Kindergarten - Grade 4
Our early and middle elementary students have a variety of interests and ideas. We use a variety of mediums to reach them where they are in their life. We provide something for them throughout the year. Holy Spirit strives to combine things they are experiencing in the world in which they live with what they hear from the Bible. Providing these children and their families with our Lutheran theology basics gives them an opportunity to begin understanding and exploring their faith.
Elementary Retreat | March 16-17 | Registration Due, Wednesday, January 31
Are you looking for something fun to do in the beginning of Spring? Are you wondering if you want to spend a whole week at camp next summer? Join us at Camp Lutherwood and get a taste of camp life for 24 hours! Parents are welcome to attend with their child. We'll leave the church at 5:15pm Friday night (bring a sack lunch to eat on the way) and return by 8:00pm on Saturday, March 17. Games, campfire, Bible study, group games, and much more!
Register by signing up on the bulletin board in the entry, completing the HSLC special events form, and placing your check made out to HSLC indicating "Elementary Weekend" with student name in the registration slot by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The cost is $57 per camper and $40 per adult. This covers all meals and activities while at camp. Money should never be a reason to not participate - scholarships are available. All conversations kept confidential - talk to Becky.
To register, complete the HSLC registration form.
Elementary Sunday School 9:30am
Students hear and experience the Word of God in a story and station-based program that explores the Old Testament and New Testament stories while following the seasons of the Christian church year. During the hour, children participate in story, crafts, service, interactive play, music, and games!
This program needs adults to serve as station team members, shepherds, and helpers. Parents with children enrolled in this session are encouraged to volunteer. Sunday School service gives an opportunity for parents to fulfill their baptismal promise to provide for the Christian education of their child as well as to grow together in faith with their child. Parents are encouraged to volunteer.
The complete Children's Christian Education Schedule for the 2017-2018 school year is here.
To register your child for Elementary Sunday School, please complete the registration form and return it to the church office or your child's teacher.
To assist in Elementary Sunday School, please complete the volunteer form and return it to the church office or your child's teacher.
If you have any questions regarding Children’s Christian Education at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org
K-4 K'Motion Kids
Families with children in kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to join us for fun events, service projects, and retreats! Children enjoy spending time with other children in activities and learning. There are times that while the children are working together, the adults will be able to have discussions on topics relevant to them. During the course of the year, we provide opportunities for fellowship, service oriented projects and thought provoking learning.
- Service Project Saturday, February 10, 2018
- Easter Celebration Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:30am-12:00pm
- End of Year Celebration May 2018
Jubilate Children's Choir
Ages 4 - 2nd Grade
Jubilate is our children’s choir with age-appropriate songs and activities. We learn songs, explore instruments, and play games that introduce and reinforce musical skills. Along the way, we discover the different seasons of the church year and Bible stories. New children are always welcome and parents are invited to stay and participate along with their children.
Joyful Ringers (Hand bell choir)
Our 3rd—6th grade students are invited to participate in our children’s hand bell choir. Experience making music in a fun environment where kids will learn how to read music, or if they know how to read music, how to play as part of a group. We will participate in worship throughout the year, and even do a few concerts outside of church. The wonderful part of playing in a hand bell choir, is kids at different skill levels can all do it, and have a great time. Join the fun, and be a part of this exciting group, and become "Hooked on Hand Bells".
Malia Johnson leads our hand bell choir. She has been playing hand bells since she was in the 4th grade (just a few years ago), has played hand bells around the world, and directed hand bell choirs around the Pacific Northwest for many years. She also was a founding member of the Seattle Bell Ensemble, and is part owner of one of the largest hand bell sets west of the Mississippi. It is quite clear, that she loves hand bells, is "hooked on them", loves kids, and loves teaching them how to be part of the worship at Holy Spirit.
The Bible Basics class is offered in September and designed for children who have just entered the 2nd grade or older. They learn about the Bible and are then presented with their own Bible in worship on Sunday, September 10th. Parents attend the class with their child.
Our Communion Connections class is designed for 3rd grade students and their parents. It is an opportunity for families to learn about the sacrament of communion. Class is held in the spring.