their years in Confirmation, and then remain connected with their faith family throughout their high school years in Elevate.

Confirmation and Elevate

Our confirmation program is designed to provide 6th-10th grade students with a space to explore their identity in Christ, their place in the history of faith, and how they are called to live out this faith in their world. 6th and 7th grade students are taught together, but will expand upon different aspects of teaching in grade-specific small group study. 8th and 9th grade then are taught individually, with their own age-specific groups. Students remain with the same mentor(s) and grade specific group throughout Confirmation, and are encouraged to maintain these connections beyond their 10th grade year!

The program begins in 6th grade where students focus on Luther's Small Catechism and learn how our faith has been passed through the ages while also discussing how we can continue the passing on of faith. This goes through 7th grade with an added emphasis on exploring our identity as an LCMC congregation.

In 8th grade, students specifically explore the epic of salvation while we study the Bible as one continuous story. Then, in 9th grade, students carry the knowledge of their faith heritage while learning to put it into action in their day-to-day life.

We confirm students in the fall of sophomore year. These sophomores will then fully shift to our senior high programming, Elevate, where various topics about the life of faith will be explored more deeply in fellowship with others.

Programming

Student Ministries will meet on Wednesday nights during the school year.

Confirmation will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. These students will gather in the Youth Room at 6:30 for an hour of large and small group teaching, fellowship, and snacks. They will then be joined by Elevate in the Ark at 7:30 for a shared time of worship, fellowship, and a few wild, Ark-sized moments along the way. All 6th-8th grade students will then be dismissed at 8pm.

** All 9th and 10th grade students are then invited to stay through Elevate as they are able!! **

Elevate will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. These students will join the Confirmation students in the Ark for a shared time of worship, fellowship, and Ark-sized fun at 7:30, and will then transition at 8 p.m. to their hour of snacks, fellowship, and teaching in the Youth Room. Elevate students are then welcome to stay for additional fellowship until 9:30.

Additional events, retreats, small groups or book studies, service opportunities, and other surprises will also take place throughout the year on various nights, to be communicated via email newsletter and social media.

Donations

Donations will go towards the cost of snacks, curriculum, and youth events. All donations are greatly appreciated! Suggested donation: $20 per family. However, if you do not wish to donate at this time, please use the discount code NOFEE when you register. Thank you!

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Wonderful You

January 20th, 2018

$5

“Wonderful You” will include information about how young ladies’ bodies and hearts are changing as they grow into adulthood. Included will be information regarding basic anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system, as well as effects peers have on our well-being with a Biblical perspective of body image and self-esteem. We want our girls to feel they are beautiful and precious in God’s eyes and our eyes. There will be a special “Wonderful You” craft, as well as a Teen Panel of High School girls to share their experiences and answer questions. Also included is a catered lunch; we want to make this a special experience for all the young ladies, moms, grandmas, etc attending!

This event is for young ladies ages 4th-6th grade and a female guardian; all girls attending MUST register with a female adult that will be present throughout the entire event. Registration is $5 per person. Please enter information for each person attending. For questions, contact Katie Arias at karias@atonementfargo.org.

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First Communion Class - Session 1

February 25th, 2018

Hello 4th Graders and Parents! I am very excited and blessed to be a part of this special milestone in your lives. Please take a moment to register for ONE of the following sessions: Sunday, February 25th from 12:15-2:15pm OR Sunday, March 11th from 12:15-2:15pm. Please DO NOT register for both sessions; you only need to attend one or the other!

A parent or guardian MUST attend with each 4th grade student, however, both parents are invited to attend. Class will begin promptly at 12:15pm in the Fireside. Lunch will be provided.

Your child's First Communion will be on Maundy Thursday, which this year is on March 29th. It will be held at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.

Please direct any questions to Katie at karias@atonementfargo.org

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First Communion Class - Session 2

March 11th, 2018

Hello 4th Graders and Parents! I am very excited and blessed to be a part of this special milestone in your lives. Please take a moment to register for ONE of the following sessions: Sunday, February 25th from 12:15-2:15pm OR Sunday, March 11th from 12:15-2:15pm. Please DO NOT register for both sessions; you only need to attend one or the other!

A parent or guardian MUST attend with each 4th grade student, however, both parents are invited to attend. Class will begin promptly at 12:15pm in the Fireside. Lunch will be provided.

Your child's First Communion will be on Maundy Thursday, which this year is on March 29th. It will be held at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.

Please direct any questions to Katie at karias@atonementfargo.org

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Youthworks Mission 2018- Rapid City (Grades 6-9)

June 24th - June 29th, 2018

$650

This summer...we're packing our bags and heading out to be the hands and feet of Christ in Rapid City with YouthWorks!

DATES: June 24-29th

COST: $650 (With many fundraising opportunities available!!!)

DEPOSIT: Secure a spot with a $100 non-refundable deposit due by January 31st.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

We will partner with local organizations to meet needs throughout the community. We might serve at a food shelf, a clothing distribution center, a soup kitchen, an elder care facility, or at a children's program... or any mix of these!

One evening, we will visit both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, and on another night we get to participate in the largest cookout in the western region of YouthWorks!

ABOUT YOUTHWORKS:

YouthWorks exists to connect teenagers to God, each other, and communities through life-changing Christ-centered mission trips. They seek to empower every teen to know God and be like Jesus in the ways they love and serve others, with the same desire for churches, families, staff, and communities.

ABOUT RAPID CITY:

Set against the slope of the Black Hills, Rapid City is also surrounded by Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave Park. Founded in the era of the Gold Rush, and now home to more than 68,000 people, this is the second most populous city in South Dakota. Students traveling with us this summer will not only get to experience the City, but will learn much more about the importance of the Black Hills region to the Lakota.

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CSM Mission 2018- Denver (Grades 9-12)

July 15th - July 20th, 2018

$900

This summer...we're packing our bags and heading out to be the hands and feet of Christ in Denver with CSM!

DATES: July 15th-20th

COST: $900 (With many fundraising opportunities available!!!)

DEPOSIT: Secure a spot with a $150 non-refundable deposit due by January 31st.

EXPERIENCE DENVER

Living firsthand among the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of urban life is an irreplaceable experience. Housing is located in the heart of the city. Dinners will be had at local ethnic restaurants, allowing for the discovery of cuisine that represents the diverse fabric of Denver.

LEARN DENVER

Every city faces unique issues and problems. But there are also unique and incredible things God is doing to foster and further His Kingdom in each city, through indigenous organizations that operate on the front lines of urban ministry. Learn what Denver dwellers face, and how to overcome challenging circumstances.

HELP DENVER

Become a part of the solution. By offering your time, energy, and prayers, ministry sites are supported and built up to their full potential of service. You will be integrated into a variety of hands-on ministry opportunities to ensure that your time is well spent supplying substantive help to God's people.